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Pump up your career in fitness. Get advanced technical skills and knowledge in exercise science, programming, client appraisal and evaluation, exercise and nutrition programming, and project management. This qualification opens the door to opportunities in personal training, sports conditioning or delivering fitness classes to children or older adults

This qualification is part of the Fitness Industry Training Package and builds on the knowledge and skills gained in the Certificate III in Fitness. Course details

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South Bank

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Part time: 18 weeks / 2 nights per week
Full time: 18 weeks / up to 4 days per week

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  • Full Fee $3,900

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Samual Minkin

What I've learnt will be invaluable in my career

"TAFE Queensland Brisbane has provided me with the practical skills and a great environment to study in. The knowledge I have gained in my Diploma of Fitness will be invaluable in my career as a personal trainer."

Samual Minkin
Diploma of Fitness

Ten reasons to study at TAFE

Practical, hands-on classes combined with state-of-the-art facilities and purpose-built learning areas make us a standout amongst training providers. Better than that though, many of our facilities are acknowledged by industry as being amongst the best in Australia.

Key dates

South Bank 16 Apr 2018 Full time / up to 4 days per week Classroom
16 Jul 2018 Part time / 2 nights per week Classroom
16 Jul 2018 Full time / up to 4 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

Entry into this qualification is open to those who hold a current first aid and CPR certificate, and who have previously completed SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness.

TAFE Queensland Brisbane also has the following selection criteria:

  • School leavers must have completed Year 12 or equivalent
  • A personal interest and involvement in fitness activities is recommended

Where competition for places is high, applicants are selected according to eligibility and merit; vocational experience, previous study and personal competencies are used to determine entry.

If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.


South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system "Connect", and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.


View the timetable. Please note, the timetable for future semesters may differ to the current schedule. If you need help or can't find what you're looking for, give us a call on 1300 712 007.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below. Electives may differ between TAFE Queensland locations and regions.

SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program Core
SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients Core
SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces Core
SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming Core
SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context Core
SISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacity Core
SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour Core
SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programs Core
SISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programs Core
SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years Core
SISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals Core
SISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programs Core
SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients Elective
SISFFIT012 Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years Elective
SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs Elective
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning Elective
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances Elective
BSBSMB403 Market the small business Elective
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 1300 712 007. We're here to help.

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Higher Level Skills Subsidy

You're eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
  • Other restrictions or eligibility criteria may apply


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional costs

Students will need to purchase stationery items, including four A4 display folders for assessment.

Students can also access a range of print, copy, scan and fax services via MyPrint.


  • SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

Job prospects

  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports And Fitness Workers

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Samual Minkin

What I've learnt will be invaluable in my career

"TAFE Queensland Brisbane has provided me with the practical skills and a great environment to study in. The knowledge I have gained in my Diploma of Fitness will be invaluable in my career as a personal trainer."

Samual Minkin
Diploma of Fitness

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the Student Rules and Withdrawals and Refund Policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this to TAFE Queensland.

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

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Apply through QTAC

Making TAFE one of your top QTAC preferences is a great way to maximise your career choices and gain the hands-on skills you need to operate in the real world.

We offer hundreds of pathways to university, including dual awards, credit arrangements with some of the country's top universities, and options to increase your OP so you can gain entrance to the tertiary course of your dreams.

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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At the beginning of each semester we host orientation events across our locations so you can meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. We also throw in a bunch of free activities, because... why not? We like to have fun.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 20 March 2018

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