Diploma of Fitness

Course Code SIS50215
Campus Shepparton - Fryers Street
Duration 1085 hours

Course Overview

The SIS50215 Diploma of Fitness is the recognised qualification to perform a range of advanced activities and functions within the fitness industry.

Do you enjoy the fitness industry? Do you have a current SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness and are looking at advancing your skills in Fitness Management?

With GOTAFE, you gain the skills to design and deliver exercise programs under the guidance of an allied health practitioner for individuals and small groups with a range of medical conditions. Master the skills needed to own/operate a fitness business without having to move away to study. You can progress to a Bachelor of Exercise Science or allied Health degree.

Gain practical experience through:

  • Practical Workshops
  • Excursions and observation
  • On-campus facilities to practice skills

This course will be delivered online with additional face to face workshops. You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The SIS50215 Diploma of fitness is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the fitness and management industry.

Working in this industry may involve working weekends and/or shift work and may include managing gyms and fitness centres, sports venues and facilities and identifying and developing athletes. Work at this level would be undertaken with a high degree of autonomy and can be physically demanding. Applicants should consider their physical ability to complete the job role e.g. bending, lifting, manual handling etc.

Further studies
After gaining the SIS50215 Diploma of fitness you might wish to undertake further study at University level with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science or Bachelor of Exercise Science.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – Fryers Street Online and 15 Compulsory Workshops over 18 months / 2019
Shepparton – Fryers Street Online and 15 Compulsory Workshops over 18 months / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

You are encouraged to attend all 15 face-to-face workshops.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Sharlene Wohlers
Location: Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 1,085 $9.74 $10,567.90 $2.00 $2,170.00
Full Fee 1,085 $11.27 $12,227.95 N/A N/A
Course Materials 1,085 $0.35 $379.75 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

  • Hold a current first aid and CPR certificate
  • Have achieved a Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Have at least one year post qualification fitness industry experience in the application of the skills and knowledge of the Certificate IV in Fitness.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course

Students are required to hold a current SIS40215 Certifciate IV in fitness and have at least one year working experience within the fitness industry

Applicants are also asked to provide a portfolio of any sporting and fitness involvement in the community.

Units of Competency

SIS50215 – Core Units

SISFFIT029 – Apply anatomy and physiology to advanced personal training
SISFFIT028 – Apply evidence-based practice to exercise programs
SISFFIT027 – Conduct health promotion activities
SISFFIT031 – Implement injury prevention strategies
SISFFIT030 – Instruct advanced exercise programs

SIS50215 – Elective Units

HLTPOP402C – Assess readiness for and effect behaviour change
SISSSTC402A – Develop strength and conditioning programs
BSBMKG514 – Implement and monitor marketing activities
BSBFIM501 – Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBADM502 – Manage meetings
BSBMGT502 – Manage people performance
BSBRSK501 – Manage risk
HLTAID006 – Provide advanced first aid
CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
SISXICT001 – Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation work
BSBHRM405 – Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
BSBPMG522 – Undertake project work
CHCCOM002 – Use communication to build relationships

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written assignments/reports
  • Exams/tests
  • Case studies
  • Oral presentations
  • E-portfolio
  • Practical demonstrations
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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