SIS50213 - Diploma of Fitness

Have fitness experience? You deserve recognition.

Teaching Fitness and exercise classes has probably already qualified you to achieve formal recognition based on skills you've already mastered. Show your competence in planning and delivering exercise programs for healthy children, adolescents, older clients, and those with disabilities or neurological issues.

This path works well for those who would like to become certified, improve their work opportunities, or enter the field of Fitness, offering an opportunity to display skills in facility equipment acquisition and maintenance, managing projects and organisational risk, identifying marketing opportunities, and addressing client needs.

Stretch your career muscles in Fitness and watch your profile improve.

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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:

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  • Job Description
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  • 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.

13 units must be completed:

  • 9 core units
  • 4 elective units, which may be chosen from the electives listed in this qualification; up to 2 of these units may be selected elsewhere in SIS10 or from any current accredited course or other Training Package, and must be first packaged at AQF level 4 or 5.

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).



Provide advanced first aid


Deliver prescribed exercise to clients with cardiorespiratory conditions


Deliver prescribed exercise to clients with metabolic conditions


Advise on injury prevention and management


Deliver prescribed exercise to clients with musculoskeletal conditions


Undertake health promotion activities to decrease risk factors and prevent chronic disease


Apply research findings to exercise management strategies


Address client needs


Conduct projects




Plan and deliver exercise for apparently healthy children and adolescents


Plan and deliver exercise to older clients with managed conditions


Deliver prescribed exercise to clients with a disability or neurological impairment


Deliver prescribed exercise to children and young adolescents with specific chronic conditions


Deliver prescribed exercise to older clients with chronic conditions


Instruct strength and conditioning techniques


Develop strength and conditioning programs

Sport Coaching 


Plan and implement high-performance training and recovery programs



Coordinate facility equipment acquisition and maintenance


Manage projects


Implement and monitor occupational health and safety policies


Manage organisational risk



Manage meetings


Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities


Manage personal work priorities and professional development


Deliver and monitor a hydrotherapy program

Entry requirements 

This qualification is designed for those existing fitness professionals have considerable experience in exercise delivery. Entry to this qualification is open to those who have achieved the following units of competency and have significant vocational experience in the fitness industry:

SISFFIT415A Work collaboratively with medical and allied health professionals
SISFFIT416A Apply motivational psychology to provide guidance on exercise behaviour and change to meet health and fitness goals
SISFFIT417A Undertake long term exercise programming
SISFFIT418A Undertake appraisals of functional movement
SISFFIT419A Apply exercise science principles to planning exercise
SISFFIT420A Plan and deliver exercise programs to support desired body composition outcomes
SISFFIT421A Plan and deliver personal training
BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

While the nature and duration of the individual's vocational experience may vary according to the fitness business activity undertaken, evidence of the programming and delivery of a diverse range of fitness services to clients is required.

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

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  • Coomera Training College  - Provider Code 31446

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