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SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness

Upskill in Fitness Training and Become a Qualified Personal Trainer or Personal Training Business Owner

Whether you want to upskill as a qualified personal trainer or become a personal training business or franchise owner, the SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness will give you a rewarding learning experience to help people in their fitness journey and make your own name in the industry.

Start Date
Start Anytime.
Up to 12 months.
This course is broken down into 2 parts: 1. Practical (27 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. 2. Theoretical (To be completed online)

Course Overview

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

  • Personal Trainer

Course Fees Include

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IV in Fitness, students are required to complete and be deemed competent in the below units of competency (or superseded units), which are available as part of the SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness.

HLTAID011  Provide First Aid* (or a unit that supersedes this unit)

HLTWHS001  Participate in workplace health and safety

SISFFIT032  Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation

SISFFIT033  Complete client fitness assessments

SISFFIT035  Plan group exercise sessions 

SISFFIT036  Instruct group exercise sessions

SISFFIT040  Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients

SISFFIT047  Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise

SISFFIT052  Provide healthy eating information

* 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.


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.

About The Course

Advance Your Skills and Become a Qualified Personal Trainer, Personal Training Business Owner, or Fitness Franchise Owner

Want to make your own name in the fitness industry, become your own boss and establish your own personal training business? Whether you want to upskill as a qualified personal trainer or become a personal training business or franchise owner, the SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness will give you a rewarding learning experience to help people in their fitness journey and make your own name in the industry.

This nationally recognised qualification contains a blend of face-to-face practical and online learning that will educate you about the essential skills of a qualified personal trainer with advanced skills and how to run your own business such as using exercise science principles in fitness instruction, establishing and managing client relationships, developing and instructing personalised exercise programs for older and adolescent clients, supporting healthy eating for individual fitness clients, marketing new business ventures, developing strength and conditioning techniques and programs, working with diverse people, and more.

Affordable Payment Plan Options Available

Want to study this course, but can’t afford to pay upfront? No problem! The SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness comes with an affordable weekly or fortnightly payment plan options.