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Vocational Education & Training

SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

2018

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Overview

Estimated completion time: 1 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
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Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
ARTS,ENTERTAINMENT,SPORTS AND RECREATION
Occupation types
Fitness Instructor

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.

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.

Fitness is an area of rapid growth both nationally and internationally, with great potential for employment as an instructor and with further studies, for developing an independent business as a personal trainer. Forty (40) hours of practical placement within a gym is also required.

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Entry requirements

CDU Entry Requirements - 2018

Students must be 18 years or older to be eligible to enrol in this qualification.

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold a current first aid and CPR certificate and 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

Prior to enrolling in SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness, students will be required to participate in an enrolment session with the course coordinator who will explain the course structure, requirements and expectations. All students will be required to complete a learner support indicator to determine any learner support requirements.

External (self-paced) students will need to gain access to a 'Fitness Mentor' who holds the Diploma in Fitness (or equivalent qualification), and who is willing to supervise the student for the duration of their studies.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of 1145 hours, approximate 2018 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $3,435.00
Domestic Full Fees: $17,175.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government. Information about VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide, VET Fees online or 2018 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2018 will be charged at $3.00 per nominal hour for subsidised training.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Fitness Industry include:

  • Personal Trainer

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.

  • Skills 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 VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@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

    Pathways from the qualification

    SIS50215 Diploma of Fitness

  • 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: Palmerston

    Study Mode: This program is delivered face to face or external
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

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

Contact details

Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation (Top End)
Location: Palmerston Campus
Phone: 08 8946 7525
Fax: 08 8946 7833
Email: tour_hosp_recreation-topend@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a 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.

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

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
90
SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
60
SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
45
SISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programs
55
SISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacity
45
SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
55
SISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
50
SISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programs
70
SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programs
70
SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
15
SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
60
SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
60
  Total nominal hours for core units
675
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
60
BSBSMB403 Market the small business
50
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
50
BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations
45
SISFFIT007 Instruct group exercise sessions
80
SISFFIT011 Instruct approved community fitness programs
40
SISFFIT012 Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years
90
SISFFIT024 Instruct endurance programs
55
  Total nominal hours for elective units
470
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
1145

 

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