SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

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Course description

A Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215) is perfect for students seeking careers as fitness instructors and personal trainers. To enrol you’ll need a Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315) plus a current first aid and CPR certificate.

Students gain skills in three key areas: motivating and instructing fitness clients; preparing nutrition and fitness programs for clients; and collaborating with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context.

The Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215) is a nationally recognised training qualification and part of the official Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package.

Nationally recognised

Average duration

12 months

Online or Distance

On-campus

Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Administration and Management

Planning and coordination of people and resources.

Critical Thinking

Evaluating the benefits and costs of different solutions for a problem.

Economics and Accounting

Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

Judgment and Decision Making

Evaluating the benefits and costs of different options and choosing the best one.

Outcomes

This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Personal Trainer$1,150 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Advanced Personal Trainer$1,350 weekly pay
Rehabilitation Specialist$1,350 weekly pay

Subjects

You will be required to complete a number of units of competencey for this qualifiation. Example units have been provided below but may vary for each provider.

SISFFIT015
Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context

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 to ensure appropriate exercise planning and delivery within industry endorsed scope of practice.

SISFFIT016
Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour

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.

SISFFIT017
Instruct long-term exercise programs

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.

SISFFIT018
Promote functional movement capacity

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.

SISFFIT019
Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming

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. This unit applies to the use of physiological and mechanical principles in training to improve the health- and skill-related components of fitness of clients who have recently completed industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification procedures.

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Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

Australian Qualifications Framework
Nationally Recognised Training


This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

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These course providers offer the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness:

Australian College
Online
Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
Online / On Campus
TAFE Queensland
On Campus
North Regional TAFE
Distance / On Campus
Skills Generation
On Campus
Australian Fitness Academy
Online / On Campus
The College of Health and Fitness
Online / On Campus
FIT College
Online / On Campus