SIS30321, SIS40221

Complete Personal Training Course

Complete Personal Training Course

Get on your feet with the Complete Personal Trainer Course from the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT), in which you get two nationally recognised qualifications in the one course - SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness AND SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness.

It's blended learning, so you'll be able to study the theory online, anytime you choose, plus you get 46 hours of practical experience in a real gym which can be done either of three ways:

  • Campus Club - learn in a small group environment in one of Australia's leading gyms.
  • 1-to-1 Flexible Mentor - you will be matched with an AIPT personal trainer who will mentor you inside a real club.
  • Mentor of Your Choice - if you already know a PT you'd like to work with, upon AIPT's approval, they can mentor you.

There are 32 course units to complete. Complete one course unit every 2 weeks to graduate in 18 months.

SIS30321, SIS40221 Australian Institute of Personal Trainers Career FAQs

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  • Qualification:
    Certificate III, Certificate IV
  • Study mode:
    Blended
  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    Up to 18 months
  • Start date:
    Enquire for start dates
  • Awarded by:
    Australian institute of Personal Trainers (RTO: 32363)
  • Location:
    NSW, TAS, WA, VIC, QLD, SA, ACT
  • Career Outcomes:
    Personal Trainer | Group Exercise Instructor |

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Course Rundown

Get on your feet with the Complete Personal Trainer Course from the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT), in which you get two nationally recognised qualifications in the one course – SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness AND SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness.

It’s blended learning, so you’ll be able to study the theory online, anytime you choose, plus you get 46 hours of practical experience in a real gym which can be done either of three ways:

  • Campus Club – learn in a small group environment in one of Australia’s leading gyms.
  • 1-to-1 Flexible Mentor – you will be matched with an AIPT personal trainer who will mentor you inside a real club.
  • Mentor of Your Choice – if you already know a PT you’d like to work with, upon AIPT’s approval, they can mentor you.

There are 32 course units to complete. Complete one course unit every 2 weeks to graduate in 18 months.

Eligibility

Education

You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent. This can be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • A qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR
  • 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Resources required: 

For the online part of the course, you may need regular access to: 

Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points. 

Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended). 

Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above. 

Mobile Phone with video capability or Video Camera: Some assessments in your course will require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment. 

Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11. 

MAC: Operating system – OS X 10.14 Mojave or later. 

Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download). 

 

Minimum Age

You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

Residency Status

You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

Practical Assessment: Please be aware some of your assessments require you to source participants to role-play clients, please work with your mentor to secure the required number.

Working with Children Check

For the work placement, you may need a 'Working with Children Check Clearance' issue by the relevant authority in your state or territory.

Before starting the SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness, you need to have completed these units which are part of the SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness:

  • HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid* (or a unit that supersedes this unit)
  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
  • SISFFIT032 - Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
  • SISFFIT033 - Complete client fitness assessments
  • SISFFIT035 - Plan group exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT036 - Instruct group exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT040 - Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
  • SISFFIT047 - Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
  • SISFFIT052 - Provide healthy eating information

* This course contains the unit HLTAID011 Provide First Aid which must be completed through an external RTO. AIPT has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price or you may source your own training provider. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in your course fee. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your First Aid certificate for AIPT to process a Credit Transfer against this unit of competency on your student record. 

SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness

  • SISFFIT032 - Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
  • SISFFIT033 - Complete client fitness assessments
  • SISFFIT052 - Provide healthy eating information
  • SISFFIT034 - Assess client movement and provide exercise advice 
  • SISFFIT035 - Plan group exercise sessions
  • BSBOPS304 - Deliver and monitor a service to customers 
  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety 
  • SISFFIT036 - Instruct group exercise sessions
  • HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid * 
  • SISFFIT040 - Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
  • SISFFIT047 - Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • SISXFAC002 - Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities
  • BSBWHS332X - Apply infection prevention and control procedures to own work activities
  • BSBPEF301 - Organise personal work priorities

SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness

  • SISFFIT049 - Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
  • CHCCOM006 - Establish and manage client relationships
  • SISFFIT041 - Develop personalised exercise programs
  • SISFFIT042 - Instruct personalised exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT043 - Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
  • SISFFIT044 - Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients
  • SISFFIT045 - Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients
  • SISFFIT051 - Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction
  • SISFFIT050 - Support exercise behaviour change
  • SISFFIT053 - Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients
  • SISFFIT034 - Assess client movement and provide exercise advice 
  • SISFFIT046 - Plan and instruct online exercise sessions
  • BSBESB401 - Research and develop business plans
  • BSBESB404 - Market new business ventures
  • SISXCAI010 - Develop strength and conditioning programs
  • SISXCAI009 - Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people 

*This course contains the unit HLTAID011 Provide First Aid which must be completed through an external RTO. AIPT has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price or you may source your own training provider. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in your course fee.

The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) are experts in wellness, nutrition and fitness, and equip their students with the best in online and face-to-face education. Established in 1999 alongside their partner Registered Training Organisation, Foundation Education, they have grown from a handful of campuses in Queensland to over 150 campuses and an extensive network of Mentors Australia-wide. When you study with AIPT you have access to:
Dedicated student support
Access to a dedicated team of Support Officers to make the transition into study as smooth as possible.
Largest network of locations
We have the industry's largest network of gyms across Australia, ensuring we're in your area.
Flexible delivery options
AIPT caters to all learning styles and offers flexible study options to suit everyone’s schedules and budget, with a focus on practical learning and hands-on experience.

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. As an AIPT student, you will also have access to the My eCampus learning portal where you will be able to download course content and submit assessments.

Where Will It Lead Me?

When you graduate from the whole course, you'll receive two nationally recognised qualifications:

  1. SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness
  2. SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness.

Curious about where a career in personal training could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Either pay upfront or go on one of AIPT's payment plans.

Enquire for more info on payment options and costs.

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