SIS40215 - Certificate IV in Fitness

Course Details

Course Summary

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.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $3040 (2018)
$3240 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $162 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Fitness Sport and Recreation
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold a current first aid and CPR certificate and have been recognised as competent through a recognised training program or recognition process against 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 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

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in a diversity of fitness industry businesses including fitness centres, gyms,personal training studios, aquatic facilities, community facilities and in open spaces.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 12 core units
  2. Complete 8 elective units
Please select a course structure from the options below:
On-Campus

8 months full-time

  • On-campus
Core
SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming More Information
SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context More Information
SISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programs More Information
SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour More Information
SISFFIT018 Promotes functional movement capacity More Information
SISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals More Information
SISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programs More Information
SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programs More Information
SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years More Information
SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients More Information
SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for health program More Information
SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces More Information
Elective
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business More Information
SISFFIT024 Instruct endurance programs More Information
BSBSMB403 Market the small business More Information
SISSSTC301A Instruct strength and conditioning techniques More Information
SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs More Information
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning More Information
BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations More Information
BSBSMB420 Evaluate and develop small business operations More Information
SISFFIT011 Instruct approved community fitness programs More Information

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 SISFFIT019 - Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
2 BSBSMB401 - Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
3 SISFFIT015 - Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
4 SISFFIT017 - Instruct long-term exercise programs
5 SISFFIT024 - Instruct endurance programs
6 SISFFIT016 - Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
7 SISFFIT018 - Promotes functional movement capacity
8 SISFFIT020 - Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
9 SISFFIT021 - Instruct personal training programs
10 SISFFIT023 - Instruct group personal training programs
11 BSBSMB403 - Market the small business
12 SISSSTC301A - Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
13 SISSSTC402A - Develop strength and conditioning programs
14 SISFFIT013 - Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
15 BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planning
16 SISFFIT025 - Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
17 SISFFIT026 - Support healthy eating through the Eat for health program
18 SISXRES001 - Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
19 BSBSMB405 - Monitor and manage small business operations
19 BSBSMB420 - Evaluate and develop small business operations
20 SISFFIT011 - Instruct approved community fitness programs


Mixed Mode

12 months part-time
  • Mixed Mode
Core
SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming More Information
SISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programs More Information
SISFFIT018 Promotes functional movement capacity More Information
SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour More Information
SISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals More Information
SISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programs More Information
SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programs More Information
SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years More Information
SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces More Information
SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context More Information
SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients More Information
SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for health program More Information
Elective
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business More Information
SISFFIT024 Instruct endurance programs More Information
BSBSMB403 Market the small business More Information
SISSSTC301A Instruct strength and conditioning techniques More Information
SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs More Information
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning More Information
BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations More Information
SISFFIT011 Instruct approved community fitness programs More Information

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 SISFFIT019 - Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
2 BSBSMB401 - Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
3 SISFFIT017 - Instruct long-term exercise programs
4 SISFFIT024 - Instruct endurance programs
5 SISFFIT018 - Promotes functional movement capacity
6 BSBSMB403 - Market the small business
7 SISFFIT016 - Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
8 SISFFIT020 - Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
9 SISFFIT021 - Instruct personal training programs
10 SISFFIT023 - Instruct group personal training programs
11 SISSSTC301A - Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
12 SISSSTC402A - Develop strength and conditioning programs
13 SISFFIT013 - Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
14 BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planning
15 SISXRES001 - Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
16 SISFFIT015 - Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
17 SISFFIT025 - Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
18 SISFFIT026 - Support healthy eating through the Eat for health program
19 BSBSMB405 - Monitor and manage small business operations
20 SISFFIT011 - Instruct approved community fitness programs


Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Third Party Verification
RPL
Practical Task
Project
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

On-Campus

On-campus

Mackay City

February: Full Time
March: Full Time
April: Full Time
May: Full Time
June: Full Time
July: Full Time
August: Full Time
September: Full Time
October: Full Time
November: Full Time

Mixed Mode

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Mackay City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Part Time
March: Part Time
April: Part Time
May: Part Time
June: Part Time
July: Part Time
August: Part Time
September: Part Time
October: Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

Mixed Mode

There are seven course intakes, available monthly from February to August.
12 months part-time
This course is available by Mixed Mode, where study is primarily completed online but students will also be required to attend compulsory on-campus practical blocks Students will require self-motivation and must have 4 - 6 hours per week available for study. 

Students near the Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Yeppoon, Emerald and Biloela campuses can attend videoconferencing sessions at their local CQUni campus. Students in areas outside of campus locations can access the live classes via a zoom program (organised by CQU) or can view recorded class sessions at a more suitable time. Sessions will be held on Thursdays from 5 pm - 7 pm. 

Students will also need to attend two compulsory practical blocks which will be held at CQUniversity Mackay.


On-campus

There are four course intakes available monthly from February to May.
8 months full-time
This course is available to study on-campus at the following locations:

CQUniversity Mackay City
Classes will commence from Monday, 5 February 2018 and will be held weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am - 3 pm. 
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

Practical Placement Information

On-campus students

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


Textbook Requirements

Students must have access to a computer and the internet as all resources for this course (except optional textbook below) are available online via Moodle. 


The below textbook is relevant to the course and will provide good supplementary information, however it is not compulsory to purchase the text.


  • Fitness Trainer Essentials 2e for the Personal Trainer Tony Attridge and Martin Felice  IBSN 978-1-4425-1021-0