Certificate 4 in Fitness

Certificate 4 in Fitness

Certificate IV in Fitness | Become a Personal Trainer

Course: Certificate IV in Fitness (Cert 4 in Fitness)

Code: SIS40221

Outcome: Nationally Recognised Training

Career: Personal Trainer

Study methods: Online, on campus, or a combination

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

Certificate IV in Fitness

Certificate IV in Fitness

Are you looking to enhance your fitness career by completing Certificate IV in fitness?

By completing Certificate IV, you will be able to work 1 on 1 with clients within your own business or contract for a commercial gym as a personal trainer!

With this qualification, you will gain the practical experience and skills necessary to provide clients with personal training services including specific special populations, group training, strength and conditioning cycles and develop training tools to keep your clients engaged all while learning how to set up your own business.

These resources have been developed over years of expert experience to provide Fit Education students with the latest in-demand skills.

Why Become a Personal Trainer?

Becoming a personal trainer can unlock a world of opportunity allowing you to set your hours and work when you want, where you want, with other benefits including:

  • Flexible work hours
  • Ability to run your own business
  • Work in gyms, studios, and online
  • Help people achieve their fitness goals
  • Open higher education pathways


Personal Training Outcomes

Our Certificate IV in Fitness is packed with the latest research, presented by a team of expert trainers to provide you with a wealth of knowledge to kick-start your dream career. 

Our graduates obtain unique skills, knowledge, and access to an extensive employment network to secure a job.

  • Personal training
  • Group training
  • Knowledge of strength & conditioning programming
  • Exercise science principles
  • Conduct long-term training programs
  • Learn how to start your own business

Why Fit Education?

Fit Education has been delivering courses for over 20 years, designed by fitness professionals with REAL industry experience. 

We have worked with some of the industry’s best sporting professionals and teams to expand our own knowledge and provide these valuable lessons and skills to YOU!

Our courses go above and beyond the competition, equipping our students with principles of personal training, strength and conditioning, and small

Our team of expert mentors will help you build a solid foundation and get you job-ready to elevate your health and fitness career.

We Offer
  • Flexible payment options
  • Study on any device at your own pace with no deadlines and choose where you want to begin your course (course must be completed within 12 months).
  • Access to your dedicated training assessor 8 am – 4 pm, Monday to Friday
  • 72-hour assessment turnaround – not waiting weeks for results like other RTO’s
  • 5-day practical workshops led by some of the best trainers in QLD


Our graduates are in demand!
  • 86% were employed or enrolled in further study after training.
  • 92% were satisfied with the overall quality of their training.
  • 92% would recommend the training, and 93.3% would recommend their training provider.
  • 84% achieved their employment in the fitness industry after completing their studies. (NCVER VET Student Outcomes 2023 Report)

Course Modules for Certificate 4 in Fitness

We have hand selected the most in demand industry skillsets for personal trainers, this means you will be job ready the moment you complete your qualification with us!

Click on items to see Individual Units

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 (E)

SISFFIT049 Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction (C)

SISFFIT051 Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction (C)

SISXCAI005 Conduct individualised long-term training programs (E)

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

Entry Requirements for the Personal Trainer Course

Entry to this qualification is open to anyone who has completed the following units of competency:

  • 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. If you have prior learning experience, you might be eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Study Your Way

Fit Education has flexible training options, offering both online and blended learning. Meaning you can study at your own pace. Our team of dedicated trainers will help you step into your dream career.

Study Options
  • On campus (CRAM Courses Brisbane)
  • Online
  • Hybrid (Online/On Campus)

Nationally Recognised Personal Trainer Course

Once you complete your studies, you can work anywhere in Australia as a qualified personal trainer or group personal trainer.

Fit Education graduates are in demand. Check out the many opportunities on our Fit Education Jobs Board.

Higher Education Pathways

At University of the Sunshine Coast, Fit Education Certificate IV in Fitness graduates will receive credit for up to 4 courses towards the degree of:

Bachelor of Sport Studies

Total credit transfer: Up to 4 courses

Total courses to be completed at
UniSC: Minimum of 20 courses

Unless otherwise indicated, 1
course = 12 units.

Course credits:

· SPX121 Exercise Prescription and Programming

·  Up to 3 x Introductory General Electives depending on choice of Major 

University of the Sunshine Coast. CRICOS Provider Number:


This credit linkage is subject to periodic review
including when this qualification is superseded or if UniSC programs undergo a

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Ready to shape your future and others?

Enrol now or email us at courses@fiteducation.edu.au for more details.