Man...that's a great 'wah'. Come on, even Phase 1 recuits know what a PTI does. If you've been in long enough to do a course and your hierarchy reckon you're fit enough to do it then you must have at least taken part in PT lessons. From what I understand, the AIPT (only SNCOs from the APTC are actually called PTIs) course involves lots of PT. There are a couple of periods where they let you off PT and you practice synchronised posing in the mirror, applying fake tan, putting gel in your hair and stuff like that.
Many people like to argue that it's a reasonable alternative to actually becoming proficient in your trade, however I reserve my judgement.
9 weeks of being back in basic training with a pile of people that struggle to communicate in anything other than grunts. And then spunk a pile of your hard-earned on PTI branded bottle openers etc from the PRI.
Oh, and theres some PT thrown in, just a little too.
INCOMING! I think it is more like if you are not allowed to do your trade. I was in Nienburg with Engineers, and German tradesmen were employed to build an indoor shooting range.... when we had a unit full of tradesmen!!!