SIS40215 + Entry RequirementsComplete Personal Trainer

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 and 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: 01 Feb 2018

In a Nutshell

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

Designed to help you make an immediate start in the fitness industry, the Complete Personal Trainer^ (SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness + Entry requirements) course will give you an edge over other fitness professionals. Delivered by the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers, this course is taught through a mix of online theory and hands-on experience to give you the flexibility and real-world skills needed to excel in the competitive fitness industry.

You can choose from three different delivery modes for the practical element. The online component is delivered through a bespoke learning management system:

1. Face-to-Face On-Campus -52 hours face-to-face practical delivered on-campus with theory components completed online in your own time.

2. AIPT Mentor - 40 hours of face-to-face practical completed with an AIPT Mentor, a qualified Personal Trainer, who will guide you through your course material and provide you with hands-on experience, with theory components completed online, in your own time.

3. Student Selected Mentor - Choose your own Mentor* to guide you through 40 hours of face-to-face practical. Theory components are completed online, in your own time.

The course will take you through fitness fundamentals such as how to undertake client assessments, plan and deliver effective exercise programs, and monitor the progress of your clients. From there, you'll progress to more advanced modules such as small-business planning, long-term exercise program design and motivational psychology - crucial skills that will give your fitness career longevity into the future.

Graduate Placement guarantee+

The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers has partnered with a number of gyms to not only offer you the highest calibre of training but also to offer you a Graduate Placement Guarantee+.

This Graduate Placement Guarantee applies to all those who study the Complete Personal Trainer at a Goodlife Health Club, Genesis Fitness Club, Core24 Health Club or Club Lime location.

When you graduate from this Australian Institute of Personal Trainers qualification, you will be certified to the standards required by Goodlife, Genesis, Core24 or Club Lime and you will be given the opportunity to work as a fitness professional in one of these leading gym network partners within six months of graduation.

^The Complete Personal Trainer Program consists of the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness + Entry Requirements. Please contact us for further details on the course structure.

*Your chosen Mentor must be approved by the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers.

~Terms and conditions apply to the Graduate Placement Guarantee. Enquire now for more information.


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. This 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

    In order to complete your practical component, you must hold a current “Working with Children Card issued by the relevant Government department in the State in which you have enrolled. You must also obtain or hold a current first aid and CPR certificate~.

    ~The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit. Red Cross Australia is a third party training provider who conduct training and assessment services on behalf of Australian Institute of Personal Trainers. Please note the cost of this is not included in your course fees.

  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this personal training course, the units of competency you will study include:

    SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness + Entry Requirements Package

    Entry Requirements

    • SISFFIT004 - Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
    • SISFFIT001 - Provide health screening and fitness orientation
    • SISFFIT006 - Conduct fitness appraisals
    • SISFFIT005 - Provide healthy eating information
    • SISXCCS001 - Provide quality service
    • SISFFIT003 - Instruct fitness programs
    • SISFFIT002 - Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
    • SISFFIT014 - Instruct exercise to older clients

    SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

    • 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.


    "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.”

    All student testimonials for Australian Institute of Personal Trainers

    “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 SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness from the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers.

Completing this program will fast-track your fitness career, and enable you to start in the fitness industry upon completion of this qualification. Successful completion of the Face to Face On Campus delivery option will also equip you with the skills to work with a number of fitness centres such as Goodlife Health Clubs, Genesis Fitness Clubs or Fitness First.

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

  • $66.15 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

  • $2990 upfront payment

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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