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SIS40215

Certificate IV in Fitness

Get qualified as a personal trainer and equip yourself with the skills to start your own personal training business.

Become A Personal Trainer

Kick-start your career as a personal trainer.

Recently completed the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness? Now it’s time to go the extra mile and advance your career path in the health and fitness sphere. Enrolling in the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness is the perfect way to expand your qualifications and prepare for a successful, rewarding career as a personal trainer.

This course will equip you with all the skills to train clients in a gym or even become your own boss as an independent personal trainer. From the moment you graduate, you’ll have a competitive edge over others in the field, because you’ll have a deeper understanding of the science behind fitness and training principles.

The SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness gives you the opportunity to learn from real-world fitness professionals in a real gym environment. This allows you to refine your ability to deliver client health/fitness assessments and tailored exercise programs. You’ll extend your competencies across a broad range of relevant topics including fitness planning, training legalities, and motivational psychology.

Our SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness also focuses on business planning – so you’ll graduate with all the knowledge and tools you need to set up, manager and promote your personal training business, giving you a crucial advantage over your competitors.

This nationally recognised course is the minimum requirement for becoming a qualified personal trainer, opening the door for you to work as a hands-on fitness professional in gyms, health clubs, boot camps, and your own personal training business.

See our other fitness courses.

Important Information

Entry Requirements

  • Education: You’ll need to have completed year 10 or equivalent (i.e. a qualification at Certificate II level or higher, or 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication).
  • Minimum age: You need to be at least 16. If you’re under 18, a parent or guardian will need to sign your enrolment form.
  • Residency status: You need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.
  • Working with children check: For the work placement portion of your course, you may need a current “Working with Children Check Clearance” issued by the relevant authority in your state/territory.

Resources Required

For the online part of the course, you’ll need regular access to:

  • A laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphones
  • High-speed internet such as broadband, ADSL, T1/T2 or fibre optic (dial-up access is not recommended due to slow speeds)
  • A suitable operating system (Windows XP or Vista 7 or above for Windows computers, OS X 10.4 or later for MAC computers)
  • An internet browser (the latest version of Google Chrome or Internet Explorer 7 or higher)
  • Software such as Flash, Adobe Reader, and Microsoft Word.

Training and Assessment

You must hold a current first aid and CPR certificate*. You must have also been assessed as competent by a recognised training program or recognition process for each of these units:

 
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

These units are all available as part of the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness. To understand the differences between the Certificate III and IV, we recommend reading this article.

*Your first aid and CPR qualification needs to be completed with an external third party. This cost is not included in your course fees; however, AIPT has an agreement with Red Cross Australia (RTO 3605) to provide first-aid training to our students at a reduced price. You can choose to take advantage of this arrangement or pursue this certificate via another training provider.

How to Apply

Simply call our friendly team on 1300 616 180 or fill in the enquiry form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. In the meantime, you can learn more about how to get your SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness by reading this article.

Qualification

SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

Delivery

Face-to-Face On-Campus & AIPT Mentor & Student Selected Mentor available

Length

Up to 12 months

Study Load

Face-to-Face On-Campus: 52 practical hours
AIPT Mentor : 40 practical hours, theory completed online
Student Selected Mentor : 40 practical hours

Course Outcomes

Completing the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness qualifies you to work as a personal trainer. It can assist you with gaining employment in several fitness environments, including:

Health clubs

Work for a local gym or fitness centre training your own clients as a qualified Personal Trainer. Completing the SIS402015 Certificate IV in Fitness (Complete PT) does not allow you to conduct any group exercise classes that are formalised in a group setting for example choreographed to music.

Your own personal training business

Be your own boss and choose when and where you work with your own client network.

Personal training franchises

Get a head-start in launching your PT business with an already established fitness franchise, delivering specialised training to your members.

Delivery Options and Length

Face-to-Face On-Campus

A set number of face-to-face practical hours delivered on-campus in a real gym, with theory components completed online, in your own time.

Up to : 12 months

AIPT Mentor

A set number of face-to-face practical hours completed with an AIPT Mentor, a qualified Personal Trainer, who will guide you through your course material and provide you with hands-on experience, with theory components completed online, in your own time.

Up to: 12 months

Student Selected Mentor

Students can choose your own mentor, who must be approved by AIPT, to guide you through a set number of face-to-face practical hours. Theory components are completed online, in your own time.

Up to: 12 months

Cost & Payment Options

Upfront payment and instalment plans available.

Your course fee includes:

  • Delivery and assessment of your qualification
  • Study materials (including all resources)
  • On-going support from our Education Team.

You can pay for your course upfront via VISA/MasterCard or a bank deposit. Alternatively, we offer instalment plans that can be paid over several weeks or fortnights.

For more information about SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness costs, please call us on 1300 616 180.

Course Structure and Units

Qualification status Check the currency of SIS40215

SISFFIT001

Provide health screening and fitness orientation
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify client fitness requirements, administer a pre-exercise health screening questionnaire and advise clients of appropriate fitness programs, services and facilities.

SISFFIT002

Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to recognise exercise considerations common to specific population groups.

SISFFIT003

Instruct fitness programs
This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to plan, instruct and evaluate a variety of fitness programs and circuit sessions aimed at the health-related components of fitness.

SISFFIT004

Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate an understanding of the human body structure and physiology into fitness instruction, programming and provision of fitness advice.

SISFFIT005

Provide healthy eating information
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide healthy eating information and support healthy attitudes to eating and body composition.

SISFFIT006

Conduct fitness appraisals
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct fitness appraisals, related to the health-related components of fitness.

SISXCCS001

Provide quality service
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to address needs and expectations of clients and colleagues, promote programs, services and facilities, and respond to conflict and client complaints.

SISFFIT014

Instruct exercise to older clients
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct and evaluate exercise for male clients aged forty five and over, and female clients aged fifty five and over.

SISFFIT019

Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate an understanding of exercise science principles into fitness instruction, programming and provision of fitness advice.

SISFFIT018

Promote functional movement capacity
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assess client movement and exercise capacity and develop an appropriate exercise program.

SISFFIT015

Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify situations and conditions requiring guidance from, or the need to work with, medical or allied health professionals.

SISFFIT025

Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify when the provision of nutritional advice is beyond the scope of practice of a personal trainer.

SISFFIT026

Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use the Eat for Health Program to support clients who do not have special dietary needs.

SISFFIT016

Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to promote exercise and incorporate behaviour change strategies into fitness instruction, programming and provision of fitness advice

SISXRES001

Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct work in open spaces while upholding sustainable practices.

SISFFIT021

Instruct personal training programs
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct and evaluate personal training programs for a variety of clients in both controlled and uncontrolled environments.

SISFFIT023

Instruct group personal training programs
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct and evaluate group personal training programs for a variety of clients in both controlled and uncontrolled environments.

SISFFIT017

Instruct long-term exercise programs
This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to plan, instruct and evaluate long-term exercise programs for clients.

SISFFIT020

Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design exercise plans and programs to change and maintain desired and realistic body composition of clients.

SISSSTC301A

Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to use drills, exercises and activities to instruct strength and conditioning techniques to individual athletes or groups of athletes according to their sport-specific needs, or those undertaking fitness programs to achieve personal fitness goals.

SISSSTC402A

Develop strength and conditioning programs
This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to develop, implement and evaluate a strength and conditioning program.

SISFFIT012

Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct and evaluate movement programs for children aged between five and twelve years.

SISFFIT013

Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct and evaluate exercise for young people aged thirteen to seventeen years.

BSBSMB401

Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and comply with all regulations affecting the business.

BSBSMB404

Undertake small business planning
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and develop an integrated business plan for achieving business goals and objectives.

BSBSMB403

Market the small business
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and improve business performance via a clear marketing strategy integrated into the business plan.

BSBSMB405

Monitor and manage small business operations
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement a business plan and modify operations as required.

SISXCCS003

Address client needs
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage ongoing and sometimes complex relationships with clients. 

Why choose us?

Khaled Flint

Massive thankyou to AIPT for the opportunity to learn a whole lot more about fitness and Personal Training

Khaled Flint
Complete Personal Trainer^ graduate
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If you're genuinely passionate about fitness, I definitely recommend AIPT

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Teegan Jaratt AIPT Graduate

Can't wait to start my new career! Especially after how hard I worked to complete all my studies in 6 months

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AIPT has opened doors for me which I never thought were possible.

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