SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness
Course CRICOS code: 109354B
Are you on the path to becoming a specialist within the fitness industry? Step up your career or start your own business and become a personal trainer with the Certificate IV in Fitness. Learn to work with groups, one-on-one or to improve health-related components of fitness in low risk situations. Discover more about nutrition and how to collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context. If you’re personally motivated and want to see the fire in your client’s eyes, then this program will bring you independence; whether that’s at a fitness centre, gym, aquatic and community centres, open spaces or your own facility.
Study: 38 weeks // Supervised Study: 4 weeks // Holidays: 12 weeks
14 hrs / week
6 hrs / week
Personal Trainer // Health Professional // Gym Owner/Management // Special Needs Training Specialist
Academic Entry Requirement:
Students must provide evidence of successful completion of:
Please note: home country evidence is accepted and must be translated
Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold the following units of competency from the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness:
English Entry Requirement:
Students must pass a minimum of one of the following English Requirements:
Please note: All English evidence provided must be within a 2 year validity period. Either within two years before the application is made, or within two years of the visa grant
Course Resource Requirements:
The following resources are required to complete this course:
Please note: students are required to purchase these items at their own expense
You may be eligible for Credit Transfers if you hold the same unit(s) from another provider. To be eligible; you must present your certified qualification at enrolment stage, together with the completed ‘Course Credit Form’. Once assessed, you will be notified of the outcome. Should your achieved units be equivalent, your CoE/course duration will be reduced according to the amount of time needed to complete the outstanding units.
BSBESB301 Investigate business opportunities
Now it’s time to start your own business. You will learn to identify a business opportunity and its key components. This requires undertaking research to determine the viability of the opportunity, with reference to the legislative frameworks affecting the business.
SISXCAI009 Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
SISXCAI010 Develop strength and conditioning programs
Learn how to build and design drills, exercises and activities to instruct strength and conditioning techniques to individual athletes or groups of athletes according to their sport-specific needs or personal fitness goals.
SISFFIT053 Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients
Hot chips are best in moderation. In this unit you will learn about healthy eating and the risks associated with providing clients with nutritional advice.
SISXCCS003 Address client needs
It important to be able to manage ongoing and sometimes complex relationships with your clients. In this unit you will learn the importance of being able to importance of being able to match services to needs and you will become familiar with service provision options that can be negotiated with your client and customised to meet their needs.
BSBESB404 Market new business ventures
While undertaking this unit you will analyse and interpret market data. This will hone your skills to develop and implement a marketing strategy that is integrated into the business plan in order to improve the performance of a business venture.
BSBCRT411 Apply critical thinking to work practices
Everyone thinks. It is our nature to do so. But much of our thinking, left to itself, is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed, or downright prejudiced. Learn how to use advanced-level critical thinking skills in a workplace context. This includes using methods of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
Learning to communicate with other health professionals and learning to manage client relationships.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop exercise programs and a series of sessions tailored to individual client needs, exercise preferences and fitness goals. It requires the ability to integrate information from pre-exercise screenings, fitness assessments, and any medical guidance that may have been received for particular clients, to design suitable programs. Skills for instructing sessions are covered in a complementary unit.
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
Learn how to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team. You will learn to conduct research of outdoor land condition, capability, uses and practices and develop and implement strategies to achieve sustainable practices for outdoor programs and activities.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and instruct exercise programs and sessions specifically tailored for individual older clients. Older clients are those aged at least 55 years; however, they can be significantly older. It covers skills for evaluating and modifying programs in response to client monitoring and feedback. Programs and sessions take account of the particular issues and risks for older clients. This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish current patterns of client exercise and support clients to make changes to optimise fitness outcomes, health and wellbeing. Support for behaviour change reflects evidence-based approaches and can be integrated into fitness assessment, program planning, instruction and evaluation.
It requires the ability to promote healthy ageing and integrate information from pre-exercise screenings, fitness assessments, and any medical guidance that may have been received for particular clients, to design suitable programs.
Program design involves effective application of exercise science and training principles. This unit has a direct relationship with, and is supported by, SISFFIT049 Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction.
Please note; Timetables are subject to change.
During this time your mentor will deliver planned training sessions which are aimed to give you introductory project management skills and knowledge. Activities may include presentations, group work, interactive games or a range of other hands on and engaging experiences.
Collaborate (facilitated learning & project work)
During this facilitated time, you will work collaboratively with your project team, or complete independent research tasks that have been delivered in the workshop sessions. You will practice skills that you have been taught by your mentor.
During this session, you will practice demonstrating required skills in a real and simulated work environment.
Canvas (Learner Management System)
Canvas is your online learning portal. Within this platform, you will be able to access your course learning materials, assessment requirements, and marked submissions. You will also be able to communicate with your Mentor within this platform, outside of timetabled hours. The system is user friendly and will help keep you on track throughout your studies.