Practising as a Nationally Recognised Nutritionist

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Have you finished your study and are ready to practice as a Nationally Recognised Nutritionist? Read the below article to understand all the benefits.


Launched in 2019, the 10763NAT – Certificate IV in Nutrition is a VET qualification developed to bridge the gap between Personal Trainers, Health Coaches and Accredited Practising Dietitians. This nutrition course is directed at the general public, Health and Wellness Coaches and Fitness Professionals to provide detailed nutritional information and meal plans to healthy individuals. For more information regarding the 10763NAT – Certificate IV in Nutrition , visit


Once you have graduated from the 10763NAT – Certificate IV in Nutrition course, you are eligible to register and practice as a Nationally Recognised Nutritionist. The title of Nationally Recognised Nutritionist is granted by the governing body, Nutrition Council Australia. Getting started in your nutrition career is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Step 1: Register with Nutrition Council Australia

Registration benefits include:

  • Exclusive use of the title Nationally Recognised Nutritionist – for those who hold registration with NCA and the appropriate insurance
  • Access to NCA endorsed documents and templates – including Risk Stratification Screening Tool, referral and medical clearance request forms, logos and branding guidelines
  • Access to current nutritional information and articles – latest nutritional research and updates to the Scope of Practice
  • Access to Oborne wholesale account – Oborne is an Australian family-owned supplement wholesale provider with over 30 years of experience in supplying TGA listed supplements. Oborne offers online ordering with an easy search function, multiple payment methods, monthly specials and Australia-wide delivery.

Step 2: Obtain Insurance

To protect yourself, your business and your clients against unforeseen events, you must obtain the appropriate insurance policy. Nutrition Council Australia has partnered with AON Insurance as their approved insurance broker to provide combined Allied Health Professional Indemnity and Public & Products Liability insurance.

Step 3: Grow your business

When it comes to business, everyone must start somewhere. However, there are many aspects to consider to create a successful nutrition business.

The new to business tool is a perfect place to start, covering all the essentials such as business structures, taxes, record keeping, marketing etc.



After completing the 10763NAT – Certificate IV in Nutrition course, you are qualified to analyse current nutritional intake and develop individualised meal plans for healthy populations. This is the same scope of practice as a university-qualified nutritionist, allowing for many career paths, including but not limited to:

  • Private practice (online or in-person)
  • Nutrition coaching (online or in-person)
  • Recipe development
  • Health and wellness coaching
  • Sports nutrition coaching
  • Media content creation

Click here to learn more on potential salary expectations whilst working as a Nutritionist.

Who is Nutrition Council Australia?

Nutrition Council Australia (NCA) is a collaborative industry association that exists to promote positive nutritional information and healthy lifestyle practices within Australia.

Nutrition Council Australia is formed by a diverse cross-section of health professionals and industry experts, including nutritionists, dietitians, and educators.

Nutrition Council Australia has developed and endorsed the 10763NAT – Certificate IV in Nutrition Scope of Practice, ensuring that graduates of this nutrition course are supported and practising safely.

So hopefully, you now feel more confident in knowing how to use your qualification and practice as a Nationally Recognised Nutritionist.

Suppose you are not yet qualified and want to learn more. Starting your dream career as a Nationally Recognised Nutritionist begins with the 10763NAT – Certificate IV in Nutrition. The opportunities from this nutrition course are endless!

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