Certificate IV in Fitness (incorporating Certificate III in Fitness)
TAFE Queensland - South Bank

Course outline

Students undertaking this qualification will gain the specialised skills and knowledge needed to start a career in personal training. In addition to learning specialised skills and knowledge to instruct personal training programs, group personal training, and exercise for older clients, students may also learn the fundamentals of operating a small personal training business.Note: The South Bank Certificate IV incorporates the Certificate III in Fitness which has a fee subsidy for eligible applicants.

Fee notes

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Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age

Additional entry requirements

Successful applicants will be required to successfully complete SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness before progressing to SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness. Students who hold SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness, will need to have completed the two group exercise elective units SISFFIT007 Instruct group exercise sessions and SISFFIT011 Instruct approved community fitness programs to meet the entry requirements for SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Career opportunities

Personal trainer, aqua exercise instructor, group exercise instructor, gymnasium instructor.

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Level of Qualification
Certificate IV
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
On campus
Course Duration

1 year On campus