Certificate IV in Fitness

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  • *Price for upfront payment only
  • Price for payment plan: $1,890
  • Payment plan initial deposit: $500
  • Balance payable via direct debit: $1,390
  • *Weekly payment period: 26
  • Weekly direct debit amount: $53
  • Introduction

    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.


    MMISS Fitness Trainer Accreditation link

    Introduction

    Thankyou for inquiring on Mark McGaw Institute of Sports Science (MMISS) website to become a Personal Fitness Trainer. Mark McGaw has been involved in fitness education and sports science for 20 years, creditable continuing education and mentors at he highest level is important to help strive to achieve the best knowledge available, eventually being able to disseminate this information to the learner. One of my mentors was Dr Fred Hatfield PHD world-renowned strength and conditioning coach who has broken over 30 world records in the sport of power lifting.

    MMISS education includes many formats; part of the theory learning includes practical theory utilising simulation fitness toolboxes. While the learners is completing the theory you are able to simulate the workplace at home through the fitness toolbox before you move into the real life workplace for supervised training and self practice The different modes of deliver we utilise helps you learn and then earn as a high-qualified Gym instruct and fitness trainer.

    As the owner of MMISS I will be your main point of contact, you will have access to my technical support and MMISS will certify you as a top line Fitness trainer respected in the industry.

    MMISS is proud that Mark McGaw was the first in Australia to deliver the Correspondence fitness course format. This format was submitted to SA fitness back in 1995 for approval.

    Pre Requisites

    • 18 years or older.
    • 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.

    To acquire industry association registration all units of competency in the Certificate III in Fitness is required.

    Delivery Period
    Learn at your own pace. 12 months to complete.

    Expected Modes of Learning
    Fitness online toolbox, electronic workbooks, real life practice

    Payment
    Customised payment plans available

    Discounts apply for upfront payments: refer to pricing

  • Study & Career Pathways Information

    Study & Career pathway may include:

    • Certificate IV in Fitness (Fitness trainer), and then move to the
    • Diploma of Fitness (Management)

    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.

    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.

    No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

  • Course Requirements

    • Complete enrolment form, any issues identified is discussed.
    • Areas that may be identified are: The learner’s ability to complete the selected course, this may include time restraints, pre-existing fitness industry experience family commitments etc. which will be taken into consideration when mastering the course outcomes. The more we know about our learners the more customised training plan is created.
    • Basic computer and internet researching skills
    • Online learning and assessment requirements: good understanding of Client Handbook policies and procedures.

    Modes of Learning within the Correspondence format (MMISS is proud that Mark McGaw was the first in Australia to deliver the Correspondence fitness course format. This format was submitted to SA fitness back in 1995 for approval)

    Theory Questioning
    This is basic question and answer format, these workbooks questions are available via state of the art online learning system. This system allows all the requirements of the course in one easy location, text, videos, simulated workplace tasks assessment and so much more.

    Online Fitness Toolbox
    This fitness toolbox is to work inline with the question and answer format. The toolbox will have simulated practical real life process, MMISS provide the fitness toolboxes as part of the learning text, example, once you complete the questioning on how to conduct a fitness appraisals the toolbox will guide you through a real life simulated environment which than maybe transferred in to a real life situation.

    Work placement
    This is a supervised on the job workplace experience. The learner will complete the activities listed and have the supervisor sign off workbook. This comprises of 40 Hours for Certificate IV in Fitness

    Performance evidence
    This is the Performance Evidence (Practical Demonstration) On the job Workplace visual assessment. This is when a MMISS qualified workplace assessor will view selected activities for final assessment of the learner.

    Contact Hours (Log book)
    This is practicing in your own time what you have learned over the duration of the course.

    The Volume of Learning
    1549 hours comprising of 40 hours of work placement, 1509 hours of distance – online delivery that includes: Knowledge Evidence, Performance Evidence – practical / practising and Client contact sessions – different clients/services periods/evaluating programs.

    When does the learner receive assessment?
    The first subject’s assessment tasks will be sent after acceptance of enrolment. If you have any enquiry or would like to view the contact hours logbook please email [email protected]

    Instructions
    Detailed instructions within each workbook are explained.

  • Packaging Rules

    Course Outline

    MMISS SIS40215 – Certificate IV in Fitness includes 12 core subjects and 8 electives covering a broad range of topics and skills required by the Fitness industry.

    Units of competency
    Consistent with the qualification packaging rules, the units listed below will be delivered for this qualification.

  • Units of Study

    MMISS Selected Units below
    Code and Title:

    These units are compulsory core units for SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

    • SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
    • SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
    • SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
    • SISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programs
    • SISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacity
    • SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
    • SISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
    • SISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programs
    • SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programs
    • SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
    • SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
    • SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces

    MMISS through industry engagement have selected the following elective units for study

    Fitness Trainer Specialisation Electives

    • BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
    • BSBSMB403 Market the small business
    • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
    • BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
    • SISFFIT024 Instruct endurance programs
    • SISSSTC301A Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
    • SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs
    • SISXCAI005 Conduct individualised long-term training programs

    ** This is a Self-attained competency – You will be required to have completed the first aid component prior to any workplace.

Become a Platinum Fitness Professional in 3 Easy Steps

Complete Enrolment

Go to our enquiry page to request more info.

Complete Tasks

Complete theory tasks.

Practical Assessments

Complete practical assessment requirements.

Why Study with Mark McGaw Institute of Sports Science

MMISS has highly comprehensive courses and are renown in the industry as one of the highest standards of fitness trainers in Australia.

Why is MMISS an industry leader?

  • The most comprehensive course available
  • The mentor is the owner of the business. Mark McGaw has 20 years as a lecturer and assessor and has been a professional athlete at the highest level (Australian Rugby League representative)
  • Mark McGaw was the first to bring distance education into Australia
  • Interactive online learning
  • Quality and unlimited technical support by Mark McGaw

Unlimited Support is given through Phone, email, face to face, Skype, and blog/forum
Technical Support for the courses can be utilised by several methods. You may use one or all methods (listed to the left) to give you the best experience for success during your studies.

One way to identify a method or methods that may best suit you, is to remember back to your school days and what methods of learning you found most rewarding. If you enjoyed a particular way of study and use it again, then most likely you will stick with the Fitness and Personal Training course.

Our fully qualified fitness workplace assessors will always be on hand to help. No question is too hard and we understand you may feel embarrassed to ask the really easy questions. We are happy to help so that any roadblocks can be overcome for the full comprehension of the unit.

You may also ask questions on the blog so other students and staff can answer for all to see.

This method of technical support is quick and effective. The turn around for a response in most cases is the same day. If your workplace assessor does not return your email then there may be up to a 48 hour response. If a response has not been given by the next day, please resend the email as we pride ourselves on same day help. A call to us on 02 9692 0455 to let us know a support email has been sent will ensure another workplace assessor can take this support request if the assigned mentor is in lectures.

Just call us on 02 9692 0455 to organise face to face time with a Fitness Workplace Assessor for one on one support. You must have all the questions in order and ready to go before the meeting so time effective responses are maintained. Another option is for the student wishing to travel to our office/gymnasium at Pyrmont and spend a day or a few hours practicing exercise techniques and sitting and studying on site with other students.

This requires the student to:

1: call or email MMISS for an appointment so we can organise a phone meeting. If a Fitness Workplace Assessor is available the support will be immediate. If not, a convenient time for both student and Fitness Workplace Assessor will be organised.

2: The student must have all questions to be asked ready to go.

This requires the student to:

1: call or email MMISS for an appointment so we can organise a Skype meeting. If a Fitness Workplace Assessor is available the support will be immediate. If not, a convenient time for both student and the Fitness Workplace Assessor will be organised.

2: The student must have all questions to be asked ready to go