Certificate IV in Fitness

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Course snapshot

A snapshot of the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

Today is the day to launch your exciting career as a personal trainer!

Working within a variety of settings, you’ll be largely responsible for the development, implementation and supervision of exercise programs with individual clients or small groups.

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SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

RTO: #31489

Successful completion of SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness pre-requisite units.

Entry requirements:
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Course overview

An overview of the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

With a SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness you are qualified as a Personal Trainer, allowing you to train clients one on one in a gym setting, deliver training sessions outdoors and work with younger adults and children.

The SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness also provides you with the knowledge and skills to ensure you cater for the needs of all individual clients.

As well as providing enhanced career opportunities, completion of this course can also lead to further study at a Diploma level.

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Course fees and payment options

Flexible payment options for the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

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Course fees

* A non-refundable deposit ​​​​​​​of $200 is taken upon enrolment and is subtracted from the total course fees.

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Instalment plans

Choose a flexible plan from $50 per week OR a fixed study load instalment schedule. Plans are paid weekly via direct debit.

Option 1 (full time) $126.54
Option 2 (part time) $63.27
Option 3 (flexible) from $50
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Course duration and study options

How to study the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

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Study mode

Full time and part time


Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

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Delivery mode

On campus or online

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Online students will complete a 25 hour internship with a qualified personal trainer of their choice. In addition to completing the online work, students must also attend a practical assessment (with Thursday & Friday or Saturday & Sunday options, 9.30am-5.00pm) in order to complete the practical components of the course. You must complete the workplace internship prior to attendance at the practical assessment.

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Course duration

26 – 52 weeks

Course duration is dependent on study mode selected. If you select a full time study mode will have up to 6 months to complete, if you select an online part time study mode you will have 12 months to complete.

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Course calendar

Complete view of intakes available for the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness.

Online intakes

Up to 26 weeks of online study full time or 52 weeks study part-time. Plus a two day practical assessment at the end with a 25 hour internship in a Personal Trainer.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
25 22 29 26 31 28 26 30 27 25 29 13
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On campus (weekdays)

On campus study in week 1-5 of (Wednesday to Friday) and 21 weeks study online.

Campus Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sydney 17 28 30 1 3
Melbourne 17 28 30 1 3
Brisbane 28
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Blended (weekend)

On campus study on alternating Saturdays (9.30am – 4pm).

Campus Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sydney 6 22 24 18
Melbourne 6 22 24 18
Brisbane 22 18
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Course structure

Full time course outline and competencies for the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness.

Course outline

Within the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness you will complete the following units of study.

Unit Unit Title
ASP410 Advanced Screening & Scope of Practice
PTE411 Personal Training Essentials
GPT412 Group Personal Training
EYP413 Exercise for Young Peoples
BPT414 Business Essentials for Personal Training
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Course competencies

There are 20 units of competency for the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness: 12 core and 8 elective.

Unit Unit Title
SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
SISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacity
SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
SISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programs
SISFFIT024 Instruct endurance programs
SISXCAI005 Conduct individualised long-term training programs
SISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
SISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programs
SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programs
SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13-17 years
SISXCCS003 Address client needs
BSBSLS408 Present, secure and support sales solutions
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
BSBSMB403 Market the small business
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
BSBESB406 Establish operational strategies and procedures for new business ventures
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Entry requirements

For entry into the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Hold the pre-requisite units of competency from the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness; AND

  • Have attained HLTAID003 Provide first aid; AND

  • Have completed Australian Year 11 or equivalent; OR

  • Achieve an Exit Level 3 score working at level 4 within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in literacy and numeracy, which will show that you have the capability to be successful in the course. This is done through two short online assessments as a part of your enrolment process.

  • In line with entry requirements to the new fitness training package, you must be aged 18 years or over to enrol into the qualification. If you are under 18, please get in touch with us to discuss your study options.

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