You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:
- A qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR
- 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.
Before progressing to the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness, you will need to have successfully graduated from the Statement of Attainment in Fitness.
You will need to be at least 18 years old.
This course involves reading and undertaking a range of written assessments, as well as engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 10 level.
If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 10 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:
- Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate II level or higher; or
- 2 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication
Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided to you by Open Colleges.
You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:
- Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
- Broadband internet connection
- 2GB of RAM
- CD-ROM or DVD drive
- Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
- Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
- Access to printer and associated software
- Access to scanner and associated software
- Digital imaging software
- File compression software
- Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
- 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)
Mac OS users:
- Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
- 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)
To successfully complete this course, you will require basic computing skills. This includes:
- Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents
- Accessing and searching the internet
- Downloading and saving documents from websites
- Uploading documents through websites
- Participating in online discussions
- Connecting digital cameras and downloading and storing images and audio files
- Connecting digital video devices and downloading and storing videos
- Compressing image, audio and video files.
You will be required to undertake tasks related to a qualified Fitness Professional during work placement. Tasks may involve: demonstrating exercise, spotting exercises, physical activity, working with clients under the age of 18 and the requirement to fulfil maintenance, risk management and safety procedures.
Learners undertaking the unit HLTAID003 Provide first aid will be required to undertake Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) continuously for a minimum 2 minutes while kneeling on the floor as indicated in the assessment requirements for the unit. This unit is not delivered by Open Colleges.
Prior to commencing your work placement, you will be required to have successfully provide evidence of a working with children check relevant to your state or territory.
First Aid and CPR
The unit HLTAID003 Apply first aid (or its equivalent) is not delivered by Open Colleges. This unit can be satisfied via the completion of the nationally recognised unit of competency or its equivalent offered by an approved provider. You will need to provide a certified copy of a current certificate or Statement of Attainment to be provided credit for this unit. You will need to pay a fee directly to the provider and may be required to travel in order to undertake this unit with the provider of your choice. Whilst it is not a requirement to hold a current first aid certificate to undertake work placement in this industry, workplaces have the right to request this.
Please note you will only be able to progress to the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness once you complete the Statement of Attainment in Fitness.
You will not be able to progress to the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness until you have entirely completed all the requirements within the Statement of Attainment in Fitness, including your workplace assessments. You will also need to complete your CPR and First Aid Certificate.
Please note: Your Certificate IV course is not included in the initial course cost and will need to be paid for separately once you graduate from your Statement of Attainment. Cost of the Certificate IV in Fitness course may vary over time. If you have any questions, please get in touch with one of our Enrolment Consultants, who will be able to explain to you the payment process.
As part of the course you will be required to capture and present videos involving you and others in tasks related to Pre-Exercise Screening, Exercise Demonstration and Instruction.
This will require you to have assess to a photo/video capturing device (e.g. a smartphone) and the skills to use the equipment.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy
Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.