The 10136NAT Diploma of Nutrition (non-clinical advisor) gives you the tools and knowledge to assist 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.
This course gives you a firm understanding of the fundamental principles of nutrition including:
- Basic medical knowledge about the human body
- How to provide specialised nutritional advice and evaluate general health, wellbeing and lifestyle.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Nutrition Advisor (Non-Clinical).
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration and Study Load
Duration – Diploma of Nutrition (Non-Clinical Advisor) students have up to 12 months to complete their studies.
Study Load – One assignment every week to graduate in 12 months
To undertake this qualification, you may be required to 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
There is a practical component of the course that requires completion of 30 hours of supervised structured work placement in a healthcare environment.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, a recognition of prior learning (RPL)assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.
Once enrolled students will have free access to member only information and resources with the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ALSM). Following course completion graduates may apply for associate membership with the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.
To be assessed as competent, learners need to provide evidence of their knowledge and skills relevant to the unit of competence. Assessment methods may include:
- Short answer questions
- Assignments / Projects
- Observation Report
- Recorded Practical Assessment/ Project
- Case Study / Role Play
There is a practical component of the course that requires completion of 30 hours of supervised structured work placement in a healthcare environment. A logbook, project and journal will be available to students demonstrate completion of these practical hours.
Before you commence your studies, it is important that you identify potential barriers which might prevent you from successfully completing your course. You must be computer literate, as well as have:
- access to a computer, the internet and an active email address
- a high level of language, literacy and numeracy comprehension
- time to complete the assessment items within the required timeframes.
Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold a current first aid and CPR certificate and have been recognised as competent through a recognised training program or recognition process against the following units of competency. This qualification needs to be completed through an external third party, and the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTO 3605) which provides First aid Training to AIPT students at a reduced price. Red Cross Australia is an independent third party training provider. This is an additional service offered by AIPT; however, students are able to source their own training provider to suit their needs.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to advise, carry out and evaluate customer service strategies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
About Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
At the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) we are experts in nutrition and fitness, and equip our students with the best in online and face-to-face education. Established in 1999 alongside our partner Registered Training Organisation Foundation Education (RTO 22557), we have grown from a handful of campuses in Queensland to over 150 campuses and an extensive network of Mentors Australia-wide.
When you study with AIPT you have access to:
Dedicated student support – Access to a dedicated team of Support Officers to make the transition into study as straightforward as possible.
Largest network of locations – We have the industry’s largest network of gyms across Australia, ensuring we’re in your area.
Flexible delivery options – We cater to all learning styles and offer flexible study options to suit everyone’s schedules, with a focus on practical learning and hands-on experience.
Australian Institute of Personal Trainers is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO – 32363)