Advanced Certificate in Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing

Do you harbour a deep passion for health and nutrition, and wish to inspire others towards a healthier lifestyle? Are you motivated by the prospect of positively impacting lives through expert guidance on nutrition and wellness? Envision yourself as a catalyst for healthier living in a role that transcends mere job satisfaction. The Advanced Certificate in Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing is designed for those eager to deepen their expertise in nutrition and wellbeing, offering a comprehensive journey into enhancing personal and professional skills in this vital field.
Course Provider
The Learning Group
(RTO 22557)
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Study 100% Online

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One-on-One Mentor and Student Support Advisor

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Upfront Payment with a discount or an Interest-Free Payment Plan.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Self-paced. Approximately 700 hours to complete the course, which has seven key modules made up of 61 lessons.
Flexible, online, self-paced learning with dedicated mentor support.
Career Outcomes

This course may be of interest to people working or aspiring to work in or as:

  • Life Coach
  • Health Professional
  • Community Health Worker
  • Chef and/or Caterer
  • Health Food Industry Worker
  • Pre-Made Meal Business Owner
Course Modules

Module 1: Human Nutrition I

  1. Introduction to Nutrition
  2. The Digestive System
  3. Absorption and Enzymes
  4. Energy Value of Foods
  5. Carbohydrates and Fats
  6. Proteins
  7. Vitamins and Minerals
  8. Water
  9. Nutrient Disorders

Improve your own health and help others by learning the basic science of food and nutrition. This module is a great starting point for anyone wanting to learn more about the field of nutrition, as well as offering complementary skills to those already working in the food and health industries.

You will learn about different food types and how they impact human health, including delving deeper into vitamins and minerals and the daily intake requirements of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. You will also explore the importance of water and why this is so vital to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As well as being able to identify the signs and symptoms of major nutrient deficient disorders.

Module 2: Human Nutrition II 

  1. Cooking and its Effect on Food and Nutrition
  2. Food Processing and Nutrition
  3. Recommended Daily Intakes of Nutrients
  4. Vitamins
  5. Minerals
  6. Planning a Balanced Diet
  7. Assessing Nutritional Status and Needs
  8. Timing Meals and Needs of Special Groups

In this module, you will learn what is required to create a balanced and healthy diet and assess the nutritional needs of special groups. It will deliver professional development for budding or current health professionals and will deepen your knowledge in nutrition so you can share this information with potential clients.

Based on science, the module also offers practical skills. Exploring nutrient intake in more detail (after competition of Human Nutrition I), you will learn about the various food processing techniques and their implications for human health. You will also gain a better understanding of the minimum and maximum safe intake for macronutrients and minerals and more significant vitamins, including fat-soluble, B and C complex vitamins, calcium and iron.

Module 3: Health and Wellbeing 

  1. Industry Overview
  2. Modern Lifestyle Problems
  3. Human Nutrition
  4. Healthy Eating
  5. Stress Management
  6. Preventative Health
  7. Alternative Medicine
  8. Basic First Aid

A perfect foundation module, it delivers an introduction to health and wellbeing more broadly, looking at everything from fitness, nutrition, stress management, preventative health and first aid.

You will learn that every aspect of our lives can impact our health and wellbeing. Explore what can change the balance required to maintain wellbeing, such as gender, age, level of fitness and lifestyle choices. The module also looks at the effects of alcohol abuse, the principle of food combining and natural therapies that can support a healthy lifestyle. You will gain a better understanding of food allergies, how to identify them and different ways to manage them in day-to-day life. You will also be given the opportunity to interview others to learn about their health and fitness, how to assess their lifestyle and ways to improve it.

Module 4: Human Nutrition III

  1. Nutrient Imbalance and Disease
  2. Dental Problems
  3. Fibre and Diseases of the Bowel
  4. Different Ways of Eating
  5. Food Toxicities and Sensitivity
  6. Food Toxicities and Poisoning
  7. Detoxification and Body Cleansing
  8. Consulting and Giving Advice on Diet
  9. Special Project

This module delves into the intricate relationship between nutrient imbalance and various health issues. This comprehensive module provides students with an in-depth understanding of how dietary choices can lead to conditions like dental problems and diseases of the bowel. Emphasising the importance of balance in diet, the course explores the impact of different eating styles and how they affect overall health. It also covers critical topics such as fibre's role in maintaining bowel health and the risks associated with food toxicities and poisoning, equipping students with the knowledge to identify and address these issues effectively.

Furthermore, the module offers a practical approach to detoxification and body cleansing, shedding light on popular practices and their scientific validity. Students will learn the essentials of consulting and giving sound dietary advice, enabling them to guide clients towards healthier eating habits. This module is not only a step forward in professional development for aspiring or current health professionals but also a valuable resource for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of nutrition and its impact on health and wellbeing.

Module 5: Therapeutic Nutrition

  1. Introduction to Therapeutic Nutrition
  2. Allergies and Intolerances
  3. Diabetes
  4. Heart Disease, Hyperlipidemia and Arteriosclerosis
  5. Renal/Kidney Conditions
  6. Cancer
  7. Digestive Disorders & Diet - Oesophagus, Small Intestine, Colon
  8. Other Metabolic Conditions (e.g., Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreas, etc.)
  9. Strategic Diet Planning for Medical Conditions

The Therapeutic Nutrition module provides a focused exploration into diet as a tool for managing medical conditions. This module introduces therapeutic nutrition and its role in addressing allergies, intolerances, diabetes, heart diseases like hyperlipidemia and arteriosclerosis, renal conditions and cancer. Students will learn about the dietary needs and management strategies for these conditions, gaining practical insights into how nutrition influences treatment and recovery.

It also covers nutritional approaches for digestive disorders affecting various parts of the gastrointestinal tract and other metabolic conditions such as liver, gallbladder, and pancreatic health. A key component is strategic diet planning for specific medical conditions, equipping students with the skills to create effective, individualised dietary plans. 

Module 6: Food Coaching

  1. Scope and Nature of Food Coaching
  2. Professional Standards for Food Coaching
  3. Diets for Chronic Conditions
  4. Overeating
  5. Poor Nutrition Diets
  6. Food Coaching Adults and Seniors
  7. Food Coaching for Children
  8. Lifestyle Changes
  9. Moving on
  10. Managing Your Food Coaching Service

The Food Coaching module delves into the essential aspects of guiding individuals towards healthier dietary habits. It begins with an introduction to what constitutes a healthy diet and the professional standards required for effective food coaching. It covers specialist diets tailored for chronic conditions, strategies for managing overeating and addressing poor nutritional habits. You'll learn about the nuances of food coaching for different age groups, including adults, seniors, and children, and the importance of incorporating lifestyle changes. 

Module 7: Health and Fitness I

  1. Introduction to Health and Fitness
  2. Exercise Physiology
  3. Exercise Principles and Cardiorespiratory Programming
  4. Biomechanics and Risk
  5. Fitness Program Design
  6. Delivering a Fitness Program
  7. Safety, Injury and General Wellbeing
  8. Fitness Programs for Special Groups

This module offers an insightful journey into the realm of health and fitness. It starts with an introduction to the fundamentals of health and fitness, followed by a deep dive into exercise physiology and the principles of cardiorespiratory programming. It also explores biomechanics and risk management, crucial for designing safe and effective fitness programs. Lastly, it includes practical aspects of delivering a fitness program, with a focus on safety, injury prevention, and general wellbeing. 

Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • One-on-one mentor and a student support advisor available to you five days a week.
  • Upon course completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.
Student Support

You’ll be fully supported with access to an allocated student support advisor, mentor and course consultants, who are available 5 days per week.


Assessments are an important part of your study journey as they help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving on to the next. They also help your student support advisor and mentors identify where any further support may be required so that you get the most out of your course. You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, undertaking research and watching videos. Assessments might include case studies, quizzes, and written assessments.


Upon completing the course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for each certificate completed and a Certificate of Completion.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to complete this course. However, you must be able to read, analyse and comprehend, printed information in English, and to write statements and solve problems to complete the course. You must also have reliable access to a computer and a reliable internet connection and have basic computer skills.

Availability of Content

12 months to access the course content (extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis)

Approval & Recognition

The Learning Group is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises quality and excellence in education providers in tertiary education.

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About the Course Provider

The Learning Group

Whether you want to stand out from the competition, move into a new industry or turn your passion into a career, The Learning Group courses are designed to help you get ahead and stay ahead. They have a student-first approach, so you can study your way, when and how it suits you. Their courses are designed to fit in with your lifestyle, so you can continue to work and study at the same time. You’ll be fully supported with access to an allocated student support mentor and their experienced course consultants, who are available to you 5 days a week. The pathway to success looks different for everyone. As a Learning Group student, you will have the opportunity to further study with their well-rounded study program with industry associations and partnerships to deliver personal development and career success. Plus, they partner with industry leading education providers, so you can unlock access to LinkedIn Learning. The Learning Group offers a wide range of onlince courses in Australia, from Aged Care to Zoology, tailored for flexible learning. Their student-first approach ensures you can study at your own pace, balancing work and education. With industry partnerships and LinkedIn Learning access, these courses support career advancement and personal development, making it ideal for those looking to enhance their skills or pivot to new careers entirely, all through online study.
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