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Are You Passionate About Health, Fitness and Helping Others Improve Their Fitness?

Establish Your Career as a Qualified Personal Trainer with a Nationally Accredited SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

Classes are full for 2021 and we will be taking EOI's for 2022

SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness Course Overview

The SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness is the qualification you need to become a Personal Trainer. Now you can have the ultimate in job satisfaction while getting paid to do something you love every day — being active, fit, healthy and helping clients achieve their fitness goals.

After you complete your course, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge, confidence and practical experience to work as a Personal Trainer anywhere in Australia. You’ll learn the principles of physiology, the latest in healthy eating trends, how best to motivate and instruct clients and develop programs to meet your clients’ needs, goals and fitness abilities.

Studying the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness provides you with tangible skills to make your passion for fitness your dream career. You’ll have an expert base of knowledge, and the skills to build your business as a Personal Trainer.

Fitness Generation, partnered with Core Strength Fitness, is dedicated to improving the quality of personal trainers with a focus on fitness, strength and conditioning, athlete performance, injury prevention, rehabilitation and functional movement. 

Our training is based on a multidisciplinary approach, proven coaching methods and science-based exercise practices to bring you a comprehensive Fitness Course.

SIS40215 Fitness

Launch your career as a Personal Trainer

The SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness is a comprehensive and practical course that will provide you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to become a Personal Trainer who can work independently, either inside a gym, outdoors or at clients’ homes or workplaces. More experienced personal trainers can also manage teams within fitness facilities.

Studying the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness provides you with substantial knowledge to plan, conduct and evaluate exercise training; provide leadership and guidance to clients and staff; and deal with unpredictable situations.

Career Pathways

Fitness Instructors instruct groups to help clients increase their physical wellbeing and fitness. They work in fitness centres, studios, gyms, physical rehabilitation centres and often work on a casual or part-time basis, servicing more than one provider and set of clients.

Depending on the specialisation you chose, the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness course will allow you to work in the fitness industry as a:

Personal Trainer

With a SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness, you will be a qualified Personal Trainer, allowing you to train clients one-on-one, deliver training sessions and work with children, adolescents, adults and senior clients. You will have the knowledge and skills to ensure you cater for the needs of all individual clients.

As well as providing enhanced career opportunities, completion of this course can also lead to further study at a Diploma level.

Who Is This For?

The SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness course is written and delivered by registered industry professionals and is continually updated to give you current information and best practices.

This course is for you if you want to:

  • Work in the fitness, health and wellbeing industry
  • Work in a range of fitness industry businesses - including fitness centres, leisure centres, aquatic centres, community facilities and gyms
  • Work in open spaces and conduct Bootcamps as a Bootcamp Instructor
  • Work as your own boss and run your own Personal Training business
  • Work with older adults, athletes or children
  • Have an inspiring job that motivates others and gives you satisfaction by having the chance to make a positive change in people’s lives
  • Get paid to be fit and healthy
  • Learn more about physical performance and how the body works
  • Flexibility when you work – you can either get up early or work late
  • Be a role model by inspiring and motivating others

Course Details

If you live in the Sunshine Coast, you will have free access to all Core Strength Fitness classes and gym equipment for the duration of the course. 

This course is designed for self-paced online learning with professional trainer support. This means you’ll be able to progress through the course at your own pace, using interactive lessons designed specifically for online learning.

Timeline: 12 months course access 

Assessments: Online Theory Assessments, Work Placement (40 Hours) and Practical Evidence

Nationally Accredited: Yes. Skills Generation (RTO 41008)

Course Code: SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

Austudy Approval: Yes


Once you’ve completed your course, you’ll receive our Nationally Accredited SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness.

Entry Requirements


Completion of the following units contained within the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness are prerequisites:


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

Copies of your current HLTAID003 Provide First Aid and HLTAID001 CPR Statements of Attainment are prerequisites.


Residency Status

You need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent. If you’re not an Australian resident or on a pathway to get residency or citizenship, then click on the “learn more” button to get in touch with our staff. Our staff can assist in determining your eligibility.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Students

Recognition of Prior Learning is available to all students on commencement of the program.  Should you have significant working background, training or professional development in your area of study you may be eligible to access this form of assessment.  Please speak to your trainer on commencement of your program.

If you wish to find out more this option, please click on the “learn more” button to discuss your options with our staff.

What You Will Learn in SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

The SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness will qualify you as a Personal Trainer. This nationally recognised qualification will help you improve human fitness and function, work with clients one-on-one or in small group fitness sessions.

SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness Units

  • SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
  • SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
  • SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
  • SISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programs
  • 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
  • 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
  • BSBSLS408 Present, secure and support sales solutions*
  • BSBSMB403 Market the small business*
  • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning*
  • BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations*
  • SISFFIT012 Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years*
  • SISFFIT024 Instruct endurance programs*
  • SISXCAI009 Instruct strength and conditioning techniques*
  • SISXCAI010 Develop strength and conditioning programs*

Note: * are elective units



The cost of the online SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness course is


Are You Interested in a Dual Qualification?

Special Bundled Offer - SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness and SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

Fitness Generation’s special offer combines the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness and SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness courses for a discounted price of


This is a $1,000 saving.

With this dual qualification, you will learn the essential knowledge and skills to instruct personal training programs, group personal training, exercise for children, adolescents, adults and senior clients as well as how to operate your own personal training business

To find out about our special bundled offer, click on the “Learn More” and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Payment Options

Fitness Generation offers payment plan options to allow you to pay for the course as you progress through your studies. 

The payment plan options are set up through the Smart Pay system. This payment system is a hassle-free way to make payments with direct debits. The payments are scheduled to ensure your course is paid in full when you complete your course. 

If you want more information about finance options or how the Smart Pay system can work for you, click on the “learn more” button and our team will be in contact with you shortly.



Upon successful completion of your course, you’ll be awarded the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness.

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 41008) delivering this Nationally Recognised Qualification, you can have confidence knowing that your training and certification meets industry and government requirements.

Why Choose Fitness Generation?

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Fitness Generation has partnered with Core Strength Fitness to give you the latest in exercise, fitness and health sciences. Our course is based on comprehensive, up-to-date training, relevant research and proven coaching methods.


Our mission is to raise the standard of personal trainers, one student at a time. We do this by:

  1. Ensuring you are successful. We keep working with you to make sure you can achieve competency because we believe that your success is our success. 
  2. Providing professional trainers who are skilled, personable and passionate about the fitness industry.
  3. Ensuring our course is written, delivered and continually updated by accredited industry professionals.
  4. Giving you access to Core Strength Fitness ‘gym/studio’ environment and gym equipment for practical training. (for Sunshine Coast locals)
  5. Supporting you whenever you need us. We’ll get back to your emails within 24 hours (up to 72 if it’s the weekend!) but never longer. We want you to progress through your course without delays, so if we don't pick up the phones after hours, we'll get back to you the next working day.
  6. Giving you study flexibility. You can complete your course, as quickly or as slowly as you want, within the defined course parameters. This means you choose the learning path that suits you.
  7. Providing nationally recognised and accredited training. Fitness Generation is part of Skills Generation, a registered training organisation (RTO 41008) and the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness is a nationally recognised qualification.


The result is that you will graduate with the theoretical and practical experience to become a leader in the Health and Fitness Industry.

Your course is assured with our industry affiliations


The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the policy for regulated qualifications in the Australian education and training system. The AQF underpins the national system of qualifications in Australia, encompassing higher education, vocational education and training (VET), and schools.


The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is the national professional body responsible for collecting, managing, analysing and communicating research and statistics on the Australian vocational education and training (VET) sector.


The Skills Assure system provides a central register of pre-approved registered training organisations (RTOs) for the delivery of training subsidised by the Queensland Government through the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.


Core Strength Fitness is a member of Fitness Australia, a peak industry association with over 30,000 fitness industry members. This means you will benefit from the latest industry support.


Fitness Generation is part of Skills Generation, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 41008) authorised to deliver Nationally Recognised Vocational Education and Training in all states and territories of Australia.

Meet Your Trainer



In 2017 Storm co-founded and managed The Movement Functional Training fitness studio until it was ready for sale in 2019. It is still running successfully today


Storm has been running a successful personal training business since 2006 with thousands of satisfied customers.


Storm has been a brand ambassador for Lululemon Athletica since 2019


2016 CrossFit Open competitor and qualified CrossFit judge


2014 1st place Queensland – Goodlife “Fitter Faster Stronger” 12-week competition


2012 “Defensive player of the year” The Sunshine Coast Spartans (Queensland Gridiron)


2010 My Fitness Clubs “Personal Trainer of the Year”


Storm was crowned junior world champion in both of his junior years in natural bodybuilding (I.N.B.A. 2003 & 2004)


In 2005, after fracturing both of his arms in a freak weightlifting accident and being told he would never lift heavy weights again, Storm recovered and went on to receive first place in his Australian Men’s Open division in 2006


I.N.B.A. (International Natural Bodybuilding Association) bodybuilding titles:

  • 2006 Australian Open champion
  • 2006 A.C.T. Overall champion
  • 2006 A.C.T. Open champion
  • 2004 Junior World champion (Las Vegas, US)
  • 2004 Men’s Novice Overall champion (Las Vegas, US)
  • 2004 A.C.T. Overall champion
  • 2004 Junior A.C.T. champion
  • 2004 Junior Australia – 3rd place
  • 2004 Junior N.S.W. champion
  • 2004 Junior North Coast champion
  • 2003 Junior World champion (Auckland, NZ)
  • 2003 Junior Australia – 2nd place
  • 2003 Junior A.C.T. champion

Fitness Generation, together with our training partners Core Strength Fitness, are excited to join you on your fitness journey.

If you are ready to start your journey or if you want more information click on the “learn more” button and our team will be in contact with you shortly.