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  • SIS30315 / SIS40215
  • 090876B / 090877A

Certificate III in Fitness / Certificate IV in Fitness

Dual award
At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Personal Trainer
  • Aqua Exercise Instructor
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Gymnasium Instructor
COURSE OUTCOME

SIS30315 / SIS40215 Certificate III in Fitness / Certificate IV in Fitness

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Course overview

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.

Units

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
Gold Coast
SISXRES001
Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
SISFFIT026
Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
SISFFIT025
Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
SISFFIT023
Instruct group personal training programs
SISFFIT021
Instruct personal training programs
SISFFIT020
Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
SISFFIT019
Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT018
Promote functional movement capacity
SISFFIT017
Instruct long-term exercise programs
SISFFIT016
Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
SISFFIT015
Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
SISFFIT013
Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
SISXIND001
Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
SISXFAC001
Maintain equipment for activities
SISXCCS001
Provide quality service
SISFFIT014
Instruct exercise to older clients
SISFFIT005
Provide healthy eating information
SISFFIT004
Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT003
Instruct fitness programs
SISFFIT002
Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
SISFFIT001
Provide health screening and fitness orientation
Greater Brisbane
SISXRES001
Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
SISFFIT026
Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
SISFFIT025
Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
SISFFIT023
Instruct group personal training programs
SISFFIT021
Instruct personal training programs
SISFFIT020
Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
SISFFIT019
Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT018
Promote functional movement capacity
SISFFIT017
Instruct long-term exercise programs
SISFFIT016
Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
SISFFIT015
Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
SISFFIT013
Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
SISXIND001
Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
SISXFAC001
Maintain equipment for activities
SISXCCS001
Provide quality service
SISFFIT004
Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT014
Instruct exercise to older clients
SISFFIT005
Provide healthy eating information
SISFFIT003
Instruct fitness programs
SISFFIT001
Provide health screening and fitness orientation
SISFFIT002
Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Gold Coast
SISXCAI005
Conduct individualised long-term training programs
BSBSMB406
Manage small business finances
BSBSMB405
Monitor and manage small business operations
BSBSMB404
Undertake small business planning
BSBSMB403
Market the small business
SISSSTC402A
Develop strength and conditioning programs
SISSSTC301A
Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
SISFFIT007
Instruct group exercise sessions
SISFFIT006
Conduct fitness appraisals
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
SISFFIT026
Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
SISFFIT025
Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
BSBRSK401
Identify risk and apply risk management processes
Greater Brisbane
BSBSMB401
Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
BSBSMB403
Market the small business
BSBSMB406
Manage small business finances
BSBSMB404
Undertake small business planning
SISSSTC402A
Develop strength and conditioning programs
SISFFIT012
Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years
SISFFIT014
Instruct exercise to older clients
SISXFAC002
Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities
SISFFIT026
Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
SISFFIT025
Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
SISFFIT006
Conduct fitness appraisals
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
BSBRSK401
Identify risk and apply risk management processes

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

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

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

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.  For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

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.

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