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SIS40221

Certificate IV in Fitness (Health and Inclusion Focus).

Get qualified as a personal trainer with a SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness (Health and Inclusion Focus) to gain the skills you need to work with a diverse client base, including older clients and people with disabilities.

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Become a Personal Trainer SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness Unleash your passion for fitness

FINALLY! A course designed specifically to help YOU!

Designed by real Personal Trainers for Personal Trainers

Start your rewarding career as a personal trainer.
Our SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness is designed for aspiring Personal Trainers, whether you plan to train clients in an established gym or as an independent trainer. With this course, you’ll gain the necessary skills to succeed in the field and graduate with a competitive edge. Our program offers hands-on training in real gym environments, allowing you to learn from experienced fitness professionals.
Throughout the course, you’ll develop your ability to assess client health and fitness and design effective exercise programs. Additionally, you’ll gain a broad understanding of relevant topics, including fitness planning, legal requirements, and motivational psychology.
One unique aspect of our program is its focus on business planning. You’ll learn the knowledge and tools required to establish, manage, and promote your personal training business, giving you an essential advantage over your competitors. Upon completion of the nationally recognized SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness, you’ll be fully qualified to work as a Personal Trainer in gyms, health clubs, boot camps, and your own business. This certification is the minimum requirement to work as a hands-on fitness professional.

Activity Operation Officer

Plan, review and implement sporting programs and hands-on activities specific to your sport or recreation environment, including the encouragement and assistance in group participation.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification as specified in the packaging rules, but access to “Sport and Recreation activities” is required.

 

Education: You’ll need to have completed year 10 or equivalent (i.e. a qualification at Certificate II level or higher, or 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication).

 

Minimum age: You need to be at least 16. If you’re under 18, a parent or guardian will need to sign your enrolment form.

 

Residency status: You need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

 

Working with children check: For the work placement portion of your course, you may need a current “Working with Children Check Clearance” issued by the relevant authority in your state/territory.

Please note: this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with updates due for release in the next few months. Rest assured, completion of this course version before 11 December 2023 will still provide you with a valid and quality outcome. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a Careers Advisor on 1300 616 180.

SNAPSHOT

Qualification

Certificate IV in Fitness

HYBRID LEARNING​

Theoretical Elements

Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our unique gamified online learning platform. No more huge textbooks and long essays.

Practical Elements

Learn the practical components from the industry's best. Your mentor will teach and guide you through the hands-on appraoch of the course.

Duration

Up to 12 months

STUDY BREAKDOWN

Course Outcomes

Personal Trainer

  • Health Clubs — Work for a local gym or fitness centre training your own clients as a qualified Personal Trainer. Completing the SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness alone does not allow you to conduct any group exercise classes that are formalised in a group setting. For example, choreographed to music. 
  • Personal Training Franchises — Work within an established fitness franchise to deliver specialised training to its members.
  • Your Own Personal Training Business — Be your own boss and choose when and where you work with your own client network. 
  • Community Fitness Settings — Support the health and fitness of your own community providing fitness advice for organised group initiatives.  

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Why choose SR PT Education?

At SR PT Education, we’re dedicated to providing you with a comprehensive and flexible fitness education that will prepare you for a successful career in the industry. Here’s why we’re the best choice for your fitness education:

Designed by real Personal Trainers for Personal Trainers

Our courses are developed by experienced and successful personal trainers who know excatly what is needed for you to have a successful career in the fitness industry. With our unique course delivery, you will get the best knowledge and direct hands-on experience which will allow you to graduate with confidence.

Unique gamified course

Learning should be fun. No more thick textbooks and long essays. SR PT Educations' latest Gamified online platform allows you to increase your fitness knowledge whilst having fun with interactive videos, crossword, and multiple choice word search quizzes.

Get mentored with real-life successful Mentors

Imagine being able to learn directly from the most successful trainers and group fitness instructors in Australia. Fast-track your learning experience by tapping into the wealth of knowledge from mentors who have gained through years of experience, that will help you excel in your career.

Flexible Payment Options

we recognize that everyone's needs are different. That's why we offer flexible study and payment options designed to fit your unique lifestyle.

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Qualify as a Personal Trainer with a SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness (Health and Inclusion Focus)

Study to be a personal trainer through AIPT’s SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness specialising in health and inclusion to gain the skills you need to work with a diverse client base, including older clients and people with disabilities.

During the SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness program, which includes a mix of online personal training and real-life experience, you’ll learn an all-encompassing approach to personal training, including how to apply complex knowledge to the design and delivery of exercise programs to help those with low-risk disabilities to improve their physical health, nutrition, and best-practice methods to foster client relationships and to manage your business.  

This program also enables personal trainers to expand their clientele by opening opportunities to train a diverse number of clients backed by WeFlex.  

Course Outcomes

As a graduate of the SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness (Health and Inclusion Focus) will enable you to work as a fully qualified personal trainer.

Personal Trainer

  • Health Clubs — Work for a local gym or fitness centre training your own clients as a qualified Personal Trainer. Completing the SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness alone does not allow you to conduct any group exercise classes that are formalised in a group setting. For example, choreographed to music. 
  • Personal Training Franchises — Work within an established fitness franchise to deliver specialised training to its members.
  • Your Own Personal Training Business — Be your own boss and choose when and where you work with your own client network. 
  • Community Fitness Settings — Support the health and fitness of your own community providing fitness advice for organised group initiatives.  

Before commencing SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness, students are required to complete and be deemed competent in the below units of competency (or superseded units), which are available as part of the SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness.

  • 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.

To understand the differences between the Certificate III and IV in Fitness, we recommend readingthis article. 

To complete the practical activities associated with SISXDIS001 Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability you will need to have access to work with at least three people with different disabilities requiring support and service within a fitness environment and complete assessment tasks. 

Education: You’ll need to have completed year 10 or equivalent (i.e. a qualification at Certificate II level or higher, or 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication). 

Minimum Age: You need to be at least 16. If you’re under 18, a parent or guardian will need to sign your enrolment form. 

Residency Status: You need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent. 

Working with Children Check: For the work placement portion of your course, you may need a current “Working with Children Check Clearance” issued by the relevant authority in your state/territory. 

Practical Assessment: Please be aware some of your assessments require you to source participants to role-play clients, please work with your mentor to secure the required number.

  • Throughout the course of this program, students will learn the fundamentals of exercise science, human anatomy, and the physiology that underpins movement.  
  • Gain experience through weekly practical assessments over the duration of the course with real clients in a fully equipped gym.
  • Flexible study without compromising on knowledge. Benefit from real first-hand knowledge through a one-on-one mentor across Australia’s largest network of locations, as well as the ability to complete theoretical elements online.
  • Access AIPT’s dedicated student support to make the transition into study as smooth as possible. 

COURSE SNAPSHOT

Qualification

Certificate III in Sport and Recreation.

Delivery structure

Theoretical Elements:
Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.
Practical Elements:
There are a set number of hours. However, candidates must have access to a sports and recreation facility as well as a Supervisor/Manager to observe the practical application.
More about delivery structure

Duration

Up to 12 months

Study load

  • 23.5 hours of practical experience in a real gym  
  • 15 course units to complete  
  • Complete one course unit every 3 weeks to graduate in 12 months.

Delivery structure.

Studying the Certificate IV in Fitness (Health and Inclusion Focus) with AIPT is flexible and you can tailor it to suit your needs. The course is broken down into two parts: 

1. PRACTICAL

The practical elements of your course can be undertaken in one of two ways: 

1-to-1 Flexible Mentor

You’ll be matched with one of our qualified Personal Trainers who will mentor you inside a real club. 

Enjoy the flexibility of arranging your own timetable to complete 26.5 hours of face-to-face practical learning with your Mentor. .

Learn inside a leading gym and be mentored by a real fitness professional.

Mentor of Your Choice

If you already know a Personal Trainer, we could approve them to be your Mentor to guide you through the practical components of your course. 

Complete 26.5 hours of face-to-face practical learning at a club of your choice.

Your chosen Mentor must be approved by AIPT.

2. THEORETICAL

Study the theoretical elements of this course anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform. 

Components.

17 course units to complete. 

Complete 1.5 course units every month to graduate in 12 months.

Resources Required

For the online part of the course, you may need regular access to:

 

Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points.
Internet:
High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fiber optic (Dial-up access is not recommended).
Windows:
 Operating system – Windows 8 or above.
Mobile Phone with video capability
 or Video Camera: Some assessments in your course will require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment.
Office Equipment: Printer and scanner to print and upload some of your assessments.
Internet Browser:
 Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.
MAC:
 Operating system – OS X 10.14 Mojave or later.
Software:
 Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).

Units.

Achieve your qualification by completing the following units of competency:

Certificate IV in Fitness (Health and Inclusion Focus)

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify how exercise science principles (also known as exercise training principles) apply to fitness instruction, and use those principles in the design and ongoing modification of exercise programs for clients. 

 This unit has a direct relationship with, and supports the following units involving the application of exercise science and training principles to program design: 

  • SISFFIT041 Develop personalised exercise programs 
  • SISFFIT043 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals 
  • SISFFIT044 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients 
  • SISFFIT045 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients. 

This unit applies to personal trainers who work independently with clients using discretion and judgement to develop and deliver individually tailored client exercise programs. They practise in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, leisure and community centres, client workplaces and homes and outdoor locations. 

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. 

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to establish and manage professional one-to-one relationships with clients in the context of providing an ongoing health service or intervention. 

This unit applies to community services or health workers who have defined responsibilities to work independently with clients within broad but established guidelines. 

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop exercise programs and a series of sessions tailored to individual client needs, exercise preferences and fitness goals. 

It requires the ability to integrate information from pre-exercise screenings, fitness assessments, and any medical guidance that may have been received for particular clients, to design suitable programs. Skills for instructing sessions are covered in a complementary unit. 

Program design involves effective application of exercise science and training principles. This unit has a direct relationship with, and is supported by, SISFFIT049 Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction. 

This unit applies to personal trainers who work independently with clients using discretion and judgement to develop individually tailored client programs. They practise in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, leisure and community centres, client workplaces and homes and outdoor locations. 

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. 

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare for, instruct and evaluate pre-designed exercise sessions that have been tailored to individual client needs, exercise preferences and fitness goals, as part of an overall personal training program. It covers skills for modifying programs in response to ongoing client monitoring and feedback. 

Skills for planning programs and sessions are covered in a complementary unit. 

This unit applies to personal trainers who work independently with clients using discretion and judgement to prepare for and instruct exercise activities. They practise in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, leisure and community centres, client workplaces and homes and outdoor locations. 

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. 

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.

The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

~This unit of competency will be granted as a credit transfer as it will be completed in SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions. It requires the ability to develop session plans, resource sessions, ensure the welfare and satisfaction of participants, and develop and maintain group cooperation and interaction.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct a range of non-instructional programs in a variety of contexts for diverse needs and situations.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish and facilitate the effective functioning of a group of people participating in an activity.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to address the needs and expectations of clients and colleagues, promote programs, services and facilities, and respond to conflict and client complaints.

This unit applies to individuals working in a range of customer service roles in the sport, fitness or recreation industries. This includes individuals working in gyms, aquatic centres, community centres or indoor activity centres, as well as to those working as instructors, trainers or guides and volunteers in indoor and outdoor settings. These individuals undertake work according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage ongoing and sometimes complex relationships with clients.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond appropriately in emergency situations, such as those caused by fire, accident or weather. It requires the ability to maintain participant welfare when responding to emergency situations.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to maintain facilities within a sport, fitness and recreation context.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and update current and emerging information on the sport, fitness and recreation industry. This unit requires the ability to source and comprehend general sport, fitness and recreation industry information and develop a required knowledge base.

Cost & payment.

You can pay for your course upfront via VISA/MasterCard or a bank deposit. Alternatively, we offer instalment plans that can be paid over several weeks or fortnights.

Your course fee includes

Delivery and assessment of your qualification15 course units to complete.

Study materials (All learning resources)

Ongoing support from our Education Team.

We offer two payment methods

Full fee upfront

Instalment plans

For more information about the course costs, please call us on 1300 616 180.

Why choose AIPT?

100+ campus locations

We're all around Australia, with locations near you.

Flexible payment options

A range of payment options to suit your lifestyle.

Learn from real fitness professionals, in real gyms

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