This 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 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.
|AQF Level||Level 4: Certificate IV|
- 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
It is preferable that students complete the full Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315) qualification before continuing on to Certificate IV in Fitness.
Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations
Standard Course Structure
|SISFFIT013||Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years|
|SISFFIT015||Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context|
|SISFFIT016||Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour|
|SISFFIT017||Instruct long-term exercise programs|
|SISFFIT018||Promotes functional movement capacity|
|SISFFIT019||Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming|
|SISFFIT020||Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals|
|SISFFIT021||Instruct personal training programs|
|SISFFIT023||Instruct group personal training programs|
|SISFFIT025||Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients|
|SISFFIT026||Support healthy eating through the Eat for health program|
|SISXRES001||Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces|
|BSBSMB403||Market the small business|
|BSBSMB404||Undertake small business planning|
|BSBSMB405||Monitor and manage small business operations|
|SBSMB401||Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business|
|SISFFIT011||Instruct approved community fitness programs|
|SISFFIT024||Instruct endurance programs|
|SISSSTC301A||Instruct strength and conditioning techniques|
|SISSSTC402A||Develop strength and conditioning programs|
|CQUniversity Mackay City|
Duration and dates
Term 1 classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am - 3 pm.
Term 2 2017 will commence from Monday, 10 July 2017. Classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am - 3 pm.
|Distance Education - Part Time|
Duration and dates
Students in Mackay, Emerald, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Biloela, Townsville and Cairns can attend local videoconferencing sessions. Students in remote areas can complete the course using a combination of video, interactive sessions and direct contact with the teacher.
This course is part time. All students must have access to a computer and the internet.
Videoconferencing classes are scheduled for Thursday nights from 5pm to 7pm.
There are 2 compulsory practical blocks that are held at CQUniversity Mackay City Campus. These practical blocks are held during the week. The first practical is late April/early May and is on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The second practical is held in late June/early July and is on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Specific dates are set in January of each year.
|Course code||Course name||Short Course|
|SIS30315||Certificate III in Fitness||No|
- Fitness Trainer Essentials 2e for the Personal Trainer Tony Attridge and Martin Felice IBSN 978-1-4425-1021-0
Practical Placement Information