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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.

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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 providing nutrition advice to healthy clients within the scope of the Australian Dietary Guidelines and the Eat for Health Program or recognising the need for referral to Accredited Practising Dietitians, a Diploma of Nutrition will prepare you thoroughly for all of it.

With the 10967NAT qualification under your belt, you’ll graduate prepared to provide meaningful nutrition advice to clients. 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 theoretical 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.

Course Outcomes.

This online Diploma of Nutrition 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 advice to a wide range of healthy clients within the scope of the Australian Dietary Guidelines. A qualification in 10967NAT will greatly benefit a career centred around nutrition and fitness.

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Nutrition Advisor

A Nutrition Advisor provides advice to clients in accordance with the Australian Dietary Guidelines.

Note: The Australian Dietary Guidelines apply to all healthy Australians, as well as those with common health conditions such as being overweight. They do not apply to people who need special dietary advice for a medical condition, or to the frail elderly. The Advisor will refer clients to medical and allied health professionals for advice that falls outside their scope of practice.  

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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 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 broad understanding of nutrition science and how to appropriately advise clients and motivate them to stay on track. The Coach will refer clients to medical and allied health professionals for advice that falls outside their scope of practice.  

Course snapshot

Diploma of Nutrition.

Delivery structure

Theoretical Elements:

  • Are completed online

Practical Elements:

  • 30 hours of practical placement sessions

Up to 12 months

Study load
  • 13 course units to complete
  • 30 practical placement sessions
  • Complete 1.5 course units every month to graduate in 12 months.
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Delivery structure.

Studying the Diploma of Nutrition with AIPT is flexible and you can tailor it to suit your needs. The course is broken down into two parts:

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1. Theoretical

Study the theoretical elements of this course anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.


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13 course units to complete.
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Complete 1.5 course units every month to graduate in 12 months.

Resources Required

For the online part of the course, you may need regular access to:

Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points.
High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended).
Operating system – Windows 8 or above.
Mobile Phone with video capability
or Video Camera: Some assessments in your course will require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment.
Office Equipment: Printer and scanner to print and upload some of your assessments.
Internet Browser:
Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.
Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later.
Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).

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2. Practical

Practical Placement Sessions.

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30 practical placement sessions in a health or fitness workplace.
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Under the supervision of an appropriately qualified Supervisor.


Achieve your qualification by completing the following units of competency:

Diploma of Nutrition

Cost & payment.

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.

Your course fee includes

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Delivery and assessment of your qualification

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Study materials (All learning resources)

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Ongoing support from our Education Team

We offer two payment methods

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Full fee upfront

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Instalment plans

For more information about the course costs, please call us on 1300 616 180.

Why choose AIPT?

AIPT Australia Wide

100+ campus locations

We're all around Australia, with locations near you.

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Flexible payment options

A range of payment options to suit your lifestyle.

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Learn from real fitness professionals, in real gyms

Designed to give you a practical experience in a real gym environment.

Our mission

Largest network of industry partnerships

The largest network of employers, fitness professionals and fitness business owners.

They have an excellent range of courses on offer, as well as superb customer service that made me feel welcomed and supported throughout my studies.

I spoke with Tamara, who was wonderful. She gave me all the information about the course and kept in touch right throughout the enrolment process.

Studying my theory online and at my pace allowed me to continue working full-time. The face-to-face component was amazing, working with an experienced instructor.

AIPT supported me from the moment I joined. Even through COVID times, they carried on and were always there for me if I needed anything.

Studying with AIPT allowed me to study while working 5 days a week and at university. It allowed flexibility while ensuring I received the best education possible .


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