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Complete Personal Trainer*

Become a fully qualified fitness professional – fast

AIPT’s Complete Personal Trainer

 

Help people reach their personal health and fitness goals by gaining the qualification required to work as a Personal Trainer.

The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers’ Complete Personal Trainer will give you the comprehensive knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your fitness career, providing physical assessments and tailoring exercise programs to suit each person’s needs, alongside providing healthy eating information to clients, utilising motivational psychology and learning the fundamentals of small business planning.

By starting with the core units of the Certificate III in Fitness SIS30313 before launching into the Certificate IV in Fitness SIS40210, you will graduate with all the necessary knowledge and competencies required to be a successful Personal Trainer.

Career Outcomes

Once obtained, the Complete Personal Trainer will enable you to work as a fully qualified Personal Trainer.

It will also allow you to gain employment in fitness areas such as:

  • Health clubs
  • Your own personal training business
  • Personal training franchises

Course Overview

  • Delivery Options

     

    Option 1: Face-to-face practical with online theory

     

    Delivered over eight Friday nights and four Saturdays*, this is the most intensive, practical course delivery option we have, designed to fast track you into employment sooner. You’ll get 52 hours of face-to-face practical experience, delivered in a real gym. The theory components can be completed online, in your own time.

    This program will give you maximum industry experience, with face-to-face assistance from professional fitness business owners.

    The Complete Personal Trainer through delivery option one is made up of:

    THEORY: 25 online units of competency

    PRACTICAL: 52 hours of practical experience, delivered over 8 weeks

    *Some locations may offer alternative combinations – call us for more information 

     

    Option 2: choose your own Mentor

     

    Our second delivery option means you can choose your own Mentor – an experienced Personal Trainer – to guide you through the practical components of your course. Your chosen Mentor must be approved by the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers, and assist you in applying the concepts you are learning to real world fitness situations.

    The Complete Personal Trainer through delivery option two is made up of:

    THEORY: 25 online units of competency

    PRACTICAL: 20 hours of practical experience with a Mentor of your choice

     

    Option 3: we pair you with a mentor

     

    Your third course delivery option is for us to pair you with one of our Mentors – a working Personal Trainer – in their gym or fitness studio. You will observe the practical training sessions of your Mentor, who will also assist you to apply the concepts you are learning to real world fitness situations.

    The Complete Personal Trainer course through delivery option three is made up of:

    THEORY: 25 online units of competency

    PRACTICAL: 20 hours of practical experience with a Mentor we assign for you

  • Commencement Dates

     

    Depending on your chosen delivery option and your location, commencement dates for the Complete Personal Trainer will vary.

    Contact us on 1300 61 61 80 for more information regarding commencement dates.

     

  • Course Length

     

    Complete Personal Trainer students have up to 12 months to complete their studies, however, depending on your chosen delivery option and your location, you could complete your studies in as little as 3 – 6 months.

    Contact us on 1300 61 61 80 for more information regarding course length.

     

  • Entry Requirements

     

    There are no prerequisites for entry into this course.

     

  • Payment Options

     

    We aim to provide you with a range of flexible payment options, depending on the mode of delivery you choose.

    Your course fee includes the delivery and assessment of your qualification, your study materials (including all resources) and the support you receive from our Education Team.

  • Qualification

    Upon graduation you will receive a Certificate IV in Fitness SIS40210 and a Statement of Attainment for the pre-requisite units of Certificate III in Fitness SIS30313.

Course Structure

  • SISFFIT305A - Apply anatomy and physiology principles in a fitness context
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply an understanding of human body structure and systems and terminology as they relate to exercise instruction. It applies to fitness professionals who may operate with some level of autonomy or under limited supervision and incorporates the self directed application of knowledge and skills.
  • SISFFIT301A - Provide fitness orientation and health screening
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify clients' general fitness requirements though the use of a screening form and advise clients on appropriate fitness facilities and services.
  • SISFFIT307A - Undertake client health assessment
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to review client screening information, discuss fitness goals with the client, and conduct a basic fitness appraisal in preparation for a exercise program.
  • SISFFIT306A - Provide healthy eating information to clients in accordance with recommended guidelines
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake a risk-management process in relation to an activity and in accordance with an organisation's risk-management policies and procedures. In this context, the risk-analysis process is conducted using structured analysis methodology according to the current Australian and New Zealand standard.
  • SISFFIT303A - Develop and apply an awareness of specific populations to exercise delivery
    This unit covers the skills and knowledge to provide appropriate advice to specific population clients on participation in fitness appraisals and fitness activities. It covers the pathology of the more common disease states and conditions encountered within the fitness industry and the limiting effects of the condition on exercise performance and functional capacity.
  • SISFFIT308A - Plan and deliver gym programs
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, demonstrate, supervise and monitor a range of gym programs customised for clients with specific fitness requirements and respond appropriately to the changing needs of clients.
  • SISFFIT304A - Instruct and monitor fitness programs
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop, instruct, supervise and evaluate fitness programs for a range of fitness clients, including older adults and older adolescents.
  • SISFFIT302A - Provide quality service in the fitness industry
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, interpersonal, communication and customer service skills and knowledge required to work in the fitness industry. It requires the ability to use appropriate communication techniques, maintain high personal presentation standards, establish rapport with clients, determine and address client needs and expectations and deal with complaints.
  • SISXOHS101A - Follow occupational health and safety policies
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply general Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements in the workplace. It describes generic OHS responsibilities applicable to employees without managerial or supervisory responsibilities.
  • SISXRSK301A - Undertake risk analysis of activities
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake a risk-analysis process in relation to an activity and in accordance with an organisation’s risk-management policies and procedures. In this context, the risk-analysis process is conducted using structured analysis methodology according to the current Australian and New Zealand standard.
  • SISFFIT419A - Apply exercise science principles to planning exercise
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to utilise a broad knowledge of exercise science principles in fitness training.
  • SISFFIT415A - Work collaboratively with medical and allied health professionals
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify situations and conditions requiring guidance from medical or allied health professionals, to interpret instructions from medical or allied health professionals and implement appropriate exercise plans.
  • SISFFIT417A - Undertake long term exercise programming
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to design, plan and program long term exercise for fitness industry clients.
  • SISFFIT418A - Undertake appraisals of functional movement
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake general postural appraisals to evaluate a client's posture, functional range of movement and muscle strength and weakness in preparation for the development of an appropriate exercise program.
  • SISFFIT420A - Plan and deliver exercise programs to support desired body composition outcomes
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to design exercise plans and programs to change body composition in clients. It requires the application of healthy eating standards and guidelines to provide accurate healthy eating information to clients and the ability to recognise and work within professional limitations.
  • SISFFIT416A - Apply motivational psychology to provide guidance on exercise behaviour and change to meet health and fitness goals
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to analyse client behaviour and motivate clients to commence and adhere to a long term exercise plan.
  • SISFFIT314A - Plan and deliver exercise to older clients with managed conditions
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and deliver exercise for clients aged 50 and over. It involves planning, demonstration, instruction, review and modification of activities and instructional techniques to meet client needs.
  • SISFFIT421A - Plan and deliver personal training
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to be able to plan, deliver monitor and adjust personal training programs for a range of clients including older clients, in both indoor and outdoor settings.
  • BSBSMB306 - Plan a home based business
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to employ useful strategies to set up a business from home.
  • BSBSMB401A - Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify and comply with the regulatory, legal, taxation and insurance requirements, and risk management needs of small business.
  • BSBSMB404A - Undertake small business planning
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to research and develop an integrated business plan for achieving business goals and objectives.
  • BSBSMB402 - Plan small business finances
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify financial requirements of a business, including profit targets, cash flow projections and strategies to garner financial support. It applies to individuals who operate a small business or work within an existing micro or small businesses or in a department of a larger organisation. Individuals in this role interpret financial data competently and are skilled communicators.
  • BSBSMB403A - Market the small business
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and implement marketing strategies, and to monitor and improve market performance.
  • BSBSMB405B - Monitor and manage small business operations
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to operate a small business and to implement a business plan. The strategies involve monitoring, managing and reviewing operational procedures.
  • BSBSMB406A - Manage small business finances
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement, monitor and review strategies for the ongoing management of a small business's finances. It also includes day to day financial management of the small business.
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. Please note that this unit needs to be completed with an external provider.
  • - * The Complete Personal Trainer consists of the SIS40210 Certificate IV in Fitness + units of competency required for entry. Please contact us for further details on the course structure.

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