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SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness + SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness

Complete Personal Training Course.

Pursue your passion for fitness and qualify as a Personal Trainer and a Group Exercise Instructor with the Complete Personal Training Course.

Become a Qualified Fitness Professional.

If a career in the fitness industry excites you, why not become the most well-rounded personal trainer you can be with the Complete Personal Training Course from AIPT. You will graduate with not one, but TWO nationally recognised qualifications - SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness and SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness - that will bulletproof your fitness career.  

At AIPT, we offer flexibility when it comes to the delivery of our courses. You can choose to begin with and complete the SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness before launching into and completing the SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness. Or, you have the option to do the entry requirements to complete the Certificate IV and then finish the remaining Certificate III units. No matter which option you feel is right for your situation and schedule, you will graduate with both qualifications. 

SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness - This qualification reflects the role of group and gym fitness instructors who plan and deliver group exercise sessions and develop gym-based programs for individuals where the level of personalised instruction and ongoing client monitoring is limited.  

SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness – This qualification provides a pathway to work as an employed or self-employed personal trainer in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, leisure and community centres, client workplaces and homes. 

And if all of that wasn’t enough, completing this course gives you an additional skill set: SISSS00128 - Group Exercise Leader

Course Outcomes.

Obtaining the SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness and SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness qualifications will enable you to work as a fully qualified:   

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Personal Trainer

  • 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.  
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Group Exercise Instructor

Plan and deliver group exercise sessions and develop gym-based programs for groups of individuals where the level of personalised instruction and ongoing client monitoring is limited. Group Exercise Instructors often work in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, and leisure and community centres.

Course snapshot

Complete Personal Training Course.

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 18 months

Study load
  • 46 hours of practical experience in a real gym 
  • 32 course units to complete 
  • Complete one course unit every 2 weeks to graduate in 18 months. 
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Delivery Structure.

Studying the Complete Personal Training Course 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:

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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 46 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.

Campuses near you


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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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32 course units to complete.
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Complete one course unit every 2 weeks to graduate in 18 months. 

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).


Achieve your qualification by completing the following units of competency:

Certificate III 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.

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
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
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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Ready to apply?

Simply contact us below or call our friendly team on 1300 616 180

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