Certificate IV in Fitness

Program code SIS40210
Start date(s) February/July
Program length Full time: 6 months
Part time: 6.5 months
Campus Moorabbin; Waverley
Study mode Full time; Part time
International program Yes
  • Program Overview

    Holmesglen offers you the opportunity to obtain both your gym instructor and personal training qualification in this course. Study both a Certificate IV in Fitness as well as a skill set from Certificate IV in Community Recreation. Together, these will open the doors for you to become a fully qualified personal trainer.

    The community recreation skill set will take you through the requirements of becoming a gym instructor as well as provide you with additional competencies identified as required by industry. Once these are successfully completed in the first half of the semester, you will then progress to the more advanced skills of becoming a personal trainer.

    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 a personal trainer, fitness instructor (gym) and older adults 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.

    This qualification is registered with the American College of Exercise. As a graduate of this program, you will also have the opportunity to undertake an exam to register with ACE (American College of Exercise).

  • Program Structure

    Full time students will complete the course over one semester.

    Part time students will complete the course over two semesters (approximately 6.5 months).

    Assessment

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

    Core Subjects

    CodeName
    BSBSMB401AEstablish legal and risk management requirements of small business
    BSBSMB402APlan small business finances
    BSBSMB404AUndertake small business planning
    SISFFIT314APlan and deliver exercise to older clients with managed conditions
    SISFFIT415AWork collaboratively with medical and allied health professionals
    SISFFIT416AApply motivational psychology to provide guidance on exercise behaviour and change to meet health and fitness goals
    SISFFIT420APlan and deliver exercise programs to support desired body composition outcomes
    SISFFIT421APlan and deliver personal training
    HLTFA311AApply first aid
    SISFFIT305AApply anatomy and physiology principles in a fitness context
    SISFFIT306AProvide healthy eating information to clients in accordance with recommended guidelines
    SISFFIT307AUndertake client health assessment
    SISFFIT308APlan and deliver gym programs
    SISXIND404APromote compliance with laws and legal principles
    SISXOHS101AFollow occupational health and safety policies
    SISXOHS402AImplement and monitor occupational health and safety policies
    SISXRSK301AUndertake risk analysis of activities
    SISFFIT301AProvide fitness orientation and health screening
    SISFFIT302A Provide quality service in the fitness industry
    SISFFIT303ADevelop and apply an awareness of specific populations to exercise delivery
    SISFFIT304AInstruct and monitor fitness programs
    BSBSMB306APlan a home based business
    SISFFIT312APlan and deliver an endurance training program
    SISFFIT417AUndertake long term exercise programming
    SISFFIT418AUndertake appraisals of functional movement
    SISFFIT419AApply exercise science principles to planning exercise
  • 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. 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.

    Prerequisites

    Students must successfully complete the skill set in Certificate IV in Community Recreation prior to commencing the Certificate IV in Fitness. 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.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

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

    Also, upon successful completion of this course, you 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.

    Pathways

    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.

    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, 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 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

    Applicants must also submit an Application Form and contact the department to arrange an interview.

    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:

    Recreation, Fitness & Complementary Health Department

    03 9564 1699

    recreation@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    Program Fees

    TypeCost
    Gov. Subsidised$4000
    Full Fee$6000

    Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.

    The tuition fees shown are what you can expect to pay if you were are a typical full time student completing your study in 2015.

    These are not your fees.  Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

    You should note that fees may change in 2016.

    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.

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

    Important

    This program has compulsory activities as part of the learning experience. The department will confirm the cost of these activities prior to your enrolment.

  • Program 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

  • Program 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

    Core Subjects

    CodeName
    BSBSMB401AEstablish legal and risk management requirements of small business
    BSBSMB402APlan small business finances
    BSBSMB404AUndertake small business planning
    SISFFIT314APlan and deliver exercise to older clients with managed conditions
    SISFFIT415AWork collaboratively with medical and allied health professionals
    SISFFIT416AApply motivational psychology to provide guidance on exercise behaviour and change to meet health and fitness goals
    SISFFIT420APlan and deliver exercise programs to support desired body composition outcomes
    SISFFIT421APlan and deliver personal training
    HLTFA311AApply first aid
    SISFFIT305AApply anatomy and physiology principles in a fitness context
    SISFFIT306AProvide healthy eating information to clients in accordance with recommended guidelines
    SISFFIT307AUndertake client health assessment
    SISFFIT308APlan and deliver gym programs
    SISXIND404APromote compliance with laws and legal principles
    SISXOHS101AFollow occupational health and safety policies
    SISXOHS402AImplement and monitor occupational health and safety policies
    SISXRSK301AUndertake risk analysis of activities
    SISFFIT301AProvide fitness orientation and health screening
    SISFFIT302A Provide quality service in the fitness industry
    SISFFIT303ADevelop and apply an awareness of specific populations to exercise delivery
    SISFFIT304AInstruct and monitor fitness programs
    BSBSMB306APlan a home based business
    SISFFIT312APlan and deliver an endurance training program
    SISFFIT417AUndertake long term exercise programming
    SISFFIT418AUndertake appraisals of functional movement
    SISFFIT419AApply exercise science principles to planning exercise
  • 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 must 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. Please refer to the separate listing www.holmesglen.edu.au/international . Students with citizenship of countries classified by DIAC as Assessment Level 3 or 4 www.immi.gov.au/students/student-visa-assessment-levels.htm MUST 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 1703
    Email: intl@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    For 2013: $5,900 for full duration.