Certificate IV in Fitness

cert IV fitness
Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Sport Recreation and Fitness
Course Location
Course Duration
Part Time: 6 months
Course Cost
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Study Modes
Part Time (Night)
Monday and Wednesday 5.30pm - 9.30pm or Tuesday and Thursday 5.30pm -9.30pm
Placement - 40 hours, 2 personal training clients and a children's sports club
Brooke Donaldson
Phone: (03) 5622 85 32
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: b.donaldson@federationtraining.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of activities and functions within the Fitness industry, including working independently in a broad range of settings, such as within fitness centres, gyms, pools, community facilities and in open spaces.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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Employment Prospects

  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Coach

  • Aqua Trainer

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be holders of Certificate III in Fitness, and current First Aid Certificate and CPR certificate and who have achieved the following units of competency;

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

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Assessment is by a combination of internal, external and workplace theory and practical examinations and assessment activities, including: practical demonstrations, practical experiences, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, problem solving, documents/folio, journals, interviews, case studies, projects, group discussions.

Opportunities For Further Study

This course provides a pathway into the Bachelor of Sports Management from the University of Ballarat.

Course Structure

Unit Code
Unit Name
Core (10)
BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
BSBSMB403A Market the small business
BSBSMB404A Undertake small business planning
SISFFIT415A Work collaboratively with medical and allied health professionals
SISFFIT416A Apply motivational psychology to provide guidance on exercise behaviour and change to meet health and fitness goals
SISFFIT417A Undertake   long term exercise programming
SISFFIT418A Undertake appraisals of functional movement
SISFFIT419A Apply   exercise science principles to planning exercise
SISFFIT420A Plan and deliver exercise programs to support desired body composition outcomes
SISFFIT421A Plan and deliver personal training
Electives (5)
Strength and Conditioning
SISSSTC301A Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs
Group B – Children’s Trainer
CHCIC301E Interact effectively with Children
SISFFIT313A Plan and deliver exercise to apparently healthy children and adolescents
Group C – Older Clients Trainer
SISFFIT314A Plan and deliver exercise to older clients with managed conditions