SIS50215 - Diploma of Fitness

SIS10 Sports, Fitness and Recreation (version 2.0)

Live. Learn. Fitness.

Transforming service design for
the fitness entrepreneur

Course Overview

Nationally Recognised Fitness Training

Join our community of Australia's Fitness Ambassadors® and help us change the fitness culture. PT National’s SIS50215 Diploma of Fitness course is designed for the certified fitness professional. You have at least one year post qualification fitness industry experience in the application of the skills and knowledge of the Certificate IV in Fitness.

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.

In the SIS50215 Diploma of Fitness course you will gain a substantial depth of knowledge to plan, conduct and evaluate advanced exercise programs using principles of program design to support the delivery of functional, effective and safe exercise programs.

The Diploma of Fitness may also provide learners entry level into university pathways relating to health and sports science.

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

Yes. $500 discount applies


Yes. 10% Deposit & payment plan over 6 months

Career pathways

Advanced PT, Personal Training Manager

Course Details

Pre Requisites

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who are over 18, hold a current first aid and CPR certificate and:

  1. Completion of PT National's Pre-screening Health Questionnaire.
  2. Have achieved a Certificate IV in Fitness; and
  3. Have at least one (1) year post qualification fitness industry experience in the application of the skills and knowledge of the Certificate IV in Fitness

Course Requirements

  1. Australia's Fitness Ambassadors® uniform (enclosed with your enrolment starter pack)
  2. Learning resources identified in enrolment starter pack and highlighted in the unit overview within the Learning Management System

Enrolment Starter Pack
Learner's Drink Bottle and Bag, part of the enrolment pack

Course Duration

Learn at your own pace!

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

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 50 hours practical training and will need to be organised and completed by the learner in their own time to work towards becoming a Specialist Trainer and Fitness Entrepreneur. 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 in transforming your fitness career into a career with presence and impact, ultimately empowering you with the education and skill to become a fitness entrepreneur.

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Course Outline

Units of Competency

PT National's SIS50215 - Diploma of Fitness includes 5 core units and 13 electives providing learners with a substantial depth of knowledge of the industry.

These units are compulsory units for SIS50215 Diploma of Fitness
SISFFIT027 Conduct Health promotion activities
SISFFIT028 Apply evidence based practice to exercise programs
SISFFIT029 Apply anatomy and physiology to advanced personal training
SISFFIT030 Instruct advanced exercise programs
SISFFIT031 Implement injury prevention strategies
Elective Units
PT National through industry engagement have selected the following elective units for study
BSBFIM501 Manage Budgets and financial plans
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
BSBRSK501 Manage Risk
CHCCOM002 Use communication skills to build relationships
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAID006** Provide advanced first aid**
SISXCCS001 Provide Quality Service
BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance
BSBMKG514 Implement and monitor marketing activities
HLTPOP402C Assess readiness for and effect behaviour change
BSBSMB401 Establish Legal and Risk Management requirements of small business
SISXCCS003 Address client needs

** Self-attained competency – The learner will be required to have completed the first aid component prior to any workplace or clinic training, however PT National recommend it be obtained within the first ELM (ELM 1.0) (Experiential Learning Module).

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid and HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid are units of competency found within the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness and the SIS50215 Diploma of Fitness that must be completed by the learner in order to be awarded either of these Qualifications. PT National recommend that these First Aid competencies be completed by the Learner before they commence their mandatory work placement hours.

PT National does not teach or assess the HLTAID003 or the HLTAID006 these units of competency are self-attained. PT National can assist the learner to find an external provider that can train and assess the unit, however, all fees charged for that service by the external provider will be payable by the learner directly through them.

Study Pathway

Following successful completion of this course, you may choose to further your learning pathway through the university pathways relating to health and sport science.

Career Pathway

Completion of SIS50215 - Diploma of 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 collaboratively with medical and allied health professionals in a broad range of settings, such as fitness facilities, aquatic facilities, community facilities and in open spaces.

Those with this level of competency will be expected to provide exercise training to individual clients with specific needs, on a one-on-one or group basis, and may include older clients and children with chronic conditions. They will have the ability to implement, evaluate and modify the exercise prescription provided by medical or allied health professionals for clients with specific conditions, within an agreed scope for progression as recommended by referring medical or allied health professionals.

Specialised exercise trainers will have the ability to monitor client progress and, in collaboration with medical or allied health professionals, utilise an evidence-based approach to deliver solutions by applying knowledge of physiology and anatomy and the pathology of specific medical conditions.

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