Kickstart a successful career as a Personal Trainer with a Certificate IV in Fitness

Course Title & Code:

SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness

Career Outcome:

Personal Trainer


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Certificate IV in Fitness course overview

The SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness qualifies you to become a Personal Trainer.

Studying the Certificate IV in Fitness provides you with real tangible skills to make your passion for fitness your dream career. With no compromise between the practical and theoretical components of fitness, you’ll have an expert base of knowledge, and the skills to build your business as a Personal Trainer.

Through Onfit Training College’s innovative learning platform, you’re able to progress through the course at your own pace, using interactive lessons designed specifically for online learning.

Our ‘Circle of Support’ program means you’ll be supported by our entire team of expert Tutors, IT and Admin support staff . There are a variety of ways you can receive help, including phone, email, screen share sessions and video chat tutorials. Our support services also extend to weekends and after hours, to suit busy lifestyles. 

Certificate IV in Fitness course overview

Career pathways with a Certificate IV in Fitness

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Being a Personal Trainer is the most popular career in the fitness industry. You’ll have a hands-on role in helping your clients reach their health & fitness goals. 

What does this involve? 

  • Assess a client’s current fitness level and goals
  • Develop personalised programs
  • Teach your client safe and effective exercise technique 
  • Motivate your clients to help them stay on track
  • Assess and adapt programs as your clients progress

Boot Camp Instructor

As a qualified Personal Trainer you can take your PT skills outdoors and get more clients moving! Boot camps and group exercise sessions are a sought-after service from clients, providing a high-energy, motivating environment to help your clients get the best results. By servicing clients in groups you’ll also offer a cost-effective option that gives you a great financial return.

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Business Owner

If your goal is to run your own Personal Training business, our Certificate IV in Fitness will teach you how to run, market and manage a small fitness business. 


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SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness

To become a Personal Trainer in Australia the minimum educational requirement is the Certificate IV in Fitness.

Once you’ve completed your SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness you are eligible to enrol in the Certificate IV in Fitness. Once completing your Personal Training Course, you’ll be awarded with the SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness Qualification.

If you haven’t completed your Certificate III in Fitness you can enrol into the Certificate III & IV in Fitness Bundle. This is a very popular option for our students.

As a Registered Training Organisation delivering this Nationally Recognised Qualification you can feel assured that your training and certification is of a high standard and meets industry and government requirements.

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Making study easier & more enjoyable

  • All course resources provided (no textbooks needed)
  • Relevant and up-to-date lesson content, filled with videos & interactive features to keep you engaged
  • Fit your studies around your schedule with self-paced delivery and no set due dates
  • Be supported by our Circle of Support, 7 days a week


The SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness includes the following 17 units of competency:


Establish and manage client relationships


Develop personalised exercise programs


Instruct personalised exercise sessions


Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals


Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients


Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients^


Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction


Support exercise behaviour change


Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction


Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients


Develop and present business proposals


Research and develop business plans


Assess client movement and provide exercise advice


Plan and instruct online exercise sessions


Work with diverse people


Make presentations


Instruct strength and conditioning techniques

^This unit requires students to obtain a working with children clearance. There is no cost to students for this requirement.

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold the following units of competency (within the SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness) or units that have been superseded by these units:


Provide First Aid (or a unit that supersedes this unit)


Participate in workplace health and safety


Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation


Complete client fitness assessments


Plan group exercise sessions


Instruct group exercise sessions


Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients


Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise


Provide healthy eating information

You’ll have a maximum 12-month course duration for your Certificate IV in Fitness studies.

With Onfit Training College’s flexible online, self-paced study, you can move through your course at your own pace and complete as quickly as you’d like.

We recommend allocating between 4 – 8 hours of study time per week, to keep on track with your timeline. We provide a study planner to help you plan your studies and reach your study goals.

You’ll have the flexibility to complete your Theory & Practical Assessment, when it suits you, whether you’re balancing studies with work, family or other passions, our courses are designed to fit in with your lifestyle. With online course access 24/7, you can complete your lessons & assessments at your own pace.

Theory Assessment

Your Theory Assessment will include Multiple Choice Quizzes, Short Answer Quizzes & Case Studies, which can all be completed online.


Practical Assessments

Onfit Skills Assessment

Your Onfit Skills Assessment involves role plays to help ensure you’re prepared for your industry skills assessment and career. These can be submitted via film or can be completed by attending a practical assessment session in Brisbane with Onfit .


Industry Skills Assessment

Often the most rewarding part of your course, your Industry Skills Assessments will include completing tasks within a fitness facility, to get real-world exposure for your future career.

You can choose your preferred facility and supervisor or utilise our HealthyPeople partnership to connect with facilities and supervisors near you. Supervisors will need to hold a minimum Certificate IV in Fitness qualification.

Get started with our low deposit Payment Plans, or you can choose our Cash Advantage option that gives you added savings.

No matter your situation, our friendly Career Advisors can talk you through our fees and payment options and help you get started and studying in no time!

We’re committed to delivering excellence and value to our students and pride ourselves on our high-quality courses, offered at a great price.

Enquire now to find out more about our course fees and payment options.




Total - $999


$25 per week

Total - $2,690

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