Charles Darwin University

Certificate IV in Fitness - SIS40215

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
CRICOS: 00300K

This qualification reflects the role of personal trainers who have specialist skills 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 of older clients and children.They have a substantial depth of knowledge 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. They 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.The 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. 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.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 20 units: 12 core
  • 8 elective


  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • Operate application software packages
  • Present, secure and support sales solutions
  • Manage a small team
  • Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
  • Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
  • Manage small business finances
  • Establish a franchise
  • Conduct individualised long-term training programs
  • Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
  • Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Market the small business
  • Undertake small business planning
  • Instruct long-term exercise programs
  • Coordinate work teams or groups
  • Work within a franchise
  • Plan a home based business
  • Instruct endurance programs
  • Instruct aquatic sessions for specific population groups
  • Instruct approved community fitness programs
  • Manage relationship with franchisor
  • Develop strength and conditioning programs
  • Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
  • Provide services on a freelance basis
  • Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
  • Coordinate client service activities
  • Maintain work health and safety
  • Instruct personal training programs
  • Promote functional movement capacity
  • Monitor and manage small business operations
  • Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
  • Undertake project work
  • Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
  • Instruct group personal training programs
  • Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability
  • Address client needs
  • Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation work
  • Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years
  • Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
  • Assist participants with a disability during aquatic activities
  • Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
  • Conduct sport, fitness or recreation events

Standard 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 orientationSISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populationsSISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programsSISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programmingSISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information SISFFIT006Conduct fitness appraisalsSISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clientsSISXCCS001 Provide quality service

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