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Certificate IV in Fitness


If you want to work as a personal trainer (or if you would like to conduct group activity classes independently or in various locations) you need a Certificate IV in Fitness. This qualification is the standard for personal trainers everywhere in Australia.

After completing Fit Education’s comprehensive course, you will have the skills and knowledge required to work independently in your chosen field.

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Course Overview

  • Course Provider: Fit Education
  • Course Level: Certificate IV
  • Course Code: SIS40221
  • Course Prerequisites: See the ‘entry requirements’ section below
  • Potential Careers: Personal trainer
  • Method of Study: Online, at Dundee gym or a combination (note that your preferred method of study may influence the duration of the course)
  • Payment Options: Upfront (discounts apply) or with a flexible payment plan.

Course Goals and Requirements

This course will give you the skills you need to:

  • Work as a personal trainer in a fitness centre
  • Start your own personal training business
  • Work as a strength and conditioning coach for a sporting team
  • Conduct and evaluate long-term periodic fitness plans
  • Develop your sales and marketing skills
  • Evaluate and analyse the performance of individuals or groups, in a variety of settings
  • Apply teaching methods and instructional styles, indoors and outdoors
  • Be competent in strength and conditioning programs

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold a current first aid and CPR certificate and who have been recognised as competent through a recognised training program or recognition process against the following units of competency:

  • 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.

You’ve already done a certificate III in fitness… Why do a certificate IV?

If you have already acquired Certificate III, you might wonder why you should go through the effort of obtaining yet another certificate. There are numerous advantages to a Certificate IV in Fitness. This course will provide you with the qualification and knowledge that you need to:

  • Work as a personal trainer or group fitness trainer, in or out of a gym (in Australia and overseas)
  • Perform group training sessions in public places
  • Provide personal/group training on cruise liners

Course Modules

1. Strength and Conditioning

SISFFIT041 Develop personalised exercise programs (C)
SISFFIT034 Assess client movement and provide exercise advice (E)
SISFFIT043 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals (C)

2. Personal Training

SISFFIT053 Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients (C)
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships (C)
SISFFIT050 Support exercise behaviour change (C)
SISFFIT042 Instruct personalised exercise sessions (C)
SISFFIT046 Plan and instruct online exercise sessions (E)

3. Group Personal Training

SISXCAI010 Develop strength and conditioning programs (E)
SISFFIT049 Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction (C)

4. Small Business – PT Business Design

BSBESB404 Market new business ventures (E)
BSBESB401 Research and develop small business plans (E)
BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures (E)
BSBESB403 Plan Finances for New Business Ventures (E)

5. Children and Adolescents

SISFFIT045 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients (C)
SISFFIT044 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients (C)

Depending on the experience and skills you obtained in prior study, you can even apply for exemptions from certain units in our course. If you think you have relevant experience, don’t hesitate to apply for Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) or Recognition of Previous Learning (RPL).

Fitness Education (Fit Edu) specialises in professional fitness courses for ambitious people. The company was established in 2004 and has since built a reputation as a strong industry leader in fitness education. Fit Education’s Certification IV in Fitness will prepare you to work in the challenging but rewarding fitness industry. Fit Edu’s other courses – all of which are available at Dundee’s Boxing and Fitness – include:

  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Diploma of Sport Development
  • Certificate II in Sport and Recreation

Fitness Education’s Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40221) course is delivered from the National Training Package (SIS – Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package). It is nationally recognised and Austudy approved. Once you complete your course, you can register with Fitness Australia and work anywhere in Australia. Want to work abroad? So far, these courses have helped people find work in England, Scotland, Portugal, and New Zealand.

  • Modern and effective training techniques
  • A practical and theoretical approach to learning
  • Affordable courses that cater to all ages and fitness levels
  • Professional, friendly and experienced team with over 50 years of combined experience in all aspects of the fitness industry
  • Benefit from real world experience – the Fit Education team have worked with professional sports teams including the Australian Wallabies, Brisbane Broncos, Queensland Reds, Brisbane Bullets, North Qld Cowboys, London Irish Rugby, London Broncos, Bordeaux Beagles and the Fulham Football Club
  • Courses are nationally recognised and Austudy approved
  • Online or on site learning – flexible