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Certificate IV in Fitness

Become a Personal Trainer





Total Units

20 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.

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Affordable Upfront Payment


ACFPT’s SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness
is just $1499, just one simple fee to get you started on the road
to becoming a personal trainer.

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Get started today and be on your way to becoming qualified. Take advantage of our Payment Plan and only pay $50 a week! $150 Upfront Deposit + 1st week instalment (Total Cost: $200) Total Course Fees: $2,200.

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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.

Our learning material and learning management system are designed with the student in mind; this ensures flexible and easy study.

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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

In the digital age we believe there is no reason for any online nationally recognised qualification to cost thousands of dollars.

Our Social Enterprise Pricing Model


To achieve this qualification, learners are required to source suitable work placement at a facility with the required resources and equipment 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 provided 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

  • Learner must hold the required state or territory 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.

Have a question about this course?

Give us a call on 1300 511 455 and speak directly with a trainer about this course.

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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.


ACFPT will provide the following resources

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  • 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

Entry Requirements

As an entry requirement of the course, the learner must acknowledge that they will organise a suitable work placement with the required resources, equipment and facility in accordance with the work placement checklist. This work placement checklist is provided in the enrolment application. The learner needs to complete the checklist to confirm the suitability of the work placement site and submit via email for approval. It is also an entry requirement of the course that individuals hold a current first aid and CPR certificate.

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Entry Requirements

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:

  • 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


  • Must meet the entry requirements

  • 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 working with children check (Blue card) prior to commencing work placement.

*Please note, the fitness industry strongly recommends that persons conducting a business in the provision of fitness instruction, hold relevant insurance, such as public liability and professional indemnity insurance. We recommend, if you intend to operate your own business, you seek legal advice in this regard following the completion of your qualification.


Total upfront cost: $1499

Payment Plan: Only pay $50 a week! $150 Upfront Deposit + 1st week instalment (Total Cost: $200) Total Course Fees: $2,200.

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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 40 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 Units


  • 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*