SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness

Preparing you to become a fully qualified, successful personal trainer.

What is this FiT skill?

If you have already attained a SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness and are now ready to take on the world as a qualified personal trainer, then this course is for you.

The Fitness Industry Training SIS40221 Certificate IV will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to competently develop and instruct a variety of exercise programs, in fitness centres and outdoor environments.

Training with FiT will prepare you to work with individual clients or small groups, with skill levels ranging from beginner and intermediate through to advanced.

Our specially-designed program promises to inspire you from start to finish. It offers a blended approach where you will experience the flexibility of self-paced learning, combined with a series of highly professional ‘hands-on’ virtual workshops.

Graduate with the confidence that you have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Provide personal training services for a wide variety of people
  2. Confidently design and deliver fitness programs that will help your clients achieve their long-term training goals for strength and conditioning, body composition, and endurance.

At Fitness Industry Training, we have helped launch the careers of thousands of graduates. These graduates are now living their passion in exciting and rewarding careers in the fitness industry, and are a major contributing factor to why over 70% of our enrolments come from industry referrals and student recommendations.

To qualify for this course, you must:

  • Be a citizen of Australia or New Zealand or hold a permanent resident visa,
  • Be at least 15 years old; if you are under 18, you will need consent from a parent or guardian,
  • Have passed a Language Literacy Numeracy (L.L.N.) test, and
  • Complete the 9 pre-requisite units from the SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness
HLTAID011Provide First Aid (or a unit that supersedes this unit)
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
SISFFIT032Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
SISFFIT033Complete client fitness assessments
SISFFIT035Plan group exercise sessions
SISFFIT036Instruct group exercise sessions
SISFFIT040Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
SISFFIT047Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
SISFFIT052Provide healthy eating information


When can I start?

You can start your study with us at any time throughout the year.  You also have the opportunity to join any of our virtual interactive workshops.

What is the duration?

You have a maximum of 12 months to complete this program from the time of enrolment; but you can study at a pace that suits your lifestyle.

What will I receive?

Once you have completed, this course you will attain a SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness.

At Fitness Industry Training, we have specifically designed our training to be as flexible as possible so that you will be ready to hit the ground running with your new qualification. Once you have completed the qualification you could start any one of these careers:

  • Personal trainer
  • Group fitness instructor
  • Outdoor fitness trainer
  • Club manager
  • Studio or club owner
  • Sports coach
  • Community fitness director
  • Wellness coordinator

We believe that to be truly successful in this industry you need a unique and in-demand skill set to stand out from other graduates. Our course design prepares you to write effective programs and coach your clients to achieve impressive results.

The SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness includes a total of 17 units — 10 core units and 7 electives.

10 Core Units

CHCCOM006Establish and manage client relationships
SISFFIT041Develop personalised exercise programs
SISFFIT042Instruct personalised exercise sessions
SISFFIT043Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
SISFFIT044Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients
SISFFIT045Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients
SISFFIT049Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
SISFFIT050Support exercise behaviour change
SISFFIT051Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction
SISFFIT053Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients

7 Elective Units

CHCDIV001Work with diverse people – elective
SISXCAI009Instruct strength and conditioning techniques- elective
SISXCAI010Develop strength and conditioning programs- elective
BSBESB402Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures- elective
BSBESB401Research and develop business plans- elective
BSBESB404Market new business ventures- elective
BSBESB407Manage finances for new business ventures- elective

You must hold a current first aid and C.P.R. certificate to complete the course. We deliver first aid courses on a regular schedule throughout the year that are open for all students to attend.

The course offers you the flexibility of self-paced learning, combined with a series of highly professional ‘hands-on’ virtual workshops.

Let’s break it down for you.

Certificate IV in Fitness


Online, Virtual Face-to-Face

Full Time, Part Time


“Having teachers who have actually been through everything themselves & having conversations with them about things that I never thought you would get advice on, results in more down-to-earth everyday interactions which are critical in becoming a PT.”

– Tom