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SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness

Build your career in fitness with a Certificate IV in Fitness. This is the industry standard course for personal trainers and sets you up to be able to work anywhere in Australia as a personal trainer or group fitness trainer, in and out of the gym.
Our industry-leading Cert IV in Fitness course blends theory and practice in an exciting and dynamic course that will provide you with comprehensive skills and knowledge across strength and conditioning, as well as personal and group training. You will also learn valuable skills in small business management, so you can confidently start your own business as a personal trainer. Our expert instructors will show you how to keep up-to-date with the latest industry trends, as well as new equipment and techniques to ensure you remain at the top of your game as a personal trainer.
If you are looking for a new career, and have a passion for helping people to achieve their health and fitness goals, then the Certificate IV in Fitness is the course for you. At the completion of this intensive course, you will be able to work independently across Australia, and many other countries, with this nationally recognised qualification.

Units of Competency (Core Units):

• SISFFIT045: Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients
• SISFFIT044: Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients
• SISFFIT051: Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction
• SISFFIT050: Support exercise behaviour change
• SISFFIT049: Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
• SISFFIT043: Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
• SISFFIT041: Develop personalised exercise programs
• SISFFIT042: Instruct personalised exercise sessions
• SISFFIT053: Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients
• CHCCOM006: Establish and Manage Client Relationships


• SISFFIT034: Assess client movement and provide exercise advice
• BSBESB404: Market New Business Ventures
• BSBESB401: Research and Develop Small Business Plans
• SISXCAI010: Develop strength and conditioning programs
• SISXCAI005: Conduct individualised long-term training programs
• BSBESB402: Establish Legal and Risk Management Requirements of New Business Ventures
• SISFFIT046: Plan and Instruct Online Exercise Sessions

Entry Requirements:

• IELTS requirement of 5.5 or an Australian accredited Certificate IV, or equivalent, and
• are 18 years or older at time of the course commencing.
Entry to this qualification is open to anyone who has 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 must also hold a current First Aid and CPR certificate.
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 Prior Learning (RPL).

Course Duration:

6 - 12 months (may be completed earlier depending on previous skills and knowledge or if packaged with relevant Diploma qualification)

Course Fees:

Enrolment Fee: $420
Cost: $3,120

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Start Dates:

Intakes commence the second Monday of each month.

Possible Career Outcomes:

Personal trainer

Group trainer

GeSS Education in affiliation with our key RTO partner:

This qualification will be delivered by GeSS Education on behalf of our partner RTO, Fit Education (RTO provider code 32155, CRICOS Code 03804F), under a third-party arrangement. Fit Education will issue your qualification upon successful completion of your course. Please see Terms & Conditions within Student Handbook for further details.

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Why study Certificate IV in Fitness?

The Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215) course is delivered from the National Training Package (SIS – Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package). It is nationally recognised qualification. Once you complete your course, you can register with Fitness Australia and work anywhere in Australia as a fully qualified personal trainer. The course is also recognised in many countries around the world via ICREPS.


To enquire please fill in the form and we will send you further information from Fit Education regarding any eligible funding or scholarships.

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