Certificate IV in Fitness

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Overview

SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness

Ready for the next stage of your fitness career? Become a personal trainer with a Certificate IV in Fitness.

This qualification reflects the role of personal trainers who have specialist skills to train individual clients, or groups of clients, on a one-on-one or group basis, to improve health-related components of fitness in relatively low risk situations. This may include training of older clients and children.

They have a substantial depth of knowledge to plan, conduct and evaluate exercise training; provide leadership and guidance to clients and other staff; and deal with unpredictable situations applying defined guidelines and procedures from the fitness industry and the organisation.

They work independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems, including monitoring and managing business activities to operate efficiently and profitably.

The qualification does not provide the skills and knowledge for an individual to provide advice or exercise instruction to high risk clients, other than to refer the client to an appropriate medical or allied health professional.

Course Outcomes

One course offers many courses of action and pathways for you.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40221).

This qualification provides a pathway to work as an employed or self-employed personal trainer in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, leisure and community centres, client workplaces and homes, and outdoor locations.

Personal trainers may offer services to individuals and groups, and may provide online training services. In some employment contexts, personal trainers may be involved in team leadership or supervisory activities.

Entry Requirements

What do I need before I start?

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold the following units of competency or units that have been superseded by these units:

  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid (or a unit that supersedes this unit)
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  • SISFFIT032 Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
  • SISFFIT033 Complete client fitness assessments
  • SISFFIT035 Plan group exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT036 Instruct group exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT040 Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
  • SISFFIT047 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
  • SISFFIT052 Provide healthy eating information

You will require basic English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

Before commencing this course, you will be required to undertake an Online LLN ASSESSMENT.

If you are completing the course via an online or RPL delivery mode, you will need access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection.

Please be advised we are unable to train students on a student visa. You must find a CRICOS registered training provider.

What will I need to provide to enrol?

  • Enrolment Form
  • USI
  • Photo Identification
  • Completion of LLN assessment
  • Payment

Units of Competency

To complete this course you must demonstrate competency in a total of 17 units. These units have been selected to give you the most comprehensive overview of the skills required to work as a personal trainer.

Core Units

  • CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
  • SISFFIT041 Develop personalised exercise programs
  • SISFFIT042 Instruct personalised exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT043 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
  • SISFFIT044 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients
  • SISFFIT045 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients
  • SISFFIT049 Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
  • SISFFIT050 Support exercise behaviour change
  • SISFFIT051 Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction
  • SISFFIT053 Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients

Elective Units*

  • SISFFIT034 Assess client movement and provide exercise advice
  • SISFFIT037 Develop and instruct group movement programs for children
  • BSBESB301 Investigate business opportunities
  • BSBESB302 Develop and present business proposals
  • BSBESB303 Organise finances for new business ventures
  • BSBCMM411 Make presentations
  • BSBCRT411 Apply critical thinking to work practices

You can view the full list of units available to study within this qualification on training.gov.au.

Delivery Options

We are not currently accepting enrolments into this course. To be added to the waitlist for future courses, please enquire here. 

Pathways

After completing this course you may wish to further your studies with:

  • SIS50321 Diploma of Sport
  • Other relevant Diploma qualifications

Testimonial

“My trainer was amazing, inspiring and engaging. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wishes to do this course. The college was supportive when I needed extra assistance with some of the course content as well.”

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