Version Effective: 4th of July, 2022
Version Effective: 4th of July, 2022

SIS40221 - Certificate IV in Fitness

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification reflects the role of personal trainers who develop, instruct and evaluate personalised exercise programs for generally healthy and low risk clients, to achieve specific fitness goals. Clients with higher health risks are referred to medical or allied health professionals.
Personal trainers work independently using highly developed fitness skills and knowledge in both routine and unpredictable situations. They use well-developed communication and collaboration skills to interact with clients and health professionals to improve client fitness outcomes.
This qualification provides a pathway to work as an employed or self-employed personal trainer in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, leisure and community centres, client workplaces and homes, and outdoor locations. Personal trainers may offer services to individuals and groups, and may provide online training services. In some employment contexts, personal trainers may be involved in team leadership or supervisory activities.
The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the bksb (basic key skills builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold the following units of competency or units that have been superseded by these units:

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid (or a unit that supersedes this unit)

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

SISFFIT032 Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation

SISFFIT033 Complete client fitness assessments

SISFFIT035 Plan group exercise sessions

SISFFIT036 Instruct group exercise sessions

SISFFIT040 Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients

SISFFIT047 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise

SISFFIT052 Provide healthy eating information


Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $3,876.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit $228.00 (2022)
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 as an employed or self-employed personal trainer in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, leisure and community centres, client workplaces and homes, and outdoor locations. Personal trainers may offer services to individuals and groups, and may provide online training services. In some employment contexts, personal trainers may be involved in team leadership or supervisory activities.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 10 core units
  2. Complete 7 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:
Mixed Mode Course Structure

This program is typically delivered over an 11 month period. Enrolments for this program are spread over the study duration to provide the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge. Some units with similar outcomes have been clustered to enhance the learning experience. Students can extend their study duration and access educational support if required.

  • Mixed Mode
Core
SISFFIT049 Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT043 Develop and Instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT042 Instruct personalised exercise sessions More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT041 Develop personalised exercise programs More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT050 Support exercise behaviour change More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT044 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT045 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT051 Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT053 Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients More Information Training.gov Details
Elective
BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures More Information Training.gov Details
SISXCAI005 Conduct individualised long-term training programs More Information Training.gov Details
SISXCAI010 Develop strength and conditioning programs More Information Training.gov Details
SISXCAI009 Instruct strength and conditioning techniques More Information Training.gov Details
BSBESB404 Market new business ventures More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT034 Assess client movement and provide exercise advice More Information Training.gov Details
BSBESB401 Research and develop business plans More Information Training.gov Details

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 BSBESB402 - Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
1 SISFFIT049 - Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
2 SISFFIT043 - Develop and Instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
2 SISFFIT042 - Instruct personalised exercise sessions
2 SISFFIT041 - Develop personalised exercise programs
2 SISFFIT050 - Support exercise behaviour change
2 CHCCOM006 - Establish and manage client relationships
3 SISFFIT044 - Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients
3 SISXCAI005 - Conduct individualised long-term training programs
3 SISXCAI010 - Develop strength and conditioning programs
3 SISXCAI009 - Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
4 BSBESB404 - Market new business ventures
4 SISFFIT045 - Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients
4 SISFFIT034 - Assess client movement and provide exercise advice
5 SISFFIT051 - Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction
5 SISFFIT053 - Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients
5 BSBESB401 - Research and develop business plans


On Campus Course Structure

This program is typically delivered over an 6 month period. Enrolments for this program are spread over the study duration to provide the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge. Some units with similar outcomes have been clustered to enhance the learning experience. Students can extend their study duration and access educational support if required.

  • On-campus
Core
SISFFIT042 Instruct personalised exercise sessions More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT043 Develop and Instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT050 Support exercise behaviour change More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT041 Develop personalised exercise programs More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT049 Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT044 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT045 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT053 Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT051 Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction More Information Training.gov Details
Elective
BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures More Information Training.gov Details
SISXCAI010 Develop strength and conditioning programs More Information Training.gov Details
SISXCAI005 Conduct individualised long-term training programs More Information Training.gov Details
SISXCAI009 Instruct strength and conditioning techniques More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT034 Assess client movement and provide exercise advice More Information Training.gov Details
BSBESB404 Market new business ventures More Information Training.gov Details
BSBESB401 Research and develop business plans More Information Training.gov Details

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 SISFFIT042 - Instruct personalised exercise sessions
1 SISFFIT043 - Develop and Instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
1 SISFFIT050 - Support exercise behaviour change
1 SISFFIT041 - Develop personalised exercise programs
1 SISFFIT049 - Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
1 CHCCOM006 - Establish and manage client relationships
1 BSBESB402 - Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
2 SISXCAI009 - Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
2 SISFFIT044 - Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients
2 SISXCAI010 - Develop strength and conditioning programs
2 SISXCAI005 - Conduct individualised long-term training programs
3 BSBESB404 - Market new business ventures
3 SISFFIT034 - Assess client movement and provide exercise advice
3 BSBESB401 - Research and develop business plans
3 SISFFIT045 - Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients
4 SISFFIT051 - Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction
4 SISFFIT053 - Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients


RPL Course Structure

RPL Only

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
Core
SISFFIT043 Develop and Instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT041 Develop personalised exercise programs More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT044 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT045 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT051 Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT053 Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT049 Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT050 Support exercise behaviour change More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT042 Instruct personalised exercise sessions More Information Training.gov Details
Elective
BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures More Information Training.gov Details
SISXCAI009 Instruct strength and conditioning techniques More Information Training.gov Details
SISXCAI005 Conduct individualised long-term training programs More Information Training.gov Details
SISXCAI010 Develop strength and conditioning programs More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT034 Assess client movement and provide exercise advice More Information Training.gov Details
BSBESB404 Market new business ventures More Information Training.gov Details
BSBESB401 Research and develop business plans More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
SISFFIT043 Develop and Instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
SISFFIT042 Instruct personalised exercise sessions
BSBESB404 Market new business ventures
SISFFIT034 Assess client movement and provide exercise advice
SISXCAI010 Develop strength and conditioning programs
SISXCAI005 Conduct individualised long-term training programs
SISXCAI009 Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
SISFFIT050 Support exercise behaviour change
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
SISFFIT049 Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
SISFFIT053 Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients
SISFFIT051 Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction
SISFFIT045 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients
SISFFIT044 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients
SISFFIT041 Develop personalised exercise programs
BSBESB401 Research and develop business plans

Traineeship Course Structure

This program is typically delivered over an 11 month period. Enrolments for this program are spread over the study duration to provide the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge. Some units with similar outcomes have been clustered to enhance the learning experience. Students can extend their study duration and access educational support if required.

  • Mixed Mode
Core
SISFFIT049 Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT050 Support exercise behaviour change More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT041 Develop personalised exercise programs More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT043 Develop and Instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT042 Instruct personalised exercise sessions More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT044 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT045 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT053 Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT051 Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction More Information Training.gov Details
Elective
BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures More Information Training.gov Details
SISXCAI005 Conduct individualised long-term training programs More Information Training.gov Details
SISXCAI010 Develop strength and conditioning programs More Information Training.gov Details
SISXCAI009 Instruct strength and conditioning techniques More Information Training.gov Details
BSBESB404 Market new business ventures More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT034 Assess client movement and provide exercise advice More Information Training.gov Details
BSBESB401 Research and develop business plans More Information Training.gov Details

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 BSBESB402 - Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
1 SISFFIT049 - Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
2 SISFFIT041 - Develop personalised exercise programs
2 CHCCOM006 - Establish and manage client relationships
2 SISFFIT043 - Develop and Instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
2 SISFFIT042 - Instruct personalised exercise sessions
2 SISFFIT050 - Support exercise behaviour change
3 SISFFIT044 - Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients
3 SISXCAI005 - Conduct individualised long-term training programs
3 SISXCAI010 - Develop strength and conditioning programs
3 SISXCAI009 - Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
4 BSBESB404 - Market new business ventures
4 SISFFIT045 - Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients
4 SISFFIT034 - Assess client movement and provide exercise advice
5 SISFFIT053 - Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients
5 SISFFIT051 - Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction
5 BSBESB401 - Research and develop business plans


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
Project
Practical Task
RPL
Written/Electronic Assessment
Course Learning Outcomes
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Domestic 2022 Availabilities

Mixed Mode Course Structure

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

On Campus Course Structure

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

RPL Course Structure

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Traineeship Course Structure

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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