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Certificate IV in Fitness

SIS40215

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Certificate IV in Fitness – SIS40215

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Course Overview

Become a qualified Personal Trainer with the Certificate IV in Fitness.

You'll learn at our on-campus gym or with our fitness partner the Wangaratta Indoor Sports and Aquatic Centre.

You'll learn to motivate and influence positive health behaviour and support healthy eating and long-term exercise programs. You'll also learn to incorporate exercise science into your programs, and collaborate with medical and allied health professionals to develop exercise programs for clients.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Sport & Recreation industry as a Personal Trainer. Work in a gym, studio, or run your own business, inspiring and training clients one-on-one.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the SIS50215 Diploma of Fitness or SIS50612 Diploma of Sports Development.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Workshop based - 6 months - Starts 18t August - 9.00am - 3.00pm / 2019

Starts Monday 3rd Feb, 3 days a week, 9am - 3pm, Part Time, On Campus / 2020

Wangaratta - Barr Reserve

Three days per week - 6 months - Starts 17th June- 9.00am - 4.00pm/ 2019

Starts Monday 18th May, 3 days a week, 9am - 4pm, Full Time, On Campus / 2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
$4,510.00
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
$902.00
3. Full Fee
$9,020.00
Course Materials
$385.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

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
  • Candidates must have a strong interest in Fitness and the Sport & Recreation industry
Core Units
SISFFIT013
Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
SISFFIT015
Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
SISFFIT016
Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
SISFFIT017
Instruct long-term exercise programs
SISFFIT018
Promote functional movement capacity
SISFFIT019
Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT020
Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
SISFFIT021
Instruct personal training programs
SISFFIT023
Instruct group personal training programs
SISFFIT025
Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
SISFFIT026
Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
SISXRES001
Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
Elective Units
BSBSMB401
Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
BSBSMB403
Market the small business
BSBSMB404
Undertake small business planning
BSBSMB405
Monitor and manage small business operations
SISSSCO513
Plan and implement high performance training and recovery programs
SISSSTC301A
Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
SISSSTC402A
Develop strength and conditioning programs
SISXCAI005
Conduct individualised long-term training programs

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written assignments/reports
  • Exams
  • Role plays
  • Oral presentations
  • Observations and practical demonstrations

Students will need access to a computer for goLearn (online) content.


Sharlene Wohlers

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.

Students complete the course full time over 6 months, attending classes 3 days a week.

Students are also required to undertake 2 week's practical placement in the workplace totalling 80 hours within the Fitness sector.

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.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

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

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.

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