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SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness + Entry Requirements

Complete Personal Trainer^ Program.

This qualification is the total package, giving you the skills required to train clients in a gym or become your own boss as a Personal Trainer.

Become a Qualified Personal Trainer.

Fast track your career in fitness with our Complete Personal Trainer Program which consists of SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness + entry requirement units.

If you are passionate about helping people reach their health and fitness goals and want to choose your own hours or be your own boss, becoming a nationally qualified Personal Trainer is a great fit. Our Complete Personal Trainer^ Program offers you an interactive hands-on approach to learning, giving you the knowledge and skills you need to assess clients and tailor exercise programs to reach their individual goals.

This course is the complete package, equipping you with the necessary knowledge and competencies required to work as a qualified Personal Trainer. You will start with the entry requirements before launching into the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness.

Learning from real fitness professionals, in real gyms, this course covers the fundamentals of fitness plus an understanding of the latest in healthy eating trends, motivational psychology and the essentials of small business planning.

Our Complete Personal Trainer Program is a Nationally Recognised course.

Course Outcomes

Once obtained, the Complete Personal Trainer^ Program 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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  • 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

Complete Personal Trainer^ Program.

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
  • 28 course units to complete
  • Complete 1.1 unit every 2 weeks to graduate in 12 months.

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    Delivery structure.

    Studying the Complete Personal Trainer Program 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

    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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    28 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:

    Entry Requirements

    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.

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    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.

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    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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