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Australian Institute of Personal Trainers

Servicing Areas Australia Wide


Become a Personal Trainer

SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness + Entry requirements

Fast track your career in fitness 

If you are passionate about helping people reach their health and fitness goals and want to choose your own hours or be your own boss, becoming a nationally qualified Personal Trainer is a great fit. Our Complete Personal Trainer^ program offers you an interactive hands-on approach to learning, giving you the knowledge and skills you need to assess clients and tailor exercise programs to reach their individual goals.

This course is the complete package, equipping you with the necessary knowledge and competencies required to work as a successful Personal Trainer. You will start with the Entry Requirements of the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness before launching into the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness.

Learning from real fitness professionals, in real gyms, this course covers the fundamentals of fitness plus an understanding of the latest in healthy eating trends, motivational psychology and the essentials of small business planning.

This is a Nationally Recognised course.


SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness


Online theory with practical components delivered via:

Face-to-Face On-Campus | AIPT Mentor | Student Selected Mentor


Up to 12 months

Study Load

Face-to-face on-campus : 52 practical hours delivered over 9 weeks

AIPT Mentor : 40 practical hours

Student Selected Mentor : 40 practical hours

Payment Options

Upfront Payment

Payment Plan

Practical Requirements

In order to complete your practical component, you must hold a current “Working with Children Card issued by the relevant Government department in the State in which you have enrolled. You must also obtain or hold a current first aid and CPR certificate~.

~The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit. Red Cross Australia is a third party training provider who conduct training and assessment services on behalf of Australian Institute of Personal Trainers. Please note the cost of this is not included in your course fees.

Course Outcomes

Once obtained, the Complete Personal Trainer^ program will enable you to work as a fully qualified Personal Trainer. It will also allow you to gain employment in fitness areas such as:

Your own personal training business

Be your own boss and choose when and where you work with your own client network. Personal training franchises

Get a head-start in launching your PT business with an already established fitness franchise, delivering specialised training to your members.

Community fitness settings

Support the health and fitness of your own community providing fitness advice for organised group initiatives.

Health clubs

Work for a local gym or fitness centre delivering group classes or training your own clients as a qualified Personal Trainer.

Delivery Options and Length

Face-to-Face On-Campus

52 hours face-to-face practical delivered on-campus with theory components completed online, in your own time.


AIPT Mentor

40 hours of face-to-face practical completed with an AIPT Mentor, a qualified Personal Trainer, who will guide you through your course material and provide you with hands-on experience, with theory components completed online, in your own time.


Student Selected Mentor

Choose your own Mentor* to guide you through 40 hours of face-to-face practical.

Theory components are completed online, in your own time.

*Your chosen Mentor must be approved by the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers. UP TO: 12 MONTHS

Cost & Payment Options

  • Upfront Payment
  • Payment Plan

Your course fee includes the delivery and assessment of your qualification, your study materials (including all resources) and on-going support from our Education Team.

Upfront payment

All course costs can be paid in total via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit. Payment plan Paid via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments.


Course Modules

SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness + Entry Requirements Package

Entry Requirements

  1. SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
  2. SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation
  3. SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals
  4. SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information
  5. SISXCCS001 Provide quality service
  6. SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs
  7. SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
  8. *SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients


SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

  1. SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
  2. SISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacity
  3. SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
  4. SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
  5. SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
  6. SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
  7. SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
  8. SISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programs
  9. SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programs
  10. SISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programs
  11. SISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
  12. SISSSTC301A Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
  13. SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs
  14. SISFFIT012 Instruct movement programs to children aged 5–12 years
  15. SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13–17 years
  16. BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  17. BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
  18. BSBSMB403 Market the small business
  19. BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations
  20. SISXCCS003 Address Client Needs


Australian Institute of Personal Trainers