Certificate IV in Fitness – International

Certificate IV in Fitness – International

Certificate IV in Fitness

Code:  SIS40221

CRICOS Code: 107868C

Career: Personal Trainer 

Study methods: On campus

Payment methods: Pay up-front (discounts apply or flexible payment plan)

Build your career in fitness with Fit Education’s 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 personal trainer, in and out of the gym.

Our industry-leading Cert IV fitness course blends theory and practice in an exciting and dynamic format that will provide you with comprehensive skills and knowledge across strength and conditioning; personal training; 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.

Throughout the course you will gain experience working with Dundee Kim (strength conditioning and pad work coach to Jeff Horn former WBO Welterweight Champion who defeated Manny Pacquaio, the only eight division world champion in the history of boxing and has won twelve major world titles).

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 course, you will be able to work independently across Australia, as a personal trainer.

Who is Cert IV Fitness course for?

The Certificate IV in Fitness is a natural progression from the Certificate III in Fitness and will provide you with more in-depth skills for personal training. Graduates of the Certificate IV in Fitness can start rewarding careers as:

  • Personal trainer (independently or with a gym)
  • Group personal trainer
  • Bootcamp trainer


Students will also receive these extra FREE certificates throughout the courses:

  • Mat Pilates (Pilates Australia)
  • Reformer Pilates (Pilates Australia)
  • Boxing Coach Level 1 & 2


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 achieved the following units of competency (or a Certificate III in Fitness SIS30321):

  • 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.

What you will learn

  • Prepare long-term periodised fitness plans
  • Develop sales and marketing skills
  • Evaluate the performance of individuals and groups
  • Apply teaching methods both indoors and outdoors
  • Strength and conditioning programs
  • Start your own personal training business
  • Train adolescents
  • Work experience with Dundee Kim

Course Modules

Individual Units 
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SISFFIT041 Develop personalised exercise programs

SISFFIT034 Assess client movement and provide exercise advice

SISFFIT043 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals

SISFFIT053 Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients

CHCCOM006 Establish and Manage Client Relationships

SISFFIT050 Support exercise behaviour change

SISFFIT042 Instruct personalised exercise sessions

SISXCAI010 Develop strength and conditioning programs

SISFFIT049 Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction

SISFFIT051 Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction

SISCCAI005 Conduct individualised long-term training programs

SISFFIT045 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients

SISFFIT044 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients

BSBESB404 Market New Business Ventures

BSBESB401 Research and Develop Small Business Plans

BSBESB402 Establish legal and Risk Management Requirements of New business Ventures

BSBESB403 Plan Finances for New Business Ventures

Why study Certificate IV in Fitness with Fit Education?

Our Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40221) course is delivered from the National Training Package (SIS – Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package). 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 recognized in many countries around the world via ICREPS.

As a graduate of the Certificate IV in Fitness, you can go on to complete Fit Education’s Diploma of Sport.

Training and assesment

There are 4 modules in the Certificate IV in Fitness, with all resources required to complete the course available in your student study portal. A trainer is assigned to you for guidance throughout the course .

Work Experience

Throughout the course you can gain experience working with Dundee Kim (strength conditioning and pad work coach to Jeff Horn former WBO Welterweight Champion).

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