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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:

  • 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

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)

  • SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people ages 13 to 17 years
  • SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professional 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

Course Outline

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

What You'll Learn

Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40221)


Module 1: Advanced Programming

  • SISFFIT051: Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction
  • SISFFIT034: Assess client movement and provide exercise advice
  • SISFFIT049: Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
  • SISFFIT041: Develop personalised exercise programs

Module 2: Personal Training

  • SISXCCS003: Address client needs
  • SISFFIT042: Instruct personalised exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT043: Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
  • SISFFIT045: Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients

Module 3: Online Fitness

  • CHCCOM006: Establish and manage client relationships
  • SISFFIT044: Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients
  • SISFFIT046: Plan and instruct online exercise sessions

Module 4: Fitness Business

  • BSBESB301: Investigate business oppotunities
  • BSBESB401: Research and develop business plans


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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