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Diploma of Nutrition (Non-Clinical Advisor)
10136NAT
This course gives you a firm understanding of the fundamental principles of nutrition, giving you the tools and knowledge to excel in your career in the health and fitness industries.

Diploma of Nutrition (Non-Clinical Advisor) 

More than a PT. More than a health and wellness expert. Now you can offer nutrition advice.

The Diploma of Nutrition (non-clinical advisor) gives you the tools and knowledge to excel in your career in the health and fitness industries.

As industry experts in health and fitness, we have developed this nationally accredited course within the national dietary guidelines, to be applied in a non-clinical setting.

Co-authored by nutritional expert Dr Joanna McMillan, this course gives you a firm understanding of the fundamental principles of nutrition including:

  • Basic medical knowledge about the human body
  • How it digests and metabolises food, and stores energy
  • How to tailor specialised nutritional advice for weight management, exercise, sport and specific populations and evaluate their general health, wellbeing and lifestyle.

This is a Nationally Recognised course.

This is a Physical Activity Australia Accredited Program  (KAP1934) with 6 PDP's.

See our other nutrition courses.

Qualification

Diploma of Nutrition (Non-Clinical Advisor)

Delivery

Online, combined with 30 hours of work placement available

Length

Up to 12 months

Study Load

One assignment every week to graduate in 12 months

Cost

Online, combined with 30 hours of work placement: Contact us on 1300 616 180

Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Course Outcomes

Become a qualified non-clinical Nutrition Advisor, allowing you to work in the health, fitness and wellness industries. If you already work in the health, fitness or wellness industries, you’ll be able to; give nutritional advice to clients under the National Dietary Guidelines, earn more while giving your clients even greater results with weight management and increase your rates and client referrals by providing a holistic approach to health and fitness.

Nutrition Advisor (Non-Clinical)

Advise on food and healthy eating recommendations within the National Dietary Guidelines including, weight management and sports nutrition advice and writing meal plans.

Delivery Options and Length

Online, combined with 30 hours of work placement

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

This qualification also requires 30 hours of practical placement in a health or fitness workplace.

Up to: 12 months

Cost & Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Your course fee includes the delivery and assessment of your qualification, your study materials (including all resources) and on-going support from our Education Team.

Upfront payment All course costs can be paid in total via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit.

Payment plan Paid via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments.

 

Online, combined with 30 hours of work placement

Contact us on 1300 616 180

Course Structure & Prerequisites

BSBCUS401

Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to advise, carry out and evaluate customer service strategies. It applies to individuals who have well developed skills and a broad knowledge of customer service strategies for addressing customer needs and problems, and who may provide guidance or delegate work related tasks to others.

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.

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 both 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.

NUTFPN501A

Educate clients in the fundamental principles of nutrition
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to educate and inform clients on food principles and nutrition science. The unit covers approaches to inform clients and customers on products, services and self-care practices in relation to fundamental principles of diet and nutrition.

HLTAAP002

Confirm physical health status
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to obtain and interpret information about a client's health status and to check a client’s physical health. It requires a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

NUTNWM502A

Provide specialised nutrition advice for weight management
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide weight management nutrition advice. The unit covers the application of body composition assessment techniques and the detailing of nutritional approaches for weight gain or loss for clients. Supporting weight management clients is to be achieved by providing relevant nutritional advice in collaboration with medical and allied health professionals.

BSBLED502

Manage programs that promote personal effectiveness
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage programs with a health and wellbeing focus. The unit addresses management of the range of programs that would typically be associated with health and wellbeing such as stress management, smoking cessation, exercise, and Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs).

CHCLEG003

Manage legal and ethical compliance
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, before developing and monitoring policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities.

NUTNES503A

Provide tailored nutritional advice for exercise and sport
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide specific nutrition and supplement advice to physically active individuals, athletes and sports people. This includes providing advice on effective foods and compliant products for persons participating in sports and exercise activities, with variances for individual training, competition and recovery needs.

BSBWOR501

Manage personal work priorities and professional development
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create systems and process to organise information and prioritise tasks. It applies to individuals working in managerial positions who have excellent organisational skills. The work ethic of individuals in this role has a significant impact on the work culture and patterns of behaviour of others as managers at this level are role models in their work environment.

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.

NUTNSP504A

Support the nutritional requirements of specific populations
This unit of competency 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 nutritional advisors and effectively referring when required. Supporting clients from specific populations is to be achieved by providing relevant nutritional advice in collaboration with medical and allied health professionals.

*HLTAID003

Provide first aid
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers 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, HLTAID003 Provide 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. Red Cross Australia is a third party training provider who conduct training and assessment services on behalf of Australian Institute of Personal Trainers. 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 Australian Institute of Personal Trainers the email you receive which contains the electronic copy of your certificate.

Qualification status Check the currency of 10136NAT. 

To undertake this qualification, it is required that you hold a current “working with children check”(card) issued by the relevant Government department in the state of territory in which you will undertake this course. This is necessary in order to complete your practical component.

In addition, it is required that students:

  • are 18 years or older at the date of enrolment to participate in a course with the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
  • have completed year 12 or equivalent level of education

Why choose us?

Kate Fitzsimons AIPT reviews

The experience I gained...training real clients in a real gym alongside my mentor, was priceless

Kate Fitzsimons
Complete Personal Trainer*
Dr Joanna McMillan AIPT

The (AIPT) Diploma of Nutrition will help you to make and to recommend the right food choices.

Dr Joanna McMillan
Nutrition Expert
AIPT Reviews Ben Doyle

I had heard lots of good feedback about the simplicity of the course layout, ease of access to study materials

26 years old
Ben Doyle
Certificate IV in Fitness SIS40210
kirri brazendale

I work off a high intensity interval training philosophy and include lots of plyometric work and minimal equipment.

Kirri Brazendale
Complete Personal Trainer^ graduate and AIPT Mentor
Kate Fitzsimons AIPT reviews
Dr Joanna McMillan AIPT
AIPT Reviews Ben Doyle
kirri brazendale
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