Course Details

Certificate IV in Fitness


SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness - Personal Trainer 

Take your fitness career to a new level, become a personal trainer with a Certificate IV in Fitness.


The SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness is the course for those wishing to become a registered Personal Trainer. You will develop the specialist skills to train individual clients, or groups in a variety of settings. You’ll be responsible for developing, implementing and supervising exercise programs for your clients.

This course will provide you with the skills that you need to motivate, educate and be a big part of your clients’ health and fitness journey. 


Online   work placement.


This course is self-paced; you should be able to complete it within 6 months or less (if you did Certificate III with Fernwood Learning or Force Training we can fast-track you), students have a maximum of 12 months to complete.


The SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness requires completion of 20 units of competency (12 core and 8 elective) to meet the requirements of a qualified personal trainer. 

* SISFFIT012 is an optional elective unit and not required for completion of SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness. Students that complete the unit will add to their scope of practice upon graduation and be able to work with children aged 5-12 years.


Students are required to perform a work placement over the duration of the course. Work placement allows students to put their learning into practice, gain some industry experience and build confidence to ensure students are job ready at its completion. You can do it in Fernwood gyms or any other gym of your choice.


Force Training Academy will run (where possible) practical workshop weekends for training and assessment within the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness. These face-to-face workshops involve practical training and observation of some assessment tasks , these workshops are optional.



For entry into the Certificate IV in Fitness, students must hold the following units of competency, as well as a current first aid and CPR certificate:

  • SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation
  • SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations and 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 older clients
  • SISXCCS001 Provide quality service

A pre-training review is also used to determine your suitability for the qualification and to ensure you are capable of completing the course.

If you hold the SIS30310 or SIS30313 Certificate III in Fitness you will need to complete the Bridging Course that we can offer you, prior to enrolling in the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness.


Graduates may also choose to diversify their skills and knowledge by undertaking continual education courses within the fitness industry in order to expend their scope of practice. Graduates may also wish to undertake bachelor level qualifications such as a bachelor of exercise science to become an exercise physiologist.


If you have promo code (Fernwood, Kanga trainers) you will be able to enter it to reduce price during Enrollment process. We have flexible direct debit options (6 or 9 months) or you can pay upfront , enter promo code 'UPFRONT' for $1500 fee option.
If you prefer Direct Debit option, please select INVOICE option and we will arrange it with you directly. 


Our courses are highly rated and respected, with positive reviews from our student.


Name Cost
Certificate IV in Fitness $1,350.00