Personal Trainer

To be able to obtain the Certificate IV in Fitness, you must have completed the Certificate III in Fitness.

The Wellness Business Institute offers the Certificate IV in Fitness (40210).  Contact us to find out the times for the next course, pricing and how to enrol.  

Likely functions within the fitness industry for those who have this level of competency include working independently at a broad range of venues with a variety of different client groups. Persons with this level of competency have the ability to plan, conduct and evaluate activities of self and others. Persons with this level of competency have the ability to deal with unpredictable and non–routine situations.  Those who complete the Certificate IV in Fitness will develop the following knowledge and skills:

  • plan and program exercise for fitness industry clients;
  • utilise a broad knowledge of exercise science principles in fitness training;
  • undertake basic postural appraisals to evaluate clients posture, functional range of movement and muscle strength and weakness in preparation for the development of an exercise program;
  • use, maintain and demonstrate the use of a broad range of fitness equipment;
  • provide exercise for low risk clients with common medical, injury or health conditions, after referral from and under the supervision of medical and health professionals and as part of a team of health and medical professionals;
  • analyse client behaviours and recommend strategies for exercise adherence;
  • provide basic information about healthy eating and design exercise plans and programs to reduce the level of body fat in clients; and,
  • plan and deliver exercise for different client groups (such as those with disabilities or a specific fitness activity interest), different environments (such as in a community setting) or for specific populations (such as gentle exercise).

Subjects Include:

  • Foundations of Sport, Recreation, and Fitness Administration
  • Advanced Fitness Instruction
  • Fitness Instruction to Specific Populations
  • Motivational Psychology for Physical Activity
  • Nutrition and Body Composition
  • Planning and Delivering Personal Training

The Units of Competency are listed below:




Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business


Market the small business


Undertake small business planning


Work collaboratively with medical and allied health professionals


Apply motivational psychology to provide guidance on exercise behaviour and change to meet health and fitness goals


Undertake long term exercise programming


Undertake appraisals of functional movement


Apply exercise science principles to planning exercise


Plan and deliver exercise programs to support desired body composition outcomes


Plan and deliver personal training




Plan and deliver exercise to older clients with managed conditions


Deliver approved community fitness programs


Plan and deliver an endurance training program


Instruct strength and conditioning techniques


Develop strength and conditioning programs


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