SIS30321, SIS40221, 10967NAT

Complete Personal Training and Nutrition Course

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Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
  • Awarded by

    Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO: 32363)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III, Certificate IV + Diploma

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Up to 24 months

  • Start Date

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Location

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

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Personal Trainer | Group Exercise Instructor | Nutrition Advisor | Nutrition Coach

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.

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  • In a Nutshell

    If you are looking to start a successful career in the growing area of personal health and fitness, this holistic Complete Personal Training and Nutrition Course from the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers could be perfect for you. This course is designed to give you optimum flexibility to build a versatile career in the fitness industry by combining three of the most essential industry qualifications.

    The Complete Personal Training Course qualification consists of the SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness and the SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness, and will give you all the necessary skills to help people of all ages reach their fitness goals. You will learn to provide physical assessments for clients, create and instruct long-term exercise programs, incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming as well as develop and instruct strength and conditioning techniques ideal for sports groups and athletes.

    The 10967 NAT Diploma of Nutrition qualification combines online theoretical study with the required 30 sessions of practical work placement and will allow you to develop the knowledge required to become a qualified nutrition advisor. You will learn to create effective nutrition plans, promote the importance of healthy eating, educate clients and the broader community on effective nutrition in accordance with the Australian Dietary Guidelines and apply a depth of understanding of diet-related diseases in different contexts.

    This course is designed to be as flexible as possible. You'll have up to 24 months to complete the course and for the practical components of the SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness and the SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness, there are 3 delivery modes to choose from:

    • Campus Club - learn in a small group environment inside one of Australia's leading gyms and be mentored by the best in the business
    • 1-To-1 Flexible Mentor - you'll be matched with one of AIPT's qualified Personal Trainers who will mentor you inside a real club
    • Mentor of Your Choice - if you already know a Personal Trainer, AIPT could approve them to be your Mentor to guide you through the practical components of the course.

    The theoretical parts of the course are available on AIPT's online learning platform, so are available anywhere, anytime.

    This Australia-wide course will also teach you how to manage and market a small business, giving you the skills you to be your own boss and choose when and where you work with your own client network.

    Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    First Aid:

    You must obtain a pass in the subject HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid, from an external provider.


    To do start the Complete Personal Training Course, you need to be aged 17 years or older. To start the Diploma of Nutrition, you need to be 18 years or older.


    You'll need to have completed year 12 or equivalent, ie.

    • A qualification at Certificate IV level or higher OR
    • 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

    You'll need a high level of language, literacy and numeracy skills.

    Residency Status

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

    Computer Requirements

    As the theoretical course component is conducted online, you will need a reliable computer/laptop and an internet connection.

    Working with Children Check

    For the practical component of this course, you may need a current 'Working with Children Check Clearance' issued by the relevant authority in your state/territory.

  • Subject Breakdown

    For the Certificate III in Fitness component, you'll study:

    • SISFFIT032 - Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
    • SISFFIT033 - Complete client fitness assessments
    • SISFFIT052 - Provide healthy eating information
    • SISFFIT034 - Assess client movement and provide exercise advice
    • SISFFIT035 - Plan group exercise sessions
    • BSBOPS304 - Deliver and monitor a service to customers
    • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
    • SISFFIT036 - Instruct group exercise sessions
    • HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid*
    • SISFFIT040 - Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
    • SISFFIT047 - Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
    • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
    • SISXFAC002 - Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities
    • BSBWHS332X - Apply infection prevention and control procedures to own work activities
    • BSBPEF301 - Organise personal work priorities

    * This course contains the unit HLTAID011 Provide First Aid which must be completed through an external RTO. AIPT has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price or you may source your own training provider. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in your course fee. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your First Aid certificate for AIPT to process a Credit Transfer against this unit of competency on your student record. 


    For the Certificate IV in Fitness component, you'll study:

    • SISFFIT049 - Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
    • CHCCOM006 - Establish and manage client relationships
    • SISFFIT041 - Develop personalised exercise programs
    • SISFFIT042 - Instruct personalised exercise sessions
    • SISFFIT043 - Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
    • SISFFIT044 - Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients
    • SISFFIT045 - Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients
    • SISFFIT051 - Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction
    • SISFFIT050 - Support exercise behaviour change
    • SISFFIT053 - Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients
    • SISFFIT034 - Assess client movement and provide exercise advice
    • SISFFIT046 - Plan and instruct online exercise sessions
    • BSBESB401 - Research and develop business plans
    • BSBESB404 - Market new business ventures
    • SISXCAI010 - Develop strength and conditioning programs
    • SISXCAI009 - Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
    • CHCDIV001 -  Work with diverse people


    For the Diploma of Nutrition component, you'll study:

    • HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
    • HLTHPS010 - Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
    • HLTINF007 - Implement and monitor infection prevention and control standards, policies and procedures
    • HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid 
    • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
    • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
    • HLTAAP002 - Confirm physical health status
    • CHCPRP005 - Engage with health professionals and the health system
    • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
    • NAT10967001 - Educate clients in the fundamental principles of nutrition
    • NAT10967003 - Provide tailored nutritional advice for exercise and sport
    • NAT10967004 - Support the nutritional requirements of specific populations
    • NAT10967002 - Provide specialised nutrition advice for weight management 
  • 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 smooth 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."

    Brendan Mann , Certificate IV in Fitness Complete Personal Trainer

    “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.”

    Alison Gibson , Certificate IV in Fitness Complete Personal Trainer

    “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?

    On successful completion of the full course, you will obtain 3 nationally recognised qualifications:

    • SIS30321 - Certificate III in Fitness
    • SIS40221 - Certificate IV in Fitness
    • 10967NAT - Diploma of Nutrition

    With the knowledge and skills gained, you will be qualified to work in a range of health and fitness related roles as well as being able to set up your own personal fitness and nutrition business.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in Nutrition could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Dietician, Nutritionist, Allied Health Assistant.

  • Let's talk price

    AIPT offers flexible payment plans beginning from just $88.69* a week!

    Enquire now to find out more about instalment plans or saving on your course fees by paying upfront.

    Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

    *Payment plan total is $100 deposit + 78 weekly payments. The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers uses the direct debiting services of Debitsuccess on payment plans. Payment plans will incur a $12 establishment fee, charged with the first instalment, plus a 3.63% transaction fee on each transaction. Weekly payment amount provided is already inclusive of the transaction fee.



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