Become a Personal Trainer after 18 weeks?

Become a Personal Trainer by joining ATC’s intensive Peak Fitness Course 2023

Careers in Fitness

Group Exercise or Gym Instructor Certificate III Fitness

Graduate as a Group Exercise or Gym Instructor

Work in a gym or leisure centre
Deliver exercise classes to people with a mix of fitness levels and age groups

Careers in Fitness

Personal Exercise or Gym Instructor Certificate IV Fitness

Graduate as a personal trainer

Run your own business.
Build strength and conditional programs and coaching

ATC’s intensive peak fitness trainer course is programmed to maximise learning and ensure you qualify as a group fitness and personal trainer coupled with the skills and knowledge to start and run your own business.

If you have a passion for fitness and want to train others to live a healthy lifestyle, then consider becoming a Peak Fitness trainer.

Peak Fitness combines two nationally accredited qualifications to increase and maximise learning and ensure you are equipped with the necessary knowledge and competencies required to work in the fitness industry.


SIS30321 – Certificate III Fitness

SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness

Peak Fitness Trainer

Course Details

  • Duration


    This course is delivered over an 18-week period including 70 hours of work experience and practical assessments.

    Dates: 13th November 2023 – 1st March 2024

  • Delivery


    The course is delivered through attending class in Homebush or can be completed online through ATC’s online custom-built Learnbook. It is conducted in a group scenario/setting at our Training Centre.

    Due to the intensive nature of this course, there is limited availability to engage in catch-up lessons.

  • Work Placement

    Work Placement

    To complete the Peak Fitness Trainer course, each learner is required to undertake a minimum of 70 hours of work placement in the industry. (30 hours for Certificate III and 40 hours for Certificate IV) throughout the duration of the program.

    ATC staff and trainers will guide you through the process of securing work placement however you will need to find a suitable facility and communicate with the management. Working With Children checks may also be a requirement of the host gym if you are working with people under the age of 18 years.

    While you are an enrolled student with ATC all work placement is covered by ATC insurance.

  • Equipment

    What You’ll Receive

    Upon commencement of this course, you will receive:

    • Dedicated trainer
    • Complete course guide & learning materials
    • FREE Health Screening Kit which includes: blood pressure machine, dynamometer, skin fold callipers and tape measure
    • 24/7 access to our online learning system


    You will need:

    • A computer
    • Reliable internet connection
    • Camera and microphone to interact with classroom sessions
  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Students must be a minimum of 16 years of age.

    Students under the age of 18 will need parents permission for enrolment.

  • Fees


    Peak Fitness course costs $3200


    NSW: Certificate III Fitness component is subsidised by NSW Smart and Skilled. Eligibility conditions apply.

  • Schedule


    Certificate III Fitness (SIS30321)

    Week 1                 Module 1 The Body/ Strength & Conditioning

    Week 2                 Module 2 Health Screening

    Week 3                 Module 3 Group Exercise

    Week 4                 Module 4 Nutrition

    Week 5                 Module 5 Working in the Fitness Industry


    Certificate IV Fitness (SIS40221)

    Week 6                 Module 6 Personalised Exercise Programs

    Week 7                 Module 7 Functional Movement

    Week 8                 Module 8 Exercise Instruction

    Week 9 & 10        Module 9 Business Operations and Leadership

  • First Aid

    First Aid

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    If you already hold a current First Aid certificate you will be required to provide ATC with a copy of this certificate.

    If you do not hold a current First Aid certificate it will be delivered as part of the course. A date to complete this portion will be organised after enrolments are finalised and scheduled outside the Peak Fitness class schedule.

  • Units


    SIS30321 – Certificate III Fitness

    9 core units
    7 elective units


    SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness

    20 units must be completed:

    12 core units
    8 elective units

  • Careers


    You can use this training as a starting point for a successful career and or business in the fitness industry. You could:

    • Become a Gym owner or Manager
    • Complete further study in specialised areas such as Pilates or Yoga
    • Complete university study and become an exercise physiologist or nutritionist
    • Develop your own unique training style and program
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is Peak Fitness? 

    Peak Fitness is an intensive training course that combines two nationally accredited qualifications aimed at qualifying the person who completes it to work as a gym instructor, group fitness instructor or Personal Trainer.


    What qualifications will I get if I complete Peak Fitness? 

    Upon successful completion of Peak Fitness, you will be awarded the following nationally accredited qualifications:

    SIS30321 Certificate III Fitness

    SIS40221 Certificate IV Fitness


    How much does Peak Fitness cost? 

    Please contact Australian Training Company for further information at


    What is the minimum age? 

    Students must be 16 years old to commence the course. Students under 18 years of age will need parental consent to participate.


    Do I need to do work experience? 

    Yes. Work placement is compulsory. A total of 70 hours work placement in a gym is required.

    Students should secure their own placement. ATC will provide copies of insurances and other information needed. If the student needs assistance to approach a gym to take them for work placement we can assist but the student should practice approaching people with such a request. Please refer to our Peak Fitness Flyer for work placement requirements.

Be the first to know about our Peak Fitness Course

Register your interest via the form below or by emailing or calling (02) 9704 1500.