SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

Become a Personal Trainer

This course allows you to work for a fitness centre as a personal trainer or establish your own personal training business.

To become a personal trainer you will need:

1) To have already successfully completed certificate III in Fitness or Pre-requisites.
2) Complete Certificate IV in Fitness
3) Complete a Level II First Aid course
4) Register with one of the national registration bodies (Physical Activity Australia or Fitness Australia). You will need to present them with photocopies of the certificates you receive in 2 and 3 above.

Prior to enrolling into Certificate IV in Fitness you must complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test.  Please click on the link below to start. 


SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness Units of Competencies

12 Core Units

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 behaviour
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  Recognise 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

Electives (8 units)

SISSST402   Develop strength and conditioning programs
SISFFIT024  Instruct endurance programs
SISCAI005   Conduct individualised long term training programs
SISXCCS003 Address clients needs
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

What is covered?

  • Collaborate with AHP
  • Adress Client Needs
  • Recognise the Dangers of Providing Nutritional Advice
  • The Eat for Health Program
  • Functional Movement
  • Anatomy & Physiology Principles
  • Instruct Personal Training Programs
  • Instruct Long Term Programs
  • Instruct Individual Long Term Programs
  • Instruct Group Personal Training
  • Work in Open Space
  • Instruct Endurance Programs
  • Body Composition
  • Motivation
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Exercise to Young Person Aged 13-17
  • Personal Training Business

What do I receive as part of my training?

 Online resource material containing all course notes

  • Online Theory Workbook / Assessment to complete
  • A Practical Workbook to complete
  • 40 Hours of Practical Workplacement
  • FREE membership to the EFITACADEMY website 
  • Access to our extensive exercise, nutrition and article library

Why do people undertake this qualification?

The Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package outlines that this qualification reflects the role of personal trainers who have specialist skills to train individual clients, or groups of clients, on a one-on-one or group basis, to improve health-related components of fitness in relatively low risk situations. This may include training of older clients and children.  They have a substantial depth of knowledge to plan, conduct and evaluate exercise training; provide leadership and guidance to clients and other staff; and deal with unpredictable situations applying defined guidelines and procedures from the fitness industry and the organisation.

They work independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems, including monitoring and managing business activities to operate efficiently and profitably.

The qualification does not provide the skills and knowledge for an individual to provide advice or exercise instruction to high risk clients, other than to refer the client to an appropriate medical or allied health professional.

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.

Once a student has successfully completed this qualification. A student is recommended to obtain registration as a Personal Trainer and this registration can be obtained from either Fitness Australia or Physical Activities Australia, which are the two current Fitness Industry peak bodies which handle registration of Personal Trainers.

How many units do I need to complete for this qualification?

To successfully complete the SIS40215 Certificate IV In Fitness you will need to complete a total of 20 units, which consist of 12 Core and 8 Elective units.

What is the structure of the SIS40215 Certificate IV In Fitness?

We deliver the required units in a "Module" system, below is the module system we follow to deliver and assess SIS40215 Certificate IV In Fitness.

Module 1: Nutritional Advice & Management
SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program

Module 2: Addressing
SISXCCS003 Address clients needs

Module 3: Functional Movement Capacity
SISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacity

Module 4: Incorporating Exercise Principles Into Programming
SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming

Module 5: Instruct Personal Training Programs
SISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programs

Module 6: Collaborate With Medical & Allied Health Professionals
SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context

Module 7: Instruct Long Term Exercise Programs
SISFFIT017 Instruct long term exercise programs
SISXCAI005 Conduct individualised long term training programs

Module 8: Instruct Group Personal Training Programs In Open Spaces
SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programs
SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open space

Module 9: Instruct Endurance Programs
SISFFIT024 Instruct endurance programs

Module 10: Body Composition Goals And Motivational Physiology
SISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour

Module 11: Developing Strength & Conditioning Programs
SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs

Module 12: Exercise Programs For Young People
SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years

Module 13: Business Planning & Marketing

BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
BSBSMB403 Market the small business
BSBSMB405 Mange small business operations
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning

What are the pre-requisites or prior things I should have to be able to gain entry into this qualification?

To gain entry into this qualification the Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package requires individuals to hold a current First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate and have been recognised as competent through a recognised training program or recognition process against the following units of competency.

  • SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation
  • SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
  • SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs
  • SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles  into fitness programming
  • SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information
  • SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals
  • SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients
  • SISXCCS001 Provide quality service.

In simple you must have the above mentioned items to gain entry into this qualification. Please contact us on how you can meet these requirements and we will gladly assist you.

What study options are available to complete the SIS40215 Certificate IV In Fitness qualification?

Online/E-learning

Efit Academy is a pioneer of Online Fitness Qualifications and we were one of the first Fitness RTOs that started delivering Online Fitness Qualifications. When you enrol in any of our Fitness Qualifications you will be given secured access to a state of the art online management system, which has everything you need to help you:

  • Study at your own pace.
  • Study anywhere at any time.
  • Get awesome support to help you complete your Fitness Qualifications.

We just don't stop there we believe that Online Fitness Qualifications should be supported by good student support and we also provided face to face support on request because we believe that students learn in different ways and we must offer and support the different ways students learn and grow.

We also don't claim to be a big RTO we are a boutique, focussed and highly experienced Fitness Qualifications provider, where you will be surprised to know that the majority of our enrolments don't come from marketing activities but our students telling others about how good our online management system is and their educational experience studying with us.

What are the types of people who usually complete the SIS40215 Certificate IV In Fitness qualification?

Operating as a Fitness Registered Training Organisation (RTO) for the past 10 years we have found that the following types of people do the SIS40215 Certificate IV In Fitness qualification:

  • Individuals wanting to become a Personal Trainer in small to large enterprises and in both the public and private sectors, including fitness, leisure and community centres and/or other fitness health clubs who hold a Certificate III in Fitness and hold a first aid certificate and CPR.
  • Individuals wanting to become Registered with Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia as a Personal Trainer.
  • Students wishing to formalise existing skills and workplace tasks who hold a Certificate III in Fitness and First Aid Certificate & CPR and have experience working as a Personal Trainer.

These are generally the types of people we get, having said that we get people from all walks of life, that have a passion for fitness and see themselves as being able to make a good living out of their passion for fitness now and in the future.

How long will it take me to complete the SIS40215 Certificate IV In Fitness?

There are many things that impact an individual's ability to complete a qualification. The table below outlines the amount of time it could take an individual to complete the SIS40215 Certificate IV In Fitness. This is based on our 10 years experience as a respected Fitness RTO.

Individual Type
Time Take To Complete This Qualification
Individuals wanting to become a Personal Trainer in small to large enterprises and in both the public and private sectors, including fitness, leisure and community centres and/or other fitness health clubs who hold a Certificate III in Fitness and hold a first aid certificate and CPR. 2 years. This type of student is expected to take up to 2 years to complete this qualification as they have completed their Certificate III in Fitness, First Aid and CPR and have little experience in the area of Fitness.
Individuals wanting to become Registered with Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia as a Personal Trainer. 0.5 to 1.5 years. This type of student is expected to complete this qualification anywhere between 1 to 1.5 years as this type of student tends to have a Certificate III in Fitness, First Aid and CPR and are doing this course to gain registration as a Registered Personal Trainer.
Students wishing to formalise existing skills and workplace tasks who hold a Certificate III in Fitness and First Aid Certificate & CPR and have experience working as a Personal Trainer. 0.5 to 1 year. This type of student is expected to complete this qualification in 0.5 to 1 year timeframe as this type of student is currently employed in the field of Fitness holding a Certificate III in Fitness, First Aid & CPR thus they are able to complete this qualification at a much quicker rate.

What are the types of assessments you will complete for SIS40215 Certificate IV In Fitness?

The table below outlines a brief description and the types of assessment which you will need to complete as part of the SIS40215 Certificate IV In Fitness. Don't worry we have more detailed and step by step instructions on how to do each type of assessment which will be provided to in writing and in easy to understand and follow format before you undertake any type of assessment.

Plus if you get stuck with anything just contact us and we will help you through the assessment process.

Type Of Assessment
Brief Description
Online Exams These contain multiple choice, drag and drop, match a name to an image type of questions. The good part is the online exam is marked instantly and it tells you which questions you got wrong and which ones you got right and gives you another chance to correct your answers.
Observations This requires you to either conduct an observation of someone else do a physical activity and include your responses in a checklist or you need to get someone else to observe you complete physical activities and get them to include their responses into a checklist.
Practical-Portfolio Of Information This requires you to undertake practical fitness activities and create a portfolio of evidence to support you undertaking these practical activities.
Work Placement Log Book To successfully complete a SIS40215 Certificate IV In Fitness you are now required to undertake 40 hours of work placement at a gym or similar type of facility. This requires you complete a Work Placement Log Book.

Are there any guarantees that I will complete this qualifications?

We give no guarantee that a student will complete this qualification. Like anything in life a person must meet all requirements to be granted a qualification or any kind of certification. We are here to help our students but we also expect our students to do the work that is required and in a manner that is required.

What are the pathways you can undertake after you complete the SIS40215 Certificate IV In Fitness?

Once you complete the SIS40215 Certificate IV In Fitness you get a pathway into the Diploma of Fitness.

What are the types of jobs outcomes you can achieve by completing this qualification?

The possible job outcomes that you can expect by completing this qualification is the role of a Personal Trainer and you can get registration as a Personal Trainer with fitness industry registration bodies such as Fitness Australia and Physical Activities Australia.

We would like to highlight in an open and transparent manner that completing this qualification does not guarantee that you will meet the job outcomes outlined here. Meeting job outcomes is more than just completing a qualification it is about being motivated, organised, actively seeking the job outcomes and being passionate about the job outcomes you wish to achieve.

How do I enrol in the SIS40215 Certificate IV In Fitness?

Efit has a unique enrolment process in which once you express interest in enrolling in one of our Fitness Qualifications, we organise a time with you and conduct a what we call is a pre-training review with you. We do this to make sure the qualification you are interested in is the best for you and to assess whether you will be able to complete this qualification. We don't enrol individuals into qualifications that are not suitable for them, unlike other providers that will enrol people into courses for the sake of it and just for the money.

We then complete an enrolment form and get you to provide the necessary identification documents required to complete the enrolment process. We then give you a Letter Of Offer which outlines our arrangements with you and then you need to accept that Letter Of Offer in writing to complete your enrolment process.

You will also be required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI) Number. If you don't have a USI or don't know anything about a USI we can help you get one. Please note providing a USI is mandatory requirement. You can get more information about a USI or even get a USI by going to https://www.usi.gov.au/

What is the cost of undertaking this qualification?

There are two sets of pricing we apply for this qualification, these are explained below:

Fee For Service: This means a student is paying this fee from their own pocket and that there is no Government Funding of any kind being applied or used to pay for this qualification.

Fee For Service Pricing Table
Qualification Code & Title Price

Volume Of Learning (The estimated time required to complete a Certificate III level qualification as outlined in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF))

Additional Resource Cost

SIS40215 Certificate IV In Fitness $1,950 600 to 2,400 hours. Please note you can complete this qualification outside the hours listed here as your completion depends on your learning style. So say you are really quick at picking up a concept and practising it then you will be able to complete this qualification a lot quicker than the suggested hours.

Plus Resources Costs.

We charge this fee to provide you a printed practicals workbook which is posted to you in a folder and you need to complete and submit this practical workbook as part of your successful completion of this qualification.
Printing and postage of Practical Workbook. $150 This Practical Workbook includes all practical assessments you need to complete and submit in addition to your online assessments.
Total Cost Of SIS40215 Certificate IV In Fitness. $2,100
Please note: If you are making a payment by Credit Card a surcharge of 1.8% of the total fees payable applies, this surcharge is applied because the Bank charges this surcharge to process payments made by Credit Cards. 

For more information about Efit Academy's policies and procedures for SIS40215 Certificate IV In Fitness?

A Registered Training Organisation (RTO) such as Efit Academy is required to provide clear and transparent information to students prior to enrolment to help them make an informed choice. Please read our Student Handbook which provides heaps more information about our policies and procedures that relate to your dealings with us, so when you enrol in any qualifications we deliver, you know what is expected of you? and what is expected of us?.

So please take the time to read our policies and procedures to help you make an informed choice, because we believe in the power of an informed choice. 

 

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