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Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40221)

Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40221)

What Can You Do With a Cert 4 in Fitness

This qualification reflects the role of personal trainers who develop, instruct and evaluate personalised exercise programs for generally healthy and low risk clients, to achieve specific fitness goals.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as an employed or self-employed personal trainer in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, leisure and community centres, client workplaces and homes, and outdoor locations.

Personal trainers may offer services to individuals and groups, and may provide online training services. In some employment contexts, personal trainers may be involved in team leadership or supervisory activities.

Why complete your Certificate 4 in Fitness with Fitness Education Online

When you decide to take our certificate IV in fitness qualification, you will also get access to any two of the certifications below for free

  • Kettlebell Certification
  • Bootcamp Certification
  • Pre Post Natal Certification
  • Training Older Adults Certification

This means along with having a Certificate IV in Fitness, you will also be a Certified Bootcamp Instructor and Certified Kettlebell Instructor (or whatever specialisations you choose).

Take the Next Step in Your Fitness Instruction Career

Upon taking the certificate IV in fitness course that we offer here at Fitness Education Online, you will be able to enjoy the following benefits:

  • Study 100% online
  • Study at your own pace, without any time limit
  • Gain a lifetime access to the qualification’s learning materials
  • Acquire specialised skills to instruct personal training programs
  • Expand your qualifications as a fitness professional
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Course Details

Our certificate IV in fitness course is fully available online, which means that you can study whenever and wherever you are. It is also self-paced, so you can take it as long as you like.

Once you pay for the program, you will gain a lifetime access to the course materials. This will allow you to come back to the resources even after acquiring your certificate 4 in fitness.

Prerequisite Units (8)

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold a current first aid and CPR certificate and have been recognised as competent through a recognised training program or recognition process against the following units of competency:

  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid (or a unit that supersedes this unit)
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  • SISFFIT032 Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
  • SISFFIT033 Complete client fitness assessments
  • SISFFIT035 Plan group exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT036 Instruct group exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT040 Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
  • SISFFIT047 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
  • SISFFIT052 Provide healthy eating information

Required Units        

To complete this qualification, you need to take a total of 20 units. 12 of these comprises of the core units, while 8 units should come from designated electives.

Core Units (12)

  • CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
  • SISFFIT041 Develop personalised exercise programs
  • SISFFIT042 Instruct personalised exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT043 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
  • SISFFIT044 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients
  • SISFFIT045 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients
  • SISFFIT049 Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
  • SISFFIT050 Support exercise behaviour change
  • SISFFIT051 Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction
  • SISFFIT053 Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients

Course Outline

Qualification: SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness
Course Duration: Up to 12 months

What You'll Learn

Certificate IV in Fitness


Module 1: Fitness Business

  • BSBESB301: Investigate business opportunities
  • BSBOPS403: Apply business risk management processes
  • BSBESB404: Market new business ventures
  • SIRXSLS001: Sell to the retail customer

Module 2: Nutrition Coaching

  • BSBPEF302: Develop Self Awareness
  • SISFFIT053: Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients
  • SISFFIT050: Support exercise behaviour change

Module 3: Advanced Programming

  • SISFFIT049: Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
  • SISFFIT041: Develop personalised exercise programs

Module 4: Personal Training

  • SISFFIT043: Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
  • SISFFIT044: Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients
  • SISFFIT042: Instruct personalised exercise sessions
  • SISXCAI009: Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
  • SISXCAI010: Develop strength and conditioning programs

Module 5: Youth Programs

  • SISFFIT045: Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients
  • SISFFIT051: Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction
  • CHCCOM006: Establish and manage client relationships


Graduate Outcomes

Some of the job roles you may have once you complete this qualification are:

  • Personal trainer
  • Program coordinator
  • Children’s trainer
  • Older client trainer
  • Group fitness instructor

Delivery Method

Online Learning: All of our theory learning is delivered via our online learning centre that you can log in to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The learning material includes videos, PowerPoint Presentations and Online Text Books.

Practice Sessions: The practice sessions allow you to gain the confidence of working with real clients.

Practical Assessment: The final step in the process is to complete the live Practical Assessment.

What You Will Learn

Taking a certificate IV in fitness online course allows you to acquire the knowledge and skills you need to advance your career as a fitness coach. Additionally, enrolling in our online course will help you learn various things, including the following:

  • Instructing personal and group personal training programs
  • Teaching long-term exercise programs
  • Working with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
  • Promoting healthy eating
  • Presenting, securing, and supporting sales solutions
  • Marketing a small business
  • Undertaking small business planning
  • Monitoring and managing small business operations and finances

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The Value of CECs in Maintaining Certification and Credibility
Understanding the importance of Continuing Education Credits (CECs) is crucial for fitness professionals aiming to maintain their SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness qualification and advance their careers. CECs ensure that professionals' knowledge and skills stay up-to-date with the latest industry standards and research. By accumulating CECs, fitness professionals expand their expertise, specialise in niche areas, and enhance their service offerings, setting themselves apart in a competitive market. This opens up new career opportunities, increases marketability and leads to higher income.

FEO AU's Certificate IV in Fitness online courses are meticulously designed to align with industry standards required for SIS40221 certification, ensuring fitness professionals meet national certification requirements. The Cert 4 fitness curriculum through FEO AU fitness professionals will help trainers fulfil their CEC requirements, stay ahead in their field, and cater to a diverse range of client needs.

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