Certificate IV in Fitness

This qualification reflects the role of a personal trainer who has 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.  Personal trainers 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.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in a diversity of fitness industry businesses including fitness centres, gyms, aquatic facilities, community facilities and in open spaces, where risk management (through risk assessment and hazard control processes) does not already exist.

Prior to enroling in the qualification, participants must have completed the following units from the Certificate III in Fitness SIS30315: SISFFIT001, SISFFIT002, SISFFIT003, SISFFIT004, SISFFIT005, SISFFIT006, SISFFIT014, and SISXCCS001.

In order to gain the qualification in the Certificate IV in Fitness, participants must complete 20 units including 12 core units and 8 elective units consisting of four (4) units in Group A.  The remaining units are to make up the required 8 elective units from Group A or B; maximum of 2 units may be selected elsewhere in SIS Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

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
Group A – Business Electives
BSBSLS408 Present, secure and support sales solutions
BSBSMB40 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
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
Group B – General Electives
BSBFRA301 Work within a franchise
BSBFRA402 Establish a franchise
BSBFRA403 Manage relationship with franchisor
BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
BSBSMB306 Plan a home based business
BSBSMB407 Manage a small team
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
CUFIND401A Provide services on a freelance basis
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
ICTICT203 Operate application software packages
SISCAQU012 Assist participants with a disability during aquatic activities
SISFFIT011 Instruct approved community fitness programs
SISFFIT012 Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years
SISFFIT022 Instruct aquatic sessions for specific population groups
SISFFIT024 Instruct endurance programs
SISSSTC301A Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs
SISXCAI005 Conduct individualised long-term training programs
SISXCCS002 Coordinate client service activities
SISXCCS003 Address client needs
SISXDIS001 Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability
SISXICT001 Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation work
SISXIND005 Coordinate work teams or groups
SISXIND006 Conduct a sport, fitness or recreation event