Certificate IV in Fitness
Holmesglen offers you the opportunity to obtain both your gym instructor and personal training qualification. Without prior qualifications, you will enrol directly into the Certificate IV in Fitness and begin your road to becoming a fully qualified personal trainer. As a student you will initially undertake the requirements of becoming a gym instructor, and then progress to the more advanced skills of becoming a personal trainer all within this course.
The Certificate IV in Fitness at Holmesglen develops both the instructional and fitness specific skills to undertake exercise programming for a variety of populations. It is a nationally recognised qualification that enables graduates to work as both a fitness instructor (gym) and personal trainer. Specialising in a wide variety of areas such as fitness evaluation and health screening, resistance training, advanced exercise prescription, postural appraisal and personal training this course will enable you to hone your skills effectively and efficiently.
The Holmesglen Certificate IV course is registered with the American College of exercise. Graduates from the program will also have the opportunity to undertake an exam to register with ACE (American College of Exercise).
Program Commencement Dates
Full Time and Part Time courses commence in February and July each year.
- Gym instructor
- Personal trainer
- Older adults trainer
- PT Coordinator
- PT Manager
- Assistant PT Manager
- Outdoor trainer
Full time students will complete the course over 1 semester.
Part time students will complete the course over 2 semesters (approximately 6.5 months).
Waverley full time courses run three days a week, 9am - 4:30pm.
Moorabbin full time courses run three days a week, 9am - 4:30pm.
Waverley part time courses run on a Monday and Wednesday evening, 6pm - 9:30pm and include Saturday classes, 9am - 4:30pm.
Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.
There are no qualification pre requisites for this course, however, applicants should have numeracy and literacy skills equivalent to Level 2 of the National Reporting System. This outlines that the participant must be able to demonstrate the following:
- Reading and writing - read and comprehend a range of simple texts and write a range of short texts in a number of contexts, which may be inter-related
- Oral communication - use and respond to language around every day subject matter, that may include some unfamiliar aspects for a range of purposes in a number of contexts, that may be inter-related, including some unfamiliar material
- Numeracy and mathematics - deal easily with straightforward calculations, either manually and/or using a calculator.
Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQTF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.
Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.
How to Apply
Directly to Holmesglen
Apply directly to Holmesglen if you are a:
- Part time student
- Full time student commencing studies outside of the February intake
- Non year 12 applicant and only applying to Holmesglen
Applicants must also submit an Application Form and contact the department to arrange an interview.
Apply through VTAC for the program's February intake (full time study).
The VTAC code for this program is 6100461704.
Applicants must also submit a VTAC Personal Statement via the VTAC website.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible students.
Fees are calculated according to the level of course being studied, and the number of hours being undertaken, up to Government established maximums. Eligible students are able to access a Government Subsidised Place and certain categories of Full Fee Paying students may be able to access an Eligibility Exemption. Assistance is available in the form of VET FEE HELP or a Holmesglen Payment Plan for students who are unable to afford fee payment up front.
For further information please visit the Fees and Charges page or contact the department via phone, email or through the Enquire Now form on this page.
Qualification & Recognition
Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate IV in Fitness, which will enable you to register with either Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia as both a fitness instructor (gym) and personal trainer. You will also be awarded a Level 2 First Aid Statement of Attainment.
Upon successful completion of this course graduates will be given the opportunity to undertake an examination process which awards International Recognition with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a Personal Trainer.