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SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

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Your fitness career starts here as a Gym Instructor/Personal Trainer!

Study fitness online! In the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness units for this course, you will learn how to screen and assess a client's fitness using a variety of well-established assessment protocols. You will also learn how to develop effective exercise programs, using an evidence based knowledge model and how to teach and evaluate exercise safely.

You will also gain a thorough understanding of exercise science principles, including concepts of anatomy and exercise physiology and the main theories behind healthy eating for a variety of populations and how to deliver safe and effective exercise to older populations.

In the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness course units, you will learn how to design, deliver, assess and evaluate a variety of individualised exercise programs, including older adults. The course will also teach you how to incorporate a diverse range of personal training equipment, how to train clients in various environments (indoor/outdoor), and design training programs for specific populations e.g. functional training.

You will also gain access and learn about the latest, cutting edge research on how to best deliver lifestyle planning and behaviour modification strategies. You will also learn the fundamentals of operating and marketing a personal training studio and how to help motivate your clients to accomplish their fitness goals.

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The AC Personal Trainer/Gym Instructor Course has been developed to promote a high level of skill and will prepare you to work in any personal training setting with confidence. This course has been developed by the most sought after and experienced fitness educationalists in Australia (see our academic faculty).

Professional Recognition

AC graduates may apply for registration and insurance with the Fitness Australia Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as a Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer and also gain International recognition.
Fitness Australia’s REPs provides assurance and confidence to consumers, employers and health professionals that all registered exercise professionals are qualified and have the knowledge, skills and competence to perform specific roles.

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Course summary

Course code
Qualification gained
Certificate III in Fitness +
Certificate IV in Fitness
Nationally recognised
Study mode
Flexible delivery (including online with some projects / activities and/or skills-based training)

Up to 9 November 2022
Study load
Start date
Start anytime
Delivery Methods
Online Delivery - E-Learning with structured and unstructured video conferencing and work based training
Assessment method
Multiple choice, true/false exams, essay questions, case studies, online fitness centre – simulated learning, and/or video assessment
Career Opportunities
  • Gym Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
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Course fees

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Course units

For this course, you have 32 units of competency to complete. You will also have access to the: Online Fitness Centre (OFC).

Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
Provide healthy eating information
Provide health screening and fitness orientation
Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
Provide quality service
Maintain equipment for activities
Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities
Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
Participate in workplace health and safety*
Conduct fitness appraisals
Identify risk and apply risk management processes*
Instruct fitness programs
Instruct strength and conditioning techniques*
Instruct exercise to older clients
Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour*
Provide first aid

You will need to undertake the first aid course unit externally, in your area and submit a copy of your certification to the College

  • Practical Workshops and Assessment 1

* = Units which can be credit transferred to the AC Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215)

Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
Promote functional movement capacity
Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
Undertake small business planning
Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
Market the small business
Manage small business finances
Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
Instruct personal training programs
Instruct group personal training programs
Instruct endurance programs
Instruct long-term exercise programs
Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context

  • Practical Workshops and Assessment 2

During your course you will complete Practical Workshops and Assessment 1 for Certificate III in Fitness and;

Practical Workshops and Assessment 2 for Certificate IV in Fitness.

You will also complete or will have completed already a *Provide First Aid course (usually a 1 day course with some online study).

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Australian College requires:

  • Competent in spoken and written English
  • Successful completion of an LLN review prior to commencement
  • At least 16 years of age*
  • Access to a PC/laptop or similar, email address, internet
  • Access to a mobile device with the ability to produce MP4 or MOV video files and that has compression software
  • Additional reading materials and required textbooks may be used throughout the course.

*Students under 18 year of age will need to provide parent/guardian consent.

Overseas Students Policy

As defined in the ESOS Act 2000, 'Overseas students' are not eligible to apply to enrol in this nationally recognised course, nor are they eligible for certification. Please refer to the Enrolment Terms and Conditions.

Qualification pathways

  • Complete the required training and the assessment requirements
  • Have you studied a related course? Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Are you currently working in a related industry? Apply for Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)
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They helped me to focus on the individual topics through the assignments and extract the most out of the course, making it directly relevant to the industry."

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