SIS40215 - Certificate IV in Fitness

SIS10 Sports, Fitness and Recreation (version 2.0)

Live. Learn. Fitness.

Inspiring change through leadership
Become a personal trainer

Course Overview

Nationally Recognised Fitness Training

Join our community of Australia's Fitness Ambassadors® and help us change the fitness culture. PT National's SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness course is designed to transform your skills as a personal trainer and design sought after training programs that challenge not only your clients but also your peers.

You will have access to PT National's comprehensive video learning resources that bring you into contact with fitness and allied health professionals and industry leaders that invite you into their world of expertise.

The course qualifies you to become a registered Personal Trainer, develop your fitness business skills, collaborate with health professionals and apply transformational motivational techniques along with conducting postural and fitness appraisals that will showcase your ability to drive results with clients.

Our Trainer Depth Study provides you with the opportunity to integrate mobility and flexibility, tri planar movement patterns, HIIT and strength training continuum.

PT National's focus on Strength and Conditioning turns your passion for high performance programming and training into a specialised area of fitness for elite athletes and sporting teams.

Pre Requisites


Delivery Period

Learn at your own pace, up to 12 months to complete

Mode of Learning

Online - includes access to mentoring/support sessions

Upfront Payment Discount

Yes. $500 discount applies.


Yes. 10% Deposit & payment plan over 6 months

Career pathways

Personal Trainer, Exercise Trainer

Course Details

Pre Requisites

  1. 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:
    1. SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation
    2. SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
    3. SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs
    4. SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
    5. SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information
    6. SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals
    7. SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients
    8. SISXCCS001 Provide quality service
  2. Completion of PT National’s Pre-screening Health Questionnaire.

Course Duration

Learn at your own pace!

You will have up to 12 months from the date of enrolment to complete your study.

Course Requirements

  1. Online learning requirements and Assessment System requirements as per Learner Handbook
  2. Basic computer and internet researching skills

Modes of Learning

Online with one on one and small group mentoring support sessions

PT National provides our learners the opportunity to study independently, collaboratively and with guided facilitation. All theory and practical components of the units of work within our Experiential Learning Modules (ELMs) and Assessment Tasks are delivered via our custom-designed Learning Management System (LMS) online.

The Live.Learn.Fitness® Clinical Experience (work placement) is part of the learner’s course work learning and consists of 40 hours practical training and will need to be organised and completed by the learner in their own time to work towards becoming a Personal Trainer. This includes the completion of the Live.Learn.Fitness® Logbook and guidance by a Fitness Professional who will become your mentor over the duration of the practicum.

PT National will offer learners the opportunity to interact with their assigned PT National educator at our Greater Western Sydney College campus or through our various modes of communication should you be located outside of Sydney.

PT National believe in teaching future fitness professionals in the same manner that the Fitness Industry trains their clients. To enable PT National to remain current and educate in an agile learning environment, learners have the ability to participate in one on one support and small group sessions at the learner’s request.

These sessions will be pre-booked by the learner by contacting their educator via email, phone or text to book in a session.

The sessions will address the learner’s questions on practical elements of the course or to allow learners to interact with their educators and use the time to go through queries pertaining to theory and assessments raised in the Experiential Learning Modules (ELMs).

Learners are provided the opportunity to complete practical elements of the assessment via live assessments with other learners and participants or via video mode.

Flexibility is paramount in our teaching and learning model to further your career within the fitness industry and we will support you to inspiring change through leadership.

Enrolment Starter Pack
Learner receives a Trainer and Training shirts, Drink Bottle and Bag, as part of enrolment in the Australia's Fitness Ambassadors Pathway

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Course Outline

Units of Competency

PT National's SIS40215 - Certificate IV in Fitness includes 12 core subjects and 8 specially selected electives covering a broad range of topics and skills required by the Fitness industry.

These units are compulsory units for SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness
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
PT National through industry engagement have selected the following elective units for study
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
SISFFIT024 Instruct endurance programs
SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs
SISXCAI005 Conduct individualised long-term training programs
SISXCCS003 Address client needs

Career Pathway

Completion of SIS40215 - Certificate IV in Fitness will provide the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of activities and functions within the Fitness industry, including working independently in a broad range of settings, such as within fitness centres, gyms, pools, community facilities and in open spaces.

Those with this level of competency will be expected to train individual clients, on a one-on-one basis, and may include older clients and children. They will have the ability to plan, conduct and evaluate exercise training programs, provide leadership and guidance to clients and other staff and possibly deal with unpredictable situations.

Exercise Trainers will have the ability to monitor and manage business activities to operate efficiently and profitably.

Study Pathway

After at least one year experience within the fitness industry you may choose to further your learning pathway and pursue a career as an Advanced Personal Trainer or a Personal Training Manager by studying the SIS50215 Diploma of Fitness course. This is open to individuals who hold a current first aid and CPR certificate.

Payment Options

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