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SIS40210 - Certificate IV in Personal Training

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If you want to become a Personal Trainer in Australia, the qualification for you is the SIS40210- Certificate IV in Fitness.

You will receive a full SIS40210- Certificate IV in Fitness that is nationally and internationally recognised when you complete your Personal Training course online with fitnessU.

Personal Training Course Competencies

As a Personal Trainer, you will be able to design, deliver and lead exercise programs for individuals and groups. You will possess the knowledge to offer a wide range of relevant instructing and fitness-specific skills to provide appropriate exercise prescription and delivery to your clients.

Your PT course qualification will involve you in learning about exercise for specific population groups such as younger people or older adults, and teach you about delivering lifestyle planning and behaviour modification recommendations. 

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Personal Training & Fitness Career Paths

A Personal Training course online is the gateway to stimulate your interest in whatever field of fitness you would like to get into. Once qualified, you will be a fitness professional who can assess, train and supervise a variety of people in health and fitness clubs, gyms, sports centres, community recreation organisations and other venues.

fitnessU's full time or part time personal training courses will prepare your professional capability in a wide range of subject areas, granting you skills in:

  • Developing, conducting and evaluating long term periodised fitness plans;
  • Evaluating and analysing the performance of individual clients or groups in a variety of fitness settings;
  • Providing advice on a range of areas related to health and fitness;
  • Undertaking basic dynamic postural screening using applied biomechanics;
  • Applying teaching methods and instructional styles in a variety of indoor and outdoor fitness settings; and
  • Supervising and training other fitness staff.

And after successful completion of your SIS40210- Certificate IV Qualification, further continuing fitness education courses (CEC’s) will allow you to enhance your knowledge and skills in the field you choose. These fields may include Strength training, functional training, Nutrition, Pilates, Cycle, Yoga any many more.

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Unlike the average 9-5 behind a desk office routine, a career in Personal Training offers more flexible lifestyle opportunities. You will be able to help and motivate the people around you to be at their best and accomplish their fitness goals, and guide them to the next level.

Your Own Personal Training Business

Outside of fitness instruction, we understand that our business focused students may want to run their own PT operations. If this sounds like you, your online Personal Training course with fitnessU covers fitness specific business units and puts you in direct contact with successful trainers who are running their own operations right now, so that you are set up nicely in becoming a successful and knowledgeable business owner.

Specialty Personal Training Course Modules

To help you serve growing market segments in specific age groups, specialist modules will be included in your online PT course content. For example, the Active Older Adult’s module gives you the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to plan and deliver exercise for older adults in consultation with an allied health professional or medical practitioner.

Personal Training Course Information

If you are now ready to find out about what a Personal Training Course at fitnessU can do for you, simply call our friendly team on 1300 00 FIT U or follow one of the ENQUIRE buttons on this page.


SIS40210- Certificate IV in Fitness Course Modules

The fitnessU SIS40210- Certificate IV in Fitness course is divided into 8 modules, and you are able to take up to 12 months to complete your qualification.

Course entry requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to those who:

  • hold a first aid qualification deemed current by the training qualification
  • have achieved the following units of competency from SIS30313- Certificate III in Fitness.
SISFFIT301A Provide fitness orientation and health screening
SISFFIT302A Provide quality service in the fitness industry
SISFFIT303A Develop and apply an awareness of specific populations to exercise delivery
SISFFIT304A Instruct and monitor fitness programs
SISFFIT305A Apply anatomy and physiology principles in a fitness context
SISFFIT306A Provide healthy eating information to clients in accordance with recommended guidelines
SISFFIT307A Undertake client health assessment
SISFFIT308A Plan and deliver gym programs
SISXOHS101A Follow occupational health and safety policies
SISXRSK301A Undertake risk analysis of activities

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SIS40210 - Certificate IV in Fitness

Module Code Unit
 Working as a personal trainer   SISFFIT416A Apply motivational psychology to provide guidance on exercise behaviour and change to meet health and fitness goals
SISFFIT421A Plan and deliver personal training
Advanced fitness appraisal   SISFFIT418A Undertake appraisals of functional movement
SISFFIT415A Work collaboratively with medical and allied health professionals
Personal programming    SISFFIT419A Apply exercise science principles to planning exercise
SISFFIT417A Undertake long term exercise programming
SISFFIT420A Plan and deliver exercise programs to support desired body composition outcomes
The long distance client SISFFIT312A Plan and deliver an endurance training program
Basics of strength and conditioning SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs
Fun and games for fit kids SISFFIT313A Plan and deliver exercise to apparently healthy children and adolescents
Active older adults SISFFIT314A Plan and deliver exercise to older clients with managed conditions
The business of personal training     BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
BSBSMB403A Market the small business
BSBSMB404A Undertake small business planning
BSBSMB402A Plan small business finances

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