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SIS40215

Certificate IV in Fitness

Upgrade your fitness career with this mid-level qualification. Gain the specialised skills employers are looking for and start work as personal trainer or fitness instructor.

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TIME 6 months / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Wide Bay Burnett
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$4,620

Course overview

Take the next step in fitness with this mid-level qualification. You'll gain the specialised skills and knowledge needed to start your career in personal training.

The fitness industry in Australia is booming. According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as fitness instructors is growing very strongly with around 21,000 job openings predicted over the next five years. 

In addition to learning specialised skills and knowledge to instruct personal training programs, group personal training, and exercise for older clients, you may also learn the fundamentals of operating your own small personal training business.

Successfully completing this qualification will give you the ability to set yourself apart in the fitness industry. You'll be equipped to seek employment as a personal trainer, exercise instructor or expand into your own personal training business.

What can I do?

  • Personal Trainer

Course outcome:

SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

Further study options

At TAFE Queensland we believe in providing quality pathways to further education opportunities. Give yourself the best chance to and continue and grow with further study options that will open up more exciting employment opportunities in the world of fitness and sport development.

Job-ready training

We put theory into practice, which is why we believe in real-world learning environments. With access to real industry-standard professional gyms as your classroom, you will graduate with confidence, knowing you have all the skills you need to get right to work.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 8 elective units from the list below. You may also be required to undertake 40 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT013
    Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT013
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct and evaluate exercise for young people aged thirteen to seventeen years. It requires the ability to supervise young people using fitness facilities and relevant equipment to promote functional capacity and fitness.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT015
    Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT015
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify situations and conditions requiring guidance from, or the need to work with, medical or allied health professionals. This unit requires the ability to undertake referrals, and interpret and implement instructions from medical or allied health professionals to ensure appropriate exercise planning and delivery within industry endorsed scope of practice.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT016
    Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT016
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to promote exercise and incorporate behaviour change strategies into fitness instruction, programming and provision of fitness advice.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT017
    Instruct long-term exercise programs
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT017
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to plan, instruct and evaluate long-term exercise programs for clients. It requires the ability to apply the principles of training and program design to achieve goals in relation to health and skill-related components of fitness. It applies to the use of a variety of training techniques and cardiovascular, free weights and contemporary training equipment, in client programs.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Instruct long-term exercise programs

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT018
    Promote functional movement capacity
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT018
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assess client movement and exercise capacity and develop an appropriate exercise program. It requires the use of functional movement knowledge in day-to-day professional practice to encourage healthy posture, effective movement patterns and safe exercise technique for clients.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Promote functional movement capacity

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT019
    Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT019
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate an understanding of exercise science principles into fitness instruction, programming and provision of fitness advice.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT020
    Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT020
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design exercise plans and programs to change and maintain desired and realistic body composition of clients.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT021
    Instruct personal training programs
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT021
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct and evaluate personal training programs for a variety of clients in both controlled and uncontrolled environments. It requires the ability to plan individualised programs for clients who have completed industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification procedures.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Instruct personal training programs

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT023
    Instruct group personal training programs
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT023
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct and evaluate group personal training programs for a variety of clients in both controlled and uncontrolled environments. It requires the ability to plan individualised programs for clients who have completed industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification procedures.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Instruct group personal training programs

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT025
    Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT025
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify when the provision of nutritional advice is beyond the scope of practice of a personal trainer.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT026
    Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT026
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use the Eat for Health Program to support clients who do not have special dietary needs. It covers assisting clients to adapt the Australian Dietary Guidelines to suit their lifestyles and food choice influences using the Eat for Health Program as a guide.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISXRES001
    Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
    UNIT CODE :
    SISXRES001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct work in open spaces while upholding sustainable practices. This unit requires the ability to conduct research of the current land condition, capability, uses and practices, and develop and implement strategies to achieve sustainable practices for outdoor programs and activities.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 4 days per week
Classroom
  • Full fee: $4,620
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
15 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $4,620
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $4,620
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 4 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $4,620
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $4,620

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Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215)

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Certificate IV in Fitness

COURSE CODE: SIS40215
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

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
Resources Required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

You are required to bring your own sports clothing and sports shoes, a gym towel, hat and water bottle. You may be required to purchase TAFE Queensland branded uniform items.This will be discussed at enrolment and/or orientation.

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Robina campus

The Robina campus will be a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) campus for general learning.  Students are able to access discounted pricing for device purchases via JB Hi-Fi.  TAFE Queensland will have some portable devices available for short term loan and there will also be a limited number of desktop computers located on-site that students will be able to access.  For all the details visit the BYOD page on our website. 

Need to know

Blue Card
To successfully satisfy all course requirements you will be required to apply for a Blue Card (working with children check). Learn More

Please note: TAFE Queensland wishes to warn you, as a Blue Card applicant, that it is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application.  For further information regarding 'disqualified' persons, please contact Blue Card Services.

Any student enrolling under the age of 18 must be aware that to gain registration in the industry you cannot be insured until you are 18 years of age. This does not affect enrolment but may affect employability options until this age. Please refer to teacher for further information.

 

Replacement qualification
This qualification  has been replaced by SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness as of 9 November 2021. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 10 May 2023. 

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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