Certificate IV in Fitness

Certificate IV in Fitness

$750
  • *Price for upfront payment only
  • Price for Payment Plan: $800
  • Payment plan initial deposit: $100
  • Balance payable via direct debit: $700
  • Monthly payment period: 10
  • Monthly direct debit amount: $70

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 highest-qualified Gym instructors and fitness trainers.

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.

This course is completed online with practical assessments recorded in the workplace. In order to achieve the Certificate IV, you will need to have access to a gym with the following:

  • A qualified supervisor who holds a Certificate IV in Fitness (a copy of their qualification will need to be provided at signoff)
  • You will need to undertake activities and work with a range of clients including:
    • a female adult
    • a male adult
    • a client seeking to lose weight or fat
    • a client seeking to build muscle or increase weight
    • a female client aged 55 years or over
    • a male client aged 55 years or over
    • a client aged 55 years or over for whom medical advice has been received
    • a female adolescent client
    • a male adolescent client
    • an adolescent client aged between 13 and 15 years
    • an adolescent client aged between 16 and17 years

Pre Requisites

  • Over 18 & a passion for helping others or if under 18 guardian or parents permission
  • 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:
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid (or a unit that supersedes this unit)
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  • SISFFIT032 Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
  • SISFFIT033 Complete client fitness assessments
  • SISFFIT035 Plan group exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT036 Instruct group exercise sessions
    SISFFIT040 Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
  • SISFFIT047 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
  • SISFFIT052 Provide healthy eating information

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

 

Why Study with MMISS

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

  • 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
  • Packaging Rules
  • Units of Study

  • Complete enrollment 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, per-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 workbook 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 appraisal the toolbox will guide you through a real life simulated environment which than maybe transferred in to a real life situation.

Practice sessions

This is a where a qualified Fitness trainer observes you completing what is required for the practical assessments. An observation checklist with what is required is completed as a third-party evidence.

Final assessments are completed via video recording

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 admin@mmiss.org

Instructions
Detailed instructions within each workbook are explained.

Course Outline

MMISS SIS40221 – 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.

MMISS Selected Units below
Code and Title:

 

Core Units

  • CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
  • SISFFIT041 Develop personalised exercise programs
  • SISFFIT042 Instruct personalised exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT043 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
  • SISFFIT044 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients
  • SISFFIT045 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients
  • SISFFIT049 Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
  • SISFFIT050 Support exercise behaviour change
  • SISFFIT051 Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction
  • SISFFIT053 Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients

Required Elective Selection

  • SISXCAI005 Conduct individualised long-term training programs
  • SISXCAI009 Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
  • SISXCAI010 Develop strength and conditioning programs
  • SISFFIT034 Assess client movement and provide exercise advice
  • BSBESB401 Research and develop business plans
  • BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
  • BSBXTW301 Work in a team

These units are compulsory core units for SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness

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

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 (1300 542 563) 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