Does your dream career involve a lot of exercise?
The Certificate IV in Fitness gives you the skills and knowledge you need to be a qualified personal trainer.
You will learn how to run your own business, work with teens, and conduct group and outdoor personal training. You will also learn how to apply the skills of functional anatomy and strength and conditioning techniques to your training programs.
Many of our graduates go on to have successful fitness careers, working as trainers in gyms, outdoors, or even owning their own studio.
You will gain the knowledge and skills to:
- apply anatomy and physiology principles to fitness
- assess fitness levels
- work with medical and allied health professionals
- apply motivational psychology to health and fitness goals
- conduct biomechanical posture screening
- plan and deliver personal and group exercise programs
- deliver exercise programs for seniors
- understand workplace safety and health practice
Requires completion of SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness or equivalent for entry
Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 3 days per week when studied full time across one semester.
As well as the in-class component, you maybe required to complete additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (a pen and notepad and equipment from orientation booklet lists).
Uniforms and workwear requirements:
Students are required to wear enclosed shoes and a South Metropolitan TAFE college T-shirt.
- Fitness instructor
- Fitness Centre Manager
- Gym instructor
- Physical Fitness Trainer
- Aerobics Instructor
- Gym Instructor
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.
To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.
Study options and next steps
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