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.
|How to Apply||Please Enquire|
|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
To successfully complete this course, students must complete a total of 20 units, consisting of:
12 core units and 8 elective units.
|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|
Course Assessment Information
|Third Party Verification|
2018 Mixed Mode
There are ten course intakes for 2018, available monthly from February to November.
Duration and dates
12 months part-time
There are nine course intakes for 2018, available monthly from February to October.
Duration and dates
8 months full-time
|Course code||Course name||Short Course|
|SIS20115||Certificate II in Sport and Recreation||No|
|SIS30315||Certificate III in Fitness||No|
Practical Placement Information
Practical components for the course will be completed during scheduled on-campus class times. Students will undertake personal training roles within the CQUniversity Mackay City Campus gym. One on one and group personal training sessions will be completed in this environment.
Mixed Mode students
Practical components for students studying by Mixed Mode will be completed by undertaking two compulsory residential schools. Residential Schools will be held at the following locations:
CQUniversity Mackay City
14 – 18 May 2018 and 30 July – 3 August 2018
- Fitness Trainer Essentials 2e for the Personal Trainer Tony Attridge and Martin Felice IBSN 978-1-4425-1021-0