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SIS30321 / SIS40215 | 109306K / 090877A

Certificate III in Fitness / Certificate IV in Fitness

Dual award

Your fitness career goals are within your reach with this entry-level dual qualification. This course is an essential minimum requirement to work as a personal trainer.

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TIME 1 year / Full Time NEXT START DATE 23 Jan 2023
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast
WAYS TO STUDY International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
International
$8,100

Course overview

Take the next step in fitness with this entry-level dual qualification and become a personal trainer. Demand for qualified personal trainers is set to expand by as much as 25,000 new positions within the next five years. With this level of growth, demand for skilled fitness practitioners will be high.

You will learn how to instruct personal training programs, group personal training, and exercise for older clients. You will also get the hands-on skills and knowledge needed to operate your own small personal training business.

Successfully completing this dual 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
  • Aqua Exercise Instructor
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Gymnasium Instructor

Course outcome:

SIS30321 / SIS40215 Certificate III in Fitness / Certificate IV in Fitness

Job-ready training

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

Dual award

Take advantage of our dual award offerings and get two qualifications instead of one. In most cases you will only need to complete a few additional units to upgrade your qualification. Save time, enhance your job prospects, and add value to your skill set.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of the two qualifications requires you to complete all core and 14 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBOPS304
    Deliver and monitor a service to customers
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBOPS304
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify customer needs, deliver and monitor customer service and identify improvements in the provision of customer service.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBPEF301
    Organise personal work priorities
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBPEF301
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise personal work schedules, to monitor and obtain feedback on work performance and to maintain required levels of competence.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Organise personal work priorities

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAID011
    Provide First Aid
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAID011
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies. The unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide First Aid

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS001
    Participate in workplace health and safety
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in workplace health and safety

  • 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
  • SISFFIT032
    Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT032
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to screen clients for participation in exercise programs and to provide general advice about programs and services suitable to clients.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT033
    Complete client fitness assessments
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT033
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assess current fitness capabilities of clients using information from industry standard pre-exercise screening as the starting point
  • UNIT NAME
  • Complete client fitness assessments

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT035
    Plan group exercise sessions
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT035
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to plan group exercise sessions designed for participation by mixed ability groups, or by groups that predominately comprise a particular profile, for example, older people.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan group exercise sessions

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT036
    Instruct group exercise sessions
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT036
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare for and deliver land-based group exercise sessions according to predesigned session plans which may have been developed by self or others.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Instruct group exercise sessions

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT040
    Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT040
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop tailored gym-based exercise programs for individuals where the level of personalised instruction, ongoing client monitoring and program evaluation is limited.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT047
    Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT047
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify the role of anatomy and physiology knowledge in fitness instruction, and to use that knowledge to develop and instruct safe and effective exercise activities.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT052
    Provide healthy eating information
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT052
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide general, and not individualised, information about healthy eating to fitness clients.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide healthy eating information

  • 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
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $8,100
South Bank
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $8,100
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • International: $8,100
Robina
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • International: $8,100
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $8,100
Mooloolaba
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $8,100

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Certificate III in Fitness / Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS30321 / SIS40215)

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Certificate III in Fitness / Certificate IV in Fitness

COURSE CODE: SIS30321 / 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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International student payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information

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Entry requirements

SIS30321 - Certificate III in Fitness
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

SIS40215 - Certificate IV in Fitness
You must hold a current first aid and CPR certificate and have successfully completed the following (or equivalent) units:

  • 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

Students who transition to SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness during the course of their study in this dual qualification, will meet the entry requirements through successful completion of SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness.

SIS40221 - Certificate IV in Fitness
Entry into this qualification is open to individuals who hold the following units of competency or units that have been superseded by these units:

 

  • 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
Selection criteria

International students

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - View a list of all English Language tests accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12
  • Students must hold a current First Aid and CPR Certificate and successfully complete 8 pre-requisite units included in the Certificate III in Fitness prior to commencing Certificate IV in Fitness

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.  TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

Resources Required

It is recommended that students 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 students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

  • Personal stationery items, including four (4) A4 display folders for assessment.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

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

Replacement qualification
SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness was superseded on 9 November 2021 and is replaced by SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 10 May 2023.

Students who transition to SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness during th course of their study in this dual qualification will meet the entry requirements of this qualification through successful completion of SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness.

International Important Information

The advertised course cost and duration will be broken down as per the following:

  • Certificate III in Fitness – 6 months in duration, cost - $3,600
  • Certificate IV in Fitness – 6 months in duration, cost - $4,500

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. 

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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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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