Diploma of Fitness


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.

SKU: IWTC16 SIS50215 32143 Category:

Product Description

SIS50215 Diploma of Fitness

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry. These individuals have substantial depth of knowledge to plan, conduct and evaluate advanced exercise programs using principles of program design, and progressed anatomy and physiology knowledge to support delivery of functional, effective and safe exercise programs.

They have specialist skills to independently implement current approaches supported by evidence, and establish strategies for the prevention of recurrence of injury with guidance from medical or allied health professionals where appropriate.

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.

Individuals who specialise in Fitness Service Coordination develop collaborative programs across various health and wellness sectors. They have knowledge of relevant local and national health networks, and the skills to build and maintain stakeholder relationships.
Individuals who specialise in Management manage and support a team of fitness professionals. This involves mentoring staff on business skills and technical skills. These individuals have skills and knowledge in marketing and sales; business analysis; time and financial management; recruiting and retaining personal trainers.

Career Pathways

Possible job titles include:

  • advanced personal trainer
  • fitness services coordinator
  • personal training manager

Program Articulation

Students who successfully complete the units of this qualification will receive their Certificate IV. Students may also gain advanced standing in other Certificate IV and Diploma qualifications.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold a current first aid and CPR certificate:

  1. Have achieved a Certificate IV in Fitness; and
  2. Have at least 1 year post qualification fitness industry experience in the application of the skills and knowledge of the Certificate IV in Fitness. While the nature and duration of the individual’s vocational experience may vary according to the fitness business activity undertaken, evidence of the programming and delivery of a diverse range of fitness services to clients is required.

Duration and Start Date

Duration and Start Date
The course is self paced, which allows students to be able to complete the course in their own time frame.
This courses is a Self Paced Online Course, which means courses and enrolments commence daily.

Students have 12 months to complete the course and it is estimated at:

  • 11x hours per week = 12 months
  • 20x hours per week = 6 months

Delivery Method

This course is delivered through an online learning system students complete self pace via correspondence.

Assessment Methods

Students will be assessed through online exams, case studies, written reports, practical video evidence, industry consultations and third party reports. This qualification is designed for existing fitness professionals, industry experience is also required.

In order to receive your Diploma of Fitness, you must hold a current Advanced First Aid and CPR Certificate (Not Included in this course). This course students need to be working in a actual gym, Simulation is possible for this qualification in-line with the package rules.

The practicals in this course will require face to face time and contact within a Fitness environment. You will be given a workbook and third party report practical sheet. This sheet would need to be signed off by a suitably qualified persons within the workplace. You may be required to have insurance in place prior to commencing any practical and most students already have this as part of their exsisiting PT training however in a intstance where this is not the case, have a company who offers Training Insurance at a very cheap rate they can be found here Volunteer Work Experience Insurance.

You are required to complete our course units online except the unit HLTAID006 Advanced First Aid and HLTAID001 CPR, and these will be needed to completed by a private RTO at the students own cost.


Course Units and Structure

To achieve a Diploma of Fitness (Management), the qualification packaging rules requires completion of 18 units:


  • SISFFIT027    Conduct health promotion activities
  • SISFFIT028    Apply evidence-based practice to exercise programs
  • SISFFIT029    Apply anatomy and physiology to advanced personal training
  • SISFFIT030    Instruct advanced exercise programs
  • SISFFIT031    Implement injury prevention strategies


  • BSBFIM501    Manage budgets and financial plans
  • BSBPMG522    Undertake project work
  • BSBRSK501    Manage risk
  • BSBHRM405    Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
  • CHCCOM002    Use communication skills to build relationships
  • CHCMGT003    Lead the work team
  • CHCPRP001    Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • CHCPRP003    Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • HLTAID006    Provide advanced first aid – At own cost not included
  • HLTPOP402C    Assess readiness for and effect behaviour change
  • BSBMKG514    Implement and monitor marketing activities
  • BSBMGT502    Manage people performance
  • SISSSTC301A    Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
  • SISSSTC402A    Develop strength and conditioning programs

Recognition of Prior Learning

Participants with previous training and/or experience may apply for RPL. Participants, who have completed courses with equivalent / matching learning outcomes, will be granted credit transfer.

Course Delivered by

Sand Goanna Institute, RTO Code 32143 

Additional Information

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Course Category

Health, Fitness and Nutrition

Study Type


Training Provider

Sand Goanna