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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
• BSBESB403: Plan Finances for New Business Ventures

Entry Requirements:

• English Requirement: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
• Are 18 years or older at time of the course commencing – Any student enrolling under the age of 18 must be aware that to gain registration in the industry you cannot be insured until you are 18 years of age. This does not affect enrolment but may affect employability options until this age.
• 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: (these units are completed by prior study with a SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness with GeSS Education delivered on behalf of Fit Education)
• HLTAID011 Provide First Aid.
• HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety.
• SISFFIT032 Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation.
• SISFFIT033 Complete client fitness assessments.
• SISFFIT035 Plan group exercise sessions.
• SISFFIT036 Instruct group exercise sessions.
• SISFFIT040 Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients.
• SISFFIT047 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise.
• SISFFIT052 Provide healthy eating information.
• 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:

Please see Price Lists in the bottom footer under ‘Quick Links’.
This course is also available for domestic high school based student delivery – enquire for more information on exclusive school prices to [email protected]

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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