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Master Trainer Program™

Course Overview

If quality, world-class education, unrivalled support and a successful fitness career outcome is what you were searching for, the Australian Institute of Fitness' Master Trainer Program™ is the course for you!

Developed and delivered by leading fitness experts and educators, the Master Trainer Program™ delivers THE most recognised fitness qualification in the industry and is the number one qualification employers are looking for.  

The Master Trainer Program™ assesses on six extra criteria which, when achieved, will elevate you from a standard Trainer to an Institute Certified Master Trainer Level 1, equipping you with the latest skills, knowledge and know-how you’ll need to kick-start your successful career in the fitness industry.

Delivered through a streamlined, fun and effective learning experience, this program covers all the fitness fundamentals plus much more, including anatomy, physiology, how to prescribe exercise as well as training principles and solutions for a range of groups and special populations such as adults, adolescents, older adults, amateur athletes and people with body composition and endurance based goals.

Business will also be a key focus where you will learn how to setup and prepare for your own small business, and learn basic sales and marketing skills necessary to acquire clients. Keeping up with the latest industry trends you will learn how to utilise a range of technological tools to enhance your fitness business, such as range of motion testers and wearable technology.

Plus, you will have the opportunity to attend FREE industry skills workshops, learning the latest, cutting edge equipment solutions in addition to our famous Fitness Industry Recruitment Expos (F.I.R.E. Nights).

Master Trainer Fitness Course Students

  • Those who are passionate about fitness, and want to make it their career

  • Those who want to help others achieve their fitness goals and change lives

  • Those who are looking for a career change and have a passion for health and fitness

  • Those who want the qualification the fitness industry prefers

  • Those interested in the receiving the highest quality education in fitness, superior learning support and the greatest opportunities to start a successful fitness career

The Benefits of Our Master Trainer Fitness Course

With obesity and other diseases linked to inactivity on the rise in Australia, the importance of fitness education and services are extremely essential now more than ever.

At The Institute, it is our mission to train our students to be Warriors against SeDs (Sedentary Death Syndrome) to activate a nation to stay fit and healthy.  As exercise is now widely recognised as both a pre-habilitative solution and a rehabilitative solution for chronic lifestyle diseases more Doctors are prescribing exercise to their clients, increasing the demand for highly skilled PTs.

Personal training is no longer seen as a luxury service and as the fitness industry continues to grow, the uptake of personal training services has never been greater!

Our Master Trainer Fitness Coaches

When we ask our students what they love most about their experience at the Australian Institute of Fitness, our Coaches continually rank as a stand out feature of the course. We believe this is one of the reasons our students regularly score our course experience at over 9 out of 10.

Our highly qualified team of Coaches bring passion and commitment to their teaching, ensuring all areas of learning are delivered in a fun and engaging way.

They have experience working with a huge range of personal training clients from elite sportspeople to those new to fitness, and many also present at fitness conventions and write for reputable fitness resources.

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Kerri Tolhurst

"The Institute prepared me, not only as a PT, but as a business person, learning how to build members and retain them."

Kerri Tolhurst

Institute graduate and Franchisee of Step into Life Ipswich Central

Master Trainer Program™

Course Information

Entry Requirements

Students must be over 16 to start SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness and over 17 before they begin SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness. They must also have a computer and internet access, a passion for fitness, and meet the Institute’s acceptance criteria. This includes an eligibility interview and demonstrating satisfactory levels of language, literacy and numeracy. Students must successfully complete SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness before commencing SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness.

Training and Assessment

The program is delivered over 86 delivery sessions, including knowledge checks and assessment challenges, with some information being delivered and assessed both on campus and online. Six extra criteria must be met to gain the Master Trainer Level 1 certification.



  • First aid
  • Instruct fitness programs
  • Provide quality service
  • Training for older clients
  • Health promotion and special populations
  • Bones and muscles
  • Provide healthy eating information
  • Client consultations, screening and fitness testing
  • Instruct group exercise sessions
  • Instruct children's movement programs


  • How to set up a home based PT business
  • Marketing and operation of your fitness business
  • Present, secure and support sale solutions
  • Liaising with allied health professionals
  • Training young clients ages 13 - 17 years
  • How to positively influence exercise behaviour
  • How to instruct long term and endurance exercise programs
  • Select and use technology for sport and fitness
  • Understand scope for nutritional advice as a PT
  • Programming for body composition
  • Strength and conditioning techniques
  • Functional training and injury management

Units of Competency

SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness

Print Table
Competency Code Competency Title Training Package
Core (9 units of competency)
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Health
SISXCCS001 Provide quality service Fitness
SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation Fitness
SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming Fitness
SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs Fitness
SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals Fitness
SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations Fitness
SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information Fitness
SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients Fitness
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes Business Services
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety Health
SISFFIT011 Instruct approved community fitness programs Fitness
SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities Fitness
SISXIND001 Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments Fitness
SISFFIT007 Instruct group exercise sessions Fitness
SISFFIT012 Instruct movement programs to children aged 5-12 years Fitness

SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

Competency Code Competency Title Training Package
Core (20 units of competency)
BSBSLS408 Present, secure and support sales solutions Business Services
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business Business Services
BSBSMB403 Market the small business Business Services
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning Business Services
BSBSMB306 Plan a home based business Business Services
SISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacity Fitness
SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into programming Fitness
SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context Fitness
SISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programs Fitness
SISFFIT024 Instruct endurance programs Fitness
SISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programs Fitness
SISXCAI005 Conduct individualized long-term training programs Fitness
SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programs Fitness
SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years Fitness
SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces Fitness
SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour Fitness
SISXICT001 Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation work Fitness
SISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals Fitness
SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients Fitness
SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program Fitness
The Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30313) and Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40210) qualifications have been recently superseded and are currently being upgraded to new qualifications, Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315) and Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215) respectively. These changes are part of the industry review and improvement cycle and affect all vocational education and training providers. Students will be informed upon enrolment if their course will be affected by the transition and advised of the qualifications they may receive upon completion.

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  • Group Exercise Instructor
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Andrew Simmons

"The most important thing a Personal Trainer has to do is provide a great service, and this is what the Master Trainer program teaches."

Andrew Simmons

Owner of Vision Personal Training

Ready for the challenge?

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