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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.

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.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $3,440.00 (2020)
$3,660.00 (2021)
Fee for service per unit $172.00 (2020)
$183.00 (2021)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Fitness Sport and Recreation
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

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

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Please select a course structure from the options below:
On-Campus

8 months full-time

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

Unit Sequence

Please refer to the VET Course Planners for the recommended study sequence of this course. Please enrol in your units as per those instructions.

Mixed Mode

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

Unit Sequence

Please refer to the VET Course Planners for the recommended study sequence of this course. Please enrol in your units as per those instructions.

VETiS

12 months part time

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

Unit Sequence

Please refer to the VET Course Planners for the recommended study sequence of this course. Please enrol in your units as per those instructions.

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Third Party Verification
RPL
Practical Task
Project
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to this course.

2020 Residential Schools/Workshops

Mixed Mode

This course includes compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops. Select your preferred location for further details.
Mackay City
Practical Block 1
Location Mackay City, Building 4, G.06
Start Date 11/05/2020
End Date 15/05/2020
Start Time 9:00 AM
End Time 4:00 PM
Compulsory Yes
Practical Block 2
Location Mackay City, Building 4, G.06
Start Date 27/07/2020
End Date 31/07/2020
Start Time 9:00 AM
End Time 4:00 PM
Compulsory Yes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

On-Campus

On-campus

Mackay City

February: Full Time
July: Full Time

Mixed Mode

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
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

VETiS

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
February: Part Time
July: Part Time

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

On-Campus

On-campus

Mackay City

February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time

Mixed Mode

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time

VETiS

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2021 Availabilities

On-Campus

On-campus

Mackay City

February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time

Mixed Mode

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time

VETiS

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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Enrolment Information

Please refer to the VET Course Planners for the recommended study sequence of this course.  Please enrol in your units as per those instructions.


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.

Classes will run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9.00am to 2.30pm at Mackay City campus.  


Mixed Mode and VETiS students 

This course is offered once each year.  Students who join this course outside of the beginning enrolment intake are able to access a rolling start delivery mode, and the units that the student can initially enrol in will depend on the chosen enrolment intake.  No matter what enrolment intake is chosen, the student will have a pathway to full course completion.  


Compulsory Attendance (Mixed Mode)

This course will be delivered online with a weekly video conference class.  Students will also need to attend two compulsory residential schools.  Residential schools will be held at the following locations:  


  • Venue - CQUniversity Mackay City Campus

    Practical Block One – Mid May (dates to be confirmed)

    Practical Block Two – End July (dates to be confirmed)


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