SIS40210 - Certificate IV in Fitness

Got fitness? Get recognised.

For many, Fitness is a way of life, establishing healthy exercise, strength and conditioning, and specialised movement programs for those with disabilities or exceptional status. If your resume lists those skills, you may qualify for formal recognition based on what you already know.

A great career path for those who would like to become certified, improve their employment opportunities, or enter the field of Fitness, bring your A game in things like fitness, endurance and cross training, managing projects, and business skills in franchising, software, finances, and sustainable work practices.

Motivate your career in Fitness watch your performance improve.

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$2,400* $8,000 $5,600

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* RPL cost includes all assessment services and issue of your nationally recognised qualification.

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

While our Customer Service Agents will determine the best evidence for your portfolio, evidence generally takes the form of:

  • Resume/CV
  • References
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Portfolio/work samples
  • Photographic and video evidence
  • Education, training and qualifications
  • Job Description
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace communication
  • Bookkeeping and financial records

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The options are really endless. Most people use qualifications to enhance their careers, from achieving a promotion or pay rise, to climbing organisational ranks and getting new job opportunities. In fact, qualifications have shown to increase employability by 11%, and result in promotions 42% of the time.

Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

  • 15 units must be completed:

  • 10 core units

  • 5 elective units, consisting of:

  • all the units in any one of Groups A to C
  • the remaining to make up the required 5 elective units from General electives; up to 2 of these remaining units may be selected elsewhere in SIS10 or any current accredited course or other Training Package, and must be first packaged at AQF level 3 or 4.

In all cases, selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors).

Core units


Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business


Market the small business


Undertake small business planning


Work collaboratively with medical and allied health professionals


Apply motivational psychology to provide guidance on exercise behaviour and change to meet health and fitness goals


Undertake long term exercise programming


Undertake appraisals of functional movement


Apply exercise science principles to planning exercise


Plan and deliver exercise programs to support desired body composition outcomes


Plan and deliver personal training


Elective units

Group A  - Aqua Trainer 


Perform basic water rescues


Implement inclusive aquatic activities for specific population groups


Group B  - Children's Trainer 


Interact effectively with children


Plan and deliver exercise to apparently healthy children and adolescents


Group C  - Older Clients Trainer 


Plan and deliver exercise to older clients with managed conditions


General electives 



Assist participants with a disability during aquatic activities




Deliver approved community fitness programs


Plan and deliver an endurance training program


Strength and Conditioning 


Instruct strength and conditioning techniques


Develop strength and conditioning programs


Cross Sector 


Manage projects




Establish a franchise


Manage relationship with franchisor


Recruit, select and induct staff


Plan a home-based business


Monitor and manage small business operations


Manage small business finances


Manage a small team


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Provide services on a freelance basis


Operate application software packages


Roster staff


Entry to this qualification is open to those who hold a current first aid qualification and current CPR certificate and who have achieved the following units of competency:

SISFFIT301A Provide fitness orientation and health screening

SISFFIT302A Provide quality service in the fitness industry

SISFFIT303A Develop and apply an awareness of specific populations to exercise delivery

SISFFIT304A Instruct and monitor fitness programs

SISFFIT305A Apply anatomy and physiology principles in a fitness context

SISFFIT306A Provide healthy eating information to clients in accordance with recommended guidelines

SISFFIT307A Undertake client health assessment

SISFFIT308A Plan and deliver gym programs

SISXOHS101A Follow occupational health and safety policies

SISXRSK301A Undertake risk analysis of activities

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.

Visit Get Qualified Australia’s Trade Licensing page for more information surrounding licensing

  • Academy of Fitness Business - Provider Code 32278

  • Coomera Training College  - Provider Code 31446

Did you know that the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) perfectly aligns certificate and diploma level qualifications with higher education? This means that it’s now possible to receive exemptions and fast track university degrees using diploma and above level qualifications.

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