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Become a personal trainer

Become a personal trainer

SIS40215 CERTificate iV IN FITNESS

SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness will give you the opportunity to become a fully qualified personal trainer.

This PT training qualification reflects the role of personal trainers who have specialist skills to train individual clients, or groups of clients, on a one-on-one or group basis, to improve health related components of fitness in relatively low risk situations. This may include training of older clients and children.

They have a substantial depth of knowledge to plan, conduct and evaluate exercise training; provide leadership and guidance to clients and other staff; and deal with unpredictable situations applying defined guidelines and procedures from the fitness industry and the organisation.

They work independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems, including monitoring and managing business activities to operate efficiently and profitably.

The PT training course qualification does not provide the skills and knowledge for an individual to provide advice or exercise instruction to high risk clients, other than to refer the client to an appropriate medical or allied health professional.

This PT course qualification provides a pathway to work in a diversity of fitness industry businesses including fitness centres, gyms, aquatic facilities, community facilities and in open spaces, where risk management (through risk assessment and hazard control processes) does
not already exist.

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PT Course Outcomes & Job Opportunities

When you graduate with a SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness Personal Trainer Course from FIT College you can apply to register with Fitness Australia in the category of Personal Trainer. You will be involved 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. Personal Trainers will be expected to train individual clients, on a one-on-one basis, and may include older clients and children. Personal Trainers will have the ability to plan, conduct and evaluate exercise training, provide leadership and guidance to clients and other staff and possibly deal with unpredictable situations and FIT College will do our best to prepare you for these with throughout our Personal Training Courses. Personal Trainers and Exercise Trainers will have the ability to monitor and manage business activities to operate efficiently and profitably. Contact FIT College today to discuss your Personal Trainer course options and opportunities in the Personal Training and Fitness Industry.

What a Certificate IV Fitness will get you:

  • Work within predictable and unpredictable settings such as a fitness facility, outdoor environments, and client centred studios
  • Provide individually tailored client assessments, long term programs, personal training and ongoing assessments and reviews
  • Ability to work with a range of clients across a range of fitness and health related goals
  • Ability to develop, own and manage your own fitness business
  • Ability to market and promote your fitness services
  • Ability to employ and oversee other fitness professionals

With this Personal Trainer course You can gain work as a:

  • Personal trainer
  • Children and older adult trainer
  • Group fitness trainer
  • Outdoor group trainer

PT Training Course Entry Requirements:

Entry to this Personal Trainer Course qualification is open to those who hold a current first aid and current CPR certificate and who have achieved the following units of competency:

  • SISFFIT001 – Provide health screening and fitness orientation
  • SISFFIT002 – Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
  • SISFFIT003 – Instruct fitness programs
  • SISFFIT004 – Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
  • SISFFIT005 – Provide healthy eating information
  • SISFFIT006 – Conduct fitness appraisals
  • SISFFIT014 – Instruct exercise to older clients
  • SISXCCS001 – Provide quality service

Topics and Competencies covered in FIT College Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215)

Healthy Eating Prescription

Work within scope of practice in nutrition when discussing energy balance, dietary guidelines, nutrient density, and macronutrients. You will also cover dietitian or general practitioner referral guidelines.

  • SISFFIT025 – Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
  • SISFFIT026 – Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program

Functional Movement Assessment

Conduct the 7 Moves exercise, static alignment, and muscle function screen. Become proficient at observing a client’s movement and how to use screening results to perfect program design.

  • SISFFIT018 – Promote functional movement capacity

Introduction to Exercise Science

Understand physiological and mechanical principles used to improve the health & fitness of clients. This topic has a fat loss theme for learning the general science of exercise to help clients achieve their fat loss goals.

  • SISFFIT019 – Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
  • SISFFIT023 – Instruct group personal training programs
  • SISXRES001 – Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces

Programming for Personal Training

Design personal training programs for a variety of clients in controlled and uncontrolled environments. Plan, instruct and evaluate long-term exercise programs. This topic has a specific theme of lean weight gain and the science behind composition goals.

  • SISFFIT016 – Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
  • SISFFIT020 – Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
  • SISFFIT021 – Instruct personal training programs

Strength & Conditioning Information

Conduct specialised sports specific tests, and implement a range of training methods. Learn specific strength & conditioning techniques for how to plan, implement and evaluate long term training programs for individuals, groups and teams.

  • SISFFIT017 – Instruct long-term exercise programs
  • SISFFIT024 – Instruct endurance programs
  • SISXCAI010 – Develop strength and conditioning programs
  • SISXCAI009 – Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
  • SISXCAI005 – Conduct individualised long-term training programs

Younger & Specific Populations

Personal training for children and youth in the 13-17 year age group and other specific populations. Write specific and realistic training programs for these populations and deliver the programs in a range of settings and conditions.

  • SISFFIT012 - Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years
  • SISFFIT013 – Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
  • SISFFIT015 – Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context

Introduction to Fitness Business

Start a small business. Develop a business plan including goals, financial and legal considerations, key marketing aspects, concepts, and methods. Identify branding and sales opportunities to excel in the fitness market.

  • BSBSMB401 – Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • BSBSMB403 – Market the small business
  • BSBSMB404 – Undertake small business planning
  • BSBSMB421 – Manage small business finances



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