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Certificate IV in Fitness

Fast track into Fitness


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Total Units

28 units

  • 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 ACTAC. 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.

Payment Notes: You will be charged $999 on initial signup. Once you have completed SIS30315 or after 12 months (whichever comes first), you will be charged the remaining $999 (discount rate). If you wish to change the payment option, please contact us (1300 511 455 or before the commencement of your course.

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Fast track your entry into the fitness industry.
ACFPT’s SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness – our fast track course –
is just $999 upfront plus an additional $999 on successful completion of all entry requirements or after 6 months (whichever comes first).

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Our Payment Plan is only $50 a week!
$200 upfront deposit + 1st week instalment = $250 total upfront cost
Total Course Fees: $2,400

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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.

Job Outcomes

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)

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Nationally recognised training


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.

Fast Turnaround

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.

Course Duration

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).

Course Delivery

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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Learner Must:

  • 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.


Price: Two payments of $999

You will be charged $999 at checkout. Once you have completed the units listed in the entry requirements or have studied for at least 6 months (whichever comes first), you will be charged the remaining $999. If you wish to change the payment option, please contact us (1300 511 455 or before the commencement of your course.

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Refund Policy

The $199 administration fee is non-refundable.

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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.

Course Structure:

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.

Course Units

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*