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Can Anyone apply? ๐Ÿ›ฌ

You can apply if you meet the eligibility requirements for an Australian Working Holiday Visa.

Check your eligibility

Please note, we also have a program age eligibility requirement, making this program available for 20 – 30 year olds. However please contact us if you wish to enquire and you fall outside of this.

Financial Info

How are my repayments deducted?ย ๐Ÿ’ณ

Program repayments are deducted through your fortnightly pay. Prior to your arrival in Australia, you will sign a deduction agreement outlining the terms and conditions of your repayments.

What happens if I canโ€™t make a repayment?ย ๐Ÿ’ธ

You need to treat your repayments as a regular bill, however we never want anyone to struggle, so open communication with your program leader is essential.

Is my Program deposit refundable? ๐Ÿซฐ๐Ÿฝ

No, your program deposit is not refundable, as it secures your spot in the program.
Medical exemptions may be accepted on a case by case basis.ย 


We also do regular payroll checks to ensure our participants are meeting the necessary take home pay requirements.

What is my rate of pay? ๐Ÿ’ต

Your rate of pay falls under the Fitness Industry award and will differ according to your working role. Please see the minimum weekday hourly rates below (20 years old+) :

  • LEARN TO SWIM/ POOL DECK COORDINATOR – $34.08 (Please note this is a specialised increased rate of pay for our program participants)
  • Training – $26.73
  • Cafe/ Reception/ Sport – $29.04
  • Coach – $27.46
  • Lifeguard – $31.09
  • Duty Manager – $37.64
  • Coordinator – $32.23

Please note, higher rates may apply for any individual who shows the aptitude to take on more responsibility as a Duty Manager in the workplace.

Program Support

What do I do if I get homesick?๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

This is totally normal and we are here to support you along the way! Itโ€™s important you reach out to your program leader to tell them how you are feeling. We find that the best way to overcome this feeling is to immerse yourself into the new and exciting lifestyle, to take your mind off things. On the flip side, itโ€™s also nice to find some creature comforts in your new home – this may be the Aussie version of your favorite activities and hobbies. We can help you with local knowledge to settle you in.

What If I am unhappy with anything? โค๏ธ

Communication is absolutely key! Your program leader will work with you to help support you to overcome any challenges.


When will I know where I am working?๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ผ

Your Program State allocation will be confirmed within a month of arrival in Australia.
Your individual site locations will be confirmed on arrival, if not earlier.

Can I choose my workplace location? ๐ŸŒŠ

Throughout the program, we will do our best to accommodate your preferences, however your workplace location will be allocated based on your experience, skills, roles available and the business needs of each site.

Will I work on weekends?๐Ÿซถ

The Recreation industry runs 7 days a week, so your shifts will be allocated between Monday – Sunday. Please note, we will allocate you 2 days off per week, to ensure you have time to explore Australia.

Can I work extra hours?ย ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Yes! In our work readiness workshop you will learn how to use our user friendly rostering system, allowing you to see your shifts, take extra shifts and update your availability as you go.

Can I take a holiday during this program? ๐Ÿ–๏ธ

Please remember this program is designed to allow you an easy and care-free way to arrive in Australia and jump straight into work, saving your money for the remaining 6 months of your Visa. We will endeavor to accommodate a 1 week break for you, pending the needs of each site.


Will I be sharing a room with someone else?๐Ÿ›๏ธ

Each house has a combination of twin and single rooms. You will need to be prepared to share with another individual (of the same gender). Room allocations will be based on the configuration of people in each house. Please note, any medical reasons as to why you cannot share, will be taken into consideration.

Are groceries included? ๐Ÿ•

No, grocery shopping is the responsibility of each individual. However, we do provide household essentials such as cleaning items and cooking items (salt, pepper, oil etc). We also make sure that when you arrive, there will be complimentary yummy Aussie treats and a care package to help make your stay even better!

How much are the accommodation repayments ๐Ÿ’ณ

Please refer to our Financial Information section for these details.


Can my UK qualifications be transferred?๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

For the above qualifications (skill sets), you will need to complete your training to align with Australian standards. However, please note your prior experience will be noted and recognised in your training. For those that have completed qualifications, such as Personal Training, these certificates may be transferred across on a case by case basis.

Who will deliver my training? ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ

The BlueFit Group has a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) called Southern Education that will deliver all courses. The best thing about this, is that you will have trainers who have many years of experience in the industry and BlueFit, teaching you the BlueFit way.

How will I enrol? ๐ŸŒ

As part of the Preparation stage of this program, we will organise enrollment into all courses.
Once you are enrolled into each course you will receive a link to the training system, allowing you to begin your online theory.

What is online theory?ย ๐Ÿ‘€

You will complete an online session for your Swim Teaching qualification prior to your arrival in Australia. There will be some theory work to be completed prior to this online session. For all other courses, you will complete the practical elements in face to face training days once you arrive, however there will be some online pre-course work that must be done.


When will I get my tickets?ย ๐ŸŽซ

Once we have a copy of your Visa and valid Passport and your Program deposit has been paid, we can book your flights. Tickets/itinerary will be sent through a minimum of a month prior to departure, to allow for any other travel arrangements you may need to make.

Will my travel to Heathrow be arranged for me? โœˆ๏ธ

It is your responsibility to organize your travel arrangements to Heathrow International Airport. Please be mindful of times and flight delays.

How do I know my passport is valid? ๐Ÿ›‚

You must have a minimum of 6 months validity (after the return date) on your passport in order for our Travel agent to secure your flights.

Do I need travel insurance? ๐Ÿงญ

Our travel agent suggests you do take out travel insurance, to cover the cost of luggage and valuables. However please be mindful that as a Working Holiday Maker from the UK, you have reciprocal rights to our healthcare system, medicare. For more information please click here.

Bluefit and Beyond

How do I continue with BlueFitโ€™s accommodation? ๐Ÿ 

If you choose to stay and work with BlueFit you can opt where youโ€™d like to continue to secure a space within our accommodation and therefore continue to have repayments deducted from your pay. Program allocations will work within the quarterly schedule, so you need to give notice if you are choosing to stay until the next program intake. We will guide the deadlines for this process, to ensure we have enough time to plan.