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Certificate IV in Fitness
Fast track into Fitness
Nationally Recognised: Yes
Awarded by: Australian College of Fitness and Personal Training
Qualification Status: Current
Please Note: Holders of Subclass 500 visas and visas that with an expiration date on or before the expected course completed date are ineligible to study with ACFPT. Any application to enrol by any holder of a Subclass 500 visa or a visa with a conflicting expiration date will not be accepted and subject to a $199 administration fee.
ACFPT is proud to announce the launch of its Interactive Learning Experience for students.
Affordable Upfront Payment
Fast track your entry into the fitness industry.
ACFPT’s SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness – our fast track course –
is just $1299 upfront.
Payment Plan Available
Take advantage of our payment plans today and be on your way to becoming qualified.
Our Payment Plan is only $50 a week!
$200 upfront deposit + 1st week instalment = $250 total upfront cost
Total Course Fees: $2,400
Online nationally recognised course
This nationally recognised course is designed for those who have a passion for health and fitness and want to accelerate their career in the fitness industry or further their knowledge through study. This qualification reflects the role of personal trainers who have the specialist skills required to train individuals or groups of clients to improve health-related components of fitness in relatively low risk situations. This may include training of older clients and children.
Units offered by ACFPT under this package qualify learners to train children 13 to 17 years, adults, and older adults. SISFFIT012 – Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years is available as an elective.
You will gain knowledge of how to effectively plan, conduct, and evaluate exercise training, provide leadership and guidance to clients and other staff, and deal with unpredictable situations using defined guidelines and procedures. Upon completion, you will be able to work independently in a diverse range of fitness industry businesses, including fitness centres, gyms, aquatic facilities, and community facilities, and will develop your problem solving skills to resolve non-routine problems and business queries efficiently and profitably.
Our learning material and learning management system are designed with the student in mind; this ensures flexible and easy study.
Possible job titles include
Personal Trainer as part of a Gym, Fitness Facility, Leisure Centre, Franchised Business.
Personal Trainer in your own Gym Based or Outdoor Fitness business.
What you will learn
This qualification will provide you with advanced skills and knowledge to work effectively in the fitness industry.
The knowledge you gain in this course will enable you:
Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
Instruct exercise to young people, adults, and elderly adults
Promote functional movement capacity
Instruct group and individual personal training programs
Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
Undertake small business planning, marketing, and finances
Develop and instruct strength and conditioning programs (Electives)
Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability (Elective)
Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 17 years (Elective)
Instruct endurance programs (Elective)
To achieve this qualification, learners are required to source suitable work placement with the required resources, equipment and facility in accordance with the work placement checklist. Work placement needs to be organised by the learner and is a requirement in order to satisfy the assessment criteria of the qualification.
Summary of work placement requirements (full breakdown with enrolment application);
Fitness centre, gym or studio
Appropriately qualified and experienced mentor (Minimum Cert IV)
Health & fitness appraisal equipment
Resistance training equipment
Cardiovascular training equipment
Functional training equipment
A range of clients with varied ages and needs
Hold the required state or territory criminal and working with children check (Blue card) prior to commencing work placement.
Nationally Recognised Qualification
The Australian College of Fitness and Personal Training provides qualifications within the Australian Qualifications Framework – the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian vocational education and training. You can find out more about the Australian College of Fitness and Personal Training nationally recognised courses and the Australian Qualifications Framework here. We take the time to understand each learner’s personal circumstances and career aspirations to provide a personalised training experience.
There’s nothing worse than waiting months for your assignments to be marked. The Australian College of Fitness & Personal Training has an industry leading marking system that means assignments are returned no later than 10 business days from submission. The support team are available from 8am until 8pm to support learners who have family and working commitments.
The Australian College of Fitness & Personal Training provides training for the Fitness Industry with customized online courses. Our trainers and assessors are specialists in the industry who have tailored training approaches that provide you with the skills and knowledge employers are looking for.
We are a specialised training organisation dedicated to providing quality training to those that want to work in the fitness industry and make a difference in the lives of others.
Feel free to ask our trainers for industry advice around employment to guide your entry and progression in this growing industry.
Dedicated Trainer and after hours support
Our trainers are not only experienced educators but are also qualified in their field, holding a minimum of Bachelor level qualifications.
They have extensive experience working in the fitness industry. If you’re considering studying with us or have any questions, call us on 1300 511 455 for a friendly, confidential chat with one of our trainers. We are open until 8pm weekdays and offer weekend email support.
Our trainers will not only help you obtain your qualification, but will also give you beneficial insight into the industry to ensure you can hit the ground running after completing your course.
This course is self-paced, meaning that learners have maximum flexibility to balance work and study whilst still having one on one access to their trainer. Our user-friendly online material is well designed to perfectly fit the needs of learners who would like to cut out travel time and face to face sessions. Learners have up to 18 months to complete their studies (an additional 6-month extension is available – conditions apply).
All training and coursework is provided and delivered online.
ACFPT will provide the following resources
Online learner dashboard containing:
Learner guides and assessment workbooks
One on one trainer support
Third party evidence collection booklets
Learner and supervisor placement booklets
Training products and learning support materials
To complete your qualification, you will need to have access to:
A computer with reliable internet access and a web browser
Digital presentation media (e.g. PowerPoint)
A facility to complete work placement under the supervision of a suitability qualified industry expert
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Contact our friendly staff who can help you make successful choices!
Be at least 16 years of age
Be eligible to study in Australia with the Australian College of Fitness & Personal Training
Hold the required state or territory criminal and working with children check
Source a suitable work placement facility
Hold the required state or territory working with children check (Blue card) prior to commencing work placement.
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The $199 administration fee is non-refundable.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)
All learners will have the opportunity to have their prior learning assessed
Learners will be required to undertake a minimum of 63 hours of professional work placement in a suitably resourced workplace for successful completion of this qualification. It is the responsibility of the learner to source a suitably equipped and resourced workplace.
This course is made up of 28 units of competency, which includes 8 entry requirement units*, 12 core units and 8 elective units. The entry requirements must be completed prior to commencing SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness.
* In addition to achieving the 8 entry requirement units, learners must also hold a current first aid and CPR certificate to gain entry to SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness. Students will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units of competency listed in the entry requirements.
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
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
- BSBSMB401 – Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business*
- BSBSMB403 – Market the small business*
- BSBSMB404 – Undertake small business planning*
- BSBSLS408 – Present, secure and support sales solutions
- SISSSTC301A – Instruct strength and conditioning techniques*
- SISSSTC402A – Develop strength and conditioning programs*
- SISFFIT012 – Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years*
- SISFFIT024 – Instruct endurance programs*