17 Jan 2020
Interested in a SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness? This nationally recognised qualification can open doors to a variety of exciting and rewarding careers in the health and fitness industry.
If you’re passionate about working with people to achieve their fitness goals, a Certificate IV in Fitness will enable you to work as a fully qualified personal trainer – whether in a gym or your own personal training business.
Discover the entry requirements, delivery options and potential job outcomes of a Certificate IV in Fitness with AIPT.
A Certificate IV in Fitness is the minimum certification needed for you to work as a registered personal trainer in Australia.
Providing hands-on training in a real gym environment, a Certificate IV in Fitness teaches you the practices of client health and fitness assessment, specialised exercise programs, training legalities and motivational psychology.
It also focuses on business planning and marketing. If you dream of being your own boss, a Certificate IV in Fitness gives you the tools to set up, manage and promote your personal training business.
A SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness includes the following units of study:
SISFFIT019 – Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT018 – Promote functional movement capacity
SISFFIT015 – Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
SISFFIT025 – Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
SISFFIT026 – Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
SISFFIT016 – Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
SISXRES001 – Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
SISFFIT021 – Instruct personal training programs
SISFFIT023 – Instruct group personal training programs
SISFFIT017 – Instruct long-term exercise programs
SISFFIT020 – Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
SISSSTC301A – Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
SISSSTC402A – Develop strength and conditioning programs
SISFFIT012 – Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years
SISFFIT013 – Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
BSBSMB401 – Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
BSBSMB404 – Undertake small business planning
BSBSMB403 – Market the small business
BSBSMB405 – Monitor and manage small business operations
SISXCCS003 – Address client needs
AIPT offers three delivery options for the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness:
Face-to-Face On-Campus – 52 hours of face-to-face practical delivered on campus in a real gym. Theory components completed online.
AIPT Mentor – 40 hours of face-to-face practical completed with an AIPT Mentor/qualified PT who guides you through your course material and provides hands-on experience. Theory components completed online. This delivery option is based on availability.
Student-Selected Mentor – Choose your own mentor to guide you through 40 hours of face-to-face practical. Theory components completed online. Your chosen mentor must be approved by AIPT.
Each of these delivery options takes up to 12 months.
Your course fees include the delivery and assessment of your qualification, all study materials/resources, and ongoing support from our team.
You can pay your course fees upfront via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit, or set up an instalment plan with regular weekly or fortnightly payments.
Call us on 1300 616 180 for SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness costs.
There are several requirements necessary to be eligible to enrol in a SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness, including:
You must be 16 years or older. If you’re under 18, you’ll need a parent or guardian to sign your enrolment form.
You must be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.
You must have completed year 10 or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by a qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR 2 years’ industry experience in a role that involves the use of written documentation and communication.
You must hold a current first aid and CPR certificate.
You’re also required to have been recognised as competent in the foundation knowledge of fitness and training fundamentals as outlined in the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness.
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
If you don’t already hold a SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness, our Complete Personal Trainer Program combines the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness with the necessary units of competency as an all-in-one course.
With a SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness, you’ll be qualified to work as a personal trainer in a local gym or fitness centre. Here you can train your own clients and build your client base while enjoying a community feel.
Working as a personal trainer in an established fitness franchise can really give your career a boost – especially if you’re considering eventually doing your own thing. This allows you to deliver specialised training to your members and build a client base before launching your own business.
Want to be your own boss and choose when and where you work? A SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness qualifies you to start your own personal training business with your own client network.
Discover the pros and cons of working as an employed personal trainer vs. a self-employed personal trainer in this article.
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