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WISE (RTO88136) offer the Certificate IV in Fitness SIS40215.  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.

Entry to the Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215) 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

Students are required to complete the 12 core units along with eight (8) elective units.  Through industry consultation, WISE is currently offering the following units as part of the qualification though we can also replace the elective units with ones suitable to your needs and/or career outcomes.  Contact us to discuss your individualised program. 

Core Units

Core Units

Instruct exercise to young people 13 to 17 years [SISFFIT013]

Ability to supervise young people using fitness facilities and relevant equipment.

Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming [SISFFIT019]

Incorporate an understanding of exercise science principles into fitness instruction, programming and provision of fitness advice.

Promote functional movement capacity [SISFFIT018}

Assess client functional movement and exercise capacity to encourage healthy posture and develop an appropriate exercise program. 

Instruct personal training programs [SISFFIT021]

Plan, instruct and evaluate personal training programs for a variety of clients.

Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals [SISFFIT020]

Design exercise plans and programs to change and maintain desired and realistic body composition of clients.

Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program [SISFFIT026]

Use the Eat for Health Program to support clients.

Provide motivation to influence exercise behaviour [SISFFIT016]

Promote exercise and incorporate behaviour change strategies into fitness instruction and  programming.

Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals [SISFFIT015]

Undertake referrals, and interpret and implement instructions from medical or allied health professionals.

Instruct long-term exercise programs [SISFFIT017]

Plan, instruct and evaluate long-term exercise programs for clients.

Instruct group personal training programs [SISFFIT023]

Plan, instruct and evaluate group personal training programs for a variety of clients.

Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients [SISFFIT025]

Identify when the provision of nutritional advice is beyond the scope of practice of a personal trainer.

Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces

plan and conduct work in open spaces while upholding sustainable practices.

Elective Units

Elective Units


Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business [BSBSMB401]

Learn how to manage legal and risk management requirements.


Market the small business [BSBSMB403]

Learn useful online and offline marketing strategies.


Undertake small business planning [BSBSMB404]

Create a Business Model Canvas and plan for your business.


Present, secure and support sales solutions [BSBSLS408]

Present sales solutions that respond to specific buying needs of a client.


Address client needs [SISXCCS003]

Manage ongoing and sometimes complex relationships with clients.


Instruct endurance programs [SISFFIT024]

Plan, instruct and evaluate endurance training programs for clients.


Instruct strength and conditioning techniques [SISSSTC301A]

Use drills, exercises and activities to instruct strength and conditioning techniques.


Develop strength and conditioning programs [SISSSTC402A]

Develop, implement and evaluate a strength and conditioning program.

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