RSIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness (Current)

The SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness 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.

Personal Trainers 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.

Personal Trainers 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.

On completion of the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness you will be able to register with Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia  in the category of Exercise Trainer.

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:

Unit Code Unit Name
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


If you are interested in Recognition of Prior Learning for the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness please contact us on (02) 6674 2274 or email  us at [email protected]. Note that fees do apply for RPL.

Course Units

The SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness consists of 12 mandatory core units and 8 elective units.

The core units include:

Unit Code Unit Name
SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
SISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programs
SISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacity
SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
SISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programs
SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programs
SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces

The electives include:

Unit Code Unit Name
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business (Release 2)
BSBSMB403 Market the small business (Release 2)
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning (Release 2)
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances (Release 2)
BSBSMB306 Plan a home based business (Release 2)
SISSSTC301A Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs
SISFFIT024 Instruct endurance programs


SISSSCO307 Provide nutrition information to athletes