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  • SIS40215
  • 090877A 

Certificate IV in Fitness

At a glance

At a glance

Upgrade your fitness career with this mid-level qualification. Gain the specialised skills employers are looking for and start work as personal trainer or fitness instructor.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Personal Trainer
COURSE OUTCOME

SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

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Course overview

Course overview

Take the next step in fitness with this mid-level qualification. You'll gain the specialised skills and knowledge needed to start your career in personal training Demand for qualified personal trainers is set to expand by as much as 25,000 new positions within the next five years. With this level of growth, demand for skilled fitness practitioners will be high.

In addition to learning specialised skills and knowledge to instruct personal training programs, group personal training, and exercise for older clients, you may also learn the fundamentals of operating your own small personal training business.

Successfully completing this qualification will give you the ability to set yourself apart in the fitness industry. You'll be equipped to seek employment as a personal trainer, exercise instructor or expand into your own personal training business.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 8 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
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
Greater Brisbane
VPC40
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Greater Brisbane
SISFFIT012
Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years
SISSSTC402A
Develop strength and conditioning programs
BSBSMB404
Undertake small business planning
BSBSMB406
Manage small business finances
BSBSMB403
Market the small business
BSBSMB401
Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
Sunshine Coast / Wide Bay Burnett
BSBSMB403
Market the small business
SISSSTC301A
Instruct strength and conditioning techniques Mooloolaba Only
SISSSTC402A
Develop strength and conditioning programs Hervey Bay only
SISXCAI005
Conduct individualised long-term training programs Hervey Bay only
SISFFIT016
Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour Mooloolaba only
SISFFIT017
Instruct long-term exercise programs
SISFFIT018
Promote functional movement capacity
SISFFIT019
Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT021
Instruct personal training programs
SISFFIT025
Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
SISFFIT026
Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
Other
BSBSMB405
Monitor and manage small business operations
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
SISFFIT011
Instruct approved community fitness programs
SISFFIT013
Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
SISFFIT015
Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
SISFFIT020
Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
SISFFIT023
Instruct group personal training programs
SISSMAR201A
Teach the intermediate skills of martial arts
SISXCAI006
Facilitate groups
SISXIND006
Conduct sport, fitness or recreation events
SISXRES001
Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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

Selection criteria

Domestic Students
There are no Selection criteria requirements for Domestic Students

 

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12
  • Students must hold a current First Aid and CPR Certificate and successfully complete 8 pre-requisite units included in the Certificate III in Fitness prior to commencing Certificate IV in Fitness

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.  For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

You are also required to bring your own sports clothing and sports shoes, a gym towel, hat and water bottle. You may be required to purchase a Tafe polo shirt. This will be discussed at enrolment and/or orientation.

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Need to know

Any student enrolling under the age of 18 must be aware that to gain registration in the industry you cannot be insured until you are 18 years of age. This does not affect enrolment but may affect employability options until this age. Please refer to teacher for further information.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland