Complete Personal Trainer - Certificate IV in Fitness


  • Get practical experience in a gym & graduate job-ready with the Complete Personal Trainer - Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40210)
  • Includes the core units of the Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30313) required for entry into the Certificate IV - reach your study goals fast
  • Graduate Placement Guarantee with leading industry partners available to eligible students

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Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO 32363)
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Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
Accredited by Fitness Australia and Physical Activity Australia




Australia wide - Study anywhere

Work placement

Fast-track on campus: 52 hours
Mentored: 20 hours

Course length
Complete within 1 year. e.g. 2.5 hrs a week = finish in 1 year. (Fast-track includes an 8 week practical program)
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Quizzes, assignments & practical component
Start date

Start anytime.

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Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO 32363)
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There are no entry requirements for this course. You can enrol no matter what level of education or work experience you have.

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Providing exercise instruction and gym programs for groups
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Health screening, assessment and orientation
  • Programming and fitness program development
  • Business functions including planning, marketing, finance and operations
  • Motivation psychology
  • Exercise science

Practical experience

If you study fast-track at an Australian Institute of Personal Trainers campus, you'll complete 52 hours of practical experience in a gym.

If you study through mentored delivery, you'll gain hands on experience through 20 hours of practical placement in a gym near you, mentored by a fitness industry professional.

Course structure

25 units


  1. SISFFIT305A - Apply anatomy & physiology principles in a fitness context

  2. SISFFIT301A - Provide fitness orientation & health screening

  3. SISFFIT307A - Undertake client health assessment

  4. SISFFIT306A - Provide healthy eating information to clients in accordance with recommended guidelines

  5. SISFFIT303A - Develop & apply an awareness of specific populations to exercise delivery

  6. SISFFIT308A - Plan & deliver gym programs

  7. SISFFIT304A - Instruct & monitor fitness programs

  8. SISFFIT302A - Provide quality service in the fitness industry

  9. SISXOHS101A - Follow occupational health & safety policies

  10. SISXRSK301A - Undertake risk analysis of activities

  11. SISFFIT419A - Apply exercise science principles to planning exercise

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

  13. SISFFIT417A - Undertake long term exercise programming

  14. SISFFIT418A - Undertake appraisals of functional movement

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

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

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

  18. SISFFIT421A - Plan & deliver personal training

  19. BSBSMB306A - Plan a home based business

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

  21. BSBSMB404A - Undertake small business planning

  22. BSBSMB402 - Plan small business finances

  23. BSBSMB403A - Market the small business

  24. BSBSMB405B - Monitor & manage small business operations

  25. BSBSMB406A - Manage small business finances

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.
  • 52 hours of face-to-face structured learning and practical experience with a Personal Trainer in a real gym, delivered over 8 weeks.
  • 25 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.
  • 20 hours of practical experience with your mentor in a real gym.
  • Gain hands-on experience and observe real personal training sessions with clients.
  • 25 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.
  • 20 hours of practical experience with your mentor in a real gym.
  • Gain hands-on experience and observe real personal training sessions with clients.
  • 25 units to complete online at your own pace.
  • Start anytime.


  • 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 and 9am–3pm on Saturdays.
  • 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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