Course Snapshot

Ready to take the next step in your career? Complete your Certificate IV in Fitness to gain your full Personal Trainer (and Fitness Instructor) Qualifications.

Have you been working in the fitness industry as a gym instructor and now want to become a Personal Trainer?

Taking the next step to gain the higher qualification will open up an array of career possibilities not currently available when holding only the Certificate III in Fitness.

Study Structure

Not everyone prefers to learn in the same way or has the same lifestyle and work commitments.  Therefore we can offer you the choice of studying online at your own pace, or face-to-face (full-time or part-time) at our Melbourne campus.

Unsure which option is best for you? Our career advisors can assist in determining which study mode would best suit you.

Point of reassurance: If you find a certain study mode isn’t suitable, you can request to transfer depending on your circumstances. NB: Course fees differ between the online personal training course and our face-to-face delivery, therefore you will be required to pay the difference if applicable. For full terms and conditions, please see our student handbook.


certificate iv in fitness courseFURTHER INFORMATION

Find out more about Australian Fitness Academy’s courses, policies, terms & conditions processes by downloading the Student Handbook. To register your interest in any future courses please call Australian Fitness Academy on 1300 232 348 or contact us.

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Certificate IV in Fitness Course Syllabus

Applied Nutrition
Motivational Psychology
Personal Training Methods
Athlete Strength & Conditioning
Allied Health Industry Collaboration
Principles of Functional Movement
Business Operations & Marketing
Exercise Prescription for Children & Adolescents

Established Employment Pathways

Once you've completed your Certificate IV in Fitness, there are numerous career opportunities open to you as a nationally recognised Personal Trainer, including running your own PT business, working on cruise ships, instructing bootcamps, managing gyms, and many more fitness related careers.

You can also choose to specialise in niche fitness markets like weight loss, outdoor adventure events, older adults, fitness competitors, and children—guiding the next generation of athletes.

Fitness Careers & Jobs Boards

We are regularly contacted by businesses within the industry looking for Personal Trainers, Gym Instructors, Group Exercise Instructors and more. These positions are promoted through the AFA Job Board and Sportspeople Job Board.

If starting your own PT business is more your thing then you’ll need to study the Certificate IV in Fitness also, which covers a range of topics that help set you on the right path to building your own business and also includes the exclusive AFA ‘Ready, Set, GROW!’ ebook.

“I could not speak highly enough of my experience studying Cert 3 & 4 at Australian Fitness Academy.

The staff are exceptional and were always happy to help me understand what was required as a student and assist with any queries I may have had. I would recommend AFA to anyone looking to work in the fitness industry.”

— Nick, AFA Graduate

Australian Fitness Academy 1300 232 348 [email protected]
701 Glenhuntly Road
Caulfield Victoria
3162 Australia