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Nationally and Internationally Accredited Training
Course Code:
10576NAT
Qualification:
Nationally & Internationally Accredited Certificate IV in Weight Management
Payment Options:
Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery:
Online
Duration:
Self-Paced Study – up to 12 months
Nationally Recognised Training Global Weight Management Federation Velg Training International Institure for Complementary Therapists Physical Activity Australia Accredited Program CEC NZ Register of Exercise Professionals

Certificate IV in Weight Management Course Breakdown

There are 11 modules in this course; each module is broken down into the lesson structures below:

      1. Work effectively in the weight management industry | WMTIND401A
        • Lesson 1: Develop weight management industry knowledge
          • Identify and access sources of information on the weight management industry
          • Identify the economic and social significance of weight gain and weight loss and the impact on individuals and the community
          • Identify the health benefits and potential risks associated with weight loss
          • Analyse the multi-disciplinary roles within the weight management industry and identify the function and responsibilities
          • Define and identify the distinction between weight loss and weight management
          • Demonstrate knowledge of the different types of surgical options and products and services available in the weight management industry
        • Lesson 2: Identify the background, risk and consequences associated with obesity
          • Demonstrate knowledge of the contributing factors to obesity
          • Identify and demonstrate knowledge of the potential health risks associated with obesity and may require referral to an appropriate medical or allied health practitioner
          • Demonstrate knowledge of the adverse effects and consequences of obesity
          • Define the potential barriers of the management of obesity
        • Lesson 3: Identify client needs
          • Undertake daily communication with clients according to organisational policies and procedures
          • Define the importance of social support networks
          • Apply knowledge of a client-focused approach
          • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of life events relevant to weight management
          • Provide appropriate information to meet the specific needs of individual clients
          • Adapt work processes to meet the specific needs of individual clients
        • Lesson 4: Implement client-service practices
          • Respond to client feedback according to organisational policies and procedures and in line with individual level of responsibility
          • Analyse work tasks according to ethical values and standards of ethical practice
          • Identify inappropriate client behaviours that may endanger self, staff and clients
          • Report inappropriate client behaviours to staff according to organisational policies and procedures and comply with regulations and legislation
          • Identify the contra-indications in a weight management consultation that need to be referred to an appropriate medical or allied health practitioner
          • Document communication and outcomes between client and organisation
        • Lesson 5: Monitor and improve personal performance
          • Monitor personal performance against work requirements and schedules and identify any areas for improvement
          • Obtain feedback from colleagues and clients to analyse in context of personal and organisational objectives
          • Ensure work practices meet workplace policies and procedures
          • Ensure work practices meet Occupational Health and Safety regulations and requirements
          • Store information and ideas with others to enhance work processes and client weight management outcomes
          • Identify issues, problems or conflicts within the workplace and consider appropriate actions
      2. Analyse and apply principles of psychology, mindset and behaviour modification to weight management | WMTPSY401A
        • Lesson 1: Identify the psychological principles of behaviour change as they relate to weight management
          • Analyse the history and development of the science of psychology
          • Define the principles of the bio-psycho-social model including the effects on the brain and the nervous system
          • Analyse the effect of neurotransmitters and neuroplasticity on long term behaviour change for weight management
          • Identify the psychological theories that may affect weight management behaviour change
          • Demonstrate the principles of behavioural change models and processes of change
          • Discuss the processes of change influencing behaviour
          • Identify perceived barriers to behaviour change and establish realistic solutions
          • Define and demonstrate mindset and the effect on motivation and behaviour change
          • Demonstrate the principles of behaviour change in relation to diet and exercise
        • Lesson 2: Discuss the link between body image, self-esteem and mind set
          • Discuss the effects of poor body image and how this affects self-esteem
          • Explain the role of media and advertising in influencing body image
          • Analyse the importance of body image and self-esteem, and the practice of self-compassion
          • Demonstrate knowledge of mindset change exercises and activities that lead to improved self-esteem
          • Demonstrate the link between mindset, self-esteem and weight management
          • Discuss the benefits of non-dieting approaches to weight management for improved body image and self-esteem
          • Identify common psychological conditions which require referral to appropriate medical or allied health practitioners
        • Lesson 3: Support clients to undertake behaviour change
          • Obtain information about the client’s current lifestyle behaviours and attitude towards weight loss and weight management
          • Determine the client’s stage of readiness to making lifestyle changes
          • Demonstrate sensitivity to cultural and social differences
          • Assess the client’s level of motivation, commitment and confidence to change
          • Identify the client’s perceived barriers to making lifestyle changes
          • Identify strategies to motivate behaviour change
          • Develop a plan by using basic counselling approaches for behaviour change
          • Demonstrate and reinforce positive beliefs and behavioursIdentify and reframe negative beliefs
          • Demonstrate a non-judgemental, compassionate attitude when dealing with clients
        • Lesson 4: Implement strategies to support client behavioural changes
          • Demonstrate an understanding of the determinants of adherence that influence behaviour
          • Identify and implement a variety of strategies and factors to improve adherence to a weight management program
          • Implement effective values based goal setting
          • Discuss short and long term changes in behaviour
          • Identify common reasons for discontinuation of a weight management program in collaboration with the client
          • Determine the effectiveness of behavioural change strategies implemented and make adjustments as required
          • Apply basic counselling approaches to increase the client’s commitment to a weight management program
          • Demonstrate mindfulness to increase confidence and resilience in clients to help them cope with stress and anxiety
        • Lesson 5: Apply a variety of motivational techniques for behaviour modification
          • Demonstrate motivational strategies to suit individual client needs
          • Demonstrate effective communication skills when consulting with a client to optimise motivation
          • Provide positive reinforcement and feedback to clients to continually influence lifestyle behaviour change
          • Identify and reframe disempowering attitudes and beliefs
          • Utilise the client’s attitudes and values to positively influence adherence and behaviour
      3. Analyse and apply principles of nutritional science to meal planning | WMTDIT401A
        • Lesson 1: Identify the foundational principles of nutrition
          • Identify and apply relevant principles of nutrition and potential effects on the outcomes of client health
          • Identify and demonstrate the importance and role of basic nutrients
          • Demonstrate the importance of a balanced diet in relation to health and weight management
          • Identify the role of basic nutrients for bodily functions, hormonal balance and maintaining a healthy weight
          • Define biochemical individuality and the impact of ethnic and geographical influences on nutrient needs
        • Lesson 2: Identify the role of nutrition in relation to digestive health
          • Identify the main functions and organs of the digestive system
          • Identify major organs and main functions of the excretory system
          • Recognise the signs and symptoms of malabsorption and inflammation in relation to diet and nutrition
          • Explain the role and importance of bacteria in relation to gut health
          • Identify dietary related health issues which require referring to appropriate medical or allied health practitioners
        • Lesson 3: Develop skills in interpreting food labels
          • Identify dietary terms and other terms for fat and sugar on food labels
          • Use and compare food labels when recommending healthy amounts of fat, salt and sugar
          • Demonstrate how food labels can be used to inform the purchase of foods for balanced and healthy meals
          • Interpret food marketing terminology
        • Lesson 4: Apply nutritional principles to healthy eating and weight management
          • Categorise foods according to food groups based on the Australian Dietary Guidelines and other relevant and recognised guidelines
          • Identify recommended serves of various food groups based on the Australian Dietary Guidelines and other relevant and recognised guidelines
          • Identify the need and understanding of portion control
          • Identify the positive and negative elements of popular diets and healthy nutritional options
          • Identify the role of weight-management products within the weight management industry
          • Identify the relationship between alcohol metabolism and weight management
          • Define the relationship between food processing practices and the nutrient content in relation to a healthy eating plan
        • Lesson 5: Provide nutritional information and advice to clients
          • Provide the client with information on lifestyle, self-care practices and specialist services relating to diet, nutrition and weight management
          • Define the links between diet and nutrition and the associated effects on metabolism
          • Define and explain how environmental factors contribute to food behaviour
          • Define and explain the disadvantages of quick or fad weight-loss diets
          • Explain basic eating patterns for weight management
        • Lesson 6: Develop meal plans in accordance with relevant dietary guidelines
          • Develop meal plans according to meal planning principles and incorporating relevant dietary guidelines
          • Plan meals and food group serves to meet the nutritional needs of the client
          • Develop meal plans to ensure client satisfaction
          • Develop meal plans to meet client needs in terms of production and budgetary restraints
      4. Apply basic anatomy and physiology principles to exercise recommendations for weight management | WMTFIT401A
        • Lesson 1: Apply knowledge of anatomical terminology and descriptions of the musculoskeletal structure of the body to exercise for weight management
          • Identify musculoskeletal anatomy and physiological terminology relevant to exercise recommendations for weight management programming
          • Use basic anatomical terminology as it relates to exercise and describe movements of the body
          • Relate the structure and function of the major bones and joints of the body to exercise movement
          • Identify the major muscles and describe their prime moving movements at major joints in the body
          • Identify and describe the actions of the major muscles and joints of the body
        • Lesson 2: Relate the structure and function of the cardio-respiratory and nervous systems to exercise for weight management
          • Explain the structure, role and function of the cardio-respiratory system in relation to exercise for weight management
          • Describe the basic structure of the nervous system and its role in the control of movement and exercise
          • Identify and describe the cardio-respiratory and nervous system responses during exercise
        • Lesson 3: Apply knowledge of exercise for weight management
          • Explain the role of exercise as part of a weight management program
          • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between exercise and physiological benefits in weight management
          • Identify and describe the role of raising the metabolic rate when recommending exercise as part of a weight management program
          • Analyse the effectiveness of different types of exercise in relation to weight management
          • Identify the health and wellbeing benefits from exercise as part of a weight management program
        • Lesson 4: Identify relevant pre-programming information
          • Utilise the adult pre-exercise screening form to identify those individuals with risk factors of an adverse event during physical activity/exercise
          • Identify client fitness levels from the adult pre-exercise screening form including any factors that could limit a client’s ability to undertake any particular types of exercise
          • Consider medical or allied health practitioner recommendations prior to recommending exercise as part of a weight management program
          • Identify precautions prior to commencing exercise activities
          • Demonstrate knowledge of contra-indications that would/could prevent a client from participating in exercise activities
        • Lesson 5: Make recommendations for exercise as part of a weight management program
          • Explain the use and effectiveness of various types of supervised and unsupervised exercises as part of a weight management program, including the relative contribution to aerobic and anaerobic fitness relevant to the client
          • Make exercise recommendations that meet the specific needs of the client in relation to their weight management program
          • Document a recommended exercise program as part of a weight management program
          • Provide suggestions that maximise the positives of the environment and personal attributes for long term adherence to a program
          • Record all recommendations as part of the client’s weight management program, including safety guidelines and adherence
      5. Undertake an initial weight management consultation | WMTCON401A
        • Lesson 1: Conduct a pre-screening interview
          • Prepare pre-screening information documents according to legislation and regulatory requirements and organisational policies and procedures
          • Advise the client of the relevance and importance of the pre-screening and appraisal process in developing a safe and personalised weight management program
          • Introduce the client to the pre-screening interview process and assist them with filling out the pre-screening documents
          • Explain any unfamiliar pre-screening and weight management terms to the client
          • Review initial client pre-screening information according to organisational policies and procedures
          • Review pre-screening documents to ascertain if any high risk conditions are present which require referral to appropriate medical or allied health practitioners for medical clearance or recommendations, before proceeding with a weight management appraisal
          • Recommend and arrange a referral to appropriate medical or allied health practitioners as appropriate according to organisational policies and procedures and using relevant documentation
        • Lesson 2: Receive and interpret referrals from medical or allied health practitioners
          • Identify referral parameters from appropriate medical or allied health practitioner
          • Discuss outcomes of referral with client and confirm client’s understanding
          • Seek clarification from the medical or allied health practitioner as required
        • Lesson 3: Determine the weight management goals of a client
          • Consult with the client to document short- and long-term weight management goals
          • Determine the client’s perceived benefits and personal importance expected from a weight management program
          • Provide relevant information on the impact of poor lifestyle behaviours on health and weight management in relation to the client’s goals
          • Discuss the client’s habits, cultural expectations, social activity patterns, lifestyle, family situation, likes and dislikes which might impact on achieving the client’s weight management goals
          • Identify the potential barriers to following a weight management program which may impact on the client reaching their weight management goals
        • Lesson 4: Conduct a weight management appraisal
          • Select weight management tools and appraisal methods according to the client’s weight management goals, referral parameters and according to organisational policies and procedures
          • Calculate energy requirements and basic nutrient requirements for the client’s weight management program
          • Record accurate body measurements and weight of the client and assess body composition
          • Develop a client profile that can be used to develop a personalised weight management program
          • Record recommendations for the client’s weight management program according to organisational policies and procedures
          • Explain the results of the weight management appraisal to the client and recommend a weight management program appropriate to the findings of appraisal
          • Conduct weight management appraisals ensuring the safety of the client according to organisational policies and procedures
        • Lesson 5: Deliver a personalised weight management program
          • Use verbal and non-verbal communication to present the client with a personalised weight management program
          • Use active listening and questioning when presenting to a client
          • Identify the level of long term commitment and any potential barriers the client has in following the weight management program
          • Assist the client to understand and overcome any identified commitment issues and barriers to following the weight management program
          • Take into account idiosyncrasies, cultural and social differences and, behavioural patterns when consulting with a client
          • Answer any questions to reassure the client
          • Develop a long term relationship plan with the client including payments and billing
        • Lesson 6: Monitor and respond to client responses and progress
          • Provide feedback to the client on progress and any recommended adjustments
          • Notify the treating medical or allied health practitioner of any changes in client condition or health according to organisational policies and procedures and legislation and regulatory requirements
          • Apply motivational techniques to help the client overcome barriers to adhere to their weight management program
          • Advise the client on mechanisms that may increase their adherence to a weight management program
          • Reassure the client of your role in supporting and guiding them to achieve their weight management goals
        • Lesson 7: Maintain records
          • Maintain current, complete, accurate and relevant client records for each client contact
          • Store records in accordance with organisational policies and procedures
      6. Undertake regular weight management consultations | WMTCON402A
        • Lesson 1: Clarify client needs and expectations
          • Preview previous consultation information to re-assess goals, recommended actions, factors and ascertain preferences
          • Determine the client’s continued level of commitment to the weight management program
          • Counsel the client effectively using verbal and non-verbal communication
          • Demonstrate active listening and questioning when counselling the client
        • Lesson 2: Analyse the weight management program
          • Identify any lapses by the client, and associated triggers or emotional links
          • Create positive strategies to minimise risk of a relapse
          • Review the principles of program design used to develop the weight management program for the client
          • Identify and monitor the tools to be used within the weight management program
          • Assist the client to identify changes to improve long-term adherence to a weight management program
          • Recommend and arrange a referral to appropriate medical or allied health practitioners, where required, before proceeding with ongoing weight management programming according to organisational policies and procedures
        • Lesson 3: Receive and interpret referrals from medical or allied health practitioners
          • Identify referral parameters from appropriate medical or allied health practitioner
          • Discuss outcomes of referral with client and confirm client’s understanding
          • Seek clarification from the medical or allied health practitioner as required
        • Lesson 4: Motivate clients
          • Incorporate counselling and motivational techniques to maximise weight management program adherence
          • Demonstrate positive mindset techniques to build self-confidence and self-esteem within the client
          • Provide positive feedback on progress and any recommended changes to the client’s goals
          • Identify and provide the client with any educational or support resources required for helping adherence to the weight management program
          • Monitor and address any lack of adherence or negative attitudinal behaviour to the weight management program
          • Identify any potential barriers or personal difficulties to the adherence of the weight management program
          • Monitor and adjust motivation techniques to meet the client’s needs
        • Lesson 5: Review and amend the client’s weight management program
          • Plan and modify the different aspects of the weight management program according to the client’s needs, preferences, referral parameters and organisational policies and procedures
          • Obtain feedback from the client on their own personal progress and their degree of satisfaction with the program
          • Readdress the range of weight management activities to target specific weight management components already documented for the client
          • Provide feedback to the client on their progress
          • Discuss and confirm the updated weight management program with the client
          • Record the client’s amended or adapted weight management program according to organisational policies and procedures
          • Develop a long term relationship with the client including arrangements for payments and billing
      7. Design, plan and deliver weight management clinics for groups | WMTCON403A
        • Lesson 1: Design the weight management clinic session plan
          • Plan and document a clinic session plan
          • Determine the outcomes and aims of the clinic
          • Design group problem solving opportunities within the clinic
          • Plan segments of the clinic
          • Prepare different facilitation methods to meet the needs of the individual client and the group
          • Identify behavioural profiles and the impact on group dynamics
          • Identify motivational techniques to maximise weight management program adherence
          • Identify and set up social media and other tools for accountability and support
        • Lesson 2: Deliver a weight management group clinic
          • Confirm all required resources are available prior to commencement of clinic
          • Prepare environment according to organisational policies and procedures and industry guidelines
          • Identify the environment to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all participants
          • Deliver pre-session instructions, session objectives and the principles and benefits of the clinic to clients using effective instructional techniques
          • Conduct the clinic session in accordance with the session plan but modified where required to meet the needs of the group
          • Presentation skills are used to ensure the delivery is engaging and relevant by using a range of delivery methods and technology and equipment to optimise the learning experience
          • Demonstrate interpersonal skills to maintain professional relationships and to monitor and modify client response as required
          • Monitor individual and group progress and recognise signs and symptoms of weight management setbacks and potentially harmful practices and implement intervention strategies according to organisational policies and procedures
          • Recognise and respond to inappropriate client behaviours to effectively manage group cohesion
        • Lesson 3: Evaluate the session
          • Seek and acknowledge feedback about the program, resources used and outcomes achieved from clients
          • Provide constructive and positive encouragement to clients, showing sensitivity to cultural and social differences
          • Encourage participants to self-evaluate and set future personal goals
          • Evaluate own performance and identify potential improvements according to planned outcomes and organisational policies and procedures
          • Modify the clinic plan where relevant to meet client needs
      8. Work collaboratively with networks | WMTREL401A
        • Lesson 1: Develop and maintain networks
          • Identify appropriate medical or allied health practitioners and prospective client network opportunities to maximise a range of contacts
          • Participate in professional networks and associations to obtain contacts and maintain personal knowledge and skills
          • Develop and maintain network strategies to establish and maintain relationships that promote the development of holistic care for clients
          • Identify written materials to communicate and inform networks of the benefits of your weight management programs
          • Effectively communicate benefits of the relationship both verbally and in writing
          • Identify potential medical or allied health professionals with the qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills to provide the care required
          • Identify and develop ways to improve promotional activities within networks
          • Create an approved list of medical or allied health practitioners for client referrals
          • Gain and maintain trust and confidence of networks through demonstration of high standards of business practices and weight management consulting
        • Lesson 2: Review network performance
          • Analyse costs of participation in specific networks
          • Document the value from participation in networks
          • Ensure all networking data is kept current and confidential and complies with organisational policies and procedures and regulatory and legislation requirements
          • Review networking data to ensure participation in networks builds business
      9. Make a presentation | BSBCMM401
        • Lesson 1: Prepare a presentation
          • Plan and document presentation approach and intended outcomes
          • Choose presentation strategies, format and delivery methods that match the characteristics of the target audience, location, resources and personnel needed
          • Select presentation aids, materials and techniques that suit the format and purpose of the presentation, and will enhance audience understanding of key concepts and central ideas
          • Brief others involved in the presentation on their roles/responsibilities within the presentation
          • Select techniques to evaluate presentation effectiveness
        • Lesson 2: Deliver a presentation
          • Explain and discuss desired outcomes of the presentation with the target audience
          • Use presentation aids, materials and examples to support target audience understanding of key concepts and central ideas
          • Monitor non-verbal and verbal communication of participants to promote attainment of presentation outcomes
          • Use persuasive communication techniques to secure audience interest
          • Provide opportunities for participants to seek clarification on central ideas and concepts, and adjust the presentation to meet participant needs and preferences
          • Summarise key concepts and ideas at strategic points to facilitate participant understanding
        • Lesson 3: Review the presentation
          • Implement techniques to review the effectiveness of the presentation
          • Seek and discuss reactions to the presentation from participants or from key personnel involved in the presentation
          • Utilise feedback from the audience or from key personnel involved in the presentation to make changes to central ideas presented
      10. Address customer needs | BSBCUS402
        • Lesson 1: Assist customer to articulate needs
          • Ensure customer needs are fully explored, understood and agreed
          • Explain and match available services and products to customer needs
          • Identify and communicate rights and responsibilities of customers to the customer as appropriate
        • Lesson 2: Satisfy complex customer needs
          • Explain possibilities for meeting customer needs
          • Assist customers to evaluate service and/or product options to satisfy their needs
          • Determine and prioritise preferred actions
          • Identify potential areas of difficulty in customer service delivery and take appropriate actions in a positive manner
        • Lesson 3: Manage networks to ensure customer needs are addressed
          • Establish effective regular communication with customers
          • Establish, maintain and expand relevant networks to ensure appropriate referral of customers to products and services from within and outside the organisation
          • Ensure procedures are in place to ensure that decisions about targeting of customer services are based on up to date information about the customer and the products and services available
          • Ensure procedures are put in place to ensure that referrals are based on the matching of the assessment of customer needs and availability of products and services
          • Maintain records of customer interaction in accordance with organisational procedures
      11. Market the Small Business | BSBSMB403
        • Lesson 1: Develop marketing strategies
          • Analyse the business and its key products or services to determine focus of marketing activities, in accordance with objectives of the business plan
          • Evaluate customer base and target market for the small business as a basis for marketing objectives and strategies
          • Determine marketing objectives and strategies are ethically and culturally appropriate, in consultation with relevant people and in accordance with the business plan
        • Lesson 2: Determine a marketing mix for the business
          • Balance product mix, volumes and pricing to optimise sales and profit
          • Evaluate costs and benefits of using different distribution channels and/or providing different levels of customer service, and consider results in determining marketing mix
          • Determine promotional activities to suit target market
          • Consider customer needs and preferences in determining marketing mix
          • Determine marketing mix according to market and business needs
        • Lesson 3: Implement marketing strategies
          • Brief those involved in the marketing effort on their roles and responsibilities, to ensure success of marketing strategies
          • Plan and implement promotional activities, in accordance with marketing objectives and budgetary requirements
        • Lesson 4: Monitor and improve marketing performance
          • Monitor marketing activities and evaluate business performance according to objectives and targets of the business plan
          • Analyse performance gaps and take corrective action or set new targets
          • Encourage all relevant people to propose ways to improve marketing performance
          • Seek and analyse customer reaction to all aspects of the marketing mix, using culturally appropriate processes, to improve targeting and outcomes
          • Conduct ongoing research of customer requirements to identify opportunities for change and improvement
          • Monitor and investigate market changes for new opportunities to aid business development

 

Learning Outcomes

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of activities and functions within the weight management industry in a broad range of settings, including working collaboratively with appropriate medical and allied health professionals to help motivate and mentor adolescents 13 – 17 or adults 18+ to achieve their weight management goals.

Those with this level of competency will be expected to provide a range of programs and services including an understanding of psychology and the effect on behaviour, provision of appropriate meal plans and recommendation of exercise to create a weight management plan to achieve the adolescents’ (13 – 17) and adults’ (18+) weight management goals.

Vocational outcomes

This course is intended to provide participants with a range of knowledge and skills to perform the following functions associated with the weight management industry.

General education outcomes

This course is intended to provide participants with the following general education outcomes:

  • Conducting individual and group consultations for the first time and over a period of time
  • Basic physiology and anatomy
  • Nutritional principles
  • Presentation skills
  • Assessing customer needs
  • Analysing mindset and the effect on behavior modification
  • Networking and working alongside appropriate medical and allied health care practitioners

Community outcomes

This course is intended to provide participants with the following skills and knowledge to contribute to community outcomes such as:

  • Consideration to the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity
  • Creating a community awareness of the long term benefits of weight management
  • Improved community health
  • Reducing the cost of, and impact on, healthcare associated with obesity and weight related health issues
  • Improving workplace productivity and reducing associated costs with employee sick leave

Payment options

Studying online is a cost effective way to study compared to traditional face to face methods. The flexible delivery allows you to keep working while you study and removes a lot of other costs involved.

  • Save on transit costs
  • No more extravagant parking fees
  • Study when you what, where you want
  • Affordable – student payment plan options are available

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Payment Plans
Take advantage of our interest free payment plans starting from just $50 per week. This method of payment allows you to start your studies today and pay as you go, so you can get where you want to be sooner. Our Career Advisors are available to help you decide on the most suitable payment option depending on your budget. They can even tailor the payment plan to help you pay it quicker. Call them on 1300 969 367 to discuss your payment options.

Student support

At the Australian College of Weight Management we want to see you succeed and are here to support you all the way. All of our courses include personalised Tutor support, which means you will be allocated a Tutor when you enrol and they will be your direct point of contact if you need any help or support throughout your studies.

It’s all part of the service:

  • Tutor Access – via email with a guaranteed 24 hour response (weekdays)
  • Access to the Student Support Team (9am – 5pm Monday to Friday AEST)
  • Assignments are marked and returned within 10 working days
  • A welcome email from the Tutor who will be helping you
  • The opportunity for a scheduled phone call from your Tutor whenever you have questions you would like to discuss

Call our student support today on 1300 969 367 or Email Student Support Services

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Our courses have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks and real-world exercises are used throughout the program. Through our online qualification you can:

  • Start a new career in the weight management industry as a consultant or coach in a variety of health and wellness areas
  • Broaden your existing skills or knowledge so you can provide a holistic service to your clients
  • Add a new service to your existing health or wellness business

Study for a Certificate IV in Weight Management with Australian College of Weight ManagementIf you are considering entering the weight management industry, here are 5 great reasons why you definitely should:

1. A rewarding career choice
Helping your clients to achieve their goals and sharing in their life-changing journey is an amazing experience, and one which creates a fulfilling and rewarding career.

2. Make a difference – for life
Through a holistic education in weight management covering the principles of psychology, nutrition and exercise, you will be able to help clients make permanent and lasting lifestyle changes not just affecting their weight, but their life.

3. Keep informed about exciting research
Neuroscience, nutrigenomics and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique); these are just a few areas of exciting research taking place in the weight management industry.

4. Join a growth industry
IBISWorld reports have indicated a growth of over 14% in the demand for weight loss counselling services in just two years (2012-2014); it is estimated that nearly
three-quarters of the Australian population will be overweight or obese by 2025, so this increased demand is set to continue.

5. It’s never too late
Over 60% of our students are over the age of 40 (we even have students in their 70’s!), so if you are looking to make a change to a rewarding career, now is the time.

Validation
The Australian College of Weight Management validates your credibility as a professional within the Weight Management Industry as well as with your clients either through membership or certification.

As well as providing you with a quality education based on a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to weight management, your Diploma qualification is a great marketing tool to help you build your business and attract clients; potential clients visiting the Australian College of Weight Management’s website will also see members listed in the Practitioner Directory.

Our Approach
We are committed to providing the best level of student support and administration available. Throughout your course you are provided with the support of a full time education team by telephone, email or in person.

The Australian College of Weight Management undertakes competency based assessment; there are no exams. This approach means that our students can’t receive a “fail” mark on their assignments. If an assignment is not satisfactory, the student is able to reattempt the assignment with the support of the education team and their tutor where needed. Competency Based Learning means that we train our students to be competent rather than producing graduates that are simply able to pass tests or examinations.

How else will I benefit from studying with the Australian College of Weight Loss Consultants?

  • Studying online or distance means you can study where you want and at your own pace.
  • Receive career-focused training with practical, hands-on learning.
  • All course materials are provided and all digital platforms are interactive, work on any device and designed to be fun.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning or Skills Recognition may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.
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