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Certificate IV in Fitness

Career Area:Community, Health & Fitness National Code:SIS40215
Certificate IV in FitnessThis qualification 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.

They 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.

They 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.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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:

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

Prior Learning

For further information please refer to the Recognition area of the Hunter TAFE website.

Students with Disabilities

If you are considering studying with Hunter TAFE and are unsure what impact your disability may have on your study, please feel free to contact Disability Services to find out!

Delivery Locations, Important Dates, Study Options and Timetables

Newcastle Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
18-09-2017 Flexible
12hrs/Week for 18 weeks
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Students are required to attend one enrolment session to finalise their enrolment.

Date: Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Time: 10.00am to 11.00am or 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Or
Date: Thursday, 7 September 2017
Time: 10.00am to 11.00am

Location: Newcastle Campus, Building D, Room DE1.15

If you cannot attend the enrolment session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 225.

To confirm your eligibility for subsidised training you will need to provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI). Create your USI . You are also required to provide evidence of your living location or confirmation of employment in NSW and proof of citizenship. Please bring either:

- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate

For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is accepted.

Evidence is required to support applications for fee concessions or exemptions. Such as:

- A valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant; or
- A letter from a medical practitioner, appropriate government agency or specialised allied health professional indicating a clear additional need as a result of a disability.

Jobseekers are required to provide full details of:
- jobactive provider details and
- jobseeker identification (JSID) number

To plan for your enrolment session please refer to the Enrolment Readiness Checklist

17NEW-601

Classes will run Monday and Wednesday 9.30am to 2.30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Friday 9.00am to 3.00pm. Smart and Skilled Second Qual: $2,750.00

The 2017 Smart and Skilled prices for this qualification are:

First Qualification Fee is $2,360.00
Second Qualification Fee is $2,750.00

The Concession Fee for this course is $240.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake an Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. The Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regards to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. A copy of the Instalment Plan Agreement and the Fee and Refund policy can be found on the TAFE NSW – Hunter & Central Coast website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

The Hunter TAFE Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regard to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. The policy can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.

Some programs at Hunter TAFE attract additional costs over and above the Student Qualification Fee and include essential equipment that is retained by you on completion of study.

If enrolling in this course, students will need to purchase the following essential equipment. Estimated costs are listed below:

Excursion, Anatomy Room: $30.00

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • BSBSMB306 - Plan a home based business
  • BSBSMB401 - Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • BSBSMB403 - Market the small business
  • BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planning
  • BSBSMB405 - Monitor and manage small business operations
  • SISFFIT011 - Instruct approved community fitness programs
  • SISFFIT012 - Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years
  • 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
  • SISFFIT024 - Instruct endurance 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
Other Information

This qualification 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. They 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.

They 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.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Enquire Now
Newcastle Campus campus
Semester: Semester 18-09-2017,
Study Options: Flexible, 12hrs/Week, 18W weeks
How to Enrol: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Students are required to attend one enrolment session to finalise their enrolment.

Date: Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Time: 10.00am to 11.00am or 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Or
Date: Thursday, 7 September 2017
Time: 10.00am to 11.00am

Location: Newcastle Campus, Building D, Room DE1.15

If you cannot attend the enrolment session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 225.

To confirm your eligibility for subsidised training you will need to provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI). Create your USI . You are also required to provide evidence of your living location or confirmation of employment in NSW and proof of citizenship. Please bring either:

- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate

For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is accepted.

Evidence is required to support applications for fee concessions or exemptions. Such as:

- A valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant; or
- A letter from a medical practitioner, appropriate government agency or specialised allied health professional indicating a clear additional need as a result of a disability.

Jobseekers are required to provide full details of:
- jobactive provider details and
- jobseeker identification (JSID) number

To plan for your enrolment session please refer to the Enrolment Readiness Checklist
Proposed Timetable: Classes will run Monday and Wednesday 9.30am to 2.30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Friday 9.00am to 3.00pm.
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: Smart and Skilled Second Qual: $2,750.00

The 2017 Smart and Skilled prices for this qualification are:

First Qualification Fee is $2,360.00
Second Qualification Fee is $2,750.00

The Concession Fee for this course is $240.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake an Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. The Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regards to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. A copy of the Instalment Plan Agreement and the Fee and Refund policy can be found on the TAFE NSW – Hunter & Central Coast website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

The Hunter TAFE Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regard to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. The policy can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.

Some programs at Hunter TAFE attract additional costs over and above the Student Qualification Fee and include essential equipment that is retained by you on completion of study.

If enrolling in this course, students will need to purchase the following essential equipment. Estimated costs are listed below:

Excursion, Anatomy Room: $30.00
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • BSBSMB306 - Plan a home based business
  • BSBSMB401 - Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • BSBSMB403 - Market the small business
  • BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planning
  • BSBSMB405 - Monitor and manage small business operations
  • SISFFIT011 - Instruct approved community fitness programs
  • SISFFIT012 - Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years
  • 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
  • SISFFIT024 - Instruct endurance 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
Important Information: Other Information

This qualification 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. They 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.

They 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.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Other

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options Delivery Location How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
04-11-2017 Flexible
16hrs/Week for 18 weeks
University of Newcastle This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Students are required to attend one enrolment session to finalise their enrolment.

Date: Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Time: 10.00am to 11.00am or 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Or
Date: Thursday, 7 September 2017
Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
Or
Date: Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building D, Room 16 (DE1.16)

If you cannot attend the enrolment session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 225.

To confirm your eligibility for subsidised training you will need to provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI). Create your USI . You are also required to provide evidence of your living location or confirmation of employment in NSW and proof of citizenship. Please bring either:

- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate

For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is accepted.

Evidence is required to support applications for fee concessions or exemptions. Such as:

- A valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant; or
- A letter from a medical practitioner, appropriate government agency or specialised allied health professional indicating a clear additional need as a result of a disability.

Jobseekers are required to provide full details of:
- jobactive provider details and
- jobseeker identification (JSID) number

To plan for your enrolment session please refer to the Enrolment Readiness Checklist

17NEW-593

Classes will run Tuesday and Thursday 6.00pm to 9.00pm, Friday 9.00am to 3.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 9.30am to 2.30pm Smart and Skilled Second Qual: $2,750.00

The 2017 Smart and Skilled prices for this qualification for this qualification are:

First Qualification Fee is $2,360.00
Second Qualification Fee is $2,750.00

The Concession Fee for this course is $240.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake an Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. The Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regards to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. A copy of the Instalment Plan Agreement and the Fee and Refund policy can be found on the TAFE NSW – Hunter & Central Coast website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

Some programs attract additional costs and include essential equipment that is retained by you on completion of study.

Students will need to purchase the following essential equipment. Estimated costs are listed below:

Excursion, Anatomy Room: $30.00

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • BSBSMB306 - Plan a home based business
  • BSBSMB401 - Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • BSBSMB403 - Market the small business
  • BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planning
  • BSBSMB405 - Monitor and manage small business operations
  • SISFFIT011 - Instruct approved community fitness programs
  • SISFFIT012 - Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years
  • 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
  • SISFFIT024 - Instruct endurance 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
Other Information

This qualification 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. They 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.

They 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.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Enquire Now
Other campus
Semester: Semester 04-11-2017,
Study Options: Flexible, 16hrs/Week, 18W weeks
How to Enrol: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Students are required to attend one enrolment session to finalise their enrolment.

Date: Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Time: 10.00am to 11.00am or 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Or
Date: Thursday, 7 September 2017
Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
Or
Date: Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building D, Room 16 (DE1.16)

If you cannot attend the enrolment session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 225.

To confirm your eligibility for subsidised training you will need to provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI). Create your USI . You are also required to provide evidence of your living location or confirmation of employment in NSW and proof of citizenship. Please bring either:

- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate

For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is accepted.

Evidence is required to support applications for fee concessions or exemptions. Such as:

- A valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant; or
- A letter from a medical practitioner, appropriate government agency or specialised allied health professional indicating a clear additional need as a result of a disability.

Jobseekers are required to provide full details of:
- jobactive provider details and
- jobseeker identification (JSID) number

To plan for your enrolment session please refer to the Enrolment Readiness Checklist
Proposed Timetable: Classes will run Tuesday and Thursday 6.00pm to 9.00pm, Friday 9.00am to 3.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 9.30am to 2.30pm
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: Smart and Skilled Second Qual: $2,750.00

The 2017 Smart and Skilled prices for this qualification for this qualification are:

First Qualification Fee is $2,360.00
Second Qualification Fee is $2,750.00

The Concession Fee for this course is $240.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake an Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. The Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regards to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. A copy of the Instalment Plan Agreement and the Fee and Refund policy can be found on the TAFE NSW – Hunter & Central Coast website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

Some programs attract additional costs and include essential equipment that is retained by you on completion of study.

Students will need to purchase the following essential equipment. Estimated costs are listed below:

Excursion, Anatomy Room: $30.00
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • BSBSMB306 - Plan a home based business
  • BSBSMB401 - Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • BSBSMB403 - Market the small business
  • BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planning
  • BSBSMB405 - Monitor and manage small business operations
  • SISFFIT011 - Instruct approved community fitness programs
  • SISFFIT012 - Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years
  • 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
  • SISFFIT024 - Instruct endurance 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
Important Information: Other Information

This qualification 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. They 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.

They 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.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Disclaimer

Courses will run subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability is subject to review and change.