Realise your dream of becoming a qualified fitness instructor. Work as a group gym instructor or personal trainer. Join the dynamic fitness community, build your own business as a personal trainer and help your clients reach their fitness goals.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Implement science principles of exercise
Support exercise behaviour change
Support healthy eating for individual clients
Implement business operations and leadership knowledge
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate IV level
A pathway to further study in fitness
Credit toward a full qualification
Specialist skills that will see you thrive in the fitness industry
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Successful completion of the Certificate III in Fitness or an equivalent qualification, as evidenced by a copy of your certificate or transcript
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
An Adult Pre-Exercise Screening at orientation
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Appropriate exercise attire such as gym shoes, hand towel, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and gym bag
Access to a computer and the internet to complete assessment activities outside the classroom
Empathy, patience and the capacity to empower others
A passion for training others
Experience correctly using workout equipment
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: group fitness instructor, gym instructor, personal trainer and team leader in a fitness environment
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Fitness does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Fitness qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 17 units of competency, including 10 core and 7 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
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