SIS40215

Certificate IV in Fitness

Course code SIS40215
Start date(s) February/July
Course length Full time: 30 weeks
Part time: 1 year
Campus Moorabbin; Waverley
Study mode Full time; Part time
International course Yes (Full time only)
  • Course Overview

    Launch an exciting career as a personal trainer. Personal trainers work in a varietyof settings and are largely responsible for the development, implementation andsupervision of exercise programs with individual clients or small groups.

    With manyAustralians living longer than ever before, plus an increase in conditions suchas diabetes and obesity, it's clear there's a growing need for health andfitness services.

    During this course you will learn how to tailor personal trainingprograms for a range of clients, including older adults. Plus you'll learn theimportance of nutrition, and how to manage injuries and specific medicalconditions.

    The coursewill also teach you how to use a diverse range of personal training equipment,operate in different environments, and design programs for one-on-one, group training and functional training.

    Inaddition the course covers the fundamentals of marketing and operating a smallfitness business successfully.

    This qualification reflects the role of personaltrainers who have specialist skills to train individual clients, or groups ofclients, on a one-on-one or group basis, to improve health-related componentsof fitness in relatively low risk situations. This may include training ofolder clients and children.

  • Course Structure

    To receive this qualification you must complete 12 core units and 8 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    SISFFIT013Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
    SISFFIT015Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
    SISFFIT016Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
    SISFFIT017Instruct long-term exercise programs
    SISFFIT018Promote functional movement capacity
    SISFFIT019Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
    SISFFIT020Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
    SISFFIT023Instruct group personal training programs
    SISFFIT025Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
    SISXRES001Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
    BSBSMB405Monitor and manage small business operations
    BSBSMB401Establish legal & risk management requirements of small business
    BSBSMB403Market the small business
    BSBSMB404Undertake small business planning
    SISFFIT024Instruct endurance programs
    SISSSTC301AInstruct strength and conditioning techniques
    SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs
    SISXCAI005Conduct individualised long-term training programs
    SISFFIT021Instruct personal training programs
    SISFFIT026Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    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. AQF 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.

    Prerequisites

    Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold a current first aid and CPR certificate and have been recognised as competent through a recognised training program or recognition process against the following units of competency:

    • 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
    All 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.

    Selection Process

    Interview is required prior to enrolment

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    Upon successfully completing this program, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed SIS40210 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.

    Pathways

    Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may wish to broaden their career opportunities and pathway directly into the Diploma of Sport Development or Diploma of Fitness.

    Career Opportunities

    • Gym instructor
    • Personal trainer
    • Older adults trainer
    • PT coordinator
    • PT manager
    • Assistant PT manager
    • Outdoor trainer
  • Dates

    Attendance

    • Waverley full time courses run three days a week
    • Moorabbin full time courses run three days a week
    • Waverley part time courses run on a Monday and Wednesday evening, 6pm - 9:30pm and Saturday classes, 9am - 4:30pm.

  • How to Apply

    Direct

    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

    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    VTAC

    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.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Sport, Recreation and Fitness Department

    03 9564 1699

    recreation@holmesglen.edu.au

    Recruitment

    Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

    Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.

  • Fees

    $7500 Holmesglen TAFE
    Holmesglen TAFE SIS40215

    Program Fees

    TypeCost
    Gov. Subsidised$7500
    Full Fee$11500

    Which fee applies to me?

    Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – concession, subsidised and full fee.

    Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study.

    The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.

    How do I pay my fees?

    VET Fee HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.

    Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.

    To be eligible for a VET Fee HELP Loan you will need to meet the VET Fee HELP Student Entry Requirements.

    Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.

  • Course Overview

    This new course structure for 2011 enables Holmesglen to offer all applicants the ability to obtain their Personal Training qualification as efficiently as possible.  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 & health screening, resistance training, advanced exercise prescription, postural appraisal and personal training this improved course structure will enable students to hone their skills effectively and efficiently.  Upon successful completion you will be able to register with Fitness Australia or Kinect Australia as both registered Fitness Instructor (gym) and Personal Trainer

  • Course Structure

    • Specific personal training business essentials such as basic accounting, marketing, options and general operational aspects.
    • Communication and coaching: Learn about specific ways to attract and motivate clients to get results. Learn about communication and coaching through the design of active warm ups and other group based personal training techniques.
    • Client induction: learn about specific ways to assess clients (i.e. postural screening), clarify clients problem or goal areas and design appropriate programs.
    • Advanced programming: learn about specific ways to design programs, monitor programs and progress and adjust programs. Special focus is put on improving students prescription skills and offering options that may not be available to gym instructors.
    • Nutrition: learn more about basic nutrition principles, diet analysis, weight loss/gain and the use of several specific techniques such as goals/objectives activity planners, food diaries etc.
    • Special groups: learn about how to prescribe exercise to specific population groups using personal training principles.
    • OH&S Safety: learn about safety requirements of the fitness industry.
    • Practical placement is required at a gym/health centre (with personal trainers) to gain extra practical experience.

    Assessment

    Assessment will involve a variety of methods throughout the duration of this course. Assessments may take the form of written assignments, case studies, exercise program tasks, theoretical exams & quizzes, practical assessments and demonstrations

    Subjects

    CodeName
    SISFFIT013Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
    SISFFIT015Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
    SISFFIT016Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
    SISFFIT017Instruct long-term exercise programs
    SISFFIT018Promote functional movement capacity
    SISFFIT019Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
    SISFFIT020Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
    SISFFIT023Instruct group personal training programs
    SISFFIT025Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
    SISXRES001Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
    BSBSMB405Monitor and manage small business operations
    BSBSMB401Establish legal & risk management requirements of small business
    BSBSMB403Market the small business
    BSBSMB404Undertake small business planning
    SISFFIT024Instruct endurance programs
    SISSSTC301AInstruct strength and conditioning techniques
    SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs
    SISXCAI005Conduct individualised long-term training programs
    SISFFIT021Instruct personal training programs
    SISFFIT026Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training through a formal RPL and/or CT process. AQTF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. RPL Booklet

    Prerequisites

    Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent and preferably some relevant work experience;

    And

    English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 (Academic), ISLPR 2+, TOEFL 197 (CB) or 46 (iBT), PTE Academic Score of 42 (no communicative skill score less than 42), Cambridge English: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) of 47 or equivalent.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    Upon successful completion of the Certificate IV in Fitness graduates will be awarded a Certificate IV in Fitness qualification which will enable them to register with either Kinect Australia or Fitness Australia as both a Fitness Instructor (gym) and Personal Trainer.  Students are also required to undertake a twenty (20) hour vocational placement to meet industry registration requirements.  Graduates will also be awarded a Level 2 First Aid Statement of Attainment

    Career Opportunities

    Upon successful completion of the Certificate IV in Fitness graduates may wish to broaden their career opportunities and pathway directly into the Diploma of Fitness program at Holmesglen. 

     Alternatively graduates may wish to further expand their nutrition knowledge and pursue a career within Naturopathy by enrolling in the Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy program

  • How to Apply

    Other

    International students are required to apply through the International Centre at Holmesglen. Please download an application form and forward it to international.admissions@holmesglen.edu.au together with certified copies of your academic transcripts and the A$500 Application Fee.

    Students may also apply through one of Holmesglen's accredited agents overseas, waiving the A$500 Application Fee. Please refer to the separate listing of accredited agents at www.holmesglen.edu.au/international.

    Please note that students with citizenship of countries classified by Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) as Assessment Level 3 (Refer information at http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Stud/Stud ) are required to apply through one of Holmesglen's accredited agents.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Tel: +61 3 9564 1703Email:

    intl@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    Fees for 2016: $6,250
    Fees quoted include required equipment, uniforms and/or material costs

Fitness & Recreation Open Days

  • 27Oct
    Fitness
    Moorabbin
    OD2411

    Visit us on Open Day to find out more about starting a career in the Fitness industry. You will be given an overview of the Sport and Recreation industry, at 5pm, before discussing the specifics of Holmesglen's Fitness courses and which career may suit you - from gym instructing and personal training to becoming a specialised trainer.

    - , Thu 27 Oct - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road, Moorabbin, Vic Australia

  • 27Oct
    Fitness
    Waverley
    OD2412

    Visit us on Open Day to find out more about starting a career in the Fitness industry. You will be given an overview of the Sport and Recreation industry, at 5pm, before discussing the specifics of Holmesglen's Fitness courses and which career may suit you - from gym instructing and personal training to becoming a specialised trainer.

    - , Thu 27 Oct - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley, Vic Australia