Certificate IV 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)

Who is this Course For?

If you’re passionate about health, love helping people, and dream of making fitness your full-time career, our Certificate IV in Fitness is your ticket to become a professional Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Trainer.

Key Skills You'll Master

In this comprehensive course, you’ll learn vital aspects of personal and group training, strength and conditioning, and small business. We prepare you for a successful career in the fitness industry!

Course Modules

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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

Entry Requirements

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).

Flexible Learning, Your Way

Whether it’s fully online or blended learning by attending one of our CRAM Courses in Brisbane, we’ve got you covered. You will have a dedicated trainer to guide you. Study at your own pace and with total flexibility.

Nationally Recognised

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

Ready to shape your future and others?

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