International Course Info

Certificate IV in Fitness

  • National Code: SIS40215
  • CRICOS Code: 092404G

This qualification reflects the role of personal trainers who have specialist skills to train individual clients, or groups of clients, on a one on one or group basis, to improve health-related components of fitness in relatively low risk situations. This may include training of older adults and children. They have a substantial depth of knowledge and skills to plan, conduct and evaluate exercise training; provide leadership and guidance to clients and other staff; and deal with unpredictable situations applying defined guidelines and procedures from the fitness industry and the organisation.

They work independently, or with limited guidance from others, and use discretion to solve non-routine problems, including monitoring and managing business activities to operate efficiently and profitably.

This qualification does not provide the skills and knowledge for an individual to provide advice and exercise instruction to high risk clients, other than to refer the client to an appropriate medical or allied health professional however it does provide a pathway to work in a diversity of fitness industry businesses including fitness and gym centres, aquatic and community based facilities and in open spaces where risk management through risk assessment and control hazard processes does not already exist.

TAFE NSW requires students to be at least 18 years old on the date of enrolment to commence studying this qualification and must have a Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) level of at least 3 and be able to work at a level 4 at the commencement of this course.

Students must participate in an 'Adult Pre-Exercise Screening at course orientation to demonstrate their fitness for the purpose of demonstrating skills required during this course and to ensure they are able to complete CPR on the floor as required by the unit HLTAID003.

  • Students need to provide appropriate gym attire, gym shoes, hand towel, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, sun glasses and gym bag to successfully complete this course.
  • Students will need access to the Internet and to a computer to be able to complete assessment activities outside the classroom.

Work Placement Requirements:

Work placement of 40 hours is recommended. Work experience allows students to work with both new and existing clients from the general public which allows them to practice their skills and apply their knowledge under supervision before entering the fitness industry. It also allows students to practice responding to real scenarios which cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement hours and tasks will be recorded in a logbook and must be completed prior to completing the course.

Subject area: Sports and Fitness

Course code:
Course fee:
0.5 Year


  • Prerequisite: Certificate III in Fitness (R12410)

  • Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or TAFE NSW General English Program

    FOR 2020

    Kingswood Total course fee: A$10,690 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Meadowbank Total course fee: A$10,690 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Northern Beaches Total course fee: A$10,690 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Randwick Total course fee: A$10,690 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Shellharbour Total course fee: A$10,690 Enrol: Feb , Jul

    FOR 2021

    Meadowbank Total course fee: A$10,690 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Northern Beaches Total course fee: A$10,690 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Randwick Total course fee: A$10,690 Enrol: Feb , Jul


    To receive the Certificate IV in Fitness students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

    Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit.





    Course fees and duration can vary based on the Institute you want to study at, the entry requirements for the course, and the year you will begin study.

    Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


    Exercise trainer, personal trainer, aqua trainer, program coordinator, children's trainer, older client trainer

    Further study opportunities at University level in areas including exercise science, exercise physiology, sports management and physiotherapy.


    TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.