SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

Upgrade your fitness career with this mid-level qualification. Gain the specialised skills employers are looking for and start work as personal trainer or fitness instructor.

Take the next step in fitness with this mid-level qualification. You’ll gain the specialised skills and knowledge needed to start your career in personal training Demand for qualified personal trainers is set to expand by as much as 35,000 new positions within the next six years. With this level of growth, demand for skilled fitness practitioners will be high.

In addition to learning specialised skills and knowledge to instruct personal training programs, group personal training, and exercise for older clients, you may also learn the fundamentals of operating your own small personal training business.

Successfully completing this qualification will give you the ability to set yourself apart in the fitness industry. You’ll be equipped to seek employment as a personal trainer, exercise instructor or expand into your own personal training business.

Our course extends the knowledge to make sure you can get the best head start in to your career once you graduate. We do this by delivering additional social media, personal branding and functional fitness content to assist you with your new career.

Entry Requirements

To enrol in a Certificate IV in Fitness at Academy of Fitness, you’ll need to have already completed the following units of the Certificate III in Fitness and hold current Senior First Aid & CPR certificates:

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

If you don’t already have those things, no worries, that’s what we’re here for – complete the form below to get the course information:


Once I graduate what will I be able to do with my fitness qualification?

Role: Personal Trainer

In a nutshell: Personal trainers typically work independently, either inside a gym, outdoors or at client’s homes or workplaces. Qualified PT’s can offer one-on-one training, small group fitness sessions, program writing & development, client assessment, exercise demonstration, plus monitoring & session supervision. More experienced personal trainers can also manage teams within fitness facilities.

Minimum Qualification: Certificate 4 in Fitness + Senior First Aid & CPR.

What happens after I graduate & how do I find a job as a personal trainer?

At Academy of Fitness, it’s not enough for us just to see you graduate. We’re not satisfied until we see you gain employment in the fitness industry. As soon as you enrol in one of our fitness courses, we will be educating you about the fitness industry as a whole – not just the part where you train clients. The Academy of Fitness trainers are all highly qualified & experienced fitness professionals and are here to answer all of your burning questions and offer their expertise in any way they can.



Academy of Fitness is also very excited to offer the following resources for fitness graduates:

Academy of Fitness Jobs Board for an up-to-date list of vacancies in the fitness industry throughout Australia (just choose your location & click on any jobs of interest!)

Academy of Fitness Optional Work Experience Placements held regularly with our awesome fitness partners – designed to further educate & bridge the gap for our job-seeking graduates.

Why should I choose Academy of Fitness?

We’re glad you asked! Here are just a handful of reasons:

Being fitness professional themselves, every single person that works at Academy of Fitness eats, sleeps & breathes fitness… hence our motto “Live It. Learn it. Love it.” — we lead by example!

We don’t waste money on overpriced TV advertising or famous brand ambassadors. Why? Because then we’d have to increase the price of our courses and we don’t want to do that! We love that our fitness qualifications are affordable and available to EVERYONE.

We don’t up-sell expensive “add-on” courses which get you stuck in nasty VET Fee debt. We disagree with this completely and will never do that to our amazing students. We’ll provide the exact qualifications you’ll need to get started in the industry and nothing more. If you want to branch out or find a specialty down the track, that is something you should consider carefully and isn’t a decision to be rushed.

We’re super flexible here… olympic gymnast flexible! From the wide-range of study options to payment options, we’re both budget friendly AND time friendly! Not convinced? Call us today.


Aren’t fitness courses crazy expensive?

One of our missions at Academy of Fitness is keep our prices competitive and affordable so that absolutely anyone can pursue a career in fitness. If our pricing wasn’t impressive enough already, we also offer payment plans so you can easily work the cost of your fitness course into your budget! If you want to know more about this, the best thing to do is get our course information guide which will be emailed once you complete the form below.