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Certificate IV in Fitness




Total Units

17 units

ACFPT is excited to bring you the latest in their range of PT courses, SIS40221 Certificate IV in fitness. This personal trainer cert will give you the skills to become a certified personal trainer in Australia. Throughout studying the certificate IV in fitness you will gain valuable experience in:

  • how to Instruct group and individual personal training programs
  • Guidelines to establish legal and risk management requirements for small businesses with a focus on personal training and group exercise scenarios
  • Planning and delivering functional movement and capacity to your personal training clients
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  • Nationally Recognised

  • Self Paced Study

  • Interactive Learning Material

  • Study with Industry Experts

  • Enrol with a Social Enterprise
  • Awarded by: Australian College of Fitness and Personal Training

  • Qualification Status: Current

  • Online Lectures: Delivered by expert trainers, our online lectures cover essential learning content and are broadcast every week!
  • Enrol Risk Free: If you decide that this course isn’t the right fit, you’ll receive a 100% refund if you withdraw within the first 14 days.

  • Work Placement: Learners will be required to undertake a minimum of 60 hours

  • Affordable Price and Payment Plans:Get started studying with the $50 per week payment plan!

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ACFPT’s SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness
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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: $2,000.

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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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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


We have a partnership with the following Fitness organisation, and our learners are more than welcome to do their placement at any of the following gyms and learn from the bests in the fitness industry.

ACFPT Work Placement Partner Fitness First, ACFPT Internship Partner Fitness First
ACFPT Work Placement Partner Goodlife Health Clubs, ACFPT Internship PartnerGoodlife Health Clubs
ACFPT Work Placement Partner BFT, ACFPT Internship Partner BFT

Or check out our full list of placement partners

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ACFPT is a member of AUSactive, the association for Australia’s exercise and active health professionals.

AUSactive is the association for Australia’s exercise and active health professionals.

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 on the AQF website. 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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The course is self paced over 12 months with the possibility to extend for a further 6 months if required.

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 which allows us to aim for assignments to be 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

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

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.

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Course Entry Details

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:

  • HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid (or a unit that supersedes this unit)
  • HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
  • SISFFIT032 – Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
  • SISFFIT033 – Complete client fitness assessments
  • SISFFIT035 – Plan group exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT036 – Instruct group exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT040 – Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
  • SISFFIT047 – Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
  • SISFFIT052 – Provide healthy eating information
  • 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

*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: $1399

Payment Plan: Only pay $50 a week! $150 Upfront Deposit + 1st week instalment (Total Cost: $200) Total Course Fees: $2,000.

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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.

Core Units

  • SISFFIT041 Develop personalised exercise programs
  • SISFFIT042 Instruct personalised exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT049 Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
  • SISFFIT043 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
  • SISFFIT044 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients
  • SISFFIT045 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients
  • SISFFIT050 Support exercise behaviour change
  • SISFFIT051 Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction
  • CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
  • SISFFIT053 Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients

Elective Units

  • BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
  • SISFFIT034 Assess client movement and provide exercise advice
  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • BSBESB401 Research and develop business plans
  • SISXCAI009 Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
  • SISFFIT046 Plan and instruct online exercise sessions
  • SISXCAI010 Develop strength and conditioning programs

All learners will have the opportunity to have their prior learning assessed.