Certificate IV in Fitness

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of activities and functions within the Fitness industry, including working independently in a broad range of settings, such as within fitness centres, gyms, pools, community facilities and in open spaces.

Those with this level of competency will be expected to train individual clients, on a one-on-one basis, and may include older clients and children. Persons with this level of competency will have the ability to plan, conduct and evaluate exercise training, provide leadership and guidance to clients and other staff and possibly deal with unpredictable situations.

Exercise Trainers will have the ability to monitor and manage business activities to operate efficiently and profitably.

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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
SISFFIT416  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

Electives (5)
Group A – Aqua Trainer
SISCAQU202A  Perform basic water rescues
SISFFIT422A  Implement inclusive aquatic activities for specific population groups

Group B – Children’s Trainer
CHCIC301E  Interact effectively with children
SISFFIT313A  Plan and deliver exercise to apparently healthy children and adolescents

Group C – Older Clients Trainer
SISFFIT314A  Plan and deliver exercise to older clients with managed conditions

General electives
SISCAQU312A   Assist participants with a disability during aquatic activities

SISFFIT311A   Deliver approved community fitness programs
SISFFIT312A   Plan and deliver an endurance training program

Strength and Conditioning
SISSSTC301A  Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
SISSSTC402A  Develop strength and conditioning programs

SISXIND406A   Manage projects
BSBFRA402B   Establish a franchise
BSBFRA403B   Manage relationship with franchisor
BSBHRM402A   Recruit, select and induct staff
BSBSMB306A   Plan a home-based business
BSBSMB405B   Monitor and manage small business operations
BSBSMB406A   Manage small business finances
BSBSMB407A   Manage a small team
BSBSUS201A   Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
CUFIND401A   Provide services on a freelance basis
ICAICT203A   Operate application software packages
SITXHRM003A   Roster staff

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