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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 with a SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness.

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, manage 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.

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.

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Personal Trainer

  • Personal Training Franchises — Get a head-start in launching your PT business with an already established fitness franchise, delivering specialised training to your 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 by providing fitness advice for organised group initiatives.  
  • 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. 

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 10 May 2023 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.

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
  • 52-40 hours of practical experience in a real gym depending on your delivery mode
  • 20 course units to complete
  • Complete less than a unit every 2 weeks to graduate in 12 months.
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Delivery structure.

Studying the Certificate IV in Fitness with AIPT is flexible and can be tailored 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 taught by the best in the business.

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Undertake 52 hours of face-to-face training following a set timetable.
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Lean inside a leading gym and be taught be 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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20 units to complete.
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Completed online, at your own pace.

Resources Required

For the online part of the course, you’ll 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.
Internet Browser:
Google Chrome, 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).


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 (including all 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.

Amy Marshall Student Review

I spoke with Tamara, who was wonderful. She gave me all the information about the course and kept in touch during the enrolment process. The AIPT team are always available to help you and answer any questions you may have.

Amy Marshall
Brad Davis Student Review

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.

Brad Davis
Jaiden Myer Student Review

Having the opportunity to study my theory online and at my own pace allowed me the freedom to continue working my full-time job. The face-to-face branch of the studies was an amazing experience to be able to work with my instructor, who had many years of experience in the industry.

Jaiden Myer
Mem Hockley Student Review

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. AIPT customer service is a real credit to them; they are amazing.

Mem Hockley
Dylan Garbutt Student Review

Studying with AIPT allowed me to study while working 5 days a week and start a university degree. They made this possible by allowing flexibility throughout my study while still ensuring I received the highest possible education throughout the course. The range of payment plans was also a significant factor for me.

Dylan Garbutt
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