What is this FiT skill?

If you have already attained a SIS30315 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 SIS40215 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.

What are the requirements?

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 8 pre-requisite units from the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness
SISXCCS001 Provide quality service
SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information
SISFFIT004 Incorporate principles of anatomy and physiology into fitness programming
SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation
SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals
SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs
SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise consideration to specific populations
SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients


Course Details

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 SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness.


What can I do with the certificate?

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

What will I study?

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 SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness includes a total of 20 units — 12 core units and 8 electives.

12 Core 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 principles of exercise science 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

8 Elective Units

BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements for small business


BSBSMB403 Market the small business
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning


BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations


SISSSTC301A Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs
SISFFIT011 Instruct approval community fitness programs
SISFFIT024 Instruct endurance programs

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.

What are the delivery options?

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.