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TURN YOUR PASSION FOR NUTRITION

into a profession

10763NAT - CERTIFICATE IV IN NUTRITION - HEALTH & WELLNESS COACH ELECTIVE

The online 10763NAT – Certificate IV In Nutrition is Australia’s only Nationally Accredited Certificate IV in Nutrition.

This cutting-edge nutritionist course gives you the practical skills & knowledge to provide custom nutrition plans and individualised advice that actually deliver results. Results for yourself, your clients and most importantly, your friends and family.

Online study with Vast will allow you to benefit from flexible, self-paced study with 24hr access through our online learner management system. All course materials, assessment items and relevant information are accessible electronically, meaning no lecture commitments to fit into your schedule or downtime from work.

Upon enrolment, you are allocated a Personal Assessor who is a university qualified Dietitian or Nutritionist. Your Personal Assessor is your single point of contact for the duration of your study and will be the one assessing and providing feedback on your work. This allows you to build a relationship with your Personal Assessor during your study.

Don’t worry, it’s not all via email, we also offer Live Virtual Support. This means one of our Assessors is live on Zoom each day, ready to answer your question in a face-to-face environment.

As online nutrition education specialists, we can help you become a nutritionist, no matter where you live in Australia.

What does this elective cover?

Effective consultations are make-or-break, so this elective stream uses counselling techniques and approaches to equip students with practical skills for everyday, real-life practice.

You will learn valuable communication skills, analyse client information effectively and successfully build rapport to ensure your counselling relationship is positive and productive.

With nutritional concerns inevitably affecting all aspects of a client’s life, it is pivotal that you understand how to promote and navigate social, emotional, spiritual, physical and cognitive wellbeing.

Lastly, decision-making will ultimately influence clients’ success, and this elective stream explores how to best support your clients in their decision-making processes.

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Elective Steam Option Two – Health and Wellness Coach

Unit 2: CHCMHS011 – Assess And Promote Social, Emotional And Physical Wellbeing
  • Understanding the difference between ‘mental health’ and ‘mental illness’
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the different domains of health which contribute towards overall wellbeing, including:
    • Social
    • Emotional
    • Physical
    • Cognitive
    • Spiritual and cultural health
  • Understanding how to effectively analyse, enhance and support a client’s social circles and wellbeing, encouraging aspects such as kindness, inclusion and meaningful connection
  • Understanding how to identify a client’s emotional strengths and triggers, and implement counselling strategies to encourage emotional resilience
  • Recognising other aspects that affect physical health outside of nutrition (such as oral and sexual health, comprehensive health checks and food security/insecurity)
  • Understanding practices that constitute ‘culture and spiritual health’, and encourage participation by clients
  • Understanding and implementing strategies to enhance a client’s mental strength and resilience
  • Implementing additional counselling techniques (such as a client-centred approach) to support clients in achieving their goals.

Elective Steam Option Two – Health and Wellness Coach

Unit 1: CHCCSL001 – Establish And Confirm The Counselling Relationship
  • Understanding the basics of counselling and the role of a Nutrition Counsellor
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of how to conduct effective consultations and build a successful counselling relationship
  • Understanding the importance of the following considerations (prior to beginning the counselling relationship):
    • Client expectations
    • Respect for the client’s boundaries and choices
    • Understanding client anxieties and concerns surrounding the counselling relationship and how to manage these (such as stigma, guilt and shame, hopelessness )
    • Building and maintaining rapport
  • Understanding how to modify the counselling process based on individual client’s needs (such as personality, learning style, identity and goals)
  • Understanding and implementing a step-by-step, structured approach to conducting consultations – from the very beginning right to the very end
  • Understanding which circumstances or situations warrant a referral to another Allied Health Professional.
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Elective Steam Option Two – Health and Wellness Coach

Unit 3: CHCCSL007 – Support Counselling Clients In Decision-making Processes
  • Understanding the importance of decision-making in the counselling relationship
  • Understanding how to support a client through the decision-making process in order to identify a course of action that is most suitable to them and their nutritional concern
  • Understanding how to effectively define the goals of clients and identify potential courses of action
  • Recognising obstacles that can influence decision-making, such as cognitive biases, past experience and need for commitment
  • Assisting clients in analysing the advantages, disadvantages and consequences of potential courses of action, utilising various decision-making models
  • Implementing various counselling techniques to encouraging clients to decide on a course of action
  • Developing support and action plans to ensure clients are cared for and supported appropriately throughout the decision-making process and chosen course of action.

STUDY DURATION

12 months from enrolment date

STUDY DELIVERY

Online and is self-paced

WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement is NOT a requirement of this qualification.

CAREER OUTCOME

Nationally Recognised Nutritionist

STUDY DURATION

12 months from enrolment date

STUDY DELIVERY

Online and is self-paced

WORK PLACEMENT

No placement required

CAREER OUTCOME

Nationally Recognised Nutritionist

The 10763NAT – Certificate IV in Nutrition is the ONLY Nationally Recognised Certificate IV in Nutrition in Australia. This can be validated by visiting the below link.

View course details on TRAINING.GOV.AU

Meaning that it is REAL, and you can legally USE your qualification after you graduate!

This industry-leading, cutting edge qualification equips graduates with the in-depth knowledge and practical skills required to provide safe, legal and individualised nutrition plans and customised advice that actually delivers results for their clients.

You have 12 months from the date of enrolment to complete your 10763NAT – Certificate 4 in Nutrition course.

Being self-paced, if you have the time to put towards study, we are here to support you with fast assessment marking and Live Virtual Support.

When you have graduated from the 10763NAT – Certificate IV in Nutrition, you will qualify for Nutrition Council Australia membership.

Membership allows you access to Allied Health Professional Indemnity / Public Liability insurance through AON Insurance.

This membership allows graduates to legally practise as Nutritionists under the Nutrition Council Australia Scope of Practice. Nutritionists work with clients to identify their specific needs and goals and provide them with detailed nutritional advice and individually tailored meal plans to assist the client in achieving those needs and goals.

You may choose to have a specialisation in one or both of the below modalities.

SPORTS NUTRITION ADVISOR
Allowing you to work alongside athletes, sporting teams, and anyone who is seeking performance-based nutritional advice.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS COACH
Allowing you to work alongside those in the general public looking for social, emotional, and physical wellbeing.

Not at all, the 10763NAT – Certificate IV in Nutrition is an entry-level course and a stand-alone qualification.

Whether you’re adding to an existing skill set or starting a new one, we have no expectation of prior learning in the area.

This course builds on your knowledge of all aspects of health and wellness with every unit of study.

The course then dives head-first into the inner workings of the human body. The fundamentals of biology, chemistry, anatomy, and physiology are explored to give students a thorough understanding of the many processes and systems ultimately affected by the foods we eat.

The role, function, and chemical makeup of macronutrients and micronutrients are covered in detail. The various food sources contain all of these nutrients and what conditions can arise with dieting nutrient deficiencies. This information is also presented to easily apply what they are learning to meet their client’s needs and goals.

The recommended intake for each nutrient is outlined before understanding how the body absorbs, utilises and processes nutrients.

One of the best parts of this course is the practical application it provides: students are taken through a step-by-step process of how to develop tailored nutrition plans considering all aspects of their individual clients and are taught how to monitor, analyse and modify these plans based on changing client needs and progress.

Digestive health and psychology: two critical considerations for your clients and two whole units dedicated to these subjects. Gain a comprehensive understanding of digestive health, why it’s important, and how nutrition affects the mind.

We find most students choose to start up their own consultation business within this field, so they aren’t restricted in who they see. Many graduates will also work from local allied health facilities, gyms and even beauty salons. Most businesses like this have rooms you can rent to serve a mutual benefit to you and their business.

Ensuring you have the correct insurance policy cover is critical in business. Nutrition Council Australia has created an Allied Health Professional Indemnity / Public Liability insurance policy with AON Insurance.

This insurance allows graduates to legally practise as Nutritionists under the Nutrition Council Australia Scope of Practice in their Nutritionist business. Nutritionists work with clients to identify their specific needs and goals and provide them with detailed nutritional advice and individually tailored meal plans to assist the client in achieving those needs and goals.

For further information regarding this policy, you can follow the below link.

AON INSURANCE POLICY

Most students looking to go to university plan to study Nutrition and major in the Dietetics pathway. This enables them to work with patients who may be pregnant, have food intolerances, chronic disease or are diagnosed with an illness.

If you’re looking to improve results for your Health and Wellness Coaching or Personal Training clients or work with the generally otherwise healthy population, the Certificate IV in Nutrition would be perfect for you. You will provide nutritional support, including meal plans, macro and micronutrient support, gut health advice and much more.

If treating pregnant patients or those with intolerances, chronic illness, or disease is your career goal, finding a suitable university to undertake the 4 – 5 years of study is what you require.

The 10763NAT – Certificate IV in Nutrition is Australia’s only nationally accredited and recognised Certificate IV that will qualify you as a Nationally recognised Nutritionist with Nutrition Council Australia.

This means we teach practical applications, not just how to use a pre-built calculator and meal plan generator. You are taken through a step-by-step process of developing tailored nutrition plans considering all aspects of clients individual needs and taught how to monitor, analyse and modify these plans based on changing client needs and progress.

If you want a course that will provide an education that expands further than using a diet software system, then the 10763NAT – Certificate IV in Nutrition is right for you.

More importantly, choosing a non-accredited course could impact your career goals and leave you without the education and insurance you required.

We offer Live Virtual Support 6 days per week. This means one of our assessors is live on Zoom each day, ready to answer your questions in a face to face setting.

Our Live Virtual Support allows you to ask as many questions as you like without booking an appointment. Join the zoom meeting, get the help you require and continue with your study.

If you are studying late at night and have questions, you message your Personal Assessor, who will answer within a 48hr response time.

Having a Personal Assessor means you always know who is getting back and marking your work throughout your study.

All staff at Vast Fitness Academy are employed on a full-time basis.

We do not use sub-contractors to assess your work.

Your Personal Assessor is dedicated to your success and is University Qualified Dietitian or Nutritionist. This sets us apart from other course providers and ensures our students receive the highest level of support and guidance possible.

We are very intentional with how we reach out to our students and provide quality feedback regarding your submissions throughout your studies. Our portal allows you to directly message your Assessor so that you can ask as many questions as you like! In fact, our Assessors actually prefer if their students are messaging them asking for assistance rather than keeping to themselves.

If you would like to see for yourself, head over to our Facebook page to see the feedback from past and current students.

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COURSE FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

10763NAT – CERTIFICATE IV IN NUTRITION

UPFRONT PAYMENT

$3,999 Total course cost 

(this is via bank transfer or credit card through eWay; additional fees apply for credit cards)

*The second elective stream is an additional $250. (RRP $500)

INSTALMENT PLAN

$4,499 Total course cost

$399 Deposit and $68.33 p/w.

The second elective stream is an additional $250. (RRP $500) and changes weekly instalment payment plans.

NUTRITION COUNCIL AUSTRALIA

Once graduates have completed the 10763NAT – Certificate IV in Nutrition, they qualify to register to become a member of Nutrition Council Australia.

Once graduates have completed the 10763NAT – Certificate IV in Nutrition, they qualify to receive Allied Health Professional Indemnity / Public Liability insurance and can become a member of Nutrition Council Australia.

This membership allows graduates to legally practise as Nutritionists under the Nutrition Council Australia Scope of Practice. Nutritionists work with clients to identify their specific needs and goals, as well as provide them with detailed nutritional advice and individually tailored meal plans to assist the client in achieving those needs and goals.

It is recommended that individuals are over 18 years in age when enrolling in the 10763NAT – Certificate IV in Nutrition.

A super simple list!

Computer/Laptop and basic computer skills

Internet access and basic internet researching skills.

Meet our enrolment acceptance criteria – including demonstrating satisfactory levels of language, literacy and numeracy.

Willingness to commit to long term online study.

10763NAT – Certificate IV in Nutrition

Up to 12 months flexible time to study whenever you like.

Exclusive content, research and information from Vast Fitness Academy.

24 hour access to course content.

Online support from our education team and trainers.

CORE UNITS
NUTCOM001 Promote the concepts of health and wellbeing in relation to nutrition
HLTAAP002* Confirm physical health status
HLTAAP001* Recognise healthy body systems
NUTCOM002 Advise clients on the use of nutritional supplements and ergogenic aids
NUTAPP001 Apply the fundamentals of nutrition to meet a client’s dietary needs
NUTPSY001 Analyse and apply principles of psychology and behaviour management
NUTDES001 Design a nutritional plan for an individual
NUTEST001 Assist in establishing positive digestive health
*These two units are combined to accelerate your studies

ELECTIVE UNITS

SPORTS NUTRITION ADVISOR
SISSSCO307 Provide nutritional information to athletes
SISSCOP309A Design an athlete’s diet
SISSSCO308 Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology

HEALTH & WELLNESS COACH
CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
CHCCSL007 Support counselling clients in decision making processes
CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

Goodlife Health Clubs

  • Membership expires 12 weeks from activation date.
  • Valid for students studying a Certificate 3, Certificate 4 or Diploma in Fitness, to a 12 consecutive week membership to Goodlife Health Clubs in Australia.
  • Valid for non-members only.
  • The student must be 18 years or over to redeem.
  • Offer can only be redeemed once. This offer cannot be transferred, has no monetary value and cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • Goodlife reserves the right to verify your course enrolment to check your entitlement.
  • Goodlife is not responsible for any unredeemed offers.
  • This offer is subject to Goodlife Health Club’s terms and conditions of membership. (Available in club)

Fitness First

Membership expires 3 months after course start date.

  • Valid for students studying a Certificate 3, Certificate 4 or Diploma in Fitness, to a 12 consecutive week Platinum membership to Fitness First clubs in Australia.
  • Valid for non-members only.
  • The student must be 18 years or over to redeem.
  • Offer can only be redeemed once.
  • For students attending a Blended Learning or Online program, this offer will commence at the start of your Certificate 4.
  • This offer cannot be transferred, has no monetary value and cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • Fitness First reserves the right to verify your course enrolment to check your entitlement.
  • Fitness First is not responsible for any unredeemed offers.- This offer is subject to Fitness First’s terms and conditions of membership. (Available in club)