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SIS40215/10967NAT

Complete Personal Trainer^ Program + Diploma of Nutrition

Set yourself up for a career in fitness, health and 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 well has 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.  

Study Nutrition

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. 

 

FAQs

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.

Delivery

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 

  • Face-to-face On-campus 

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. 

Structure 

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. 

Education

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.

Minimum Age

Students under the age of 18 years require the signed consent of a parent or guardian to enrol in this qualification.

Residency Status

You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

Computer Requirements

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

Qualification

SIS40215/10967NAT Complete Personal Trainer^ Program + Diploma of Nutrition

Delivery

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

Length

Up to 24 months

Study Load

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.

Course Outcomes

Your own personal training business

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

Community fitness settings

Support the health and fitness of your own community providing fitness advice for organised group initiatives.  

Personal training franchises

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

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.

Nutrition Advisor

There is typically some confusion in the difference between a nutrition advisor and a dietician. While both aim to assist individuals in achieving optimal health through diet, a dietician has additional qualifications that allow them to provide medical nutritional therapy. A nutrition advisor is responsible for working with their clients to create meaningful change in their lifestyle with nutritional advice and support. This includes working one-on-one with clients to provide services such as diet and exercise plans, progress tracking and implementing a course of action or referring them to medical health professionals when necessary.

Nutrition Coach

Follow your passion for health and fitness with a career as a nutrition coach. A nutrition coach’s role focuses on helping their clients build practices and make changes to their diet to optimise their health. There are many reasons why an individual would seek help from a nutrition coach; they might have a fitness or performance goal they’re working towards, or simply a desire to improve their quality of life and prevent diet-related disease. As a nutrition coach, you’ll have a solid understanding of nutrition science and how to tailor a program to meet an individual’s specific needs, as well as being able to successfully motivate them to stay on track.

Delivery Options and Length

Student Selected Mentor - Complete PT

Choose your own mentor* to guide you through 40 hours of face-to-face practical. Theory components are completed online, in your own time.

*Your chosen Mentor must be approved by the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers.

Up to: 24 months

AIPT Mentor - Complete PT

40 hours of face-to-face practical 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: 24 months

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: 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

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.

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.

SISXCCS001

Provide quality service
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to address the needs and expectations of clients and colleagues, promote programs, services and facilities, and respond to conflict and client complaints. This unit applies to individuals working in a range of customer service roles in the sport, fitness or recreation industries. This includes individuals working in gyms, aquatic centres, community centres or indoor activity centres, as well as to those working as instructors, trainers or guides and volunteers in indoor and outdoor settings. These individuals undertake work according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body. This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.

HLTHPS010

Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret and use basic information about nutritional principles and healthy diet. It does not include the provision of therapeutic nutritional or dietary advice to individual clients or the recommendation of ‘practitioner only’ nutritional products. This unit applies to individuals working with clients within the limits of the Australian dietary guidelines. They make referrals to other health professionals or accredited practising dietitians when those limits are exceeded.

HLTINF003

Implement and monitor infection prevention control policies and procedures
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information about infection prevention and control procedures, integrate those procedures into work practices and monitor workplace performance. This unit applies to individuals working in health or direct client care contexts, who have coordination, team leading or supervisory responsibility in relation to infection prevention and control.

HLTAID011

Provide First Aid*
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies. The unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. * This course contains a core unit, HLTAID011Provide first aid, which must be completed through an external RTO. Australian Institute of Personal Trainers has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your first aid certificate in order for us to process a Credit Transfer against this unit on your student record. If you have chosen your own third-party provider, you must submit a certified copy of your certificate. If you have undertaken training with Red Cross Australia, you must forward the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers the email you receive which contains the electronic copy of your certificate.

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers. This unit applies to a range of health and community service contexts where workers may communicate face-to-face, in writing or using digital media and work with limited responsibility under direct or indirect supervision.

HLTAAP002

Confirm physical health status
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to obtain and interpret information about client health status and to check a client’s physical health. It requires a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology. This unit applies to individuals working directly with clients and who assist in the provision of health care services. Some disciplines may be subject to state/territory regulatory determination regarding delegation and supervision.

CHCPRP005

Engage with health professionals and the health system
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work within the health care system and engage effectively with other health professionals, including writing referral reports. This unit applies to individuals working in health or community services who work autonomously with clients in the provision of services.

CHCLEG003

Manage legal and ethical compliance
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities. This unit applies to people working in roles with managerial responsibility for legal and ethical compliance in small to medium sized organisations. There may or may not be a team of workers involved.

NAT10967001

Educate clients in the fundamental principles of nutrition
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide educational information and advice in relation to fundamental nutrition principles in a non-clinical setting. It requires the ability to effectively utilise key nutritional principles in relation to food, diverse dietary practices, nutrition science and products to provide accurate information and education to clients in a non-clinical setting. The unit applies to non-clinical nutritional advisors using fundamental principles of health eating and nutrition across a range of industries to educate clients.

NAT10967003

Provide tailored nutritional advice for exercise and sport
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide tailored nutritional advice to physically active and sports people who are competing in individual or team sports at various levels. It requires the ability to provide relevant advice regarding performance and supplements to clients based on their individual needs and in keeping with the Australian Dietary Guidelines. This unit applies to non-clinical nutritional advisors working to provide healthy eating and nutrition information in a range of industries.

NAT10967004

Support the nutritional requirements of specific populations
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to advise on the specialised nutritional requirements of clients from various age groups or with diet-related diseases. This involves identifying clients from specific populations, adhering to scope of practice for non-clinical nutritional advisors and effectively referring when required. This unit applies to non-clinical nutritional advisors working to provide healthy eating and nutrition information in a range of industries within the limits of the Australin Dietary Guidelines. Supporting clients from specific populations is to be achieved by providing relevant nutritional advice in collaboration with medical and allied health professionals.

NAT10967002

Provide specialised nutrition advice for weight management
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide information to clients seeking nutrition-based weight management advice. It requires the ability to analyse anthropometric measurements that have been taken by a qualified professional using body composition techniques and providing information to clients seeking advice in relation to healthy eating and weight management. This unit applies to non-clinical nutritional advisors working to provide healthy eating and nutrition information in a range of industries.

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