Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40221)

This qualification reflects the role of personal trainers who develop, instruct and evaluate personalised exercise programs for generally healthy and low risk clients, to achieve specific fitness goals. Clients with higher health risks are referred to medical or allied health professionals.

Personal trainers work independently using highly developed fitness skills and knowledge in both routine and unpredictable situations. They use well-developed communication and collaboration skills to interact with clients and health professionals to improve client fitness outcomes.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as an employed or self-employed personal trainer in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, leisure and community centres, client workplaces and homes, and outdoor locations.

Personal trainers may offer services to individuals and groups, and may provide online training services. In some employment contexts, personal trainers may be involved in team leadership or supervisory activities.

Note: We have contextualised the course for people who want to train older adults. Any practical tasks in the course have been tailored so they are suitable for people aged over 50.

Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40221)

  • Study 100% online

  • Study at your own pace, in your own time

  • Become a Personal Trainer

Online Learning:

All our theory learning is delivered via our online learning centre that you can log in to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The learning material includes videos, PowerPoint Presentations, and Online Text Books.

Practice Sessions:

The practice sessions allow you to gain the confidence of working with real clients.

Practical Assessment: The final step in the process is to complete the live Practical Assessment.

Course Outline

SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness

Duration:

Up to 12 months

Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40221)

This qualification reflects the role of personal trainers

Module 1: Health Coaching

BSBPEF302: Develop Self Awareness (elective)

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to improve self-reliance to confidently perform work tasks within the scope of own responsibility. It involves reflecting on personal development and acquiring knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses through feedback from others. It also involves the development of goals and plans to improve workplace performance.

SISFFIT053: Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify individual client needs for healthy eating advice, and provide information that supports clients to establish healthier eating patterns. Information is based on the current Australian national dietary guidelines and associated resources which aim to promote optimal health and wellbeing for generally healthy people.

SISFFIT050: Support exercise behaviour change (core)

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish current patterns of client exercise and support clients to make changes to optimise fitness outcomes, health and wellbeing. Support for behaviour change reflects evidence-based approaches and can be integrated into fitness assessment, program planning, instruction and evaluation.

Module 2: Advanced Programming

SISFFIT049: Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction (core)

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify how exercise science principles (also known as exercise training principles) apply to fitness instruction, and use those principles in the design and ongoing modification of exercise programs for clients.

SISFFIT041: Develop personalised exercise programs (core)

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop exercise programs and a series of sessions tailored to individual client needs, exercise preferences and fitness goals.

Module 3: Personal Training

SISFFIT043: Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals (core)

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and instruct exercise programs and sessions specifically tailored for individual older clients. Older clients are those aged at least 55 years; however, they can be significantly older. It covers skills for evaluating and modifying programs in response to client monitoring and feedback. Programs and sessions take account of the particular issues and risks for older clients.

SISFFIT044: Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients (core)

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop exercise programs and a series of sessions tailored to individual client needs, exercise preferences and fitness goals.

SISFFIT042: Instruct personalised exercise sessions (core)

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare for, instruct and evaluate pre-designed exercise sessions that have been tailored to individual client needs, exercise preferences and fitness goals, as part of an overall personal training program. It covers skills for modifying programs in response to ongoing client monitoring and feedback.

SISXCAI009: Instruct strength and conditioning techniques (elective)

This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to use drills, exercises and activities to instruct individuals undertaking fitness programs in strength and conditioning techniques to achieve personal fitness goals.

SISXCAI010: Develop strength and conditioning programs (elective)

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and evaluate strength and conditioning programs. It focuses on the skills needed to develop programs to meet the needs of participants undertaking fitness programs to achieve personal fitness goals.


Module 4: Youth Training

SISFFIT045: Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients (core)

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to complete pre-exercise screening and fitness assessments for individual clients aged thirteen to seventeen years, and to develop and instruct exercise programs and sessions specifically tailored for these clients. It covers skills for evaluating and modifying programs in response to client monitoring and feedback.

SISFFIT051: Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction (core)

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish the industry context for fitness instruction work, develop collaborative relationships with medical and allied health professionals, and use reflective practice and critical thinking for ongoing professional development. It requires the ability to identify and evaluate evidence-based information for use in day-to-day fitness instruction activities.

CHCCOM006: Establish and manage client relationships (core)

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to establish and manage professional one-to-one relationships with clients in the context of providing an ongoing health service or intervention.

Note: You must complete the Certificate III in Fitness before commencing the Certificate IV. (as some of the units in Certificate III and considered pre requisites for Certificate IV)

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Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) -Online

Why Choose Masters Fitness Academy?

1) Companion Courses

When you study your Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) with Masters Fitness Academy, you will also get access to the following courses included for free.

1) Workout Ideas for Older Adults (valued at $400)

2) Programming for Older Adults (valued at $400)

3) Fall Prevention for Older Adults (valued at $400)

4) Train Clients with Conditions (valued at $400)

5) Business Essentials for Training Older Adults (valued at $400)

These courses will equip you with additional knowledge as a Fitness Professional and provide you with a unique advantage when entering the Fitness Industry.

2) We have specifically adapted the certification to meet the needs of those who aim to train older adults.

To ensure relevance and effectiveness, all practical tasks within the course have been carefully tailored to be appropriate for individuals aged over 50. This customisation helps ensure that the training methods and exercises provided are both safe and beneficial, aligning with the physical capabilities and health considerations typical of this age group.

Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) -Online

Entry Requirements

  • Education: You will 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 years of age. 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.

  • Working with Children Check: For the work placement portion of your course, you may need a current "Working with Children Check Clearance" issued by the relevant authority in your state/territory.

Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) -Online

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