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10967NAT

Diploma of Nutrition

Equip yourself with the tools and training required to advance a career in the health and fitness industry and learn how to guide clients on nutrition to improve their overall wellbeing.

Embark on a rewarding new career pathway with a Diploma of Nutrition

Do you have a strong interest in health and fitness? Are you passionate about promoting a balanced lifestyle and improving people’s diets? If you’d like to enhance your knowledge of nutrition and gain a valuable skillset that translates to a career in the fitness industry, a 10967NAT Diploma of Nutrition might be for you.

The 10967NAT Diploma of Nutrition is an online course offered in Australia that focuses on providing participants with a broad range of knowledge, abilities and skills that can be applied in a range of professional environments. No matter what area of the health and fitness industry interests you most, an online nutrition diploma course will equip you to perform a wide variety of essential tasks. Whether it’s advising on food and healthy eating recommendations, providing meaningful sports nutrition advice or understanding and creating meal plans, a diploma of human nutrition will prepare you thoroughly for all of it.

With the 10967NAT qualification under your belt, you’ll graduate prepared to apply for nutrition advisor jobs. According to Job Outlook, the number of nutrition professionals and fitness instructors in Australia is expected to grow strongly over the next five years. Opportunities are open across the country, with most health and fitness professionals working in industries such as health care and social assistance, arts and recreation, and education and training.

All components of AIPT’s 10967NAT Diploma of Nutrition are delivered online, combined with a required 30 sessions of practical work placement. This nationally recognised qualification takes just 12 months to complete, so you can hit the ground running in your career in just a year’s time from commencing your studies.

Interested in advancing your training abilities and improving your health and fitness knowledge? AIPT offers a diverse range of fitness and personal training courses. Get qualified as a personal trainer with a Certificate IV in Fitness or be ready to work in the sport or community recreation industry with a Certificate III in Sport and Recreation.

Entry Requirements

Education

You will need to have completed year 12, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • A qualification at Certificate IV level or higher OR
  • 2 years of relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Minimum Age

You will need to be at least 18 years of age or older at the date of enrolment. 

Residency Status

You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

Work Placement

In order to complete your Work Placement, you may be required to hold a current "Working with Children Check Clearance" issued by the relevant Responsible Authority in the State or Territory in which you will undertake the course. Please see the Student Handbook for more information.

Computer Requirements

In order to complete the online part of the course you will need regular access to the following:

  • Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
  • Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended)
  • Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later
  • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).
Qualification

10967NAT Diploma of Nutrition

Delivery

Online, combined with 30 hours of practical placement sessions available

Length

Up to 12 months

Study Load

Submit 1 unit of competency every month to graduate in 12 months

Course Outcomes

This online nutrition diploma ensures graduates have a strong understanding of the fundamental principles of nutrition at the conclusion of the course. You’ll learn essential skills and knowledge that will allow you to provide nutrition solutions to a wide range of clients of varying ages and circumstances. A qualification in 10967NAT will greatly benefit a career centred around sports nutrition and fitness.

Nutrition Advisor

There is typically some confusion in the difference between a nutrition advisor and a dietician. While both aim to assist individuals in achieving optimal health through diet, a dietician has additional qualifications that allow them to provide medical nutritional therapy. A nutrition advisor is responsible for working with their clients to create meaningful change in their lifestyle with nutritional advice and support. This includes working one-on-one with clients to provide services such as diet and exercise plans, progress tracking and implementing a course of action or referring them to medical health professionals when necessary.

Nutrition Coach

Follow your passion for health and fitness with a career as a nutrition coach. A nutrition coach’s role focuses on helping their clients build practices and make changes to their diet to optimise their health. There are many reasons why an individual would seek help from a nutrition coach; they might have a fitness or performance goal they’re working towards, or simply a desire to improve their quality of life and prevent diet-related disease. As a nutrition coach, you’ll have a solid understanding of nutrition science and how to tailor a program to meet an individual’s specific needs, as well as being able to successfully motivate them to stay on track.

Delivery Options and Length

Online, combined with 30 hours of practical placement sessions

Study online, meaning you can study when and where suits you through our online learning platform.

This qualification requires 30 practical placement sessions in a health or fitness workplace under the supervision of an appropriately qualified Supervisor.

Up to: 12 months

Cost & Payment Options

Upfront payment and instalment plans are available.

Your course fee includes:

  • Delivery and assessment of your qualification
  • Study materials (including all resources)
  • On-going support from our Education Team.

You can pay for your course upfront via VISA/MasterCard or a bank deposit. Alternatively, we offer instalment plans that can be paid over several weeks or fortnights.

For more information about 10967NAT Diploma of Nutrition costs, please call us on 1300 616 180.

Course Structure and Units

Qualification Status - Check the currency of 10967NAT

Must have completed Australian grade 12 or overseas equivalent, be at least 18 years of age and possess high literacy and numeracy skills.

This qualification requires the candidate to complete 30 practical sessions in a health or fitness workplace under the supervision of one of the following:

  • A qualified Personal Trainer who cumulatively holds the following:
  • A Certificate IV or Diploma of Fitness
  • Current Fitness Australia Registration or Equivalent
  • At least two (2) years consecutive current practice as a Personal Trainer offering guidance to clients in line with the Australian Dietary Guidelines
  • A person who holds a Diploma of Nutrition or Advanced Diploma of Nutrition
  • A person who holds a Bachelor of Nutrition and/or Dietetics
  • A registered and practicing Nutritionist
  • A registered and practicing Dietitian.

Students may need to undertake a Working with Children check to meet individual work placement employer requirements.

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body. This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.

HLTHPS010

Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret and use basic information about nutritional principles and healthy diet. It does not include the provision of therapeutic nutritional or dietary advice to individual clients or the recommendation of ‘practitioner only’ nutritional products. This unit applies to individuals working with clients within the limits of the Australian dietary guidelines. They make referrals to other health professionals or accredited practising dietitians when those limits are exceeded.

HLTINF003

Implement and monitor infection prevention control policies and procedures
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information about infection prevention and control procedures, integrate those procedures into work practices and monitor workplace performance. This unit applies to individuals working in health or direct client care contexts, who have coordination, team leading or supervisory responsibility in relation to infection prevention and control.

HLTAID011

Provide First Aid*
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies. The unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. * This course contains a core unit, HLTAID011Provide first aid, which must be completed through an external RTO. Australian Institute of Personal Trainers has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your first aid certificate in order for us to process a Credit Transfer against this unit on your student record. If you have chosen your own third-party provider, you must submit a certified copy of your certificate. If you have undertaken training with Red Cross Australia, you must forward the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers the email you receive which contains the electronic copy of your certificate.

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers. This unit applies to a range of health and community service contexts where workers may communicate face-to-face, in writing or using digital media and work with limited responsibility under direct or indirect supervision.

HLTAAP002

Confirm physical health status
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to obtain and interpret information about client health status and to check a client’s physical health. It requires a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology. This unit applies to individuals working directly with clients and who assist in the provision of health care services. Some disciplines may be subject to state/territory regulatory determination regarding delegation and supervision.

CHCPRP005

Engage with health professionals and the health system
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work within the health care system and engage effectively with other health professionals, including writing referral reports. This unit applies to individuals working in health or community services who work autonomously with clients in the provision of services.

CHCLEG003

Manage legal and ethical compliance
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities. This unit applies to people working in roles with managerial responsibility for legal and ethical compliance in small to medium sized organisations. There may or may not be a team of workers involved.

NAT10967001

Educate clients in the fundamental principles of nutrition
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide educational information and advice in relation to fundamental nutrition principles in a non-clinical setting. It requires the ability to effectively utilise key nutritional principles in relation to food, diverse dietary practices, nutrition science and products to provide accurate information and education to clients in a non-clinical setting. The unit applies to non-clinical nutritional advisors using fundamental principles of health eating and nutrition across a range of industries to educate clients.

NAT10967002

Provide specialised nutrition advice for weight management
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide information to clients seeking nutrition-based weight management advice. It requires the ability to analyse anthropometric measurements that have been taken by a qualified professional using body composition techniques and providing information to clients seeking advice in relation to healthy eating and weight management. This unit applies to non-clinical nutritional advisors working to provide healthy eating and nutrition information in a range of industries.

NAT10967003

Provide tailored nutritional advice for exercise and sport
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide tailored nutritional advice to physically active and sports people who are competing in individual or team sports at various levels. It requires the ability to provide relevant advice regarding performance and supplements to clients based on their individual needs and in keeping with the Australian Dietary Guidelines. This unit applies to non-clinical nutritional advisors working to provide healthy eating and nutrition information in a range of industries.

NAT10967004

Support the nutritional requirements of specific populations
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to advise on the specialised nutritional requirements of clients from various age groups or with diet-related diseases. This involves identifying clients from specific populations, adhering to scope of practice for non-clinical nutritional advisors and effectively referring when required. This unit applies to non-clinical nutritional advisors working to provide healthy eating and nutrition information in a range of industries within the limits of the Australin Dietary Guidelines. Supporting clients from specific populations is to be achieved by providing relevant nutritional advice in collaboration with medical and allied health professionals.

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