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Personal Trainer Pathway

SIS30313 & SIS40210
  • Qualification:

    Certificate III + Certificate IV

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  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced; max 36 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learn

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About this course

This online Personal Trainer Pathway program will fast track your fitness career, equipping you with two nationally recognised qualifications that will prepare you to enter the rapidly growing industry of fitness and wellbeing.

The program bundles together the Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30313) and Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40210), and has been structured to provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work in a range of fitness contexts.

Key learning areas include the essentials of how the human body works, the fundamentals of fitness, client evaluation, developing fitness programs based on individual needs and how to keep clients motivated to achieve their goals. You will also learn how to develop and implement exercise programs for a wide range of ages, and who may have a variety of managed health conditions. You will also learn how to run a small business as the course covers marketing strategies, and legal and insurance obligations.

Work placement

Students will be required to complete a total of 180 hours of mandatory work placement as a part of this program:

  • Certificate III in Fitness: Minimum of 80 hours
  • Certificate IV in Fitness: Minimum of 100 hours


To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Have completed Year 10


  • Hold a certificate II or higher qualification


  • Have at least 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

Areas of study

In this fitness program, the subjects you will study include: Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30313)

  • SISFFIT302A - Provide quality service in the fitness industry
  • SISXIND101A - Work effectively in sport and recreation environments
  • SISFFIT305A - Apply anatomy and physiology principles in a fitness context
  • SISFFIT306A - Provide healthy eating information to clients in accordance with recommended guidelines
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
  • SISFFIT301A - Provide fitness orientation and health screening
  • SISFFIT307A - Undertake client health assessment
  • SISFFIT304A - Instruct and monitor fitness programs
  • SISFFIT308A - Plan and deliver gym programs
  • SISXFAC201A - Maintain sport and recreation equipment for activities
  • SISXRSK301A - Undertake risk analysis of activities
  • SISXOHS101A - Follow occupational health and safety policies
  • SISFFIT303A - Develop and apply an awareness of specific populations to exercise delivery
  • SISFFIT312A - Plan and deliver an endurance training program
  • SISFFIT311A - Deliver approved community fitness programs

Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40210)

  • SISFFIT419A - Apply exercise science principles to planning exercise
  • SISFFIT417A - Undertake long-term exercise programming
  • SISFFIT416A - Apply motivational psychology to provide guidance on exercise behaviour and change to meet health and fitness goals
  • SISFFIT415A - Work collaboratively with medical and allied health professionals
  • SISFFIT418A - Undertake appraisals of functional movement
  • SISFFIT420A - Plan and deliver exercise programs to support desired body composition outcomes
  • SISFFIT421A - Plan and deliver personal training
  • SISFFIT314A - Plan and deliver exercise to older clients with managed conditions
  • CHCIC301E - Interact effectively with children
  • SISFFIT313A - Plan and deliver exercise to apparently healthy children and adolescents
  • BSBSMB401 - Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • BSBSMB403 - Market the small business
  • BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planning
RTO 90796
Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Career outcomes

After successfully completing this dual qualification, you will be qualified as a professional personal trainer and fitness instructor. This will qualify you to work in an existing fitness business such as a gym or sporting centre, or start your own fitness business. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive two nationally recognised, accredited qualifications from Open Colleges: Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30313) and Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40210).

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