SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

Course summary

This course is delivered by UOW College (CRICOS: 02723D; RTO: 91159). UOW College is a registered business name of UOWC Ltd (ABN: 14 105 312 329).

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 clients and youth.

They have a substantial depth of knowledge 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. 

The qualification does not provide the skills and knowledge for an individual to provide advice or exercise instruction to high risk clients, other than to refer the client to an appropriate medical or allied health professional. 

The UOW College recognises that the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness is considered the most sought after fitness qualification by employers. For this reasons we have gone to great lengths to ensure that this course is of the highest quality and graduates possess the level of knowledge expected from Fitness Industry employers.

What makes the UOW College Certificate IV in Fitness course unique?

  • Learning from over 200 hours of direct teaching from experts in Strength and Conditioning, Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Fitness Business Creation and Strategy, Customer Service and Communication.
  • Learn within the University of Wollongong’s own high performance training facility, accessing the latest in strength and conditioning, fitness testing and fitness programming equipment.
  • Access to specialised tutorials and workshops from local industry experts in the field of Sport and Exercise Science.
  • Access to the University of Wollongong’s full range of facilities and support services to ensure you receive an outstanding educational experience.

Course Requirements

Students are required to study 20 units throughout the duration of this course.

Codes Subject Name
SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
SISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacity
SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
SISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programs
SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programs
SISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programs
SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
Electives*
BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
BSBSMB403 Market the small business
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
SISSSTC301 Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
SISSSTC402 Develop strength and conditioning programs
SISXCCS003 Address client needs
SISFFIT024 Instruct endurance programs

*Electives subject to change at UOW College discretion in accordance with training package rules and industry requirements.

Included Course Materials

  • Course text book
  • Student workbook including assessment guide
  • Class power point presentations, notes and handouts
  • UOW College uniform shirt and name badge

Course information

Study area

Fitness, UOW College Vocational Pathways

Campus

UOW College Wollongong

Course Code

951

Duration

2 sessions over 7 months

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This course is only available to domestic students.

This learning program has been designed to continue from the UOW College’s SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness course. Students who continue from the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness course will possess the below compulsory Units of Competency to be granted entry into the Certificate IV in Fitness course.

Alternatively, entry requires learners to have completed a Certificate III in Fitness or have achieved the following units of competency through a recognised training program or recognition process:

  • First aid qualification and current CPR certificate
  • SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation
  • SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
  • SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs
  • SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
  • SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information
  • SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals
  • SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients
  • SISXCCS001 Provide quality service

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$6,495 (2018)

$8,660 (2018)

Payment options:



  1. Upfront payments or by instalment

  2. NSW Smart and Skilled funding may be avaliable

Schedule of fees 2018

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry to this course is not available to international students.


Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW College for this course. It provides data on students that commenced the program, and continued study beyond the census date at UOW College in 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

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-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2017

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW College admission pathways, see UOW College Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2018 UOW College VET Autumn

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 5 February - 11 May

Census: 26 February

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

2018 UOW College VET Spring

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 28 May - 24 August

Census: 18 June

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

2018 UOW College VET Summer

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 10 September - 14 December

Census: 1 October

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

Career Prospects

This qualification provides a pathway to work in a diversity of fitness industry businesses including fitness centres, gyms, aquatic facilities, community facilities and in open spaces, where risk management (through risk assessment and hazard control processes) does not already exist. 

Industry Accreditation

Successful graduates from this course may gain accreditation with Fitness Australia as a registered Level 1 Fitness Professional with specialisations in:

  • Personal Trainer

Progression to UOW

Students who successfully complete the Certificate IV in Fitness may seek entry to the Bachelor of Exercise Science or Bachelor of Nutrition Science at UOW. Students must also successfully complete the Certificate III in Fitness and complete UAP005 Chemistry and UAP012 Mathematics with a weighted average mark of 70% to receive guaranteed entry to the Bachelor degree, and will receive 12 credit points (2 subjects) of unspecified credit towards their degree.

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