Qualification
SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness

SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness
Study Modes
Blended & Online
Duration
11-14 months

Course overview

Looking for the ultimate fitness qualification? Well you’ve found it in the Master Trainer Plus+ Program™ from Australian Institute of Fitness (AIF).

Developed and delivered by leading fitness experts and educators, the Master Trainer Plus+ Program™ effectively turbo-charges AIF’s flagship Master Trainer Program™ by incorporating SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness into the course. This complements the primary SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness qualification that defines the standard Master Trainer Program™.

While holding a Certificate IV in Fitness is sufficient for most fitness industry employers, some require trainers to also have their Certificate III in Fitness in order to deliver their proprietary exercise programs to members and participants. The inclusion of this qualification in the Master Trainer Plus+ Program™, therefore, enables graduates to meet this requirement.

Delivered through a streamlined, engaging and effective learning experience, this program covers all the fitness fundamentals plus much more, including nutritional guidance, anatomy, physiology and exercise prescription. Students also learn training principles and considerations for a range of groups and special populations, such as adolescents, older adults, amateur athletes and people with body composition and endurance-based goals.

The course also has a strong business focus, with units addressing how to prepare for and set up your own fitness business, and the basic sales and marketing skills necessary to acquire clients. You will also learn how to positively influence exercise behaviour, and how to effectively use wearable technology to enhance the service you provide to clients. Plus, you will have the opportunity to attend our famous Fitness Industry Recruitment Expos (F.I.R.E. events) that directly connect students with employers.

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Who this course is for

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

Benefits

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

At the AIF, it is our mission to train our students to be Warriors against SeDs (Sedentary Death Syndrome) to activate the nation to stay fit and healthy. With exercise 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, so does the uptake of personal training services.

Our Coaches

When we ask our students what they love most about their experience at the AIF, our Coaches continually rank as a standout 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 many years 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.

Career opportunities

  • Personal Trainer
  • Outdoor Trainer/Bootcamp Instructor
  • Personal Training Manager
  • Fitness Coach
  • Fitness Instructor

Training & assessment

The program is delivered over 80 delivery sessions, including knowledge checks and assessment challenges, with some information being delivered and assessed both on campus and online. Extra criteria must be met to gain the Master Trainer Level 1 certification.

Entry requirements

Students must be at over 16 before they begin SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness and over 17 before they begin SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness. They must also have a computer and internet access, a passion for fitness, and meet the AIF’s acceptance criteria. This includes an eligibility interview and demonstrating satisfactory levels of language, literacy and numeracy. Students must successfully complete SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness before commencing SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness.

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SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness

Competency Code Competency Title Elective/Core
BSBOPS304 Deliver and monitor a service to customers Core
BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities Core
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid Core
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety Core
SISFFIT032 Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation Core
SISFFIT033 Complete client fitness assessments Core
SISFFIT035 Plan group exercise sessions Core
SISFFIT036 Instruct group exercise sessions Core
SISFFIT040 Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients Core
SISFFIT047 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise Core
SISFFIT052 Provide healthy eating information Core
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues Elective
SISXIND009 Respond to interpersonal conflict Elective
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Elective
SISXDIS001 Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability Elective

SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness

Competency Code Competency Title Elective/Core
BSBESB401 Research and develop business plans Elective
BSBESB301 Investigate business opportunities Elective
BSBESB404 Market new business ventures Elective
SISXCAI005 Conduct individualised long-term training programs Elective
SISFFIT051 Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction Core
SISFFIT034 Assess client movement and provide exercise advice Elective
SISFFIT041 Develop personalised exercise programs Core
SISFFIT042 Instruct personalised exercise sessions Core
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships Core
SISFFIT050 Support exercise behaviour change Core
SISFFIT043 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals Core
SISFFIT053 Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients Core
SISFFIT044 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients Core
SISFFIT049 Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction Core
SISFFIT045 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients Core
SISXICT001 Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation work Elective
SISFFIT046 Plan and instruct online exercise sessions Elective

 

FAQs

Still have questions? Check out more FAQs here or speak with our friendly Careers Team on 1300 669 669

What are the entry requirements at the Australian Institute of Fitness?

Each student must meet our acceptance criteria and age requirements before studying with AIF. The AIF acceptance criteria assesses the skills and values of each and every student, such as punctuality and attitude, ensuring we are bringing the best people into the industry. We also verify you have the tools required to succeed, necessary written and verbal communication skills, and are committed to your goal.

How old do I have to be to study at the Australian Institute of Fitness?

You must meet the age requirements for the course you intend to study. To study a SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness you must be at least 16 years old on your course commencement date. For a SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness you must be at least 17 years old on your course commencement date. To study for a career in massage with AIF, you must be at least 18 years old on your course commencement date.

How much does it cost to study at the Australian Institute of Fitness?

Tuition cost varies depending on course, study modality and applicable scholarships. We have multiple payment options available, which our Careers Team will discuss to find the option that suits you.

How often do courses start at the Australian Institute of Fitness?

If you want to study on campus with AIF, we typically have multiple courses running at a time, along with new intakes launching regularly. Additionally, our Online modality commences every second month. With our variety of modalities and course start dates, you can start studying how you want, sooner, with AIF.

Why should I get qualified as a Personal Trainer at the Australian Institute of Fitness?

If you want to be the best, you have to train with the best! AIF is recognised in the industry for having trained many of Australia’s top fitness professionals. A pioneer in both face-to-face and online fitness education, we provide the tools and facilities to complete your studies with confidence, including our exclusive Support PlusTM program from our incredible Coaches who are available when, and how, you need them. With our unrivalled network of Career Partners, AIF can help you turn your passion into a career by positioning you front and centre, with the best industry connections.

Are the Australian Institute of Fitness courses practical?

At AIF, we know that being a PT is a hands-on role, so our courses are designed to reflect this. Our blended students use gym-based sessions to learn from our Coaches and from each other. For our online modality, our students film their assessments with real-life clients, along with practical gym experience from wherever they are located.

How long does it take to become a Personal Trainer?

If you choose to study blended, you can complete our Master Trainer Program in 11 months. Our online modality is completed in 14 months. If you already have attained a qualification, such as SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness, this may adjust your study duration. Chat to our friendly Careers Team to see what option is best for you.

Does AIF help you get a job once you have completed your course?

With AIF, you’ll receive the support you need to position yourself for success in the fitness industry. AIF has the most up-to-date and relevant information regarding fitness industry roles and connect you with job opportunities with our many Career Partners. You’ll also have access to regular industry presentations and our famous F.I.R.E nights (Fitness Industry Recruitment Expos) where you can meet key industry employers and secure a job or trainer experience placement.

What makes our eCampus options superior to other online learning?

For us, experience is everything. That’s why our students regularly score our course experience at over 9 out of 10. Our unique eCampus platform allows you to study in your own space, at your own pace. With access to virtual classrooms and interactive webinars, you’ll have the best tools and knowledge to succeed as a fitness professional. That’s why our online course boasts a graduation rate almost 4 times higher than the industry average.

Who is going to be coaching me and what experience do they have?

When we ask our students what they love most about their experience at the AIF, our Coaches continually rank as a standout 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 many years 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. Check out our coach profiles here to find out more about our coaching team!

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Be the best you can be and build your best career with our Career Head-Start Service™, providing unrivalled access to working opportunities. Become an industry leader.

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