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Certificate IV in Fitness.

Become qualified as a Personal Trainer with a Certificate IV in Fitness and equip yourself with the skills to start your own personal training business.

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Become a fully qualified Personal Trainer with a Certificate IV in Fitness.

Have you recently completed the SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness? Go the extra mile and advance your career path in the health and fitness industry. The SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness is the perfect way to expand your qualifications and prepare for a successful, rewarding career as a Personal Trainer. 

Whether you’re aspiring to train your clients inside an established gym or as an independent Personal Trainer, this course will equip you with the skills you need. You will graduate with a competitive edge over others in the same field thanks to your deeper understanding of the science behind fitness and training principles.  

The SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness allows you to learn from real-world fitness professionals in real gym environments. You’ll refine your ability to deliver client health/fitness assessments and exercise programs. Extend your competencies across a broad range of relevant topics including fitness planning, training legalities, and motivational psychology. 

Our SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness also focuses on business planning, providing you with the knowledge and tools required to set up, manage and promote your very own personal training business, giving you a crucial advantage over your competitors. 

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

Course Outcomes.

Once obtained, 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:  

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  • Health Clubs — Work for a local gym or fitness centre training your own clients as a qualified Personal Trainer. Completing the SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness alone does not allow you to conduct any group exercise classes that are formalised in a group setting. For example, choreographed to music. 
  • Personal Training Franchises — Work within an established fitness franchise to deliver specialised training to its members.
  • 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.  
Course snapshot

Certificate IV in Fitness.

Delivery structure

Practical Elements:

  • At a Campus Club
  • With a 1-to-1 Flexible Mentor
  • With a Mentor of Your Choice

Theoretical Elements:

  • Are completed online

Up to 12 months

Study load
  • 27 hours of practical experience in a real gym   
  • 17 course units to complete   
  • Complete 1.5 course units every month to graduate in 12 months.
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Delivery Structure.

Studying the Certificate IV in Fitness with AIPT is flexible and you can tailor it to suit your needs. The course is broken down into two parts: 

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1. Practical.

The practical elements of your course can be undertaken in one of three ways: 

Campus Club

Learn in a small group environment inside one of Australia’s leading gyms and be mentored by the best in the business.  

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Undertake 27 hours of face-to-face practical learning following a set timetable.
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Learn inside a leading gym and be mentored by a real fitness professional.

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2. Theoretical.  

Study the theoretical elements of this course anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform. 


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17 course units to complete. 
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Completed online, at your own pace. 

Resources Required

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

Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points.
High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended).
Operating system – Windows 8 or above.
Mobile Phone with video capability
or Video Camera: Some assessments in your course will require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment.
Office Equipment: Printer and scanner to print and upload some of your assessments.
Internet Browser:
Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.
Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later.
Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).

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Achieve your qualification by completing the following units of competency:

Certificate IV in Fitness

Cost & payment.

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.

Your course fee includes

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Delivery and assessment of your qualification

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Study materials (All learning resources)

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Ongoing support from our Education Team

We offer two payment methods

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Full fee upfront

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Instalment plans

For more information about the course costs, please call us on 1300 616 180.

Why choose AIPT?

AIPT Australia Wide

100+ campus locations

We're all around Australia, with locations near you.

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Flexible payment options

A range of payment options to suit your lifestyle.

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Learn from real fitness professionals, in real gyms

Designed to give you a practical experience in a real gym environment.

Our mission

Largest network of industry partnerships

The largest network of employers, fitness professionals and fitness business owners.

They have an excellent range of courses on offer, as well as superb customer service that made me feel welcomed and supported throughout my studies.

I spoke with Tamara, who was wonderful. She gave me all the information about the course and kept in touch right throughout the enrolment process.

Studying my theory online and at my pace allowed me to continue working full-time. The face-to-face component was amazing, working with an experienced instructor.

AIPT supported me from the moment I joined. Even through COVID times, they carried on and were always there for me if I needed anything.

Studying with AIPT allowed me to study while working 5 days a week and at university. It allowed flexibility while ensuring I received the best education possible .


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