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  • SIS40215 / SIS50612

Certificate IV in Fitness / Diploma of Sport Development

Dual Award
At a glance

At a glance

Energize your fitness career with a dual qualification in fitness and sports development and get the advanced knowledge and practical skills you need to become a personal trainer, coach, or sports development manager.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sport Development Manager
  • High Performance Coach
  • Competition Manager
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Program Developer
COURSE OUTCOME

SIS40215 / SIS50612 Certificate IV in Fitness / Diploma of Sport Development

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Course overview

Course overview

Energize your fitness career with a dual qualification in fitness and sports development. Sports coaches and fitness instructors are in high demand in Australia with up to 50,000 job openings expected over the next five years. This course will give you the advanced knowledge and practical skills you need to become a personal trainer (PT), coach, or sports development manager. 

In this course you'll develop fundamental fitness skills including how to instruct personal training programs, group exercise classes, and exercise for older clients. You'll also learn advanced skills including how to implement sports psychology to optimise sporting performance, apply nutrition principles to achieve peak performance, and provide advice to athletes about performance enhancing and prohibited drugs. 

Successful completion of this course will prepare you to work in sports development managing competitions, identifying and developing athletes, or as a PT or instructor in fitness centres, gyms, or aquatic centres.

Units

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

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Certificate IV - Core Units
SISFFIT013
Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
SISFFIT015
Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals 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
Diploma - Core Units
BSBADM502B
Manage meetings
ICAICT308A
Use advanced features of computer applications
SISSSCO306
Provide drugs in sport information
SISSSCO307
Provide nutrition information to athletes
SISSSCO308
Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology
SISXCAI306A
Facilitate groups
SISXCCS403A
Determine needs of client populations
SISXIND404A
Promote compliance with laws and legal principles
SISXIND406A
Manage projects
SISXRSK502A
Manage organisational risks
SISXWHS402
Implement and monitor work health and safety policies

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Certificate IV - Elective Units
SISXCAI005
Conduct individualised long-term training programs
BSBSLS408
Present, secure and support sales solutions
BSBRSK401
Identify risk and apply risk management processes
SISSSTC301A
Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
SISSSTC402A
Develop strength and conditioning programs
BSBSMB401
Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
BSBSMB404
Undertake small business planning
BSBSMB403
Market the small business
Diploma - Elective Units
SISFFIT013
Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
SISFFIT016
Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
SISFFIT017
Instruct long-term exercise programs
SISFFIT018
Promote functional movement capacity
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
SISSSTC402A
Develop strength and conditioning programs

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol into this program you must 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 from the Certificate III in Fitness:

  • 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

Placement

If you are not currently employed or volunteering in industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete 40 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

Need to know

Yo must be eligible for a blue card to be able to complete this course.

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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland