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Certificate IV in Fitness
TAFE Queensland - South Bank - Online

Course outline

Students 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 their own small personal training business.


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Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age; Prior study

Additional entry requirements

To be eligible for and offer in this course applicants must have successfully completed the following units of competency or their equivalent : HLTAID011 Provide First Aid (or a unit that supersedes this unit), HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety, SISFFIT032 Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation, SISFFIT033 Complete client fitness assessments, SISFFIT035 Plan group exercise sessions, SISFFIT036 Instruct group exercise sessions, SISFFIT040 Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients, SISFFIT047 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise and SISFFIT052 Provide healthy eating information. Applicants who hold SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness, will need to have completed the two group exercise elective units SISFFIT007 and SISFFIT011 to meet the entry requirements for this qualification. If your qualification does not contain these units, you will need to complete the following two units prior to enrolling in the Certificate IV program, SISFFIT035 and SISFFIT036.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
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Career opportunities

Personal trainer.

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15 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024


Fee *See notes

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

3/4 years Online virtual classroom

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