Become A Certified Personal Trainer


Course Overview

Units of Competency

The CIV in Fitness (SIS40215) Qualification includes 20 units of competency covering everything from instructing long-term exercise programs, instructing personal training programs to supporting healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program. After you successfully complete CIV in Fitness (SIS40215) you'll gain access to an additional 3 certifications including kettlebells, suspension training and boot camp.

Study Pathway

Once you have completed the SIS40215 – Certificate IV in Fitness you may choose to further your knowledge by enrolling in our CEC courses. Our short courses include everything from Kettlebells 1, 2, 3, Steel mace, Powerbags, Battle Ropes and much more. You will have the skills to confidently train clients with a plethora of training tools that will keep your clients engaged and motivated.

Career Pathway

The SIS40215 – Certificate IV in Fitness will give you the knowledge and skills to be competent in a wide range of activities and roles within the fitness industry including; working independently in in a variety of settings such as gyms, fitness centres, pools, outdoor parks and beaches and community facilities.

Students that gain this level of competency can train one-on-one clients which may include children and the elderly. You’ll have the tools to plan, conduct and evaluate fitness programs, and offer leadership and guidance to personal training clients and other staff members.


  • Self Paced (between 12-weeks and 52-weeks)
  • Enrolment up to 52-weeks
  • Extensions are available if more time is required


Students must;

▪ Be over 16 years of age
▪ Have an internet connection
▪ Have access to a gym for practical assessments
▪ Have successfully completed the pre-requisite units
▪ Hold a current First Aid certificate
▪ Hold a current CPR certificate


The course is delivered with a blended learning approach which consists of online home study from our e-Learning platform, with support and guidance from your very own tutor every step of the way.

You can choose to complete the certification purely online, or by attending one of our campuses for 50 hours of practical hands on training.

Payment Options

Please enquire about our competitive course prices and a member of our friendly team will take you through the available payment options, payment plans and upfront payment discounts.

Course Competencies

Pre Requisites

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold a SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness or equivalent 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


These units are compulsory units for SIS30315 Certificate IV in Fitness

  • 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


Through industry engagement The Dangerously Fit Academy have selected the following elective units for study

  • SISFFIT024: Instruct endurance programs
  • SISSTC301A: Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
  • SISSSTC402A: Strength and conditioning programs
  • SISFFIT018: Promote functional movement capacity
  • SISFFIT019: Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
  • SISFFIT031: Implement injury prevention strategies
  • BSBSMB404: Undertake small business planning
  • BSBSMB403: Market the small business
  • BSBSMB401: Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • BSBSMB405: Monitor and manage small business operations

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