Qualification details

SIS40210 - Certificate IV in Fitness (Release 4)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
4 (this release)Current 14/Sep/2013
(View details for release 3) Replaced06/Mar/2013
(View details for release 2) Replaced28/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) Replaced07/Jun/2011

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes SRF40206 - Certificate IV in Fitness 07/Jun/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Code' columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Title' columnEssential
BSBFRA402B - Establish a franchiseEstablish a franchise Elective
BSBFRA403B - Manage relationship with franchisorManage relationship with franchisor Elective
BSBHRM402A - Recruit, select and induct staffRecruit, select and induct staff Elective
BSBSMB306A - Plan a home based businessPlan a home based business Elective
BSBSMB401A - Establish legal and risk management requirements of small businessEstablish legal and risk management requirements of small business Core
BSBSMB402A - Plan small business financesPlan small business finances Elective
BSBSMB403A - Market the small businessMarket the small business Core
BSBSMB404A - Undertake small business planningUndertake small business planning Core
BSBSMB405B - Monitor and manage small business operationsMonitor and manage small business operations Elective
BSBSMB406A - Manage small business financesManage small business finances Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 452111 Fitness Instructor 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6396-11 Fitness Instructor 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 452111 Fitness Instructor 18/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6396-11 Fitness Instructor 18/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 18/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 07/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

The release details of this qualification are in the table below. The latest information is at the top.

Release 

Comments 

4

SISCAQU307A Perform advanced water rescues removed from Group A – Aqua Trainer

3

Editorial updates.

Updated units.

2

  • Pre requisite unit SISCAQU202A Perform basic water rescues has been inserted into Group A – Aqua Trainer

Other changes made are as follows:

  • The heading "Suggested electives for those wishing to operate a personal training small business" and associated list of units has been deleted
  • SISSST301A corrected to SISSSTC301A
  • SISSST402A corrected to SISSSTC402A

Description

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of activities and functions within the Fitness industry, including working independently in a broad range of settings, such as within fitness centres, gyms, pools, community facilities and in open spaces.

Those with this level of competency will be expected to train individual clients, on a one-on-one basis, and may include older clients and children.

Persons with this level of competency will have the ability to plan, conduct and evaluate exercise training, provide leadership and guidance to clients and other staff and possibly deal with unpredictable situations.

Exercise Trainers will have the ability to monitor and manage business activities to operate efficiently and profitably.

Job roles 

  • exercise trainer - personal trainer
  • exercise trainer - aqua trainer
  • exercise trainer - program coordinator
  • exercise trainer - children's trainer
  • exercise trainer - older client trainer

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to those who hold a current first aid qualification and current CPR certificate and who have achieved the following units of competency:

SISFFIT301A

Provide fitness orientation and health screening

SISFFIT302A

Provide quality service in the fitness industry

SISFFIT303A

Develop and apply an awareness of specific populations to exercise delivery

SISFFIT304A

Instruct and monitor fitness programs

SISFFIT305A

Apply anatomy and physiology principles in a fitness context

SISFFIT306A

Provide healthy eating information to clients in accordance with recommended guidelines

SISFFIT307A

Undertake client health assessment

SISFFIT308A

Plan and deliver gym programs

SISXOHS101A

Follow occupational health and safety policies

SISXRSK301A

Undertake risk analysis of activities

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by the fitness industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

Negotiating with clients to determine and interpret their specific requirements and preferences; explaining the benefits of, and selling personal training services proactively to ensure profitability; adjusting communication styles to meet client needs and motivate clients to meet fitness goals; developing and maintaining documentation such as operational procedures, equipment instructions and marketing information.

Teamwork

Motivating and leading diverse groups of employees or clients; planning work to take into account other facility or environment users; providing support and coaching.

Problem-solving

Anticipating facility, equipment or staffing problems and developing a range of strategies to address typical problems; preparing business or operational plans which outline risk management strategies and actions; identifying issues related to client adherence to exercise programs and developing practical solutions; monitoring client progress and identifying modifications to fitness activities and services based on client feedback; identifying issues outside of scope and determining when to refer clients to medical and allied health professionals.

Initiative and enterprise

Using creativity and innovation in delivering exercise sessions that meet or exceed client expectations or improve business capacity; adapting products and services to respond to emerging fitness industry trends; implementing a continuous improvement approach across the personal training business.

Planning and organising

Collecting, analysing and recording client information to allow for the efficient planning and delivery of personal training sessions; developing business or operational plans to ensure effective delivery of services; preparation of exercise programs that include progression and are appropriate to the client's fitness goals; allocating equipment and determining staffing levels to deliver programmed sessions.

Self-management

Understanding and complying with the legal and ethical responsibilities that apply to personal trainers; understanding and respecting scope of practice; taking responsibility for scheduling own time to ensure the personal training business runs efficiently and profitably; seeking and acting on feedback and guidance from clients and colleagues.

Learning

Proactively maintaining and updating exercise product and service knowledge and skills; sharing information with colleagues; accessing current evidence based research; actively listening to clients to learn more about their needs and preferences and incorporating these in program design.

Technology

Identifying updated technologies that assist in the planning, delivery and selling of exercise products and services; safely using and maintaining exercise equipment according to manufacturer's specifications and own policies and procedures.

Packaging Rules

15 units must be completed:

  • 10 core units
  • 5 elective units, consisting of:
  • all the units in any one of Groups A to C
  • the remaining to make up the required 5 elective units from General electives; up to 2 of these remaining units may be selected elsewhere in SIS10 or any current accredited course or other Training Package, and must be first packaged at AQF level 3 or 4.

In all cases, selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors).

Core  (10 )

BSBSMB401A

Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

BSBSMB403A

Market the small business

BSBSMB404A

Undertake small business planning

SISFFIT415A

Work collaboratively with medical and allied health professionals

SISFFIT416A

Apply motivational psychology to provide guidance on exercise behaviour and change to meet health and fitness goals

SISFFIT417A

Undertake long term exercise programming

SISFFIT418A

Undertake appraisals of functional movement

SISFFIT419A

Apply exercise science principles to planning exercise

SISFFIT420A

Plan and deliver exercise programs to support desired body composition outcomes

SISFFIT421A

Plan and deliver personal training

Electives  (5 )

Group A  - Aqua Trainer 

SISCAQU202A

Perform basic water rescues

SISFFIT422A

Implement inclusive aquatic activities for specific population groups

Group B  - Children's Trainer 

CHCIC301E

Interact effectively with children

SISFFIT313A

Plan and deliver exercise to apparently healthy children and adolescents

Group C  - Older Clients Trainer 

SISFFIT314A

Plan and deliver exercise to older clients with managed conditions

General electives 

Aquatics 

SISCAQU312A

Assist participants with a disability during aquatic activities

Fitness 

SISFFIT311A

Deliver approved community fitness programs

SISFFIT312A

Plan and deliver an endurance training program

Strength and Conditioning 

SISSSTC301A

Instruct strength and conditioning techniques

SISSSTC402A

Develop strength and conditioning programs

Cross Sector 

SISXIND406A

Manage projects

Imported  

BSBFRA402B

Establish a franchise

BSBFRA403B

Manage relationship with franchisor

BSBHRM402A

Recruit, select and induct staff

BSBSMB306A

Plan a home-based business

BSBSMB405B

Monitor and manage small business operations

BSBSMB406A

Manage small business finances

BSBSMB407A

Manage a small team

BSBSUS201A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

CUFIND401A

Provide services on a freelance basis

ICAICT203A

Operate application software packages

SITXHRM003A

Roster staff

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