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Key details

Duration

0.5 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification is six (6) months full-time or twelve (12) months part-time face-to-face.

Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

Intake

Locations

Online, Palmerston
Not available to international students.

Course code

SIS40215

Overview

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 children.

Infection control, including COVID-19 measures and the associated restrictions, have been implemented, to ensure the safety and well-being of students, lecturing staff and the wider community.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Fitness Industry include:
>Fitness Instructor
>Personal Trainer

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

On completion of this qualification credit(s) may be available into Higher Education courses.

Fees

This course is free for eligible students who receive an NT Domestic Supported place or $14,312.50 for Domestic Full fee places. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of units.

VET fee exempt

Exemptions apply to VET tuition fees for NTG supported courses only.

At the time of enrolment, students in these categories will be exempt from paying tuition fees:

  • Recipient of a Centrelink payment
  • Recipient of a Veteran's Affairs payment
  • Enrolled Secondary Students
  • Permanent residents with refugee or humanitarian status

Certified copy of the evidence must be provided at the time of enrolment.

If your course is delivered in a location that is listed on the NTG’s Location Categories for VET Funded Programs, with remote as the location category you may be eligible for the Remote 2 Location tuition fee exemption.

Delivery allowance for VET funded programs

Course information flyer(s)

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"Study with the Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster"
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Why study at CDU?

"Study with the Northern Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities - Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses"

What will I study?

To achieve SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness a total of twenty (20) units of competency must be completed comprising twelve (12) core and eight (8) elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 1145.
 

CodeModule/Unit of Competency

Hours

CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SISFFIT013Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years90
SISFFIT015Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context60
SISFFIT016Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour45
SISFFIT017Instruct long-term exercise programs55
SISFFIT018Promote functional movement capacity45
SISFFIT019Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming55
SISFFIT020Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals50
SISFFIT021Instruct personal training programs70
SISFFIT023Instruct group personal training programs70
SISFFIT025Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients15
SISFFIT026Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program60
SISXRES001Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces60
 Total nominal hours for core units675
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBSMB401Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business60
BSBSMB403Market the small business50
BSBSMB404Undertake small business planning50
BSBSMB405Monitor and manage small business operations45
SISFFIT007Instruct group exercise sessions80
SISFFIT011Instruct approved community fitness programs40
SISFFIT012Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years90
SISFFIT024Instruct endurance programs55
 Total nominal hours for elective units470
 Total nominal hours for the qualification1145

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

To gain entry into SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness, candidates require:

  • To be 18 years or older
  • Hold a current first aid and CPR certificate

Students must have been recognised as competent through a recognised training program or recognition process against the following units of competency:

  • 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

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Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the SIS Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations:Online, Palmerston

Study Mode:Online, On campus

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
ARTS,ENTERTAINMENT,SPORTS AND RECREATION
Occupation types
Fitness Instructor
Area of study
Sport and Fitness, Exercise and Sport Science

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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How to apply

How to apply for domestic students

CDU VET has several pathways for you to apply.

 

Visit How to apply for CDU VET courses for more information.

 

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

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To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

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