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Certificate IV in Fitness

National ID: SIS40215 | State ID: AWN7


Fitness and health are becoming an increasingly important aspect of society. Fitness instructors and personal trainers are leading the way as advocates of a healthy lifestyle.

If fitness is your passion, this is the course for you.

The inclusion of special advanced fitness programming skills gives the Certificate IV in Fitness an exclusive feature only available to North Metropolitan TAFE students. This is a major advantage and ensures you will have a massive advantage over graduates from other training organisations. In addition to personal training, you will gain children's trainer and older adults trainer specialisations.

SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness is a prerequisite for this course.

The Certificate IV in Fitness has become the minimum qualification for the vast majority of employers and clients for instructors.

Graduates will be able to work independently as personal trainers in their own business or within a recognised fitness organisation.

This is why our courses are recognised by the local WA fitness industry as being high quality and producing graduates who are well prepared for work.

In 2018 the Certificate IV in Fitness may be taught across three of North Metropolitan TAFE's campuses; Leederville, Northbridge and Joondalup so some travel will be required.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

  • Gym instructor
  • Personal trainer
  • Group fitness leader

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au

Further study opportunities:

Diploma of Fitness

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Northbridge Building 1

Six months (1 semester) full time, 3 - 4 days per week

How Full-Time
When Was available Semester 1, 2017
Available Semester 2, 2017

  • Gym instructor
  • Personal trainer
  • Group fitness leader

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au

Further study opportunities:

Diploma of Fitness

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.
NOTE up to date fees will be available shortly. Please return to this page or contact us for details

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.

Fitness students may incur additional costs, including uniform polo shirt (approx. $35) and text book (approx. $95).

Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context SISFFIT015 AVD47
Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces SISXRES001 AVC97
Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming SISFFIT019 AVD43
Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals SISFFIT020 AVD41
Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years SISFFIT013 AVD51
Instruct group personal training programs SISFFIT023 AVD39
Instruct long-term exercise programs SISFFIT017 AVD46
Instruct personal training programs SISFFIT021 AVD40
Promote functional movement capacity SISFFIT018 AVD44
Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour SISFFIT016 AVD45
Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients SISFFIT025 AVD37
Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program SISFFIT026 AVD36

Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Address client needs SISXCCS003 AVD20
Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability SISXDIS001 AVD19
Maintain equipment for activities SISXFAC001 AVD15
Market the small business BSBSMB403 AUL85
Monitor and manage small business operations BSBSMB405 AUH72
Present, secure and support sales solutions BSBSLS408 AUH05
Undertake small business planning BSBSMB404 AUH57
Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments SISXIND001 AVD06

North Metropolitan TAFE is committed to ensuring that all international students have an enjoyable experience studying in Australia. Students are supported by a dedicated International Centre team who provide personal counselling, course advice, student support and many other services.

Fees, applications and enrolments for International Students are different to those for local students. International students must be enrolled in full time study on campus. For more information about courses, enrolment and course fees for international students:

TAFE International Western Australia,
Department of Training and Workforce Development - Customer Service Centre
Level 7, 3 Forrest Place, Perth WA 6000
Tel: +61 8 9218 2100
Fax: +61 8 9218 2160
Email: study.tiwa@dtwd.wa.gov.au
Web: www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au


International Centre
North Metropolitan TAFE
30 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003
Tel: +61 8 94271873
Fax: +61 8 9427 1992
Email: internationalstudy@nmtafe.wa.edu.au
Web: northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Online and continuous enrolment courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

Call: 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

The following units are pre-requisites for this course

  • 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
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF


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Page last updated August 17, 2017