Certificate IV in Fitness

Certificate IV   NRT
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Start date:
Mon 31 Jul 2017
 –   Randwick
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    Course description and aims

    This course provides you with the specialist skills to be a personal trainer and provides you with the knowledge to train individual clients, or groups of clients, on a one-on-one or group basis, to improve health-related components of fitness in relatively low risk situations. This may include training older clients and children.

    You will learn how to plan, conduct and evaluate exercise training; provide leadership and guidance to clients and other staff; and deal with unpredictable situations applying defined guidelines and procedures from the fitness industry and the organisation.

    You will also gain busniess skills that will allow you to work independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems, including monitoring and managing business activities to operate efficiently and profitably.

    This qualification provides a pathway to work in a diversity of fitness industry businesses including fitness centres, gyms, aquatic facilities, community facilities and in open spaces, where risk management (through risk assessment and hazard control processes) does not already exist.

    Other Requirements

    This qualification does not provide the skills and knowledge for an individual to provide advice or exercise instruction to high risk clients, other than to refer the client to an appropriate medical or allied health professional.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Personal Trainer.

    Entry requirements

    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

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    Course start:
    Mon 31 Jul 2017
    Course duration:
    16 Weeks
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    10 Hours per week
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    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Monday 24, July 2017 at 6:00pm at Randwick College, Corner of Darley Road & King Street, Building ,B Level 1, Room B1.56.

    You may also phone or email your course facilitator: Melanie.Vetter@tafensw.edu.au 9469 8614. Alternate contact: Christopher Bernard: Christopher.Bernard@tafensw.edu.au 9469 8776.

    Indicative timetable:

    If you choose a flexible delivery course you will study in both the classroom and through online or distance learning. How much is delivered in which way depends on your specific course.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    Resource will be required to successfully complete this course and will cost approximately $30.00.


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition


    Fees, payment and refunds: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Financial assistance: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance

    Other Information:

    You will need to attend approximately 40 hours of face to face practical classes over 5 Saturdays throughout October plus an estimated 10 hrs per week of online study over the duration of the course. Note: This course can be completed any time after you have completed the practical classes depending on how much time you have to complete the assessment tasks.


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    SISFFIT015Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context60
    SISXCAI005Conduct individualised long-term training programs60
    SISXRES001Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces60
    SISSSTC402ADevelop strength and conditioning programs36
    BSBSMB401Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business60
    SISFFIT019Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming55
    SISFFIT011Instruct approved community fitness programs 40
    SISFFIT024Instruct endurance programs55
    SISFFIT020Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals50
    SISFFIT013Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years90
    SISFFIT023Instruct group personal training programs70
    SISFFIT017Instruct long-term exercise programs55
    SISFFIT021Instruct personal training programs70
    BSBSMB406Manage small business finances60
    BSBSMB403Market the small business50
    SISFFIT018Promote functional movement capacity45
    SISFFIT016Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour45
    SISFFIT025Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients15
    SISFFIT026Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program60
    BSBSMB404Undertake small business planning50



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