SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness + Entry Requirements

Looking for a solid opportunity to make you become a qualified personal trainer or group fitness instructor as soon as possible? The Fast-Track Personal Training Course will speed up your chance of getting into the fitness industry and achieving your dream career.
Course Provider
Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
(RTO 22557)
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Blended Online Learning.

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Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification.

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Upfront payment or flexible weekly payment options that suit your budget and lifestyle.

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

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime.
Up to 18 months.
This course is broken down into two parts: Practical (44.5 hours of face-to-face practical learning) * Campus Club – Learn in a small group in one of Australia’s leading gyms. * 1-to-1 Flexible Mentor – You’ll be matched with one of the provider’s qualified Personal Trainers to mentor you inside a real club. * Mentor of Your Choice – If you already know a Personal Trainer, the provider can approve them to be your mentor. Theoretical (To be completed online) * Complete 1.5 course units every month to graduate in 18 months.
Career Outcomes
  • Personal Trainer
  • Group Exercise Instructor
Course Modules

Achieve your qualification by completing the following units of competency:

Entry Requirement Units for SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness

  1. SISFFIT032  Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation 
  2. SISFFIT033  Complete client fitness assessments 
  3. SISFFIT052  Provide healthy eating information 
  4. SISFFIT035  Plan group exercise sessions 
  5. BSBOPS304  Deliver and monitor a service to customers ∞
  6. HLTWHS001  Participate in workplace health and safety ∞
  7. SISFFIT036  Instruct group exercise sessions  ∞
  8. HLTAID011  Provide First Aid * ∞
  9. SISFFIT040  Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients 
  10. SISFFIT047  Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise

SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness

  1. SISFFIT049 Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
  2. CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
  3. SISFFIT041 Develop personalised exercise programs
  4. SISFFIT042 Instruct personalised exercise sessions
  5. SISFFIT043 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
  6. SISFFIT044 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients
  7. SISFFIT045 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients
  8. SISFFIT051 Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction
  9. SISFFIT050 Support exercise behaviour change
  10. SISFFIT053 Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients
  11. SISFFIT034 Assess client movement and provide exercise advice
  12. SISFFIT046 Plan and instruct online exercise sessions
  13. BSBESB401 Research and develop business plans
  14. BSBESB404 Market new business ventures
  15. SISXCAI010 Develop strength and conditioning programs
  16. SISXCAI009 Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
  17. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

*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 us to process a Credit Transfer against this unit of competency on your student record.

∞ This course offer includes the units BSBOPS304, HLTWHS001 and SISFFIT036 as part of the cluster GE01 Group Exercise. Students who complete this cluster and submit a copy of their statement of attainment for HLTAID011 Provide First Aid are eligible to receive the skill set SISSS00128 Group Exercise Leader. This skill set is targeted toward group exercise leaders who lead predesigned group exercise sessions in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, and leisure and community centres. Please note, that BSBOPS304 is not an entry requirement unit.

Course Fees Include
Resources Required
  • Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points.
  • Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended).
  • Office Equipment: Printer and scanner to print and upload some of your assessments.
  • Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above.
  • Mobile Phone with video capability or Video Camera: Some assessments in your course will require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.
  • MAC: Operating system – OS X 10.14 Mojave or later.
  • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).
Work Placement

You may need a current "Working with Children Check Clearance" issued by the relevant authority in your state/territory.

Course Entry Requirements

Before Commencing SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness, students are required to complete and be deemed competent in the below units of competency (or superseded units), which are available as part of the SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness.


You'll need to have completed year 10 or equivalent (i.e., 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 need to be at least 16. If you’re under 18, a parent or guardian will need to sign your enrolment form.

Residency Status: 

You need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

Practical Assessment

Please be aware some of your assessments require you to source participants to role-play clients; please work with your mentor to secure the required number.

Payment Options

Upfront payment or flexible weekly payment* options that suit your budget and lifestyle. 

*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. 

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

Become a Qualified Personal Trainer Fast

Get a head start on a career in fitness with our Fast-Track Personal Training Course which consists of SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness + Entry Requirements. 

Becoming qualified as a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor is made simpler with our Fast-Track Personal Training Course that contains all the knowledge, skills and experience of our PT courses in one place. 

Theoretical components will be completed online and will equip you with up-to-date knowledge on anatomy, physiology and nutrition. The face-to-face, practical components of the course can be delivered inside real gyms, mentored by qualified professionals. You will gain valuable, hands-on experience which will put you ahead of the competition when you graduate with a nationally recognised qualification. 

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Australian Institute of Personal Trainers

The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) are all about providing students with health and fitness education of the highest quality, making your study journey as smooth as possible and equipping you with the practical skills that lead to employment outcomes after you graduate.
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