SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

Course Code: SIS40215

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This course is delivered by PT National (RTO#41327).

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Where Can a Fitness Qualification Take Your Career?

The Certificate IV in Fitness course is the latest nationally accredited and recognised course for individuals who wish to promote physical fitness education. It is designed to prepare you for a career in physical fitness instruction through the following job roles:

  • Personal Trainer
  • Exercise Trainer

It will also provide the skills and knowledge to make you competent in a range of activities and functions within the Fitness industry.

Course Delivery

This course is delivered through Online Self-Paced Learning by PT National (RTO#41327).

PT National is one of Australia’s most respected fitness training institutes, delivering the latest fitness qualifications through its innovative learning experience and its wide industry network of fitness ambassadors and extensive exercise library resource centre.

This course will give you the skills you need to launch yourself into the dynamic Fitness industry. It is delivered online with group mentoring support sessions if required. The learners will have the opportunity to study independently, collaboratively, and with guided facilitation with this mode of delivery.

With a continual intake of learners, you can commence your study at any time throughout the year and study the course during your own free time and study pace. Enrolments are accepted Australia wide, so you can study whether you live in a remote area or a major city like Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth.

If you are passionate about helping others reach their fitness goals and want to choose your own hours or be your own boss, becoming a nationally qualified Fitness Trainer is a great fit.

Please read the policies and procedures in the PT National student handbook before enrolling.

Your Certificate or Statement of Attainment will also be issued by PT National (RTO#41327).

What Will You Learn?

The SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness qualifies you to become a registered Personal Trainer, develop your fitness business skills, collaborate with health professionals, and apply transformational motivational techniques. It also lets you conduct postural and fitness appraisals that will showcase your ability to drive results with clients.

Course Outline & Structure

Enrolments are open all year-round for the Certificate IV in Fitness course. The course duration below is the maximum time frame for learners, and you may get your qualification sooner, depending on your pace.

Learners have up to 12 months to complete the course from their enrolment date. You can start training at any time throughout the year.

To successfully complete your SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness qualification, learners are required to complete the Live.Learn.Fitness® Clinical Experience (vocational/work placement).

Upon completing your course you will receive your qualification from PT National.

Entry Requirements

To enrol in this course, learners must:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Complete PT National’s Pre-Screening Health Questionnaire
  • Hold a current First Aid and CPR certificate
  • 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


To support you in your studies you will receive:

  • Australia’s Fitness Ambassadors® uniform (learner receives at enrolment)
  • Access to the Learning Management System and utilise the functions within it. It will be the host for a resource library of information, video presentations, and other tools to aid your learning
  • The opportunity for learners to interact with their assigned PT National educator at our Greater Western Sydney College campus or through various modes of communication should the learner be located outside of Sydney
  • The ability for learners to participate in small group sessions at the learner’s request. These sessions will be pre-booked by the learner by contacting their educator via email, phone, or SMS to book in a session

To complete your studies you will need to have access to:

  • A computer (PC or Mac) with Internet and Internet Browser (IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox, Opera, or Chrome)
  • Video recording equipment (e.g. mobile phone, video recorder)
  • Latest Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

Vocational Placement

All learners are required to complete Vocational Placement as part of this course to help you develop your skills and knowledge in the fitness industry.

Work placement will need to be organised and completed by the learner in their own time. This consists of 40 hours of practical training in a fitness facility and includes the completion of the Live.Learn.Fitness® Logbook with the guidance of a Fitness Professional, who will become your mentor over the duration of the practicum.

Please read the policies and procedures in the PT National student handbook before enrolling.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods for this course include online assessment of the Assessment Tasks delivered through the custom-designed Learning Management System (LMS) and the completion of the Live.Learn.Fitness® Clinical Experience (work placement), including the completion of the Live.Learn.Fitness® Logbook.

Course Units

The SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness has 20 total units, consisting of 12 core and 8 specially selected elective units covering a broad range of topics and skills required by the Fitness industry:

Core 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 – Promote 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

Elective Units

  • BSBSMB401 – Establish Legal and Risk Management requirements of small business
  • BSBSMB403 – Market the small business
  • BSBSMB404 – Undertake small business planning
  • BSBSMB405 – Monitor and manage small business operations
  • SISFFIT024 – Instruct endurance programs
  • SISSSTC402A – Develop strength and conditioning programs
  • SISXCAI005 – Conduct individualised long-term training programs
  • SISXCCS003 – Address client needs

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is offered to any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within this qualification.

This can include any previous training (formal or informal) or previous life or work experience.

Learners who have completed appropriate training through prior learning and experience, have gained the required skills and competencies required for the modules of the course, may be granted credit upon validation of that claim.

Please read the policies and procedures in the PT National student handbook before enrolling.

Qualification Pathways

Learners who successfully complete the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness may pursue a career as an Advanced Personal Trainer or a Personal Training Manager by studying the SIS50215 Diploma of Fitness course.

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