Certificate IV in Fitness Pathway Program

TAFE SA Code: CP00201

Incorporating: Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40221)


Develop a broad range of knowledge and practical skills needed to work in the fitness industry. You’ll be able to hit the ground running as a personal trainer, working with individuals or groups, or collaboratively with medical and allied health professionals.

9 units from Certificate III in Fitness must be completed before commencing the Certificate IV in Fitness.

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6 months 

Full Time

Personal Trainer

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.

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Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs
Cert IV in Fitness ( Pathways) – before you enrol into this course you must complete units from Cert III in Fitness. This will be at additional costs.

Total Fees for the 6 month course
Full Fee

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    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.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Fitness Pathway Program
    This course includes health screening, fitness programs, anatomy and physiology, health eating, fitness appraisals and functional movement/exercise science/personal training (for individuals and groups)/providing motivation/long term and endurance training programs/business/collaboration with allied health professionals. 9 units from Certificate III in Fitness must be completed before commencing the Certificate IV in Fitness. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 10 core units and 7 elective units.


    Successful completion of this course provides you with the following qualifications:

    Qualification TAFE SA Code National Code
    Certificate IV in Fitness TP01348 SIS40221

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context 60
    Conduct fitness appraisals 30
    Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces 60
    Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming 95
    Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming 55
    Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals 50
    Instruct exercise to older clients 70
    Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years 90
    Instruct fitness programs 50
    Instruct group personal training programs 70
    Instruct long-term exercise programs 45
    Instruct personal training programs 70
    Promote functional movement capacity 45
    Provide health screening and fitness orientation 15
    Provide healthy eating information 55
    Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour 45
    Provide quality service 25
    Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations 100
    Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients 15
    Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program 60


    Name Nominal Hours
    Address client needs 10
    Conduct individualised long-term training programs 60
    Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business 60
    Facilitate groups 25
    Instruct endurance programs 55
    Manage small business finances or 60
    Market the small business 50
    Provide first aid 18
    Undertake small business planning 50
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