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Certificate IV in Fitness SIS40215

Overview

This qualification gives you the skills and knowledge to perform a variety of activities independently in a fitness setting. You will gain experience within a range of exercise situations focusing on programming, exercise prescription and personal training.

Work may be undertaken in locations such as gyms, fitness facilities, pools, community facilities and in outdoor environments. Completing the Certificate IV in Fitness will make you eligible to register with Fitness Australia as a Personal Trainer.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Fitness SIS40215
Program No: C4-HS19
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: Students can potentially finish this program in 9 weeks full time (approx. 20 hours per week) Plus practical application in workplace environments (duration will vary depending on the individual's knowledge, experience and/or application in the workplace) OR part-time equivalent.
Likely Job Outcome: Personal trainer, program coordinator, (depending on electives achieved) children's trainer, or older client trainer.
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

Practical application in the workplace will include undertaking training roles in CIT Fit Well, schools, community groups and Fitness workplaces.

You will be provided with an essential fitness equipment kit. The kit includes: heart rate monitor, blood pressure machine, stethoscope, tape measure, stop watch and bag.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

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:

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

By enrolling, CIT assumes you have checked and met these entry requirements. CIT staff will confirm either before or within the first few weeks of classes.

You must:
- have a Certificate III in Fitness or hold current Fitness Australia Instructor Registration
And
- have current First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate

Before undertaking any practical work experience, you will be required to undertake a 'Working with Vulnerable People Check'.

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Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - Comple all 12 subjects

  • SISFFIT013  Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
    • CIT Code: SPRT877
      Cost: $200.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct and evaluate exercise for young people aged thirteen to seventeen years. It requires the ability to supervise young people using fitness facilities and relevant equipment to promote functional capacity and fitness. It involves using industry endorsed risk management protocols when determining the provision of suitable exercise services. This may include guidance from relevant medical or allied health professionals.
      This unit applies to personal trainers who work in a variety of fitness locations such as fitness, leisure and community centres. These individuals typically work autonomously in controlled and uncontrolled fitness environments.
      Work is performed according to relevant legislation including working with children or vulnerable people checks, and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT015  Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
    • CIT Code: SPRT878
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify situations and conditions requiring guidance from, or the need to work with, medical or allied health professionals. This unit requires the ability to undertake referrals, and interpret and implement instructions from medical or allied health professionals to ensure appropriate exercise planning and delivery within industry endorsed scope of practice. This unit applies to personal trainers who require guidance from an appropriate medical or allied health professional following industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification, or resulting from professional judgement.
      These individuals typically work autonomously in controlled and uncontrolled fitness environments. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT016  Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
    • CIT Code: SPRT879
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to promote exercise and incorporate behaviour change strategies into fitness instruction, programming and provision of fitness advice. This unit applies to personal trainers who work in controlled and uncontrolled environments. These individuals typically work independently with some level of autonomy. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT017  Instruct long-term exercise programs
    • CIT Code: SPRT880
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to plan, instruct and evaluate long-term exercise programs for clients. It requires the ability to apply the principles of training and program design to achieve goals in relation to health and skill-related components of fitness. It applies to the use of a variety of training techniques and cardiovascular, free weights and contemporary training equipment, in client programs. This unit does not cover exercise prescription or instruction of uncontrolled movements. The personal trainer must only implement instruction and monitoring of power exercises that are controlled and only in situations where the client is prepared. This unit does not apply to the use of Olympic lifts.
      This unit applies to personal trainers who work in controlled and uncontrolled environments. These individuals typically work independently with some level of autonomy. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT018  Promote functional movement capacity
    • CIT Code: SPRT881
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assess client movement and exercise capacity and develop an appropriate exercise program. It requires the use of functional movement knowledge in day-to-day professional practice to encourage healthy posture, effective movement patterns and safe exercise technique for clients. This unit applies to personal trainers who offer exercise programs to improve functional movement for general populations, including older adults and young people. These clients are those with no unstable health conditions, pain or injury as identified through industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification protocols.
      This unit does not apply to the provision of postural assessment, advice or treatment for an injury, disease or condition. The personal trainer is expected to refer clients requiring guidance, advice or treatment to an appropriate allied health professional.
      This unit applies to personal trainers who typically work autonomously in controlled and uncontrolled fitness environments. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT019  Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
    • CIT Code: SPRT420
      Cost: $235.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate an understanding of exercise science principles into fitness instruction, programming and provision of fitness advice. This unit applies to the use of physiological and mechanical principles in training to improve the health- and skill-related components of fitness of clients who have recently completed industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification procedures.
      This unit applies to personal trainers who typically work autonomously in controlled and uncontrolled fitness environments. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT020  Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
    • CIT Code: SPRT882
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design exercise plans and programs to change and maintain desired and realistic body composition of clients. It applies to exercise programs aimed at health-related components of fitness, with particular attention to body composition. This unit does not directly apply to provision of healthy eating information regarding body composition goals, however it does cover the calculation of energy expenditure to enable planning and instruction of appropriate programs to achieve identified goals.
      This unit applies to the planning of programs for clients who have completed industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification procedures.
      This unit applies to personal trainers who typically work autonomously in controlled and uncontrolled fitness environments. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT021  Instruct personal training programs
    • CIT Code: SPRT735
      Cost: $315.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct and evaluate personal training programs for a variety of clients in both controlled and uncontrolled environments. It requires the ability to plan individualised programs for clients who have completed industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification procedures. This unit applies to personal trainers who typically work autonomously in controlled and uncontrolled fitness environments. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT023  Instruct group personal training programs
    • CIT Code: SPRT883
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct and evaluate group personal training programs for a variety of clients in both controlled and uncontrolled environments. It requires the ability to plan individualised programs for clients who have completed industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification procedures. It requires the ability to instruct personal training sessions and programs to a group of people, whilst taking into account individual goals, programming requirements, personality and fitness level. The personal trainer ensures that the supervision ratio to client adheres to organisation policies and procedures.
      This unit applies to personal trainers who typically work autonomously in controlled and uncontrolled fitness environments. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT025  Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
    • CIT Code: SPRT885
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify when the provision of nutritional advice is beyond the scope of practice of a personal trainer. It requires the ability to recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice in a fitness setting and when a client requires referral to an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Sports Dietitian or General Practitioner.
      This unit covers recognition of appropriate information sources to apply to the provision of food advice, and when the provision of such advice is unethical and beyond the scope of practice.
      This unit applies to personal trainers who typically work autonomously in controlled and uncontrolled fitness environments. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT026  Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
    • CIT Code: SPRT886
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit requires the ability to provide healthy eating information and assist clients within industry endorsed scope of practice following completion of industry endorsed pre-exercise screening. The scope of practice of a personal trainer does not include:
       the provision of specific or individualised dietary analysis or advice, or information regarding:
       - specific diets
       - fad diets
       - nutritional supplementation
       - sports foods
       - ergogenic aids
       - nutrition for exercise or sports performance
       - the provision of information or advice to people with medical conditions requiring specialised dietary advice, or to frail elderly people who are at risk of malnutrition
       - the provision of dietary information or advice for infants and toddlers.
      The personal trainer must refer clients to an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Sports Dietitian, or General Practitioner as appropriate.
      This unit applies to personal trainers who typically work autonomously in controlled and uncontrolled fitness environments. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXRES001  Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
    • CIT Code: SPRT893
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct work in open spaces while upholding sustainable practices. This unit requires the ability to conduct research of the current land condition, capability, uses and practices, and develop and implement strategies to achieve sustainable practices for outdoor programs and activities. This unit applies to operation or program managers who are responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating sport, recreation or fitness programs and activities across a range of activity areas. They work autonomously with responsibility for management of resources and upholding of sustainable work practices
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - Complete 8 subjects

  • BSBSLS408  Present, secure and support sales solutions
    • CIT Code: SELL124
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to present sales solutions that respond to specific buying needs of a client, and to use sales processes associated with securing prospect commitment to proceed with a sale. It also includes attending to post-sales activities that build and strengthen the partnership between a salesperson and client, and enhance the likelihood of future sales.
      It applies to individuals working in sales-related positions in a small, medium or large enterprise, in a wide variety of industries, who may provide sales solutions individually, or provide advice and support on aspects of sales solutions to support a sales team.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBSMB403  Market the small business
    • CIT Code: MGNT352
      Cost: $110.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and improve business performance via a clear strategy complementing the business plan.
      It applies to individuals who operate a small business independently or within a larger organisation. Individuals in this role analyse and interpret market data and are proficient communicators.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBSMB404  Undertake small business planning
    • CIT Code: MGNT356
      Cost: $105.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and develop an integrated business plan for achieving business goals and objectives. It applies to individuals who operate a small business that operates independently, or as part of a larger organisation. Individuals in this role interpret business information and numerical data competently and are skilled communicators.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBSMB405  Monitor and manage small business operations
    • CIT Code: MGNT348
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement a business plan and modify operations as required. It applies to individuals who operate a small business which stands alone, or is part of a department within a larger organisation. Individuals in this role are skilful communicators and interpret numerical data with ease.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT024  Instruct endurance programs
    • CIT Code: SPRT884
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct and evaluate endurance training programs for clients who have completed industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification procedures. It requires the ability to identify and analyse specific client needs, instruct specialised endurance tests, and organise and implement a range of endurance training methods to achieve identified goals. This unit does not cover the more complex methods of extensive speed training, power training, agility training or plyometric training.
      This unit applies to personal trainers who work in controlled and uncontrolled environments. These individuals typically work independently with some level of autonomy. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSSTC301A  Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
    • CIT Code: SPRT794
      Cost: $145.00
      Description: This unit applies to coaches working with individuals or teams. It also applies to fitness instructors who provide a range of fitness programs and services to individuals or groups. The unit is applicable to those working with sporting groups, in fitness centres, gyms or autonomously in the fitness industry.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSSTC402A  Develop strength and conditioning programs
    • CIT Code: SPRT596
      Cost: $95.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to develop, implement and evaluate a strength and conditioning program. It focuses on the skills needed to develop a program which meets the needs of individual athletes or groups of athletes according to their sport-specific needs or those undertaking fitness programs to achieve personal fitness goals. This unit applies to coaches working with individuals or teams. It also applies to fitness instructors who provide a range of fitness programs and services to individuals or groups. The unit is applicable to those working with sporting groups, in fitness centres, gyms or autonomously in the fitness industry.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXCAI005  Conduct individualised long term training programs
    • CIT Code: SPRT813
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply sport or activity-specific knowledge to plan, implement and evaluate long-term training programs designed to develop individual sporting skills or physical capacity. This unit applies to sport, fitness or recreation professionals working with individuals, groups or teams. These individuals undertake work according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Fitness SIS50215
Certificate III Fitness (Gym Instructor) SIS30315

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au