Certificate IV in Fitness - SIS40221

Certificate IV in Fitness

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 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.

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 trainer

Entry requirements

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:

✔ 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: 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)

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What you will learn in this course

Detailed Course Breakdown

✔ Conduct and evaluate long-term periodical fitness plans

✔ Develop sales and marketing skills

✔ Evaluate and analyse the performance of individuals or groups, in a variety of settings

✔ Apply teaching methods both indoors and outdoors

✔ Be competent in strength and conditioning programs

✔ Start your own personal training business

✔ Work as a strength and conditioning coach for a sporting team


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

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Training and assesment

Our courses are delivered online to you, no matter where you are located. There are 5 modules included within 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 and will grade your assessments.

Need extra help in your local area? Let us connect you with a mentor in your area today. Visit https://fiteducation.edu.au/faqs/ for answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Our Flexible Study Formats

  • Full-time face-to-face learning at our Brisbane campus
  • Blended learning, combining face-to-face learning and online study
  • Online studying
  • Your preferred study mode may influence the duration of the course.

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). It is s nationally recognised qualification. Once you complete your course, you can register with Fitness Australia and work anywhere in Australia as a fully qualified fitness instructor, gym instructor or group fitness instructor.

Want to work abroad? So far, our courses have helped people find work in England, Scotland, Portugal, and New Zealand.

Graduate opportunities

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

These additional qualification will provide you with a unique combination of skill-sets across strength and conditioning, rehabilitation, sport coaching, and gym management, allowing you to provide a superior level of service to clients and increase your earning opportunities by up to 38% more than Certificate IV graduates. Should you wish to continue your study Fit Education has articulation pathways with Griffith UniversityJames Cook University and Torrens University.  Contact a Fit Education careers adviser on courses@fiteducation.edu.au to discuss.

Employment for Fitness Instructors/Personal Trainers is rated as “very strong growth”. Check out the latest employment data here. There are currently many amazing opportunities in the fitness industry for graduates with a Certificate IV in Fitness. We are in the fortunate position of not having enough graduates to keep up with the demand from employers. Check out the Fit Education Jobs Board here.

"I did my certificate 3 and 4 with these guys and honestly could not recommend them more highly"

I did my certificate 3 and 4 with these guys and honestly could not recommend them more highly. The lecturers were professional, university qualified and went above expectations with every aspect of the course. They don’t just teach the basics, but instead challenge you in every session so that when you finish you can feel confident that you are going to be better than a lot of other people out there with the same certification as you. It was fun, very practical, and taught by coaches who have been in the real world. Don’t go anywhere else, it won’t be worth it.

Kelly Penfold

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