Certificate IV in Fitness

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Overview

SIS40215 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 (SIS40215).

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 a current first aid and CPR certificate and have been recognised as competent through a recognised training program or recognition process against the following units of competency:

  • SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation
  • SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
  • SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs
  • SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
  • SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information
  • SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals
  • SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients
  • SISXCCS001 Provide quality service

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 20 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

  • SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
  • SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
  • SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
  • SISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programs
  • SISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacity
  • SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
  • SISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
  • SISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programs
  • SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programs
  • SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
  • SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
  • SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces

Elective Units*

  • BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • BSBSMB403 Market the small business
  • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
  • BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
  • BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
  • BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
  • BSBSMB306 Plan a home-based business
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

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

Delivery Options

This qualification is superseded.

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.”

Lauren Spackman

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