Through this Certificate IV in Fitness, you will learn how to tailor personal training programs for a range of clients, including older adults and children.
Career opportunities, include:
- Gym instructor
- Personal trainer
- Older adults trainer
- Personal training coordinator
- Personal training manager
- Outdoor trainer
Pathways to further study:
- Diploma of Sport SIS50319
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Studying the Certificate IV in Fitness at Holmesglen
The course will teach you how to use a diverse range of personal training equipment, operate in different environments (indoors and out), and design programs for one-on-one, group and functional training clients.
Personal trainers work in a variety of settings and are largely responsible for the development, implementation and supervision of exercise programs with individual clients or small groups.
You'll learn the importance of nutrition, client adherence and how to manage prescribe exercise for clients with specific medical conditions/concerns..
This program has compulsory activities/materials as part of the learning experience. The department will confirm the cost of these activities/materials prior to your enrolment.
Timetable: 3 days per week. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 9am to 4pm
Classes are both practical and theoretical in nature, combining on-campus face-to-face lessons, and online classes you can attend off campus.
Most theory components are delivered through our online learning management system as pre-recorded lessons, activities, reading and video resources to develop your knowledge in preparation for the practical components which are delivered on campus in a simulated gym.
To receive this qualification you must complete 20 units, which comprise of 12 core units and 8 elective units.
||Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
||Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
||Market the small business
||Undertake small business planning
||Monitor and manage small business operations
||Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
||Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
||Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
||Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
||Promote functional movement capacity
||Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
||Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
||Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
||Instruct long-term exercise programs
||Instruct personal training programs
||Instruct group personal training programs
||Instruct endurance programs
||Instruct Strength And Conditioning Techniques
||Develop Strength And Conditioning Programs
||Conduct individualised long-term training programs
| Code || Name |
|SISXRES001||Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces|
|BSBSMB401||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|
|SISFFIT020||Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals|
|SISFFIT025||Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients|
|SISFFIT026||Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program|
|SISFFIT015||Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context|
|SISFFIT018||Promote functional movement capacity|
|SISFFIT019||Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming|
|SISFFIT013||Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years|
|SISFFIT016||Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour|
|SISFFIT017||Instruct long-term exercise programs|
|SISFFIT021||Instruct personal training programs|
|SISFFIT023||Instruct group personal training programs|
|SISFFIT024||Instruct endurance programs|
|SISSSTC301A||Instruct Strength And Conditioning Techniques|
|SISSSTC402A||Develop Strength And Conditioning Programs|
|SISXCAI005||Conduct individualised long-term training programs|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
Entry to this course is open to people who hold a current first aid and CPR certificate (HLTAID003), and have been recognised as competent through a recognised training course or recognition process against the following units of competency:
SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation
SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs
SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information
SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals
SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients
SISXCCS001 Provide quality service
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
Please refer to our coronavirus update page to view current vaccine requirements.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will attain the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness and be able to register with either Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia as a fitness instructor (gym) and personal trainer.
Connections with industry
With many Australians living longer than ever before, and an increase in conditions such as diabetes and obesity, there's a growing need for health and fitness services.
This course will give you the specialist skills to improve clients' health-related fitness in relatively low-risk situations. It also covers the fundamentals of marketing and operating a small fitness business successfully.
After graduating with the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness, you will be able to register with either Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia as a fitness instructor (gym) and personal trainer.
How to apply
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
*Mandatory Materials and Activities fees are still payable by all students including students who may be eligible for Government subsidised/Concession fees.
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession
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