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Certificate IV in Fitness | International

SIS40215 - Certificate IV

Take charge of your career today and advance your knowledge of the fitness industry with a Certificate IV in Fitness – SIS40215.

VFA Learning’s comprehensive personal training course will help to amplify your knowledge and fitness skills, building your confidence to take control of your programs and personal training clients.

You’ll dig deeper into the Fitness Industry and develop business, marketing and communication skills to ensure your personal brand connects with people in any fitness environment. And because VFA Learning is all about learning through doing, you’ll spend plenty of time in the gym.

Key Areas of Study

Key Areas of Study

Advanced Programming Techniques

From sports performance to determining the best plans for older adults and children, and even injury recovery, the course gives you the most comprehensive understanding of what it takes to become a Personal Trainer.

Resistance Training Methods

You’ll learn all the latest processes and improvements in training regimes like: speed agility, flexibility, medicine ball workouts, boxing and circuit training.

Testing Methods

Develop specific testing processes around various topics such as body composition, nutrition, metabolism and more.

Functional Training

Stop injuries before they happen! You’ll learn a range of posture assessment tools that can help you teach the best way to perform exercises.

Marketing & Business

Create your own personal training brand with marketing, and understand how you can grow your business profile in gyms, studios and group fitness environments. You’ll learn about management, legal issues, business relationships, record keeping and leadership.

Units of Study

Entry Requirement

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

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid


SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years

SISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programs

SISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacity

SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming

SISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programs

SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programs

SISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals

SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients

SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat the Health Program

SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour

SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context

SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces


SISFFIT024 Instruct endurance programs

SISXCCS003 Address client needs

BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

BSBSMB403 Market the small business

BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning

BSBSLS408 Present, secure and support sales solutions

ICTICT203 Operate application software packages

SISXICT001 Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation work

Entry Requirements
  • Entry requirement units
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 level studies or the overseas equivalent
  • A minimum IELTS overall score of 6.5
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age by course commencement.  VFA learning will not accept applications from students under 18 years of age at course commencement under any circumstances.
  • Current Student Visa
  • Must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Intake Dates / Course Duration


12 months




January and July 2018

Work Placement

70 hours of work placement (30 hours for entry requirement units and 40 for Certificate IV in Fitness)

Learning Pathways

Upon successful completion of Certificate IV in Fitness, students will have direct entry into the Diploma of Sport Development (SIS50612)




Delivery Mode


Delivery Methods

  • Face to Face
  • Classroom Based with Large Practical Element
  • Workplace Experience
  • Oral questioning
  • Written questions
  • Case studies
Assessment Methods

Observations – Practical assessment – Case studies

Projects – Assignments

Oral questioning

Written questions

Case studies

Fees / Payment Options

Full payment required 30 days prior to course commencement

Non Tuition FEES

Application Fee: $250 (non-refundable)

Tuition Fees Course

Fee: $8,400

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