SIS40215Certificate IV in Fitness

Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
  • Awarded by

    Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO 32363)

  • Qualification

    Certificate IV

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Up to 12 months

  • Start Date

    Dependent on you chosen delivery mode. Enquire now to find out more.

  • Location

    NSW | TAS | WA | VIC | QLD | SA | ACT

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Personal Trainer

This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Last modified: 21 Mar 2018

In a Nutshell

Studying with AIPT means you'll graduate industry-ready.

Looking to take your fitness career to the next level? Expand your skillset and gain the right qualifications to work as a registered personal trainer with this online SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness course. Delivered by Australia's leading provider in practical fitness education, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers, this program is designed to broaden your skills and qualify you to work with a larger range of clients.

The program will show you how to tailor exercise programs for children, adolescents and older clients; and covers a variety of core skills that will set you up for a long-term career in this dynamic industry. You will learn about training legalities, the specifics behind fitness planning, motivational psychology and what it takes to plan and run your own fitness business.

To successfully complete this course, you must undertake a total of 40 hours of practical work experience with a mentor in order to gain real-world training skills. AIPT will pair you with one of their expert mentors - a fitness professional - in their gym or fitness studio. Alternatively, you will have the opportunity to select your own AIPT-approved mentor.

You can also study this course on campus (52 hours of practical experience), with theory components delivered online in your own time. Intakes for the program, delivered in AIPT's fitness centres, open three times a year: February, June and October. Enquire to find out more!

Studying with AIPT means you'll graduate industry-ready.

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

    • 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 will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

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

    Computer Requirements

    In order to complete the on-line part of the course you will need regular access to the following:

    • Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
    • Internet:High  speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic or cable (Dial-up access will be significantly slower and is not recommended)
    • Windows : Operating system – Windows XP or Vista 7 or above. Internet Browser – Internet Explorer 7 or higher or the latest version of Google Chrome
    • MAC :  Operating system: OS X 10.4 or later. Internet Browser – latest version of Google Chrome
    • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download

     To be able to complete the practical components of the course, you must also hold a current Working With Children Check, First Aid qualification, CPR Certificate.

  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this fitness course, the units of competency you may study include:

    • SISFFIT019 - Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
    • SISFFIT018 - Promote functional movement capacity
    • SISFFIT015 - Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
    • SISFFIT025 - Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
    • SISFFIT026 - Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
    • SISFFIT016 - Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
    • SISXRES001 - Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
    • SISFFIT021 - Instruct personal training programs
    • SISFFIT023 - Instruct group personal training programs
    • SISFFIT017 - Instruct long-term exercise programs
    • SISFFIT020 - Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
    • SISSSTC301A - Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
    • SISSSTC402A - Develop strength and conditioning programs
    • SISFFIT012 - Instruct movement programs to children aged 5-12 years
    • SISFFIT013 - Instruct exercise to young people aged 13-17 years
    • BSBSMB401 - Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
    • BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planning
    • BSBSMB403 - Market the small business
    • BSBSMB405 - Monitor and manage small business operations
    • SISXCCS003 - Address Client Needs
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  • Why Australian Institute of Personal Trainers?

    RTO 32363
    The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) are experts in wellness, nutrition and fitness, and equip their students with the best in online and face-to-face education. Established in 1999 alongside their partner Registered Training Organisation, Foundation Education, they have grown from a handful of campuses in Queensland to over 150 campuses and an extensive network of Mentors Australia-wide. When you study with AIPT you have access to:

    Dedicated student support
    Access to a dedicated team of Support Officers to make the transition into study as straightforward as possible.

    Largest network of locations
    We have the industry's largest network of gyms across Australia, ensuring we're in your area.

    Flexible delivery options
    AIPT caters to all learning styles and offers flexible study options to suit everyone’s schedules and budget, with a focus on practical learning and hands-on experience.

    Throughout your studies as an AIPT student, you will have complete access to their expert education team – a group of mentors who are dedicating to answering any of your questions or study queries. Mentors are seasoned fitness professionals with years of experience in the industry and can be contacted via email, online or over the phone. As an AIPT student, you will also have access to the My eCampus learning portal where you will be able to download course content and submit assessments.


    All student testimonials for Australian Institute of Personal Trainers

    "The day that I got the email to say I had passed my course, Sean Weir Fitness was advertising for a new personal trainer. I applied for the job and had an interview the next day. I now instruct five boot camps and two box fit classes a week and I have many personal training clients. I am currently employed by Sean Weir Fitness and am looking to start my Diploma of Fitness with the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers. I am so happy to be doing a job that I love and look forward to going to work everyday."

    “After quitting my job as a director of two preschools in Bondi, I started the fast track course with the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers. Within 2 weeks I began managing the gym due to my previous experience and within in 12 months, I bought the gym from my mentor! The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers enabled me to get started in my business and now I’m a campus director for AIPT, and I love helping others achieve their dream.”

    “I work with a registered training organisation while still delivering personal training sessions. My Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification has enabled me to increase my revenue, achieve fantastic business growth and combine my passion for fitness and education.”

    Louise Richards , Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised SIS40215Certificate IV in Fitness from the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers.

By completing this Certificate IV in Fitness qualification, you'll be able to take your fitness career to the next level, and be qualified to work as a registered personal trainer. Such a qualification will open up a variety of new career opportunities for you, and enable you to pursue work in:

  • Fitness clubs and gyms
  • Personal training studios
  • Health spas
  • Group fitness studios
  • Outdoor fitness centres
  • Boot camps
  • Personal training franchises

Wondering where a career in fitness could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

Let's Talk Price

The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT)  offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $39.71 per week (52 weekly repayments)
  • $250 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to $700 on your course fees

  • $1615 upfront payment

Tuition fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services. Please note this course does not qualify for VET FEE Help or other assisted government funding.

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