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TURN YOUR PASSION FOR NUTRITION

into a profession

11046NAT - CERTIFICATE IV IN NUTRITION - SPORTS NUTRITION COACH ELECTIVE

The online 11046NAT – 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?

Athletes have many different requirements to the general public. Learn how to cater to an athlete’s specific needs whilst understanding the many variables that are present within their routines and training schedules.

Apply nutrition principles to design a diet specific to each athlete’s sporting area, meal frequency/timing and goals that will achieve peak performance.

Understand how to cater to an athletes motivation, stress management, potential performance anxiety by implementing various psychological approaches (such as the mental rehearsal, imagery and relaxation techniques) to enhance their sporting performance.

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Elective Steam Option One – Sports Nutrition Advisor

Unit 1 & 2: SISSSCO307 – Provide Nutrition Information To Athletes

(Student Resource Guide is combined; however, assessments for both units are separate.)

  • Understanding macronutrient and micronutrient requirements specifically for athletes, taking into consideration their unique needs
  • Knowledge of hydration/dehydration and how this can impact performance
  • In-depth knowledge of macronutrient requirements for individual athletes, based on their particular sport
  • Understanding the importance of adequate nutrition before, during, and after an event/competition, including suggested meal plans for each category and suggested timeframes
  • Understanding the benefits of dietary strategies such as carbohydrate loading, and when/if to implement them with athletes
  • Understanding the importance of an athlete’s physique for performance, the factors that influence this and how to accommodate for these factors
  • Utilising diet strategies (refeeds, reverse dieting, diet breaks etc) to cater to athlete’s in-season and off-season requirements
  • Recognising various methods for managing an athlete’s weight (weight gain, fat loss, muscle gain )
  • Applying knowledge of ergogenic aids and supplements to meet the needs of athletes
  • Understanding the signs & symptoms of common nutrition-related issues in athletes, such as nutritional deficiencies, female athlete triad, overtraining syndrome and eating disorders
  • Collecting and analysing information from athletes (including their current training routine) in order to design an effective nutritional plan to suit their needs, training schedule and preparation for competition
  • Understanding how to implement non-nutritional strategies such as imagery, goal setting, self-talk, learning styles and communication techniques with athletes
  • Recognising the importance of additional support personal (such as coaches) to liaise with and potentially refer athletes on to, in alignment with Scope of Practice.

Elective Steam Option One – Sports Nutrition Advisor

Unit 1 & 2: SISSSCO309a – Design An Athlete’s Diet

(Student Resource Guide is combined; however, assessments for both units are separate.)

  • Understanding macronutrient and micronutrient requirements specifically for athletes, taking into consideration their unique needs
  • Knowledge of hydration/dehydration and how this can impact performance
  • In-depth knowledge of macronutrient requirements for individual athletes, based on their particular sport
  • Understanding the importance of adequate nutrition before, during, and after an event/competition, including suggested meal plans for each category and suggested timeframes
  • Understanding the benefits of dietary strategies such as carbohydrate loading, and when/if to implement them with athletes
  • Understanding the importance of an athlete’s physique for performance, the factors that influence this and how to accommodate for these factors
  • Utilising diet strategies (refeeds, reverse dieting, diet breaks etc) to cater to athlete’s in-season and off-season requirements
  • Recognising various methods for managing an athlete’s weight (weight gain, fat loss, muscle gain )
  • Applying knowledge of ergogenic aids and supplements to meet the needs of athletes
  • Understanding the signs & symptoms of common nutrition-related issues in athletes, such as nutritional deficiencies, female athlete triad, overtraining syndrome and eating disorders
  • Collecting and analysing information from athletes (including their current training routine) in order to design an effective nutritional plan to suit their needs, training schedule and preparation for competition
  • Understanding how to implement non-nutritional strategies such as imagery, goal setting, self-talk, learning styles and communication techniques with athletes
  • Recognising the importance of additional support personal (such as coaches) to liaise with and potentially refer athletes on to, in alignment with Scope of Practice.
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Elective Steam Option One – Sports Nutrition Advisor

Unit 3: SISSSCO308 – Support Athletes To Adopt Principles Of Sports Psychology
  • Understanding Sports Psychology and the role of a Sports Nutrition Advisor
  • Understanding important underpinning knowledge of Sports Psychology such as motivation, personality, attitudes and aggression of athletes
  • Recognising traditional and current approaches/models of Sports Psychology to enhance peak performance
  • Understanding strategies for supporting athletes in managing performance anxiety, arousal and stress
  • Understanding and implementing a step-by-step process for assisting athletes in improving their psychological performance
  • Understanding and implementing tools to monitor the effectiveness of implemented psychological strategies and make adjustments if necessary
  • Understanding how to build rapport and healthy relationships with athletes, as well as their support personnel.

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 11046NAT – 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 11046NAT – 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 11046NAT– 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 COACH
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 11046NAT – 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 11046NAT – 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 11046NAT- 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.

READ THEM HERE.

COURSE FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

11046NAT – CERTIFICATE IV IN NUTRITION

UPFRONT PAYMENT

$8,000

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

*The second elective stream is an additional $1,000

INSTALMENT PLAN

$8,500 Total course cost

$699 Deposit and $97.51 p/w.

The second elective stream is an additional $1,000.

NUTRITION COUNCIL AUSTRALIA

Once graduates have completed the 11046NAT – Certificate IV in Nutrition, they qualify to register to become a member of Nutrition Council Australia.

Once graduates have completed the 11046NAT – 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 11046NAT – 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.

11046NAT – 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

NAT11046001 Promote the concepts of health and wellbeing in relation to nutrition

HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status

NAT11046002 Apply the fundamentals of nutrition to meet a client’s dietary needs

NAT11046003 Design a nutritional plan for an individual

NAT11046004 Assist in establishing positive digestive health

NAT11046005 Analyse and apply principles of psychology and behaviour management

NAT11046006 Advise customers on the use of nutritional supplements and ergogenic aids

NAT11046007 Provide nutrition information to clients for exercise related goals

NAT11046008 Design a diet to assist clients in achieving exercise related goals

NAT11046009 Apply sports psychology principles in a nutritional coaching context

 

ELECTIVE UNITS

SPORTS NUTRITION COACH

NAT11046007 Provide nutrition information to clients for exercise-related goals

NAT11046008 Design a diet to assist clients in achieving exercise-related goals

NAT11046009 Apply sports psychology principles in a nutritional coaching context

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS COACH

CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

CHCCSL007 Support counselling clients in decision-making processes

CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

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)