SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness + SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness + BSB50120 Diploma of Business

Become a Qualified Personal Trainer, Establish Your Personal Training Business, and Become Your Own Boss

Do you aspire to be a personal trainer who dreams to have your own gym or personal training business one day? The Complete Personal Training & Business Course will make you become your own boss and help you establish your own personal training business where you can work on your own schedule.

Start Date
Start Anytime.
Up to 24 months.
This course is broken down into two parts: Practical (46 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 3 course units every month to graduate in 12 months.

Course Overview

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

  • Personal Trainer
  • Gym Instructor
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Small Business Owner

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IV in Fitness, students are required to complete and be deemed competent in the below units of competency (or superseded units), which are available as part of the SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness.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


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

Take Your Fitness Training Skills to the Next Level and Get Qualified to Establish Your Own Personal Training Business

Do you aspire to be a personal trainer who dreams to have your own gym or personal training business one day? The Complete Personal Training & Business Course will make you become your own boss and help you establish your own personal training business where you can work on your own schedule.

This nationally recognised course contains the following qualifications: SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness and SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness, as well as the BSB50120 Diploma of Business. This combined course contains a mix of practical and online learning methods and units to educate you about everything you need to become a qualified personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and small business owner.

The Certificates III and IV in Fitness include units that will provide you with in-depth learning about personal training, working with clients, and making your mark in the fitness industry, such as completing client fitness assessments, instructing group exercise sessions, planning group exercise sessions, developing gym-based exercise programs to diverse clients, using exercise science principles in fitness instruction, developing personalised exercise programs, assessing client movement and providing exercise advice, providing first aid, marketing new business ventures, and more.

Then, the Diploma of Business will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to effectively start and manage your own personal training business, including managing budgets, financial plans, and business resources; leading communication in the workplace, developing workplace policies and procedures for sustainability, promoting innovation in team environments, demonstrating leadership in the workplace; managing project scope, business operational plans, team effectiveness, personal and professional development, and more.

Affordable Payment Plan Options Available

Want to study this course but can’t afford to pay upfront? No problem! The Complete Personal Training & Business Course comes with affordable weekly or fortnightly payment plan options.