This qualification reflects the role of personal trainers who have specialist skills to train individual clients, or groups of clients, on a one-on-one or group basis, to improve health-related components of fitness in relatively low risk situations.
This course is delivered over 26 weeks of full time study at 20 hours per week of scheduled class time. This includes three weeks holidays.
|Weeks||Hours per week||Total hours|
This qualification is delivered using a face to face delivery model. Students will complete theory studies and assessments in a combination of classroom environment and within local gymnasium facilities.
This program utilises a blended delivery mode which incorporates face to face delivery, workshops, individual assignments, team based assignments and/or simulated environment. Participants will attend scheduled training sessions delivered in the training facility in Slacks Creek and practical work will be conducted within local gymnasium facilities. Students may also complete practical work requirements at workplaces which fulfil the AQF requirements specified in the individual units.
Trainers may provide additional learning material where gaps are identified in either the participant’s underpinning knowledge or the training resources.
All students must be at least 18 years of age.
All students must hold a current first aid and CPR certificate.
All students must 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|
All of these units are available as part of SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness, also offered by Skills Institute Australia.
- Satisfactory completion of year 12 or equivalent
- Overseas students require a language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
To complete this course, it is expected that you will have access to:
- A computer with Windows XP or higher
- DVD-ROM drive
- Media Player
These facilities are available on campus.
All of the learning materials and test books required to complete this course will be provided.
In order to receive this qualification, twenty units must be completed satisfactorily, including twelve core units and eight elective 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|
|BSBSMB406||Manage small business finances|
|SISFFIT012||Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years|
|SISFFIT024||Instruct endurance programs|
|SISSSTC402A||Develop strength and conditioning programs|
|SISXCAI005||Conduct individualised long-term training programs|
This course provides participants with the skills to obtain the occupational position across various industrial sectors. Job roles and titles vary across these different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
- Fitness instructor
- Sport and recreation coach or instructor
Individuals who successfully complete SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness may study SIS50215 Diploma of Fitness.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Students who have completed any of the units of study or have practical experience that may be used for recognition of prior learning must contact Skills Institute Australia prior to enrolment.
As this is a competency based program, assessment continues throughout the duration of the course until the participant either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or a further training need is identified and addressed.
Assessment tasks may include
- Written questions and answers
- Case study analysis
- Observation of the learner
- Written and oral questioning
- Written reports
- Simulated role play
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