If you want to become a Personal Trainer immediately, or if you already in industry as a fitness instructor and want to train your own clients as a qualified personal trainer then it is time to undertake your Certificate IV in Fitness. This program trains you to become a personal trainer in the fitness industry. You will be able to operate your own personal training business as well as being a member of a larger organisation such as a gym or fitness centre.  Personal trainers are able to assist both individuals and small groups to reach their personal health and fitness goals.

Please note: Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor) is a prerequisite for this course.

This course is offered through Courses Direct in partnership with ACSF.

You need to be 18 or older to complete this course.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
500 hours - Access for 12 months
Nationally accredited Certificate IV
Lesson Structure: 
  1. SISFFIT418A    Undertake appraisals of functional movement
  2. SISFFIT421A    Plan and deliver personal training
  3. SISFFIT420A    Plan and deliver exercise programs to support desired body composition outcomes
  4. SISSST301A    Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
  5. SISSST402A    Develop strength and conditioning programs
  6. SISFFIT416A   Apply motivational psychology to provide guidance on exercise behaviour and change to meet health and fitness goals
  7. SISFFIT417A   Undertake long term exercise programming
  8. CHCIC301D     Interact effectively with children
  9. SISFFIT313A   Plan and deliver exercise to apparently healthy children & adolescents
  10. SISFFIT314A   Plan and deliver exercise to older clients with managed conditions
  11. SISFFIT415A   Work collaboratively with medical and allied health professionals
  12. SISFFIT419A   Apply exercise science principles to planning exercise
  13. BSBSMB401A  Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  14. BSBSMB403A  Market the small business
  15. BSBSMB404A  Undertake small business planning
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 

Through out the course you will be tested on your skills through: 

  • 5 x Modules with 5 assignments
  • 1 x Case Study (involving 3 individuals)
  • 1 x Practical placement ( minimum 20 hours gym experience)