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Certificate IV in Fitness

SIS40210

  • Get qualified to work as a Personal Trainer with this Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40210)
  • Gain hands-on experience & face-to-face mentoring in a real gym
  • Graduate Placement Guarantee with leading industry partners available to eligible students

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At a glance

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Provider

Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO 32363)
Career Opportunities
Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
Accredited by Fitness Australia and Physical Activity Australia

Prerequisites
Location

Australia wide - Study anywhere

Work placement

Fast-track on campus: 26 hours
Mentored: 15 hours

Course length
Complete within 1 year. e.g. 1.5 hrs a week = finish in 1 year. (Fast-track includes an 8 week practical program)
Study mode

Blended

In-class


Online

Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.

Blended

Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.

In-class

Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Assessment
Quizzes, assignments & practical component
Start date

Start anytime.

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Provider
Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO 32363)

Australian Institute of Personal Trainers specialises in hands-on fitness education delivered by industry professionals.

When you study with Australian Institute of Personal Trainers, you’ll have access to:

  • Flexible delivery options – fit study into your schedule
  • Practical experience in a real gym
  • Dedicated support from fitness and education specialists

You can study online and complete your practical training in a gym near you, or fast-track your studies with face-to-face delivery at one of Australian Institute of Personal Trainers' campuses around Australia.

Australian Institute of Personal Trainers Pty Ltd (RTO 32363) trading as Australian Institute of Personal Trainers.

Payment options

Payment plan

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Price
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The cost of a course can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are an Australian resident
  • How you pay for the course (via a government loan, via a payment plan, or upfront)

To work out how much this course would cost you,
contact a SEEK Learning consultant.

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Providing exercise instruction and gym programs for groups
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Health screening, assessment and orientation
  • Working in a gym environment and with gym equipment
  • Planning a home based business
  • Working with specific populations

Practical experience

If you study fast-track at an Australian Institute of Personal Trainers campus, you'll complete 26 hours of practical experience in a gym.

If you study through mentored delivery, you'll gain hands on experience through 15 hours of practical placement in a gym near you, mentored by a fitness industry professional.

Course structure

15 units

Units

  1. SISFFIT419A - Apply exercise science principles to planning exercise


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to utilise a broad knowledge of exercise science principles in fitness training.

  2. SISFFIT415A - Work collaboratively with medical & allied health professionals


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify situations and conditions requiring guidance from medical or allied health professionals, to interpret instructions from medical or allied health professionals and implement appropriate exercise plans.

  3. SISFFIT417A - Undertake long term exercise programming


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to design, plan and program long term exercise for fitness industry clients.

  4. SISFFIT418A - Undertake appraisals of functional movement


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake general postural appraisals to evaluate a client's posture, functional range of movement and muscle strength and weakness, in preparation for the development of an appropriate exercise program.

  5. SISFFIT420A - Plan & deliver exercise programs to support desired body composition outcomes


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to design exercise plans and programs to change body composition in clients. It requires the application of healthy eating standards and guidelines to provide accurate healthy eating information to clients and the ability to recognise and work within professional limitations.

  6. SISFFIT416A - Apply motivational psychology to provide guidance on exercise behaviour & change to meet health & fitness goals


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to analyse client behaviour and motivate clients to commence and adhere to a long term exercise plan.

  7. SISFFIT314A - Plan & deliver exercise to older clients with managed conditions


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and deliver exercise for clients aged 50 and over. It involves planning, demonstration, instruction, review and modification of activities and instructional techniques to meet individual client needs.

  8. SISFFIT421A - Plan & deliver personal training


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to be able to plan, deliver monitor and adjust personal training programs for a range of clients including older clients, in both indoor and outdoor settings.

  9. BSBSMB306A - Plan a home based business


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to examine the issues around establishing a business and planning the workplace, within a home environment.

  10. BSBSMB401A - Establish legal & risk management requirements of small business


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify and comply with the regulatory, legal, taxation and insurance requirements, and risk management needs of small business.

  11. BSBSMB404A - Undertake small business planning


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to research and develop an integrated business plan for achieving business goals and objectives.

  12. BSBSMB402 - Plan small business finances


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify financial requirements of a business, including profit targets, cash flow projections and strategies to garner financial support. It applies to individuals who operate a small business, or who work within an existing micro-business, small business or in a department of a larger organisation. Individuals in this role interpret financial data competently and are skilled communicators.

  13. BSBSMB403A - Market the small business


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and implement marketing strategies, and to monitor and improve market performance.

  14. BSBSMB405B - Monitor & manage small business operations


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to operate a small business and to implement a business plan. The strategies involve monitoring, managing and reviewing operational procedures.

  15. BSBSMB406A - Manage small business finances


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement, monitor and review strategies for the ongoing management of a small business's finances. It also includes day to day financial management of the small business.

First aid requirement:
This course requires you to complete a first aid course. You will need to organise to complete this training through an RTO such as St Johns Ambulance or Australian Red Cross.

Support and delivery

You study part of this course online, and complete the practical component in a real gym with a qualified personal trainer.

Choose from three ways to study:

1. Fast-track on campus

  • Get qualified fast at one of Australian Institute of Personal Trainers’ 100 campuses across Australia.
  • 26 hours of face-to-face structured learning and practical experience with a Personal Trainer in a real gym, delivered over 8 weeks.
  • 15 units to complete online at your own pace.
  • 3 intakes a year.
  • Learn in a group with other students.

2. Choose your own mentor

  • Choose an experienced Personal Trainer to mentor you through the practical parts of the course - your mentor must be approved by the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers.
  • 15 hours of practical experience with your mentor in a real gym.
  • Gain hands-on experience and observe real personal training sessions with clients.
  • 15 units to complete online at your own pace.
  • Start anytime.

3. Get paired with a mentor

  • Australian Institute of Personal Trainers will pair you up with a mentor who is a Personal Trainer – there are over 150 across Australia.
  • 15 hours of practical experience with your mentor in a real gym.
  • Gain hands-on experience and observe real personal training sessions with clients.
  • 15 units to complete online at your own pace.
  • Start anytime.

Support

  • Technical Advisors and Specialists provide one-on-one coaching sessions over the phone or Skype. They’re industry experts who will support you to complete each unit of the course. You can contact them 8am–6:30pm on weekdays.
  • Australian Institute of Personal Trainers have a Support Plan for each student, which ensures you’re contacted regularly and progressing through the course.
  • The team of Student Support Officers are dedicated to helping you graduate and will help you find a solution to any hurdles you’re facing.
  • You will receive a Study Plan that shows how long each unit will take to complete – a great tool to help you stay on track and plan your breaks from study.

Payment options

Payment plan

You can pay for this course gradually by paying a deposit and making weekly or fortnightly payments as you study.

The duration of your payment plan will depend on your course delivery mode, and you will need to pay the full amount by the time you finish the course.

To understand more about payment options or find out if you’re eligible for a funding entitlement, contact a SEEK Learning Consultant.

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