Certificate IV

The fitness industry is booming. In fact, the Australian Government’s Job Outlook Service projects that the number of jobs in the fitness industry will grow to 21,000 over the next five years. A Certificate IV (SIS40221) will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to help people live their best lives.

This nationally recognized fitness certification course will build upon your Certificate III in Fitness. You will learn a variety of skills in fitness activities. With these skills, you can help your clients to grow their strength, increase their fitness, rehabilitate from minor injuries, lose weight, and improve their general health and wellbeing. You will also be able to evaluate your clients’ physical condition and advise them on how they can progress their fitness.

Entry to this personal training certification is open to those who already hold a Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) or those who have completed the Nine Certificate cert III and IV Pre-requisite modules. If you have not yet completed the Certificate III, a popular alternative that most students enroll in is the Certificate III and IV in Fitness.

Why you Need a Certificate IV in Fitness

If you have received your certificate III in fitness, you may wonder why you need to enroll in another fitness certification course. Pursuing a Certificate IV in fitness has several benefits.

This course will prepare you to:

While this fitness certification course won’t  teach you everything you need to know about caring for high-risk patients, you will be able to know the right healthcare professional to refer clients. This certificate will also allow you to work in diverse areas in the fitness industry, including gyms, community facilities, fitness centers and open spaces.

Just like in the Certificate III course, Personal Training Academy (PTA) provides hands-on training for all face to face students in our fully-equipped fitness facilities.

Why Get Your Certificate IV at PTA?

Proactive learning

PT Academy is a family run business that is fully committed to providing world-class learning. We have a dedicated team that supports students with learning that is encouraging and enjoyable. At PTA, we believe that when personal development is powered by engagement and excitement, the final results will be greater.

Although we often advocate for face to face learning, this isn’t always possible. For this reason, we have blended workshop days and an online training program where you can access your learning texts, receive support, engage with peers, and submit your written materials. This option has become very popular because:

Receive training from industry experts

Part of what makes PT Academy different is our team of dedicated, highly experienced, and educated lecturers who provide comprehensive and personal approaches to your learning. Our instructors will ensure that you start your career with confidence, knowing that the knowledge and skills you have received are those needed in the fitness industry.

More job opportunities

While you can get employment with a Certificate III in Fitness, most businesses in the fitness industry look for graduates with a Certificate IV. Apart from opening up more job opportunities, this certification course is also a pathway to further studies. For example, if you plan to pursue a Diploma of Fitness, you will need a Certificate IV in Fitness and some experience working in this industry.

At PT Academy, we also go the extra mile to set up interviews for our students with some of the most reputable fitness facilities in Australia. For instance, Virgin Active, Fitness First and Snap Fitness, among several others.

Powerful Business Skills - Power Up 8 Program

At PT Academy, we know that getting certified is just the beginning of your journey. That’s why we developed our Power Up 8 Program, which includes eight specific modules designed to give you the skills, templates, and confidence to establish your PT business quickly and effectively.

Our Power Up program is unique because it is tailored to the specific needs of Personal Trainers who are just starting out. Here’s a brief overview of what you’ll learn in each of our eight modules:

Activate Your Vision & Goals – Discover your true gifts and talents, and unlock the motivation you need to achieve your BIG goals. Our language modules will help you think and speak in a way that sets you and your business up for success.

PT Confidence Hack – Develop a growth mindset and learn how to reframe any limiting beliefs that may be holding you back. Create a pre-session ritual that gets you in the best state for your client and your business.

Time & Energy Management – Boost your productivity through energy management. Identify and prioritise tasks that have the biggest impact on your business for supercharging your productivity!

Selling Without the Push – Selling is not a dirty word; learn how to boost your sales by committing to inner and outer work using the “assistant buyer” technique. Understand the key role that quality services play in converting sales.

Streamlining Client Services – Delivering exceptional client service is vital to maintaining client retention. Learn how to use the tools (including Kaizen 6 Feedback) that will ensure you provide ultimate service to clients, resulting in better retention and results.

Lead Generation – Filling your funnel with potential leads is key to your business’s success. This module will provide you with multiple channels and prospecting techniques and approach new members on the floor effectively, which will generate a continual stream of leads in and out of the gym.

Engineering “Wow” Experiences, Not Just Workouts – Learn to create the ultimate first session for your clients, using the structure and process that creates an exercise experience, not just a workout.

Understanding Your Client – Utilize a powerful tool to create a personalised experience for your clients. Learn about your client’s likes and dislikes, build quick rapport, & create a bond before each session.

By enrolling in our Power Up 8 Program, you’ll gain the skills and confidence you need to start your PT business on the right foot. You’ll be equipped with valuable tools and techniques that will enable you to streamline your services, generate leads, and create a personalised experience for each client. Invest in yourself and your business by enrolling today!


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What our Graduates say

“As someone who has had the pleasure of completing both Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness with PTA, I can not speak highly enough of them. Personal Training Academy have created a fantastic culture, one I’m proud to be part of. They are by far the industry leaders in fitness education. Course facilitators are extremely knowledgeable and go the extra mile to ensure their students enter the industry as future leaders. Great work PTA and thank you.”

Certificate III & IV in Fitness



If that sounds like you and you’re ready to start learning from qualified professionals, call one of our knowledgeable course advisors. Note that you can begin your course immediately after completing your enrollment process and pre-training review.

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Arrange a visit or talk to one of our experienced course advisors on 1300 556 540. 

If you’re looking at online learning, you can contact us directly at any time to discuss costs, duration, or answer any questions you may have.

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