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1300 969 367 support@collegeofweightmanagement.com.au

Founder & CEO

With a career spanning over a decade in the weight management industry, I have helped thousands of people to successfully regain their health and vitality using a multi-faceted and holistic approach to weight management.

My passion for helping others is ultimately what led me to starting the Australian College of Weight Management (previously called the Australian Institute of Weight Loss Consultants) and developing the nationally and internationally accredited Certificate IV in Weight Management (10576NAT) as I recognised the need for a platform within the industry which would teach, promote and encourage cross-pollination and collaboration of the many disciplines that make up the weight management industry.

I truly believe that to make an impact on world health and obesity, both academia and the different disciplines within the industry need to work together instead of operating in our own ‘stand-alone silos’ as is currently the case.

Through collaborating with a vast network of experts to deliver courses, workshops, memberships and the bi-annual Global Weight Management Congress, we can unite the industry and work towards a united voice for a weight management and obesity prevention.

Sonja Bella

Career Advisors

Our friendly team of Career Advisors are here to help with whatever you need. They are all fully trained and available to:

  • Help you choose the right course for your needs
  • Allow you to make an informed decision
  • Answer any questions you may have about our courses, workshops or membership
  • Suggest a payment plan suitable for your budget
  • Help you enrol into the course once you’re ready

You can call them on 1300 969 367 or use the “Live Chat” feature to chat online and receive an instant response.

Both these options are available within business hours (9am – 5pm Monday to Friday AEST).

If you would prefer to send an online enquiry, please fill in the enquiry form. You can expect a response within 24 hours weekdays.

Your Tutors

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 if you have questions
Student Support and Tutors

Tutor Profile

Sonja Bella

Sonja Bella

Industry Experience

My career in the weight management industry spans well over a decade, during which time I have helped thousands of people to successfully regain their health and vitality using a multi-faceted and holistic approach to weight management. I have also helped to coach and mentor weight management consultants and business owners.

Qualifications
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate IV in Weight Management
  • Diploma in Weight Management
  • Advanced Nutrition 1 & 2
  • Certificate IV in Small Business Management
  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • National Speakers Association of Australia – Kerry Nairn Scholarship
Leanne Sklavenitis

Leanne Sklavenitis

Industry Experience

Starting in the health and wellness industry in 1989 I have a wealth of knowledge from Group Fitness Instructor, Health & Fitness Director, Personal Training business to now an International Speaker, Author and Business Coach running my own online Fitness and Weight Loss business. I also motivate and mentor students and small business owners to be successful in their own business. I am totally passionate about helping people and continue to successfully change the lives of many people through my health and business programs.

Qualifications
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate IV in Weight Management
  • Diploma of Weight Management
  • Business Coach – ICF Accreditation
  • NLP International Certification
  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Advanced nutrition course
  • Fitness Instructor Award winner – YMCA & ARV (Aquatics & Recreation Victoria)
Laura Bowman

Laura Bowman

Industry Experience

For the past 5 years I have worked in Education. With my previous employer I started off as an Administration Assistant then in a matter of a few months worked my way up to Student Support as they saw how quickly I built rapport with students. I wanted so much more out of my job so I sought further employment with The Australian College of Weight Management where I have furthered my skills, gained knowledge in the industry, am able to grow and enjoy working in a role where I am able to go above and beyond to assist our students.

Qualifications
  • Certificate III in Business
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate IV in Weight Management
  • Diploma in Weight Management
  • Diploma in Commercial Arts (Graphic Design)
Deb North

Deborah North

Industry Experience

I have been part of the weight management industry for over 5 years since starting my own journey of weight loss. I became a Personal Trainer and have helped others lose weight, get fit and through my run/walk club my clients have achieved their goals of running in various running events including half marathons and full marathons. I am a highly skilled and experienced VET trainer and assessor and have worked within the VET industry for 16 consecutive years. I have developed a wide range of learning and assessment material and was an integral member of a subcommittee established to review and upgrade units of competency within a training package

Qualifications
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate IV in Weight Management
  • Diploma of Weight Management
  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Master Trainer in Fitness
  • Diploma in Front Line Management
  • Diploma in Business Management
  • Diploma of Property
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