Certificate IV in Fitness
|Course length||Full time: 30 weeks|
|Part time: 1 year|
|Study mode||Full time; Part time|
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You can apply for this course online through My.Holmesglen. This online application will take around 10 minutes. Your submitted application will be assessed and you will be contacted by the department within three working days.
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Sport, Recreation and Fitness Department
03 9564 1699
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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.
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.
AssessmentAssessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.
Code Name SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour SISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programs SISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacity SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming SISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programs SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations BSBSMB401 Establish legal & risk management requirements of small business BSBSMB403 Market the small business BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning SISFFIT024 Instruct endurance programs SISSSTC301A Instruct strength and conditioning techniques SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs SISXCAI005 Conduct individualised long-term training programs SISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programs SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
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.
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
- 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.
Interview is required prior to enrolment
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.
- Gym instructor
- Personal trainer
- Older adults trainer
- PT coordinator
- PT manager
- Assistant PT manager
- Outdoor trainer
- 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
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
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.
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.
If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:
Sport, Recreation and Fitness Department
03 9564 1699
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.
Fees$7500 Holmesglen TAFEHolmesglen TAFE SIS40215
Type Cost Gov. Subsidised $7500
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 – government subsidised, full fee and concession.
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. Concession fees are not available for qualifications at diploma level or above.
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 / VET Student Loans 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 / VET Student Loans you will need to meet the VET Student Loans entry requirements.
Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.