Complete Personal Trainer^ Program + Diploma of Nutrition
Hit the ground running with our combined personal training course and nutrition qualification
Gain the full suite of skills and expertise you need to build a versatile career in the health and fitness industry. Learn how to guide clients on nutrition, how to train clients in a gym, as well as how to build a business as a personal trainer.
Study Personal Training
The AIPT Complete Personal Trainer^ Program is a nationally recognised personal trainer course. Through this program, you’ll learn to provide physical assessments and incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming, alongside instructing programs for body composition goals and providing healthy eating information to clients.
The 10967NAT Diploma of Nutrition is an online course, combined with a required 30 sessions of practical work placement, offered in Australia that will equip you with the knowledge, abilities and skills for a range of professional environments. No matter what area of the health and fitness industry interests you, this online nutrition diploma will give you the ability to perform a wide variety of essential tasks. Whether it’s advising on food and healthy eating recommendations, providing meaningful sports nutrition advice or understanding and creating meal plans, a diploma of human nutrition will prepare you well.
Benefit from a combined qualification in Fitness, Health and Nutrition
With the training you’ll receive from both the Complete Personal Trainer^ Program and the 10967NAT Diploma of Nutrition, you'll have the qualifications you need to apply for health and fitness jobs in Australia, as well as overseas.
What are the career opportunities in Health and Fitness?
The ideal career in health and fitness can be different things for different people—and there is an incredible variety within this industry. With the Complete Personal Trainer Program and Diploma of Nutrition package, career outcomes include personal trainer, program consultant, nutrition advisor and nutrition coach, to name a few.
Can you be a Personal Trainer and a Nutrition Advisor or a Nutrition Coach?
Yes of course! Having the expertise to advise on nutrition is going to give you greater scope as a personal trainer. Likewise, understanding the role fitness plays in health and wellbeing is crucial for any nutrition professional.
What certifications do you need to be a Nutrition Advisor or a Nutrition Coach and Personal Trainer?
There are many courses on personal training and nutrition. Both the AIPT Complete Personal Trainer Program and Diploma of Nutrition are nationally recognised courses, and combined, will enable you to launch a career as a nutrition advisor or nutrition coach, as well as a personal trainer.
Please note: this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with updates due for release in the coming year. Rest assured, completion of this course version before 9 November 2022 will still provide you with a valid and quality outcome. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a Career Advisor on 1300 616 180.
The SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness + entry requirements has three delivery options to choose from each with up to 12 months to complete:
Student Selected Mentor
AIPT Selected Mentor
The 10967NAT Diploma of Nutrition will be delivered online, combined with a required 30 sessions of practical work placement with up to 12 months to complete after the successful completion of the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness + entry requirements qualification.
Starting off with the entry requirements, you will learn how to conduct client assessments and effectively plan and deliver tailored exercise programs for a range of different client needs.
Next, you will launch into the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness, where you will develop a thorough understanding of the aspects of personal training. You will be taught how to undertake long-term exercise programs, and how to use motivational psychology to set you up for success.
The 10967NAT Diploma of Nutrition is the next part of your study, where you will enhance your knowledge of nutrition and gain a valuable skillset that translates to a career in the fitness industry.
Complete Personal Trainer^ Program
You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:
- 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.
Diploma of Nutrition
You will need to have completed year 12, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:
- A qualification at Certificate IV level or higher OR
- 2 years of relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.
Students under the age of 18 years require the signed consent of a parent or guardian to enrol in this qualification.
You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.
In order to complete the online part of the course you will need regular access to the following:
- Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
- Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended)
- Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above
- Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
- MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later
- Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).
Working with Children Check
In order to complete your Work Placement, you may be required to hold a current "Working with Children Check Clearance" issued by the relevant Responsible Authority in the State or Territory in which you will undertake this course. Please see the Student Handbook for more information.
^The Complete Personal Trainer Program consists of the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness + entry requirement units. Please contact us for further details on the course structure. Administration fees may apply. AIPT does not accept responsibility for any change to third parties or their processes.
#Terms and Conditions apply to the Graduate Placement Assistance
SIS40215/10967NAT Complete Personal Trainer^ Program + Diploma of Nutrition
Student Selected Mentor - Complete PT & AIPT Mentor - Complete PT & Face-to-Face On-Campus available
Up to 24 months
12 months to complete SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness. Once complete, you have 12 months to complete 10967NAT Diploma of Nutrition. Total of 24 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/BSB50120 Complete Personal Trainer^ Program + Diploma of Business costs, please call us on 1300 616 180.
Course Structure and Units
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100+ campus locations
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