Complete Personal Trainer

Qualification: Certificate IV
Study mode: Online
Payment options: Payment plan
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Duration: Max 12 months
Start date: Online: Anytime – start today!
Face-to-face: Enquire now for June intake!
Awarded by: Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO 32363)

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About this course

Designed to help you make an immediate start in the fitness industry, this online course will give you an edge over other exercise professionals.

Delivered by the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers, this course is taught through a mix of online theory and hands-on experience to give you the flexibility and real-world skills needed to excel in the competitive fitness industry. The course will take you through fitness fundamentals such as how to undertake client assessments, plan and deliver effective exercise programs, and monitor the progress of your clients.

From there, you'll progress to more advanced modules such as small-business planning, long-term exercise program design and motivational psychology - crucial skills that will give your fitness career longevity into the future.

Upon completion of this training program you'll graduate with a Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40210).

Employment guarantee

The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers has partnered with a number of gyms to not only offer you the highest calibre of training but also to offer you a Graduate Placement Guarantee*.

This Graduate Placement Guarantee applies to all those who study the Complete Personal Trainer at a Goodlife Health Club, Genesis Fitness Club, Core24 Health Club or Club Lime location. When you graduate from this Australian Institute of Personal Trainers qualification, you will be certified to the standards required by Goodlife, Genesis, Core24 and Club Lime, and will be given the opportunity to work as a fitness professional in one of these leading gym network partners within six months of graduation.

*Terms and conditions apply to the Graduate Placement Guarantee. Enquire now for more information.

Practical work placement

To successfully complete this course, you must complete a between 20-52  hours of face-to-face practical work experience with your mentor so you gain real-world training skills. AIPT will pair you with one of their expert mentors, a fitness professional, in their gym or fitness studio. Or, you will have the opportunity to select your own mentor - a personal trainer approved by AIPT.

Fast-track your studies

Fast-track your qualification and become a personal trainer in no time! AIPT's Fast-Track Program combines self-paced theory modules with intensive face-to-face sessions so you can become qualified in as little as eight weeks. Intakes for the program, delivered in AIPT's fitness centres, open three times a year: February, June and October. Enquire to find out more!


To be eligible for entry into this course, you must hold a current First Aid qualification.

Areas of study

In this personal training course, the subjects you will study include:

  • SISFFIT305A - Apply anatomy and physiology principles in a fitness context
  • SISFFIT301A - Provide fitness orientation and health screening
  • SISFFIT307A - Undertake client health assessment
  • SISFFIT306A - Provide healthy eating information to clients in accordance with recommended guidelines
  • SISFFIT303A - Develop and apply an awareness of specific populations to exercise delivery
  • SISFFIT308A - Plan and deliver gym programs
  • SISFFIT304A - Instruct and monitor fitness programs
  • SISFFIT302A - Provide quality service in the fitness industry
  • SISXOHS101A - Follow occupational health and safety policies
  • SISXRSK301A - Undertake risk analysis of activities
  • SISFFIT419A - Apply exercise science principles to planning exercise
  • SISFFIT415A - Work collaboratively with medical and allied health professionals
  • SISFFIT417A - Undertake long term exercise programming
  • SISFFIT418A - Undertake appraisals of functional movement
  • SISFFIT420A - Plan and deliver exercise programs to support desired body composition outcomes
  • SISFFIT416A - Apply motivational psychology to provide guidance on exercise behaviour and change to meet health and fitness goals
  • SISFFIT314A - Plan and deliver exercise to older clients with managed conditions
  • SISFFIT421A - Plan and deliver personal training
  • BSBSMB306 - Plan a home based business
  • BSBSMB401A - Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • BSBSMB404A - Undertake small business planning
  • BSBSMB402 - Plan small business finances
  • BSBSMB403A - Market the small business
  • BSBSMB405B - Monitor and manage small business operations
  • BSBSMB406A - Manage small business finances
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid

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Studying with AIPT means you'll graduate industry-ready.

Completing this online program will fast-track your fitness career, and enable you make an immediate start in the fitness industry upon completion of this qualification. Successful completion of this program will also guarantee you a job as an independent contractor with Goodlife Health Clubs or Genesis Fitness Clubs.

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Finance options

The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers offers students exceptional flexibility when it comes to paying for course fees. Three instalment plans are available:

  • Upfront payment: deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 30 days
  • Rapid payment plan: deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 4 months
  • Payment plan: deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 8 months

Alternatively, you can pay the full course fee upfront via credit card.

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RTO 32363
Established in 1999, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) is Australia’s leading provider of practical fitness education. By partnering with a number of gyms, AIPT connects students with hands-on learning in real gym environments, equipping them with the industry skills needed to succeed. Course materials can be delivered online and in conjunction with a mentoring program, so students receive the ultimate in both flexibility and guided learning.

With a network of over 100 campuses and 250 mentors nationwide, it’s no surprise that AIPT’s graduation rates are 14 times higher than most publically funded places, and 80 per cent of graduates go on to find employment after completing their qualification.
Throughout your studies as an AIPT student, you will have complete access to their expert education team – a group of mentors who are dedicating to answering any of your questions or study queries. Mentors are seasoned fitness professionals with years of experience in the industry, and can be contacted via email, online or over the phone. AIPT also provides its students with an eCampus learning portal to connect you with your mentors, study materials and fellow classmates.

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