SIS40221 - Certificate IV in Fitness

DurationThere are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.
Location
Bundaberg and
Next intakeMarch, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Mixed Mode, RPL/RCC/Credit
Total units17
Low-Fee course for eligible applicants.

Overview

Ignite a fitness revolution with our exhilarating SIS40221 - Certificate IV in Fitness. Become a fitness professional, empowering clients to unlock their potential and achieve their health and wellness goals. Dive into cutting-edge exercise science, program design, and coaching techniques.

This qualification reflects the role of personal trainers who develop, instruct and evaluate personalised exercise programs for generally healthy and low risk clients, to achieve specific fitness goals. Clients with higher health risks are referred to medical or allied health professionals.

Personal trainers work independently using highly developed fitness skills and knowledge in both routine and unpredictable situations. They use well-developed communication and collaboration skills to interact with clients and health professionals to improve client fitness outcomes.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as an employed or self-employed personal trainer in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, leisure and community centres, client workplaces and homes, and outdoor locations. Personal trainers may offer services to individuals and groups, and may provide online training services. In some employment contexts, personal trainers may be involved in team leadership or supervisory activities.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.



This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

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Study experience

  • Jan Burnett smiling with trees in the background
    The teaching staff are incredibly supportive. They always answer questions promptly. They explain concepts clearly, and they make practical components challenging, but fun.

    Jan Burnett

    Certificates III and IV in Fitness

Career Opportunities

This qualification provides a pathway to work as an employed or self-employed personal trainer in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, leisure and community centres, client workplaces and homes, and outdoor locations. Personal trainers may offer services to individuals and groups, and may provide online training services. In some employment contexts, personal trainers may be involved in team leadership or supervisory activities.

Structure & Availability

Mixed Mode Course Structure

Duration:

This program is typically delivered over an 11 month period. Enrolments for this program are spread over the study duration to provide the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge. Some units with similar outcomes have been clustered to enhance the learning experience. Students can extend their study duration and access educational support if required.


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
SISFFIT049Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
SISFFIT050Support exercise behaviour change
SISFFIT042Instruct personalised exercise sessions
SISFFIT041Develop personalised exercise programs
CHCCOM006Establish and manage client relationships
SISFFIT043Develop and Instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
SISFFIT044Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients
SISFFIT045Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients
SISFFIT051Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction
SISFFIT053Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBESB402Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
SISXCAI005Conduct individualised long-term training programs
SISXCAI010Develop strength and conditioning programs
SISXCAI009Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
SISFFIT034Assess client movement and provide exercise advice
BSBESB404Market new business ventures
BSBESB401Research and develop business plans

On Campus Course Structure

Duration:

This program is typically delivered over an 6 month period. Enrolments for this program are spread over the study duration to provide the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge. Some units with similar outcomes have been clustered to enhance the learning experience. Students can extend their study duration and access educational support if required.


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
SISFFIT050Support exercise behaviour change
SISFFIT041Develop personalised exercise programs
SISFFIT049Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
CHCCOM006Establish and manage client relationships
SISFFIT043Develop and Instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
SISFFIT042Instruct personalised exercise sessions
SISFFIT044Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients
SISFFIT045Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients
SISFFIT053Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients
SISFFIT051Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBESB402Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
SISXCAI010Develop strength and conditioning programs
SISXCAI005Conduct individualised long-term training programs
SISXCAI009Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
SISFFIT034Assess client movement and provide exercise advice
BSBESB404Market new business ventures
BSBESB401Research and develop business plans

RPL Course Structure

Duration:

RPL Only


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
SISFFIT050Support exercise behaviour change
SISFFIT042Instruct personalised exercise sessions
SISFFIT043Develop and Instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
CHCCOM006Establish and manage client relationships
SISFFIT041Develop personalised exercise programs
SISFFIT044Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients
SISFFIT045Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients
SISFFIT051Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction
SISFFIT053Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients
SISFFIT049Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBESB402Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
SISXCAI009Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
SISXCAI005Conduct individualised long-term training programs
SISXCAI010Develop strength and conditioning programs
SISFFIT034Assess client movement and provide exercise advice
BSBESB404Market new business ventures
BSBESB401Research and develop business plans

Traineeship Course Structure

Duration:

This program is typically delivered over an 11 month period. Enrolments for this program are spread over the study duration to provide the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge. Some units with similar outcomes have been clustered to enhance the learning experience. Students can extend their study duration and access educational support if required.


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
SISFFIT049Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
SISFFIT042Instruct personalised exercise sessions
SISFFIT043Develop and Instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
CHCCOM006Establish and manage client relationships
SISFFIT041Develop personalised exercise programs
SISFFIT050Support exercise behaviour change
SISFFIT044Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients
SISFFIT045Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients
SISFFIT053Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients
SISFFIT051Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBESB402Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
SISXCAI010Develop strength and conditioning programs
SISXCAI009Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
SISXCAI005Conduct individualised long-term training programs
BSBESB404Market new business ventures
SISFFIT034Assess client movement and provide exercise advice
BSBESB401Research and develop business plans

Mixed Mode Course Structure

IntakeLocations
February, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City
March, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City
April, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City
May, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City
June, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City
July, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City
August, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City
September, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City
October, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City
November, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City

On Campus Course Structure

IntakeLocations
February, 2024On-campus, Mackay City
March, 2024On-campus, Mackay City
April, 2024On-campus, Mackay City
July, 2024On-campus, Mackay City
August, 2024On-campus, Mackay City
September, 2024On-campus, Mackay City
Mixed Mode Course Structure
SIS40221 Practical Block
LocationMixed Mode
RoomTo Be Advised
Start DateTo Be Advised
End DateTo Be Advised
Start TimeTo Be Advised
End TimeTo Be Advised
CompulsoryYes

Mixed Mode: There are two compulsory one week (Monday to Friday) practical blocks for the mixed mode course. Practical blocks are held in Mackay and Cairns. Dates for 2024 blocks: 13 -17 May and 22-26 July.


On Campus: No practical blocks. All practical completed in scheduled class time.

Requirements

Students are required to complete the bksb (basic key skills builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold the following units of competency or units that have been superseded by those units as shown in the table below:

Entry requirements Or Units that superseded those units such as
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid (or a unit that supersedes this unit HLTAID003
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety Same
SISFFIT032 Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation
SISFFIT033 Complete client fitness assessments SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals
SISFFIT035 Plan group exercise sessions SISFFIT007 - Instruct group exercise sessions or SISFFIT023 - Instruct group personal training programs
SISFFIT036 Instruct group exercise sessions

SISFFIT007 - Instruct group exercise session or SISFFIT009 - Deliver pre-choreographed or prescribed community fitness or

SISFFIT010 - Deliver pre-choreographed or prescribed group exercise to music or SISFFIT011 - Instruct approved community fitness programs or SISFFIT023 - Instruct group personal training programs

SISFFIT040 Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients SISFFIT003 - Instruct fitness programs
SISFFIT047 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise SISFFIT004 - Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT052 Provide healthy eating information SISFFIT005 - Provide healthy eating information

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$4,080
Fee for service per unit$204
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$5
RPL Fee for service per Unit$102

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How to apply

Step 1: Get a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

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Step 2: Prepare your eligibility documentation

So that we can assess your application and eligibility for Government funding options, you’ll need to upload documentation as part of your application. You will need to provide confirmation of identity with the following documentation: 

  • Queensland Residency and Date of Birth. (e.g. Queensland Driver’s License photo must be of the back and front of the license)
  • Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency (e.g. Medicare Card or Birth Certificate)

For further information on eligible documentation, visit Apply for TAFE Certificates and Diplomas.

To fast-track your application, make sure you provide a clear photo showing all the information and upload it with your application.

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