Fast-track your Personal Training Career with our PT Direct Pathway


Course Title & Code:

Pre-requisite Units from SIS30321 + SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness

Career OUtcomes:

Personal Trainer, Gym Instructor & Group Fitness Instructor


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Fast Track your studies.

You’ll be on your way to your new rewarding career sooner.

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Study at your own pace with a personal trainer course designed specifically for online learning.

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Nationally Recognised & Accredited.

You’ll be a fully qualified Personal Trainer, with your Certificate IV in Fitness.

PT Direct Pathway course overview

Launch your new career with the SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness (Pre-requisite Units) & SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness

Hit the ground running with your career as a Personal Trainer, with our PT Direct Pathway. The most efficient way to gain your Personal Training qualification and kick-start your career with confidence!

By bundling the SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness with the entry requirements within the SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness, your studies will be fast-tracked, so you can start your new Personal Training career sooner.

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Career pathways with a PT Direct Pathway

Personal Trainer PT Direct Pathway Course

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 PT Direct Pathway Course

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. At Onfit, we also include our Personal Trainer Business Success course ($995 value) as a free inclusion, to boost your skills in sales, finance and business strategy, to ensure you’ve got an edge and every chance for career success.


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SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness

Once you’ve completed our PT Direct Pathway, you’ll receive our Nationally Accredited SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness and a Statement of Attainment for all units completed as entry requirements, from within the SIS303021 – Certificate III in Fitness.

Onfit Training College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 32107), so you can feel confident that your qualification meets the highest industry and training standards.

Why study with Onfit?

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Flexible, Quality Online Courses

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Extensive Support from our Expert Team

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Industry Relevant Theoretical Knowledge

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In-Demand Fitness Business Skills

Study PT Direct Pathway Online Course

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
  • Be supported by our Circle of Support, 7 days a week


See what you’ll learn through our PT Direct Pathway, which will provide you with all of the required skills and units of competency needed to become a Personal Trainer.


SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness (Pre-requisite Units only)

To commence your Certificate IV in Fitness, you’ll first need to complete the pre-requisite units within the Certificate III in Fitness, which are listed below. You will also need to provide current HLTAID011 Provide First Aid Statements of Attainment are required to enrol and commence the Certificate IV in Fitness.


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


Participate in workplace health and safety

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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


Implement sport injury prevention and management strategies


Select and use technology for sport, fitness, and recreation work


By enrolling in the PT Direct Pathway course bundle, you’ll complete the Pre-requisite units contained within the SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness before commencing your SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness studies. The PT Direct Pathway includes these units as part of your enrolment. 

List of Units Required from SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness: 


Provide health screening and fitness orientation


Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations


Instruct fitness programs


Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming


Provide healthy eating information


Conduct fitness appraisals


Instruct exercise to older clients


Provide quality service

Copies of your current HLTAID011 Provide First Aid Statements of Attainment are required to enrol and commence the Certificate IV in Fitness. 

You’ll have a maximum 20-month course duration to complete the PT Direct Pathway. This includes 8 months to complete the pre-requisite units and 12 months to complete your SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness. 


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 Assessment

Your Practical Assessment involves Practical Assessment Role Plays to help ensure you’re prepared for your work placement and career. These can be submitted via film or can be completed by attending a practical assessment session in Brisbane.


Work Placement (optional)

Highly beneficial if you want to get the most out of your studies, work placement lets you ‘walk the talk’ and live the life of a fitness professional while still studying!  Perfect for students starting out, or keen to get started quickly in the industry.  As many of our students are offered positions while on placement, Onfit Training College remains highly supportive of this optional extra!

Note: For students enrolled in the previous training package courses (SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness & SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness), work placement is a requirement.

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.




$1500 deposit and the remainder in 3months time.



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