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The Certificate IV Course will supply you with the knowledge and skills to operate a business within the fitness industry.

SIS40210 Certificate IV in Fitness

Certificate 4 in Fitness Text/Workbook

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The Certificate IV in Fitness Course is designed to compliment and further your knowledge and skills gained from the Certificate III Course and can only be commenced after successful completion of the Certificate III Course.

The Certificate IV Course will enable you to operate within a broad range of varied contexts that may be complex and non-routine. It will supply you with the knowledge and skills to operate a business within the fitness industry. You will gain knowledge on providing supervision and guidance to others in the application and planning of fitness training and activities, and learn basic work place training.

After completing the Certificate IV in Fitness you will be qualified to obtain employment as a Personal Trainer and/or to work with older adults or special populations, including pregnant women, rehabilitation and people with disabilities.

As in the Certificate III Course The College of Health & Fitness provides “hands on” practical training in a fully equipped fitness facility, pool and various other facilities that may be used as exercise locations.

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Personal Trainer

This course gives you the knowledge and skills to work as a personal trainer. After the completion of this elective you will be able to operate your own personal training business.

This course will provide you with the ability to plan for a range of fitness outcomes using both traditional and innovative equipment. You will be able to advise clients on patterns of healthy eating and conduct postural assessments.

In addition you will be able to instruct both individual and group personal training clients in a wide range of environments as well as implement effective motivational and business strategies to ensure that your business is a success.

Older Adults Trainer

This course covers the requirements to assess, plan and conduct fitness programs for older adults. This program extends upon the knowledge gained from the older adults instructor qualification. Some of the topics covered during this course are motivational strategies, music and location suitability, assessment strategies, gentle exercise programs, marketing and promotion.

Completion of this course provides you with the ability to provide fitness programs to older adults across a range of scenarios and fitness abilities. This qualification enables you to train older adults who are at a mild to moderate risk level. It will provide you with the skills and strategies to successfully incorporate this training group into your personal training business.

Childrens Trainer

The children’s trainer qualification provides you with the knowledge to be able to plan, write and implement innovative programs for children and young adolescents.

This qualification ensures that you are able to program across a range of training locations for children who are at a low to moderate risk level.

This qualification ensures that you will have extensive exposure to a range of theoretical and practical scenarios enabling you to be able to effectively market and implement both one on one and group training sessions for children.

Aqua Trainer

The aim of the aqua trainer course is to extend upon the knowledge gained throughout your Certificate IV course by applying these principles in an aquatic environment. It allows you to conduct classes and individual sessions with low to moderate risk clients.

This course also enhances the knowledge gained from the aqua instructor qualification to ensure that your aqua training capabilities are enhanced to work with clients at moderate risk. These clients may include rehabilitation clients, as well as those with mobility impairments.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to those who hold a current first aid qualification and current CPR certificate and who have achieved the following units of competency:

SISFFIT301A Provide fitness orientation and health screening

SISFFIT302A Provide quality service in the fitness industry

SISFFIT303A Develop and apply an awareness of specific populations to exercise delivery

SISFFIT304A Instruct and monitor fitness programs

SISFFIT305A Apply anatomy and physiology principles in a fitness context

SISFFIT306A Provide healthy eating information to clients in accordance with recommended guidelines

SISFFIT307A Undertake client health assessment

SISXOHS101A Follow occupational health and safety policies

SISXRSK301A Undertake risk analysis of activities

SISFFIT311A Deliver approved community fitness programs

SISFFIT312A Plan and deliver an endurance training program

SISFFIT308A Plan and deliver gym programs

Units of Competency

BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

BSBSMB403A Market the small business

BSBSMB404A Undertake small business planning

SISFFIT415A Work collaboratively with medical and allied health professionals

SISFFIT416A Apply motivational psychology to provide guidance on exercise behaviour and change to meet health and fitness goals

SISFFIT417A Undertake long term exercise programming

SISFFIT418A Undertake appraisals of functional movement

SISFFIT419A Apply exercise science principles to planning exercise

SISFFIT420A Plan and deliver exercise programs to support desired body composition outcomes

SISFFIT421A Plan and deliver personal training

SISSSTC301A Instruct strength and conditioning techniques

SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs

CHCIC301D Interact effectively with children

SISFFIT313A Plan and deliver exercise to apparently healthy children and adolescents

SISFFIT314A Plan and deliver exercise to older clients with managed conditions

SISFFIT311A Deliver approved community fitness programs

SISFFIT312A Plan and deliver an endurance training program

SISFFIT308A Plan and deliver gym programs

Additional Courses (Additional Fees Apply)

Aqua Trainer

SISCAQU202A Perform basic water rescues

SISCAQU307A Perform advanced water rescues

SISFFIT422A  Implement inclusive aquatic activities for specific population groups