Certificate IV in Fitness

Course Code SIS40215
Campus Shepparton - Fryers Street, Wangaratta - Barr Reserve
Duration 1100 hours

Course Overview

The SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Personal Trainer.

Do you have the drive to start your career as personal trainer? If you want to inspire and train clients one on one you need the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness.

Work in a gym, a studio or run your own business. We teach you at our on-campus gym or with our fitness partner, the Wangaratta Indoor Sports and Aquatic Centre. Graduates who complete GOTAFE’s qualification have better employment prospects than people who study online.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Fitness industry. Working in this industry may involve shift and weekend work within a fitness and gym setting.

Further studies
After gaining the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness you might wish to undertake further study in the SIS50210 Diploma of Fitness or SIS50612 Diploma of Sports Development.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – Fryers Street Workshop based – 6 months – Starts 18t August – 9.00am – 3.00pm / 2019
Wangaratta – Barr Reserve Three days per week – 6 months – Starts 17th June- 9.00am – 4.00pm/ 2019

Attendance and Commitment

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

You are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in all practical fitness 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 1,100 $4.10 $4,510.00 $3.00 $3,300.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 1,100 $0.82 $902.00 $3.00 $3,300.00
Full Fee 1,100 $8.20 $9,020.00 N/A N/A
Course Materials 1,100 $0.35 $385.00 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 and have been recognised as competent through a recognised training program 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

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

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements include candidates having a strong interest in Fitness and the Sport & Recreation industry.

Units of Competency

SIS40215 – Core Units

SISFFIT015 – Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
SISXRES001 – Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
SISFFIT019 – Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT020 – Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
SISFFIT013 – Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
SISFFIT023 – Instruct group personal training programs
SISFFIT017 – Instruct long-term exercise programs
SISFFIT021 – Instruct personal training programs
SISFFIT018 – Promote functional movement capacity
SISFFIT016 – Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
SISFFIT025 – Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
SISFFIT026 – Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program

SIS40215 – Elective Units

SISXCAI005 – Conduct individualised long-term training programs
SISSSTC402A – Develop strength and conditioning programs
BSBSMB401 – Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
SISSSTC301A – Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
BSBSMB403 – Market the small business
BSBSMB405 – Monitor and manage small business operations
SISSSCO513 – Plan and implement high performance training and recovery programs
BSBSMB404 – Undertake small business planning

Assessment Methods

Students are given a variety of meaningful educational experiences through their learning, all course material is relevant and the skill sets delivered are required to improve their work performance within the fitness industry. Learning activities and assignments have been designed to allow the adult learner to be active in their own learning and learn from personal experience.
Students are actively involved in fitness based programs within industry for example the elite fitness testing of the Wangaratta Warriors Basketball athletes and Personal training programs delivered within the Primary school sector.
Students will be assessed using:

  • written assignments
  • exams
  • role plays
  • oral presentations
  • 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?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.