10967NAT Diploma of Nutrition

Want a career within the fitness and nutrition industry as a Nutrition Coach, or Nutrition Advisor but don’t know where to begin? The 10967NAT Diploma of Nutrition course will teach you the skills you need to become a Qualified Nutrition Advisor.
Course Provider
Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
(RTO 22557)
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Blended Online Learning.

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Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification.

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Upfront payment or flexible weekly payment options that suit your budget and lifestyle.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime.
Up to 12 months.
This course is broken down into two parts: Practical  * 30 practical placement sessions in a health or fitness workplace. * Under the supervision of an appropriately qualified supervisor. Theoretical (to be completed online) * Complete 1.5 course units every month to graduate in 12 months.
Career Outcomes
  • Nutrition Advisor
  • Nutrition Coach
Course Modules
  1. HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  2. HLTHPS010 Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
  3. HLTINF003 Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  4. HLTAID011* Provide first aid
  5. HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  6. CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  7. HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
  8. CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system
  9. CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  10. NAT10967001 Educate clients in the fundamental principles of nutrition
  11. NAT10967002 Provide specialised nutrition advice for weight management
  12. NAT10967003 Provide tailored nutritional advice for exercise and sport
  13. NAT10967004 Support the nutritional requirements of specific populations

*This course contains a unit, HLTAID011 Provide first aid, which must be completed through an external RTO. The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows enrolled students to receive discounted training and assessment for this unit. This is an additional service offered by AIPT; however, students are able to source their own training provider to suit their needs. 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.

Course Fees Include
Resources Required
  • Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points.
  • Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended).
  • Office Equipment: Printer and scanner to print and upload some of your assessments.
  • Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above.
  • Mobile Phone with video capability or Video Camera: Some assessments in your course will require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.
  • MAC: Operating system – OS X 10.14 Mojave or later.
  • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).
Work Placement

You may be required to hold a current "Working with Children Check Clearance" issued by the relevant Responsible Authority in the State or Territory in which you will undertake the course.

Course Entry Requirements

Must have completed Australian grade 12, or overseas equivalent, be at least 18 years of age and possess high literacy and numeracy skills. 

This qualification requires the candidate to complete 30 practical sessions in a health or fitness workplace under the supervision of one of the following:

  • A qualified Personal Trainer who cumulatively holds the following:
  • A Certificate IV or Diploma of Fitness
  • Current Fitness Australia Registration or Equivalent
  • At least two (2) years consecutive current practice as a Personal Trainer offering guidance to clients in line with the Australian Dietary Guidelines
  • A person who holds a Diploma of Nutrition or Advanced Diploma of Nutrition
  • A person who holds a Bachelor of Nutrition and/or Dietetics
  • A registered and practicing Nutritionist
  • A registered and practicing Dietitian. 
Special Conditions for This Course

This qualification requires the candidate to complete 30 practical sessions in a health or fitness workplace under the supervision of an appropriately qualified supervisor.

Payment Options

Upfront payment or flexible weekly payment* options that suit your budget and lifestyle. 

*Payment plan total is $100 deposit + 78 weekly payments. The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers uses the direct debiting services of Debitsuccess on payment plans. Payment plans will incur a $12 establishment fee, charged with the first instalment, plus a 3.63% transaction fee on each transaction. 

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

Embark on a rewarding new career pathway with a Diploma in Nutrition.

Do you have a strong interest in health and fitness? Are you passionate about promoting a balanced lifestyle and improving people’s diets?

If you’d like to enhance your knowledge of nutrition and gain a valuable skillset that translates to a career in the fitness industry, a 10967NAT Diploma of Nutrition might be for you.

The 10967NAT Diploma of Nutrition is an online course offered in Australia that focuses on providing participants with a broad range of knowledge, abilities and skills that can be applied in a range of professional environments. No matter what area of the health and fitness industry interests you most, an online nutrition diploma course will equip you to perform a wide variety of essential tasks. Whether it’s providing nutrition advice to healthy clients within the scope of the Australian Dietary Guidelines and the Eat for Health Program or recognising the need for referral to Accredited Practising Dietitians, a Diploma of Nutrition will prepare you thoroughly for all of it.

With the 10967NAT qualification under your belt, you’ll graduate prepared to provide meaningful nutrition advice to clients. According to Job Outlook, the number of nutrition professionals and fitness instructors in Australia is expected to grow strongly over the next five years. Opportunities are open across the country, with most health and fitness professionals working in industries such as health care and social assistance, arts and recreation, and education and training.

All theoretical components of AIPT’s 10967NAT Diploma of Nutrition are delivered online, combined with a required 30 sessions of practical work placement. This nationally recognised qualification takes just 12 months to complete, so you can hit the ground running in your career in just a year’s time from commencing your studies.

Interested in advancing your training abilities and improving your health and fitness knowledge? AIPT offers a diverse range of fitness and personal training courses. Get qualified as a personal trainer with a Certificate IV in Fitness or be ready to work in the sport or community recreation industry with a Certificate III in Sport and Recreation.

Australian Dietary Guidelines

This course equips you to provide nutrition advice to clients in accordance with the Australian Dietary Guidelines.

Note: The Australian Dietary Guidelines apply to all healthy Australians, as well as those with common health conditions such as being overweight. They do not apply to people who need special dietary advice for a medical condition or to the frail elderly. View the Australian dietary guidelines and companion resources here.

Why choose AIPT?

100+ campus locations: We're all around Australia, with locations near you.

Flexible payment options: A range of payment options to suit your lifestyle.

Learn from real fitness professionals, in real gyms: Designed to give you a practical experience in a real gym environment.

Largest network of industry partnerships: The largest network of employers, fitness professionals and fitness business owners.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Australian Institute of Personal Trainers

The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) are all about providing students with health and fitness education of the highest quality, making your study journey as smooth as possible and equipping you with the practical skills that lead to employment outcomes after you graduate.
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