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Nationally and Internationally Accredited Training
Course Code:
10698NAT
Qualification:
Nationally & Internationally Accredited Diploma of Weight Management
Payment Options:
Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery:
Online
Duration:
Self-Paced Study – up to 18 months

Nationally Recognised Training

International Institure for Complementary Therapists

Diploma of Weight Management Course Breakdown

There are 16 modules in this course; each module is broken down into the lesson structures below:

      1. Work effectively in the weight management industry | WMTIND401A
        • Lesson 1: Develop weight management industry knowledge
          • Identify and access sources of information on the weight management industry
          • Identify the economic and social significance of weight gain and weight loss and the impact on individuals and the community
          • Identify the health benefits and potential risks associated with weight loss
          • Analyse the multi-disciplinary roles within the weight management industry and identify the function and responsibilities
          • Define and identify the distinction between weight loss and weight management
          • Demonstrate knowledge of the different types of surgical options and products and services available in the weight management industry
        • Lesson 2: Identify the background, risk and consequences associated with obesity
          • Demonstrate knowledge of the contributing factors to obesity
          • Identify and demonstrate knowledge of the potential health risks associated with obesity and may require referral to an appropriate medical or allied health practitioner
          • Demonstrate knowledge of the adverse effects and consequences of obesity
          • Define the potential barriers of the management of obesity
        • Lesson 3: Identify client needs
          • Undertake daily communication with clients according to organisational policies and procedures
          • Define the importance of social support networks
          • Apply knowledge of a client-focused approach
          • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of life events relevant to weight management
          • Provide appropriate information to meet the specific needs of individual clients
          • Adapt work processes to meet the specific needs of individual clients
        • Lesson 4: Implement client-service practices
          • Respond to client feedback according to organisational policies and procedures and in line with individual level of responsibility
          • Analyse work tasks according to ethical values and standards of ethical practice
          • Identify inappropriate client behaviours that may endanger self, staff and clients
          • Report inappropriate client behaviours to staff according to organisational policies and procedures and comply with regulations and legislation
          • Identify the contra-indications in a weight management consultation that need to be referred to an appropriate medical or allied health practitioner
          • Document communication and outcomes between client and organisation
        • Lesson 5: Monitor and improve personal performance
          • Monitor personal performance against work requirements and schedules and identify any areas for improvement
          • Obtain feedback from colleagues and clients to analyse in context of personal and organisational objectives
          • Ensure work practices meet workplace policies and procedures
          • Ensure work practices meet Occupational Health and Safety regulations and requirements
          • Store information and ideas with others to enhance work processes and client weight management outcomes
          • Identify issues, problems or conflicts within the workplace and consider appropriate actions
      2. Analyse and apply principles of psychology, mindset and behaviour modification to weight management | WMTPSY401A
        • Lesson 1: Identify the psychological principles of behaviour change as they relate to weight management
          • Analyse the history and development of the science of psychology
          • Define the principles of the bio-psycho-social model including the effects on the brain and the nervous system
          • Analyse the effect of neurotransmitters and neuroplasticity on long term behaviour change for weight management
          • Identify the psychological theories that may affect weight management behaviour change
          • Demonstrate the principles of behavioural change models and processes of change
          • Discuss the processes of change influencing behaviour
          • Identify perceived barriers to behaviour change and establish realistic solutions
          • Define and demonstrate mindset and the effect on motivation and behaviour change
          • Demonstrate the principles of behaviour change in relation to diet and exercise
        • Lesson 2: Discuss the link between body image, self-esteem and mind set
          • Discuss the effects of poor body image and how this affects self-esteem
          • Explain the role of media and advertising in influencing body image
          • Analyse the importance of body image and self-esteem, and the practice of self-compassion
          • Demonstrate knowledge of mindset change exercises and activities that lead to improved self-esteem
          • Demonstrate the link between mindset, self-esteem and weight management
          • Discuss the benefits of non-dieting approaches to weight management for improved body image and self-esteem
          • Identify common psychological conditions which require referral to appropriate medical or allied health practitioners
        • Lesson 3: Support clients to undertake behaviour change
          • Obtain information about the client’s current lifestyle behaviours and attitude towards weight loss and weight management
          • Determine the client’s stage of readiness to making lifestyle changes
          • Demonstrate sensitivity to cultural and social differences
          • Assess the client’s level of motivation, commitment and confidence to change
          • Identify the client’s perceived barriers to making lifestyle changes
          • Identify strategies to motivate behaviour change
          • Develop a plan by using basic counselling approaches for behaviour change
          • Demonstrate and reinforce positive beliefs and behavioursIdentify and reframe negative beliefs
          • Demonstrate a non-judgemental, compassionate attitude when dealing with clients
        • Lesson 4: Implement strategies to support client behavioural changes
          • Demonstrate an understanding of the determinants of adherence that influence behaviour
          • Identify and implement a variety of strategies and factors to improve adherence to a weight management program
          • Implement effective values based goal setting
          • Discuss short and long term changes in behaviour
          • Identify common reasons for discontinuation of a weight management program in collaboration with the client
          • Determine the effectiveness of behavioural change strategies implemented and make adjustments as required
          • Apply basic counselling approaches to increase the client’s commitment to a weight management program
          • Demonstrate mindfulness to increase confidence and resilience in clients to help them cope with stress and anxiety
        • Lesson 5: Apply a variety of motivational techniques for behaviour modification
          • Demonstrate motivational strategies to suit individual client needs
          • Demonstrate effective communication skills when consulting with a client to optimise motivation
          • Provide positive reinforcement and feedback to clients to continually influence lifestyle behaviour change
          • Identify and reframe disempowering attitudes and beliefs
          • Utilise the client’s attitudes and values to positively influence adherence and behaviour
      3. Analyse and apply principles of nutritional science to meal planning | WMTDIT401A
        • Lesson 1: Identify the foundational principles of nutrition
          • Identify and apply relevant principles of nutrition and potential effects on the outcomes of client health
          • Identify and demonstrate the importance and role of basic nutrients
          • Demonstrate the importance of a balanced diet in relation to health and weight management
          • Identify the role of basic nutrients for bodily functions, hormonal balance and maintaining a healthy weight
          • Define biochemical individuality and the impact of ethnic and geographical influences on nutrient needs
        • Lesson 2: Identify the role of nutrition in relation to digestive health
          • Identify the main functions and organs of the digestive system
          • Identify major organs and main functions of the excretory system
          • Recognise the signs and symptoms of malabsorption and inflammation in relation to diet and nutrition
          • Explain the role and importance of bacteria in relation to gut health
          • Identify dietary related health issues which require referring to appropriate medical or allied health practitioners
        • Lesson 3: Develop skills in interpreting food labels
          • Identify dietary terms and other terms for fat and sugar on food labels
          • Use and compare food labels when recommending healthy amounts of fat, salt and sugar
          • Demonstrate how food labels can be used to inform the purchase of foods for balanced and healthy meals
          • Interpret food marketing terminology
        • Lesson 4: Apply nutritional principles to healthy eating and weight management
          • Categorise foods according to food groups based on the Australian Dietary Guidelines and other relevant and recognised guidelines
          • Identify recommended serves of various food groups based on the Australian Dietary Guidelines and other relevant and recognised guidelines
          • Identify the need and understanding of portion control
          • Identify the positive and negative elements of popular diets and healthy nutritional options
          • Identify the role of weight-management products within the weight management industry
          • Identify the relationship between alcohol metabolism and weight management
          • Define the relationship between food processing practices and the nutrient content in relation to a healthy eating plan
        • Lesson 5: Provide nutritional information and advice to clients
          • Provide the client with information on lifestyle, self-care practices and specialist services relating to diet, nutrition and weight management
          • Define the links between diet and nutrition and the associated effects on metabolism
          • Define and explain how environmental factors contribute to food behaviour
          • Define and explain the disadvantages of quick or fad weight-loss diets
          • Explain basic eating patterns for weight management
        • Lesson 6: Develop meal plans in accordance with relevant dietary guidelines
          • Develop meal plans according to meal planning principles and incorporating relevant dietary guidelines
          • Plan meals and food group serves to meet the nutritional needs of the client
          • Develop meal plans to ensure client satisfaction
          • Develop meal plans to meet client needs in terms of production and budgetary restraints
      4. Apply basic anatomy and physiology principles to exercise recommendations for weight management | WMTFIT401A
        • Lesson 1: Apply knowledge of anatomical terminology and descriptions of the musculoskeletal structure of the body to exercise for weight management
          • Identify musculoskeletal anatomy and physiological terminology relevant to exercise recommendations for weight management programming
          • Use basic anatomical terminology as it relates to exercise and describe movements of the body
          • Relate the structure and function of the major bones and joints of the body to exercise movement
          • Identify the major muscles and describe their prime moving movements at major joints in the body
          • Identify and describe the actions of the major muscles and joints of the body
        • Lesson 2: Relate the structure and function of the cardio-respiratory and nervous systems to exercise for weight management
          • Explain the structure, role and function of the cardio-respiratory system in relation to exercise for weight management
          • Describe the basic structure of the nervous system and its role in the control of movement and exercise
          • Identify and describe the cardio-respiratory and nervous system responses during exercise
        • Lesson 3: Apply knowledge of exercise for weight management
          • Explain the role of exercise as part of a weight management program
          • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between exercise and physiological benefits in weight management
          • Identify and describe the role of raising the metabolic rate when recommending exercise as part of a weight management program
          • Analyse the effectiveness of different types of exercise in relation to weight management
          • Identify the health and wellbeing benefits from exercise as part of a weight management program
        • Lesson 4: Identify relevant pre-programming information
          • Utilise the adult pre-exercise screening form to identify those individuals with risk factors of an adverse event during physical activity/exercise
          • Identify client fitness levels from the adult pre-exercise screening form including any factors that could limit a client’s ability to undertake any particular types of exercise
          • Consider medical or allied health practitioner recommendations prior to recommending exercise as part of a weight management program
          • Identify precautions prior to commencing exercise activities
          • Demonstrate knowledge of contra-indications that would/could prevent a client from participating in exercise activities
        • Lesson 5: Make recommendations for exercise as part of a weight management program
          • Explain the use and effectiveness of various types of supervised and unsupervised exercises as part of a weight management program, including the relative contribution to aerobic and anaerobic fitness relevant to the client
          • Make exercise recommendations that meet the specific needs of the client in relation to their weight management program
          • Document a recommended exercise program as part of a weight management program
          • Provide suggestions that maximise the positives of the environment and personal attributes for long term adherence to a program
          • Record all recommendations as part of the client’s weight management program, including safety guidelines and adherence
      5. Recognise healthy body systems | HLTAAP001
        • Lesson 1: Work with information about the human body
          • Correctly use and interpret health terminology that describes the normal structure, function and location of the major body systems
          • Correctly use and interpret information that relates to the interrelationships between major components of each body system and other structures
        • Lesson 2: Recognise and promote ways to support healthy functioning of the body
          • Review factors that contribute to maintenance of a healthy body
          • Evaluate how the relationships between different body systems affect and support healthy functioning
          • Enhance quality of work activities by using and sharing information about healthy functioning of the body
      6. Confirm physical health status | HLTAAP002
        • Lesson 1: Obtain information about physical health status
          • Obtain accurate information about physical health status through observation, questioning or review of documentation
          • Interpret information based on understanding of the structure and functioning of body systems
          • Use information to identify any actual or potential problems regarding health status
          • Take into account factors that may have impacted on an identified physical condition
        • Lesson 2: Check physical health status
          • Make checks of client health status prior to delivery of health intervention using knowledge of body systems
          • Clarify significance of physical health status in relation to a particular intervention in line with job role and organisation requirements
          • Clarify implications and significance of physical health status with appropriate people in the case of uncertainty or limits on own capability or authority
        • Lesson 3: Identify variations from normal physical health status
          • Identify variations from normal health status using standard methods and protocols
          • Identify potential factors responsible for significant variations from normal health status
          • Identify potential risk factors associated with variations from normal health status
          • Recognise and refer potentially serious issues in line with organisation requirements
      7. Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately | BSBMED301
        • Lesson 1: Respond appropriately to instructions which contain medical terminology
          • Receive, interpret and document written and oral instructions using medical terminology
          • Use checklists where appropriate
          • Interpret abbreviations for specialised medical terminology
          • Interpret and adhere to the policies and procedures of the workplace
          • Seek clarification when necessary
        • Lesson 2: Carry out routine tasks
          • Use medical terminology correctly in the completion of routine tasks
          • Seek assistance from supervisor or experienced staff member as required
        • Lesson 3: Use appropriate medical terminology in oral and written communication
          • Use appropriate medical terminology as directed, in oral communication with patients, fellow workers and health professionals
          • Use appropriate medical terminology as directed, in written communication with patients, fellow workers and health professionals
          • Present written communication to a designated person for verification if required
          • Spell and pronounce medical terminology correctly
      8. Establish and manage client relationships | CHCCOM006
        • Lesson 1: Establish professional relationship with the client
          • Establish relationship within appropriate professional boundaries
          • Build trust and respect through use of effective communication techniques
          • Identify and respond to client special needs
          • Communicate in ways that take account of cultural considerations
          • Exercise discretion and confidentiality
        • Lesson 2: Manage client interactions
          • Use a collaborative and person centred approach when working with clients
          • Use motivational interviewing as a basis for client interactions
          • Seek client information respectfully and sensitively, using purposeful, systematic and diplomatic questions
          • Support the client to identify and articulate key information that supports the provision of service
          • Encourage clients to voice queries or concerns and address these appropriately
          • Respond to difficult or challenging behaviour using established techniques
          • Maintain professional integrity and boundaries at all times
          • Work within scope of role and identify and respond to situations where interactions suggest the need for client referral
        • Lesson 3: Provide effective responses to client enquiries
          • Select the most appropriate mode of communication for the information being provided
          • Use language and terminology that the client will understand
          • Present information clearly and with sufficient detail to meet client needs
          • Confirm with client that the information has been understood and address any unresolved issues
      9. Work with diverse people | CHCDIV001
        • Lesson 1: Reflect on own perspectives
          • Identify and reflect on own social and cultural perspectives and biases
          • Work with awareness of own limitations in self and social awareness
          • Use reflection to support own ability to work inclusively and with understanding of others
          • Identify and act on ways to improve own self and social awareness
        • Lesson 2: Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
          • Value and respect diversity and inclusiveness across all areas of work
          • Contribute to the development of work place and professional relationships based on appreciation of diversity and inclusiveness
          • Use work practices that make environments safe for all
        • Lesson 3: Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
          • Show respect for diversity in communication with all people
          • Use verbal and non-verbal communication constructively to establish, develop and maintain effective relationships, mutual trust and confidence
          • Where a language barrier exists, use effective strategies to communicate in the most efficient way possible
          • Seek assistance from interpreters or other persons according to communication needs
        • Lesson 4: Promote understanding across diverse groups
          • Identify issues that may cause communication misunderstandings or other difficulties
          • Where difficulties or misunderstandings occur, consider the impact of social and cultural diversity
          • Make an effort to sensitively resolve differences, taking account of diversity considerations
          • Address any difficulties with appropriate people and seek assistance when required
      10. Research and apply evidence to practice | CHCPOL003
        • Lesson 1: Plan information gathering activities
          • Identify situations where research may be required to support and improve own work practice
          • Evaluate current trends in own area of practice
          • Establish and define research objectives
          • Identify and access credible sources of data and evidence
        • Lesson 2: Gather information
          • Evaluate and select methods of gathering information
          • Gather information using a systematic approach
          • Establish relevance of information according to objectives and work requirements
          • Facilitate analysis by organising information in a way that supports its analysis and future use
        • Lesson 3: Analyse information
          • Prioritise information based on the information need
          • Compare and contrast different sources of information
          • Assess the strength, relevance, reliability and currency of the information in the context of own work
          • Assess the feasibility, benefits and risks associated with the information
          • Make and document conclusions based on findings
        • Lesson 4: Use information in practice
          • Assess ways in which different aspects of information may be used
          • Use information and learning from research to identify potential areas for change in current practice
          • Identify issues that require further research and evaluation
          • Develop actions to address outcomes of research
      11. Reflect on and improve own professional practice | CHCPRP003
        • Lesson 1: Reflect on own practice
          • Undertake self-evaluation in conjunction with supervisors and/or peers
          • Reflect on and recognise the effect of values, beliefs and behaviour in practice
          • Share two-way, open and evaluative feedback with co-workers or peers
          • Actively seek and reflect on feedback from clients, organisations or other relevant sources
        • Lesson 2: Enhance own practice
          • Determine improvements needed based on own evaluation and feedback from others
          • Identify potential support networks both internal and external to the organisation
          • Seek specialist advice or further training where need is identified
          • Recognise requirements for self-care and identify requirements for additional support
          • Devise, document and implement a self development plan that sets realistic goals and targets
        • Lesson 3: Facilitate ongoing professional development
          • Access and review information on current and emerging industry developments and use these to improve practice
          • Assess and confirm own practice against ethical and legal requirements and opportunities
          • Identify and engage with opportunities to extend and expand own expertise
          • Regularly participate in review processes as a commitment to upgrading skills and knowledge
      12. Conduct health screening for advanced weight management programs | DWMCHS001
        • Lesson 1: Prepare for screening interview
          • Outline screening process and schedule with client in accordance with organisational policies and procedures
          • Identify required tools and processes required for health screening
          • Prepare screening information documents according to legislative and regulatory requirements and organisational policies and procedures
        • Lesson 2: Conduct screening interview
          • Build rapport with client and create a safe emotional space for the interview
          • Engage with client to establish level of client health literacy
          • Advise client on relevance of screening and appraisal processes in developing a safe and personalised weight management program
          • Lead client through screening interview process and completion of screening documentation
          • Respond accurately and with empathy to client questions and concerns about screening process
        • Lesson 3: Analyse screening information
          • Recognise signs and symptoms indicating abnormal functioning of client body systems
          • Recognise signs and symptoms indicating psychological issues contributing client body weight regulation
          • Recognise signs and symptoms indicating irregular hormone function contributing to client body weight regulation
          • Recognise signs and symptoms of client insulin resistance, ineffective lipid metabolism, inflammation, and excessive adiposity
          • Recognise signs and symptoms of client gastrointestinal microbiome dysfunction
          • Research and evaluate other potential factors contributing to client body weight regulation as informed by current evidence-based research and advancements in the industry
        • Lesson 4: Discuss screening results with client
          • Translate the findings of screening interview for client, tailoring communication to client level of health literacy
          • Confirm client understanding of factors affecting own weight management regulation
          • Respond sensitively and accurately to client questions
        • Lesson 5: Identify and respond to need for client referral
          • Ascertain presence of high risk conditions requiring referral to medical or allied health practitioner for medical clearance or recommendations prior to proceeding with weight management appraisal
          • Recommend and arrange referral to medical or allied health practitioner according to organisational policies and procedures
        • Lesson 6: Report screening results
          • Identify and convene stakeholders involved in client care, according to client consent requirements and organisational policies and procedures
          • Communicate screening results to client stakeholders, tailoring communication to individual stakeholder level of health literacy
          • Prepare and store screening report based on organisational policies and procedures
      13. Develop advanced weight management programs | DWMDAW002
        • Lesson 1: Receive and interpret referrals 
          • Identify parameters of client referral from medical or allied health professionals
          • Seek clarification from medical or health practitioner, as required, prior to proceeding with weight management appraisal
          • Discuss outcomes of referral and confirm client understanding
        • Lesson 2: Determine client weight management goals
          • Negotiate short- and long-term weight management goals with client
          • Determine client’s perceived benefits and personal importance of weight management program
          • Identify potential barriers to client following weight management program which may impact on achievement of program goals
          • Document weight management goals in accordance with organisational policies and procedures
        • Lesson 3: Conduct weight management appraisal
          • Adhere to organisational policies and procedures for client safety during appraisal
          • Review initial client health screening results to inform direction and nature of program
          • Record physical attributes and accurate body measurements taken to inform assessment of body composition
          • Establish details about lifestyle and nutritional choices, habits, behaviours and mindset from client
          • Gather information about client’s broader environment in which they live and work as relevant to identifying influences on weight management
          • Explore and establish nature of client’s relationship with food
          • Develop client profile that can be used to develop a personal weight management program
        • Lesson 4: Consider factors affecting program design
          •  Determine the impact of genetics and epigenetics on client achievement of weight management goals
          • Determine impact of lifestyle choices, habits and behavioural patterns on client health and weight management
          • Evaluate impact of environmental influences on obesity or obesity promoting behaviours in client
          • Identify possible nutritional causes of client ill health, metabolic dysfunction and weight gain
          • Identify the influence of microbiome on client metabolism of diet and dietary components
          • Investigate client disempowering or limiting belief programs that may be preventing the achievement of weight management goals
          • Research and evaluate other potential factors affecting client program design as informed by current evidence-based research and advancements in the industry
        • Lesson 5: Educate client about factors affecting weight management program
          • Explain results of weight management appraisal and confirm client understanding
          • Explain environmental influences on client lifestyle choices, habits and behavioural patterns with reference to evidence-based research
          • Provide information on the impact of poor lifestyle behaviours on health and weight management in relation to client goals
          • Facilitate client understanding of relationship of, neuroplasticity and epigenetics in relation to successful client body weight regulation
          • Provide current information on the influence of nutrition on microbiota and gut health in relation to client weight management
          • Explain the impact of exercise in optimal hormone functioning for client body weight regulation
          • Explain factors affecting the success of weight management programs according to current research about modern weight management approaches
          • Confirm client understanding of factors affecting own weight management regulation
          • Respond sensitively and accurately to client questions
        • Lesson 6: Settle weight management program
          • Devise program recommendations appropriate to client weight management appraisal findings
          • Negotiate strategies that maximise positive environmental factors and encourage client adherence to long term weight management plan
          • Incorporate techniques to build and maintain positive client behaviours for long term success
          • Integrate strategies to assist client in developing a positive relationship with food
          • Negotiate strategies to overcome potential barriers to effecting client lifestyle changes
          • Record weight management program according to organisational policies and procedures
      14. Deliver and monitor advanced weight management programs | DWMMAW003
        • Lesson 1: Present weight management program
          • Explain details of personal weight management program and confirm client understanding
          • Identify level of long term client commitment and potential barriers to following weight management program
          • Assist client to identify and overcome any commitment issues and barriers to following weight management program
        • Lesson 2: Review program and client progress
          • Evaluate program design and content for alignment to current evidence based research in non-linear approaches to weight management
          • Confirm client needs and expectations of weight management program
          • Ascertain client continued level of commitment to the program
          • Identify triggers or links associated with client lapses
        • Lesson 3: Respond to client progress
          • Provide feedback to client on progress and any recommended program adjustments
          • Assist client to self-identify changes to improve long term adherence to program
          • Motivate client to overcome barriers to adhering to weight management program
          • Select current and valid support tools and resources to positively influence client progress and educate client in their use
          • Develop support plan with client that maximises positive environmental and personal factors to encourage adherence to plan
          • Discuss details of updated personal weight management program and confirm client understanding
        • Lesson 4: Receive and interpret referrals 
          • Identify parameters of client referral from medical or allied health professionals
          • Seek clarification from medical or health practitioner, as required, prior to continuing with program and implementing changes
          • Discuss outcomes of referral and confirm client understanding
        • Lesson 5: Identify and respond to need for client referral
          • Monitor client for new presentation of high risk conditions requiring referral to medical or allied health practitioner for medical clearance or recommendations prior to continuing with program and implementing changes
          • Notify treating medical or allied health practitioner of changes in client condition or health in accordance with organisation policies and procedures and legislative and regulatory requirements
          • Recommend and arrange referral to medical or allied health practitioner according to organisational policies and procedures
        • Lesson 6: Maintain records
          • Maintain current and accurate client records of program amendments and progress in accordance with organisational policies and procedures
          • Store records in accordance with organisational policies and procedures
      15. Manage legal and ethical compliance | CHCLEG003
        • Lesson 1: Research information required for legal compliance
          • Identify sources of information about compliance requirements
          • Evaluate own area of work and determine scope of compliance requirements
          • Access and interpret information relevant to area of work
          • Identify risks, penalties and consequences of non compliance
          • Assess and act on need for specialist legal advice
        • Lesson 2: Determine ethical responsibilities
          • Identify the ethical framework that applies to the work context
          • Incorporate scope of practice considerations as part of ethical practice
          • Evaluate responsibilities to workers, clients and the broader community
          • Model ethical behaviour in own work
        • Lesson 3: Develop and communicate policies and procedures
          • Clearly articulate and document policies and procedures to support legal and ethical practice in readily accessible formats
          • Integrate documentation and record keeping requirements into policies and procedures
          • Ensure systems protect client information
          • Nominate the roles and responsibilities of different people in meeting requirements where multiple people are involved
          • Distribute policies, procedures and legal information to colleagues and peers in a timely fashion
        • Lesson 4: Monitor compliance
          • Evaluate work practices for non-compliance on an ongoing basis, and implement modifications
          • Maintain and update required accreditations or certifications
          • Refer issues or breaches of ethical or legal practice to relevant people
        • Lesson 5: Maintain knowledge of compliance requirements
          • Identify and use opportunities to maintain knowledge of current and emerging legal requirements and ethical issues
          • Share updated knowledge and information with peers and colleagues
          • Pro-actively engage in process of review and improvement
      16. Manage risk | BSBRSK501
        • Lesson 2: Identify risks
          • Invite relevant parties to assist in the identification of risks
          • Research risks that may apply to scope
          • Use tools and techniques to generate a list of risks that apply to the scope, in consultation with relevant parties
        • Lesson 3: Analyse risks
          • Assess likelihood of risks occurring
          • Assess impact or consequence if risks occur
          • Evaluate and prioritise risks for treatment
        • Lesson 4: Select and implement treatments
          • Determine and select most appropriate options for treating risks
          • Develop an action plan for implementing risk treatment
          • Communicate risk management processes to relevant parties
          • Ensure all documentation is in order and appropriately stored
          • Implement and monitor action plan
          • Evaluate risk management process

 

Diploma Outcomes

The complex nature of weight management places a need within the industry to provide highly skilled practitioners for those clients who present with more complex needs.

This course is designed for individuals who wish to develop the skills, knowledge and experience in planning, conducting and evaluating advanced weight management programs. Advanced practitioners/health coaches have the ability to apply specialised skills and knowledge above the level possessed by practitioners/coaches. This enables them to recognise interrelated contributing factors to weight gain to identify program needs and to develop research based programs, underpinned by an educative approach in the concept of the human body as a non-linear and complex adaptive system.

Advanced practitioners/coaches may work in supervisory roles, applying their skills and knowledge to assist team members with the identification of interrelated contributing factors and the development of advanced weight management programs. They may work as individuals in their own business or they may work in organisations alongside other weight management specialists and staff, either as a member of the team or in a supervisory role overseeing the work of others.

Specific titles given to such practitioners may include:

  • Weight Management Specialist
  • Advanced Weight Management Practitioner
  • Advanced Health Coach

To that end, this course is intended to provide participants with a range of knowledge, and skills to perform the following functions associated with the role:

  • consulting with clients to provide appropriate services in a weight management setting
  • analysing and assessing lifestyle factors that may influence client obesity and obesity promoting behaviours
  • recognising and responding to the range of complex factors that may contribute to client body weight regulation
  • applying principles of psychology, nutrition and exercise science to weight management programming
  • recognising differing levels of client health literacy and interpreting medical and health terminology appropriately
  • conducting advanced client health screening consultations and risk assessments to inform the development of personalised weight management programs
  • developing and delivering advanced client weight management programs, including amending programs in response to individual client progress, referral parameters and providing support tools and resources to support clients
  • recognising the presence of high risk conditions requiring client referral to medical or allied health practitioners for medical clearance or recommendations
  • working with others in a team or in a supervisory role in performing functions associated with the development, delivery and monitoring of advanced weight management programs.

Diploma Entry Requirements

Essential entry requirements
Entrants to the qualification must:

  • be over 18 years of age;
  • have achieved a minimum year 10 level of education;
  • hold the 10576NAT Certificate IV in Weight Management (or its successor), or a qualification at least at AQF level 4 in a relevant field such as fitness or allied health;
  • have a minimum of three years’ employment or volunteer experience in working within a customer service environment; and
  • have the ability to use computers, to email, send and write word documents and to use basic spreadsheets.

Recommended entry requirements
The following criteria may facilitate successful completion of the course. Entrants should have:

  • all entrants – high level language, literacy and numeracy levels – sufficient to interpret research documents and medical or allied health practitioner referrals, liaise effectively with a range of healthcare professionals, prepare written reports (including referrals) and prepare a weight management plan including numeracy requirements for weights, measures and times.
  • international students – a score of 5.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to ensure they have the capacity understand and organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements and can interact with a range of clients.

Limitations to entry
Students seeking entry to this course may be subject to an interview process 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.

Payment options

Studying online is a cost effective way to study compared to traditional face to face methods. The flexible delivery allows you to keep working while you study and removes a lot of other costs involved.

  • Save on transit costs
  • No more extravagant parking fees
  • Study when you what, where you want
  • Affordable – student payment plan options are available

Pay Upfront
Pay for your course fees upfront and receive great savings of up to 25%.

Payment Plans
Take advantage of our interest free payment plans starting from just $50 per week. This method of payment allows you to start your studies today and pay as you go, so you can get where you want to be sooner. Our Career Advisors are available to help you decide on the most suitable payment option depending on your budget. They can even tailor the payment plan to help you pay it quicker. Call them on 1300 969 367 to discuss your payment options.

Student support

At the Australian College of Weight Management we want to see you succeed and are here to support you all the way. 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 – 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 call from our Education Team who will be helping you
  • The opportunity for a scheduled phone call from your Tutor whenever you have questions you would like to discuss

Call our student support today on 1300 969 367 or Email Student Support Services

Get more information

Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form by clicking the button below and a Careers Advisor will contact you with the details you need.

Our courses have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks and real-world exercises are used throughout the program. Through our online qualification you can:

  • Start a new career in the weight management industry as a consultant or coach in a variety of health and wellness areas
  • Broaden your existing skills or knowledge so you can provide a holistic service to your clients
  • Add a new service to your existing health or wellness business

Study for a Certificate IV in Weight Management with Australian College of Weight ManagementIf you are considering entering the weight management industry, here are 5 great reasons why you definitely should:

1. A rewarding career choice
Helping your clients to achieve their goals and sharing in their life-changing journey is an amazing experience, and one which creates a fulfilling and rewarding career.

2. Make a difference – for life
Through a holistic education in weight management covering the principles of psychology, nutrition and exercise, you will be able to help clients make permanent and lasting lifestyle changes not just affecting their weight, but their life.

3. Keep informed about exciting research
Neuroscience, nutrigenomics and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique); these are just a few areas of exciting research taking place in the weight management industry.

4. Join a growth industry
IBISWorld reports have indicated a growth of over 14% in the demand for weight loss counselling services in just two years (2012-2014); it is estimated that nearly three-quarters of the Australian population will be overweight or obese by 2025, so this increased demand is set to continue.

5. It’s never too late
Over 60% of our students are over the age of 40 (we even have students in their 70’s!), so if you are looking to make a change to a rewarding career, now is the time.

Validation
The Australian College of Weight Management validates your credibility as a professional within the Weight Management Industry as well as with your clients through our certification.

As well as providing you with a quality education based on a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to weight management, your qualification is a great marketing tool to help you build your business and attract clients.

Our Approach
We are committed to providing the best level of student support and administration available. Throughout your course you are provided with the support of a full time education team by telephone, email or in person.

The Australian College of Weight Management undertakes competency based assessment; there are no exams. This approach means that our students can’t receive a “fail” mark on their assignments. If an assignment is not satisfactory, the student is able to reattempt the assignment with the support of the education team and their tutor where needed. Competency Based Learning means that we train our students to be competent rather than producing graduates that are simply able to pass tests or examinations.

How else will I benefit from studying with the Australian College of Weight Loss Consultants?

  • Studying online or distance means you can study where you want and at your own pace.
  • Receive career-focused training with practical, hands-on learning.
  • All course materials are provided and all digital platforms are interactive, work on any device and designed to be fun.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning or Skills Recognition may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.
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