Course snapshot

A snapshot of the PT Express

  • Qualification
    Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215)
  • RTO
  • Pre-requisites
    Direct entry. No pre-requisites.

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Course overview

An overview of the PT Express

Once you have completed the PT Express you will hold a Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215) - the Nationally Accredited qualification to be a Personal Trainer, that allows you to train clients one on one in a gym setting, deliver training sessions outdoors and work with younger adults and children. PT Express provides you with the knowledge and skills to ensure you cater for the needs of all individual clients.

This course won't allow you to work as a Group Exercise Instructor, if you'd like to do that too, look at our PT Combo.

Course fees and payment options

Flexible payment options for the PT Express

  • Instalment plans
    $200 non-refundable deposit + study load instalment schedule
  • Instalment schedule
    Full time: $123.44 x 32 weeks
    Part time: $68.10 x 58 weeks

Course duration and study options

How to study the PT Express

  • Delivery mode
    On campus or online 1
  • On campus locations
    Melbourne and Sydney
  • Study mode
    Full time and part time
  • Course duration
    32 - 58 weeks 2

1 Students will complete a 25 hour internship with a qualified personal trainer of their choice. After this, 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. If you are an online student, you must complete the workplace internship prior to attendance at the practical assessment.

2 Please note the Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315) prerequisite competencies must be completed prior to progression into the Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215). The standard duration for completion of the prerequisites is 6 weeks and can be extended on request. Students will then have the option to study the Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215) either full time (26 weeks) or part time (52 weeks).

Course calendar

Complete view of intakes available for the PT Express.

Online intakes

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
28 24 30 27 25 29 27 31 28 26 30 14

On campus (weekdays)

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Campus Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sydney (CBD) 3 6 9 3 6 16
Melbourne 3 6 9 3 5 16

Blended (weekend)

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Campus Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sydney (CBD) 18 14 30 18 19
Melbourne 18 14 30 18 19
Brisbane 14 30 18 19

Course structure

Full time course outline and competencies for the PT Express.

Course outline

Firstly, you will complete 8 units of competency from the Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315) course, plus a first aid qualification. On completing this, you will then progress to the Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215).

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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

Course competencies

Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315) pre-requisite competencies.

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Unit Unit Title
SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation
SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs
SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information
SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals
SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients
SISXCCS001 Provide quality service
*At an additional cost HLTAID003 Provide first aid is a requirement to complete the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness.

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

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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
SISSSPT303A Conduct basic warm up and cool down programs
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
BSBSMB403 Market the small business
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
BSBSMB420 Monitor and manage small business operations

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This page was last updated on: Wednesday 06 November 2019