The first Fernwood Women’s Health Club was established in Central Victoria in 1989 when Diana Williams recognised a need for women to have their own special space – a sanctuary to work out in a relaxed environment and enjoy regular exercise.

Since this time, Fernwood Fitness has become synonymous with Australian women’s health and fitness. Today, with Clubs all over Australia, Fernwood is the largest organisation of its kind with over 70,000 members with staff trained to support, encourage and motivate every member achieve their health and fitness goals! Fernwood Fitness also offer food coaching.

Fernwood Learning Pty Ltd, a nationally Recognised Training Organisation (RTO), was created in 2007 when Fernwood identified a requirement to lift the quality of graduates from fitness courses. Fernwood, synonymous with quality, had high expectations of its employees, so has the same expectations of its graduates, many of whom work within our clubs.

Since 2007 Fernwood Learning has grown to offer additional qualifications, as well as continual education courses for current and future fitness professionals.

The executive team, made up of Fernwood CEO and Founder Diana Williams as well as RTO Manager David Ball, have over 45 years’ experience between them in the fitness industry and 25 years’ experience in training and assessment delivery.

Our Fitness Trainers and Assessors each have over 10 years’ experience in the fitness industry, have degrees in Exercise Science and Human Movement, and over 5 years’ experience as trainers and assessors. Our Weight Management Trainers and Assessors hold Masters in Nutrition, are register Nutritionists and are experienced trainers and assessors.

Our professional development programs are delivered by experts in their fields, many with International presentation experience.

When you study with Fernwood Learning you know you will be studying with a team who’s number 1 goal is to educate, inspire and empower you to reach new heights in your fitness career.



Fernwood Learning are doing a fantastic job, the staff love the training and they are already asking me “what’s next?
— Nat Goldie, Fernwood North Lakes Franchisee
I completed my Certificate IV with Fernwood Learning back in 2004. Now as a Club Manager I find Fernwood Learning very accessible and willing to assist with any questions regarding staff training, registration etc. We are always on the lookout for new personal trainers to join our team and are confident in the standard of the Fernwood Learning graduates. Recently one of our members completed her Certificate III and we loved assisting the trainees in club with the practical side of their learning.
— Clare Walker, Fernwood Yarraville Manager
I found the support from the Fernwood Learning team amazing. They were always available to speak to me about any questions or concerns I had during my study. I also loved the flexibility of being able to study in my own time and at my own pace. I’m a Mum with young children so finding the time to study included some late nights and some early mornings but it was a choice I had with Fernwood.
— Kylie Conway, National Team Leader Kangatraining Australia


As part of the Fernwood brand, Fernwood Learning give students and graduates greater access to our network of 70 clubs nationally, increasing the likelihood of finding a suitable employment position on completion of your qualification.

Many clubs do not advertise all positions and are on the constant look out for quality new staff. Completing placement within your course during your studies with Fernwood Learning can be the perfect opportunity to showcase your abilities and secure work opportunities post study.

To check out the currently listed vacancies check out the Fernwood Fitness careers page.