If you want to be a Personal Trainer, you will need to undertake the Certificate IV in Fitness. This national qualification allows you to train and develop your own clients in an unsupervised setting.
The Certificate IV in Fitness course will prepare you to:
The learner group for this qualification are people wishing to gain a qualification in order to apply 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 includes 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 learner group are those who require a structured, classroom based program with significant practical experience.