Australian Learning Group

SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

Australian Learning Group

Course details

CRICOS course code: 089272G

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


If you want to be a Personal Trainer, you will need to undertake The Certificate IV in Fitness. This national qualification allows you to train and develop your own clients in an unsupervised setting.

What do you learn in a Certificate IV in Fitness?

The Certificate IV in Fitness course will prepare you to:

  • Plan exercise programs for your clients
  • Apply your knowledge of exercise science principles
  • Undertake client postural appraisals and other fitness tests
  • Undertake functional range of movement and muscle testing
  • Develop a broad variety of exercise programs
  • Run a small business

Some of the topics you will study include:

  • Exercise Science
  • Advanced Client Screening and assessment procedures
  • Planning and developing exercise programs for clients
  • Special Populations Clients such as teenagers and children
  • Small business planning and marketing

Job Outcomes

Personal Trainer

The program outcomes for this course are:

  • Workers qualified at a CIV level are primarily employed as personal trainers in a fitness or leisure facility or in their own business.
  • This qualification provides a pathway to work in a diversity of fitness industry businesses including fitness centres, gyms, aquatic facilities, community facilities and in open spaces, where risk management (through risk assessment and hazard control processes) does not already exist.
  • A study pathway to the Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management – Fitness Stream.
  • Preparation for further study and vocational skills with development of study and research skills, language and literacy skills, communication skills, time management, planning and managing projects, interpersonal skills and the development of techniques.

Units of Competency

The Certificate IV in Fitness is made up of 20 units of competencies, which are made up of 12 core and 8 elective units, the following table lists the units included in ACSF’s course:

Unit Code Unit Title

SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years

SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context

SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behavior

SISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programs

SISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacity

SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming

SISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals

SISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programs

SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programs

SISFFIT025 Recognize the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients

SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program

SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces

BSBSMB401 establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

BSBSMB403 Market the small business

BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning

BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations

SISSSTC301A Instruct strength and conditioning techniques

SISXCCS003 Address client needs

SISXCAI005 Conduct individualized long-term training programs

SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 5,850 for the entire course; 1,790 per term; Enroll fee: 195; Material... Read more5,850 for the entire course; 1,790 per term; Enroll fee: 195; Material fee: 300
Start date: 05 October 2020
Duration: 9 months
Study mode: Self study / online (with attendance)

Brisbane Campus

Level 4, 243 Edward Street
Brisbane Queensland 4000

Entry criteria

Entrants must have:

  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Sufficient level of language, literacy and numeracy levels in order to interpret documents, learner guides and assessment tools, prepare written reports and plans.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and manage professional networks and client relationships with clients of various ages and backgrounds.
  • The course is aimed at students 18 years of age and over.

IELTS - 5.5 (with no individual band under 5.0); TOEFL Internet Based - 46; Cambridge English - CAE 162; PTE Academic - 42; OET - B.


Australian Learning Group
Sydney Campus
Level 1, 333 Kent Street Sydney New South Wales 2000