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  • Learning MethodOnline + Mentor OR Online + In Campus
  • IntakesStart anytime
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • Duration24 months
Nationally Recognised Training

Course Overview

Career Outcomes:

  • Personal Trainer
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Small Business Owner

Begin with the SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness and progress to the SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness. Access the BSB50120 Diploma of Business to acquire essential business skills.

This course transforms you into a competent fitness professional, preparing you for careers as a Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, or Small Business Owner. Gain hands-on experience in real gyms and benefit from online learning flexibility. Upon successful completion of this course, you can work on various rewarding fronts.

With this 24-month course, you can choose from on-campus, 1-to-1 mentoring, or your preferred mentor. This indigenous program provides online theoretical elements for both fitness and business components. With this course you cocomplete 32 fitness course units and 12 business course units at your own pace.

So be prepared to customize your journey, gain real-world experience, and build a successful fitness career with AIPT’s flexible and comprehensive program.


Job Outcomes

  • Personal Trainer
  • Health Clubs
  • Personal Training Franchises
  • Your Own Personal Training Business
  • Community Fitness Settings
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Small Business Owner

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

Mandatory Local Entry Requirements

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IV in Fitness, students are required to complete and be deemed competent in the below units of competency, (or superseded units), which are available as part of the SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness.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


You will need to have completed year 12, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

A qualification at Certificate IV level or higher OR

2 years of relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

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.
High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended).
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.
 Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).

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.


Certificate IV in Fitness

SISFFIT049 Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction.

CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships.

SISFFIT041 Develop personalized exercise programs.

SISFFIT042 Instruct personalized exercise sessions.

SISFFIT043 Develop and instruct personalized exercise programs for body composition goals.

SISFFIT044 Develop and instruct personalized exercise programs for older clients.

SISFFIT045 Develop and instruct personalized exercise programs for adolescent clients.

SISFFIT051 Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction.

SISFFIT050 Support exercise behavior change

SISFFIT053 Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients.

SISFFIT034 Assess client movement and provide exercise advice.

SISFFIT046 Plan and instruct online exercise sessions.

BSBESB401 Research and develop business plans.

BSBESB404 Market new business ventures

SISXCAI010 Develop strength and conditioning programs.

SISXCAI009 Instruct strength and conditioning techniques.

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people


Diploma of Business

BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others.

BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans.

BSBOPS501 Manage business resources.

BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability.

BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace.

BSBPMG530 Manage project scope.

BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans.

BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness.

BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development.

BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence.

BSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environments.

BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace.


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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)