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  • Learning MethodOnline + Mentor OR Online + In Campus
  • IntakesNow Open
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationUp to 12 Months
Nationally Recognised Training

Course Overview

Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification

Course Outcomes:

  • Personal Trainer

Whether you want to work in a gym environment or aspire to run your own personal training business,
becoming a qualified Personal Trainer is rewarding, giving you the opportunity to help people reach their health and fitness goals.

Topics covered in this course include: developing personalised exercise programs, supporting healthy eating for individual fitness clients, and much more. Please find a full list of units further below.

Practical elements:
You can choose from these three options:
• At a Campus Club
• With a 1-to-1 Flexible Mentor
• With a Mentor of Your Choice

Theoretical elements:
• Are completed online

Study Load:
• 27 hours of practical experience in a real gym
• 17 course units to complete
• Complete 1.5 course units every month to graduate in 12 months.

Upon completion of this course, you will be issued with a SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness by Australian Institute of Personal Training (RTO: 32363).

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Job Outcomes

  • Personal Trainer

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

Before commencing SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness, students are required to complete and be deemed competent in the units of competency below (or superseded units), which are available as part of the SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness.

  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid (or a unit that supersedes this unit)
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  • SISFFIT032 Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
  • SISFFIT033 Complete client fitness assessments
  • SISFFIT035 Plan group exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT036 Instruct group exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT040 Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
  • SISFFIT047 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
  • SISFFIT052 Provide healthy eating information.

Education: You’ll need to have completed year 10 or equivalent (i.e. a qualification at Certificate II level or higher, or 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication). 

Minimum Age: You need to be at least 16. If you’re under 18, a parent or guardian will need to sign your enrolment form. 

Residency Status: You need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent. 

Working with Children Check: For the work placement portion of your course, you may need a current “Working with Children Check Clearance” issued by the relevant authority in your state/territory.

Practical Assessment: Please be aware some of your assessments require you to source participants to role-play clients, please work with your mentor to secure the required number.

Resources Required

For the online part of the course, you may need regular access to:

Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points.
Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended).
Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above.
Mobile Phone with video capability or Video Camera: Some assessments in your course will require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment.
Office Equipment: Printer and scanner to print and upload some of your assessments.
Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.
MAC: Operating system – OS X 10.14 Mojave or later.
Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).


SISFFIT049 – Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
CHCCOM006 – Establish and manage client relationships
SISFFIT042 – Instruct personalised exercise sessions


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Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

*Payment plan total is $100 deposit + 78 weekly payments. The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers uses the direct debiting services of Debitsuccess on payment plans. Payment plans will incur a $12 establishment fee, charged with the first instalment, plus a 3.63% transaction fee on each transaction. Weekly payment amount provided is already inclusive of the transaction fee.

About the Institution

Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO 32363) is an industry leader in fitness education. Since starting in 1999, AIPT now has a network of over 100 Campuses and 250 Mentors around the nation. Boasting the largest network of locations, AIPT offers a leading level of convenience to anyone from anywhere in Australia. AIPT is also accredited by Fitness Australia and is a member of the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA).


Why choose AIPT?

When you study with AIPT you have access to:

Dedicated student support – Access to a dedicated team of Support Officers to make the transition into study as smooth as possible.

Largest network of locations – We have the industry’s largest network of gyms across Australia, ensuring we’re in your area.

Learn in Real Gyms with Real Fitness Professionals – Benefit from practical learning and hands-on experience, learning in a real gym environment, mentored by real fitness professionals.

Australian Institute of Personal Trainers is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO – 32363)