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Certificate IV in Fitness
SIS40215
Can you see yourself running your own personal training business or improving the fitness of others?

Certificate IV in Fitness

Kick-start your PT career with a Certificate IV in Fitness

You may have completed your Certificate III in Fitness SIS30315 and now want to go the extra mile and advance your career pathways in the health and fitness sphere. Expand on your qualifications and launch your personal training career with the Certificate IV in Fitness.

This qualification will give you the skills required to train clients in a gym or become your own boss as a Personal Trainer. From the moment you graduate, you will have a competitive edge over others, equipped with a deeper understanding of the science behind fitness and training principles. Learning from real world fitness professionals, in a real gym environment, the Certificate IV in Fitness will refine your practices of client health and fitness assessment and specialised exercise programs, whilst extending your competencies in fitness planning, training legalities, motivational psychology. Come graduation, you will also have an added advantage over others, as this course has a large focus on business planning, preparing you with the tools needed to set up, manage and promote your own business.

As the minimum requirement needed to become a qualified Personal Trainer, this course is key for you to work as a hands-on fitness professional in gyms, health clubs, boot camps and a necessity to run your own personal training business.

This is a Nationally Recognised course.

See our other fitness courses.

Access our Graduate Placement Guarantee~

When you enrol in the Certificate IV in Fitness with select Goodlife Health Clubs, Genesis Fitness Clubs, Core 24 Health Clubs and Club Lime, you will be given the opportunity to work as a fitness professional in one of these leading gym network partners within six months of graduation.

~Terms and Conditions apply to the Graduate Placement Guarantee

In order to complete your practical component, you must hold a current “working with children check” (card) issued by the relevant government department in the state or territory in which you will undertake this course. You must also obtain or hold a current first aid and CPR certificate. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees.

Qualification

Certificate IV in Fitness

Delivery

Face-to-face on-campus - Certificate IV in Fitness & AIPT Mentor - Certificate IV in Fitness & Student Selected Mentor - Certificate IV in Fitness available

Length

Up to 12 months

Study Load

Face-to-face on-campus : 52 practical hours
AIPT Mentor : 40 practical hours
Student Selected Mentor : 40 practical hours

Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Course Outcomes

The Certificate IV in Fitness 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

Work for a local gym or fitness centre delivering group classes or training your own clients as a qualified Personal Trainer.

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 - Certificate IV in Fitness

52 hours face-to-face practical delivered on-campus with theory components completed online, in your own time. 

Up to : 12 months

AIPT Mentor - Certificate IV in Fitness

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: 12 months

Student Selected Mentor - Certificate IV in Fitness

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: 12 months

Cost & Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

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

Upfront payment All course costs can be paid in total via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit.

Payment plan Paid via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments.

Call us on 1300 61 61 80 for course costs.

Course Structure & Prerequisites

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.

**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. ** Entry and Elective Unit for Certificate IV in Fitness

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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.

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.

**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. ** Entry and Elective Unit for Certificate IV in Fitness

Why choose us?

Kate Fitzsimons AIPT reviews

The experience I gained...training real clients in a real gym alongside my mentor, was priceless

Kate Fitzsimons
Complete Personal Trainer*
Dr Joanna McMillan AIPT

The (AIPT) Diploma of Nutrition will help you to make and to recommend the right food choices.

Dr Joanna McMillan
Nutrition Expert
AIPT Reviews Ben Doyle

I had heard lots of good feedback about the simplicity of the course layout, ease of access to study materials

26 years old
Ben Doyle
Certificate IV in Fitness SIS40210
kirri brazendale

I work off a high intensity interval training philosophy and include lots of plyometric work and minimal equipment.

Kirri Brazendale
Complete Personal Trainer^ graduate and AIPT Mentor
Kate Fitzsimons AIPT reviews
Dr Joanna McMillan AIPT
AIPT Reviews Ben Doyle
kirri brazendale
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