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SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness + Entry Requirements

Fast-Track Personal Training Course.

This fast-tracked personal training qualification will equip you with the training and skills needed to kick-start a rewarding career in fitness.

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Become a Qualified Personal Trainer Fast 

Get a head start on a career in fitness with our Fast-Track Personal Training Course which consists of SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness + Entry Requirements. 

Becoming qualified as a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor is made simpler with our Fast-Track Personal Training Course that contains all the knowledge, skills and experience of our PT courses in one place. 

Theoretical components will be completed online and will equip you with up-to-date knowledge on anatomy, physiology and nutrition. The face-to-face, practical components of the course can be delivered inside real gyms, mentored by qualified professionals. You will gain valuable, hands-on experience which will put you ahead of the competition when you graduate with a nationally recognised qualification. 

Course Outcomes.

Upon qualification, the Fast-Track Personal Training Course will enable you to work as a fully qualified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor. 

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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

Fast-Track 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
  • 44.5 hours of practical experience in a real gym.
  • 27 course units to complete.
  • Complete 1.5 course units every month to graduate in 18 months.

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Delivery Structure.

Studying the Fast-Track 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 44.5 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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27 course units to complete.
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Complete 1.5 course units every month 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).

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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 (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.

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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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