Student Spotlight: Brett Suttor


Student Spotlight: Brett Suttor

Brett leads a very busy life; he’s a Airfield Defence Guard in the Royal Australian Air Force, runs his own Personal Training Business, is a National Rugby League referee AND he’s studying his Diploma of Fitness.


BRETT SUTTOR Referee Group Shot
(Brett pictured left, with fellow referees at the 2015 State of Origin in Melbourne)


With such a high standard of work and outstanding work ethic, we wanted to see what Brett could share about his experience, goals and what advice he had for other students.


What made Brett interested in the Fitness Industry?

[dt_gap height=”10″ /]Brett’s journey in the Fitness Industry started when he joined the Royal Australian Air Force and would participate in official training for 2 hours every day, “this is definitely where my interest and passion for health and fitness began.”

He also began refereeing Rugby League on weekends, which furthered his interest and within a few years, his goal was to turn this interest into a career.


Why study the Diploma of Fitness?

[dt_gap height=”10″ /]After running Personal Training around his Refereeing career Brett wanted to further his education by studying the Diploma of Fitness, to help him to stand out in the “sea of personal trainers”[dt_gap height=”10″ /]


What is Brett currently doing while studying with Onfit?[dt_gap height=”10″ /]

BRETT SUTTOR IM1Brett certainly likes to keep himself busy, he’s currently:

  • An Airfield Defence Guard (Full Time)
  • Running Mountain Health and Fitness (from where he offers Personal Training)
  • A National Rugby League referee

Brett is currently enjoying the break between the NRL grand final and the commencement of official pre-season training. Brett’s also trying to sneak in some leave time between his work and study commitments.


His business Mountain Health and Fitness, helps connect people in the Blue Mountains with Personal Trainers, including himself.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Advice for other students

[dt_gap height=”10″ /]Brett’s advice is:

 “Like all studying I feel that you need to plan study time and try your best to stick at it.

I find with a full time job, the NRL and life it’s hard to fit the time in to my schedule.”


With Brett managing to fit so much into his busy life, we think his advice is spot on!  Planning ahead

scheduling in study is so important when you’ve got other commitments. After all, it’s not about

finding time, it’s about making time!


P.S. Our Study Planner is a great tool to help you track your study and schedule in enough time to reach your goals.


Here’s what Onfit E-tutor Rob Gardner had to say about Brett…

[dt_gap height=”10″ /]

4 (2)


“Brett is an excellent student, even with all of the time constraints given his extremely busy schedule, he manages to produce outstanding work. His depth of knowledge and grasp on the industry has meant that he has flown through his diploma assessments without needing to make any amendments on what he has submitted so far. The practical work coming through is of the highest standard as well which is really great to see.”

[dt_gap height=”32″ /]

We know Brett has already achieved great things, and will continue to do so in the coming years! Congratulations on all of your amazing work so far Brett!



Spring Sale - up to 40% Off courses! Ends September 29th