Start your Career Today as a Weight Management Practitioner with the Certificate IV in Weight Management!
A new and exciting career waits for you as a Weight Management Practitioner with the potential to change people’s lives for the better.
Skills Institute Australia’s internationally and nationally-recognised Certificate IV in Weight Management Course will provide you with the necessary skills and prepare you with the understanding of the role that psychology, exercise and nutrition play in successful weight loss.
Winning the battle against obesity has been a challenge for millions of people all over the world and now the time for a more holistic approach is needed. In Australia, over 56% of women and 70% of men are now considered to be overweight or obese, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
So, become part of the solution and kick off your career by enrolling in the Certificate IV in Weight Management today!
Enquire today and speak to one of our course specialists for more information on how to get started.
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Contact us today for a no obligation discussion with one of our team who can assist you with any information you require to start your new career:
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.
This is a nationally recognised program which will, on successful completion entitle the participant to an AQF certificated document
The volume of learning for this course is course is 1145 hours. This consists of
- 795 hours of supervised instruction via online study with an assigned Tutor
- 350 hours of non-supervised activities including further reading and research
Non-supervised activities may be undertaken concurrently with supervised instruction.
The recommended maximum duration for completion of Certificate IV in Weight Management is twelve months.
This qualification is delivered in an online environment.
- Satisfactory completion of year 10 or equivalent
- Overseas students require a language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
There are no specific academic prerequisites for any of the units in this course.
All students must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have a minimum of three years employment or volunteer experience in working within a customer service environment
- Meet the requirements for working with adolescents (13 – 17) in the relevant Australian State/Territory
Students seeking entry to this course may be subject to an interview process, based on their initial application, to determine their suitability for providing support services to weight management clients.
This course exposes students to the challenge of mentoring clients who may have suffered challenging, emotionally confronting situations. It requires students to have sufficient maturity and work/life experience to provide professional support services within organisational and regulatory requirements.
Students are required to read and interpret medical or allied health practitioner referrals, prepare referrals and weight management plans including the use of entering measurements, weights and times.
To complete this course, it is expected that you will have access to:
- A computer with Windows XP or higher
- DVD-ROM drive
- Media Player
These facilities are available on campus.
All of the learning materials and test books required to complete this course will be provided.
In order to receive this qualification, eleven core units must be completed satisfactorily.
|WMTIND401A||Work effectively in the weight management industry|
|WMTPSY401A||Analyse and apply principles of psychology, mindset and behaviour modification to weight management|
|WMTDIT401A||Analyse and apply principles of nutritional science to meal planning|
|WMTFIT401A||Apply basic anatomy and physiology principles to exercise recommendations for weight management|
|WMTCON401A||Undertake an initial weight management consultation|
|WMTCON402A||Undertake regular weight management consultations|
|WMTCON403A||Design, plan and deliver weight management clinics for groups|
|WMTREL401A||Work collaboratively with networks|
|BSBCMM401||Make a Presentation|
|BSBCUS402||Address customer needs|
|BSBSMB403||Market the small business|
Possible Vocational pathways:
- Weight Loss Consultant
- Weight Management Consultant
- Motivational Weight Management Coach
- Wellness Coach
- Health Coach
Participants are provided with advice on career and further training opportunities throughout the delivery of the program.
Training pathways out:
- BSB50215 Diploma of Business
- BSB52415 Diploma of Marketing and Communication
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Students who have completed any of the units of study or have practical experience that may be used for recognition of prior learning must contact Skills Institute Australia prior to enrolment.
As this is a competency based program, assessment continues throughout the duration of the course until the participant either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or a further training need is identified and addressed.
Assessment tasks may include
- Multiple Choice
- Short Answer Questions
- Practical Assessment
- Case Studies
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Is this course available for Domestic or International students?
Please note that some courses may only be taken by domestic students. For the latest information on whether this course may be taken by any student or by domestic students only, please click here.
Skills Institute Australia has a commitment to providing equity in training for all learners. In particular, ensuring equity in training for women and the elimination of discrimination against female students in vocational education and training is a priority.
Skills Institute Australia encourages all students to pursue their vocational education and achieve their training goals, including students:
- With language, literacy and numeracy problems
- From a non-English speaking background
- With a disability
Our college will identify and access appropriate support services, and ensure the necessary services are provided for participants as required.