Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
Certificate IV + Diploma
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Up to 24 months
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This course meets the 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.
Are you ready to be your own boss and do what you love as a qualified personal trainer? The Complete Personal Trainer (SIS40215) and Diploma of Business (BSB50215) course from the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers is the perfect course to help you launch your career!
This exciting double course combines a series of foundational fitness units and a Certificate IV in Fitness with a Diploma of Business to give you the knowledge, skills and business know-how you need to succeed as a personal trainer. In the first part of the course, you'll cover the basics of providing instruction and guidance for fitness and exercise. You'll learn how to incorporate the principles of exercise science and healthy eating into fitness programming for clients, and how to work with a variety of different clients to achieve their fitness goals. Throughout the Diploma part of the course, you'll move on to the business side of launching a personal training business, developing essential skills for successful small business planning and operations.
This course is designed to be as flexible as possible. You'll have up to 24 months to complete both parts of the course in the delivery mode of your choosing. The Student Selected Mentor option allows you to choose your own mentor to guide you through 40 hours of practical training, while the AIPT Mentor option provides you with a qualified personal trainer for face-to-face practical sessions; alternatively, Face-to-Face On-Campus mode will see you studying on-campus in a real gym. In all three modes, you'll complete theory components online in your own time. And no matter which delivery option you choose, you'll be guaranteed high-quality course materials and training to help you launch your personal trainer career with a bang!
Please note: this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with updates due for release in the coming year. Rest assured, completion of this course version before 10 May 2023 will still provide you with a valid and quality outcome. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to make an enquiry.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
In order to complete the on-line part of the course you will need regular access to the following:
In this personal training course, the subjects you may study include:
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.
"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.”
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215) and Diploma of Business (BSB50215) from the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers.
Graduates are prepared to launch their own personal training businesses, whether on an individual basis, as part of an established franchise, or at a local gym or fitness centre.
The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.
Student Selected Mentor
Tuition fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services. Please note this course does not qualify for assisted government funding.
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