Certification in Weight Loss Consulting

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  Discover How You Can Become a Weight Loss Consultant The Certification in Weight Loss Consulting (Practitioner Levels 1 & 2) has been designed to ensure that you will have the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful Weight Loss Consultant upon graduation and has been designed to promote and encompass a holistic approach to weight loss including psychology, nutritional science, exercise and weight loss products and services. Weight loss consulting not only involves planning and engaging in processes to bring about weight loss change such as nutrition and activity, it also involves the Weight Loss Consultant being able to understand what motivates and drives each individual clients behaviours in order to help them to accept the need for inner change so as to bring about outer change. In the end, the processes of recognising a need for change and for managing change are imperative for creating long term and sustainable lifestyle changes and weight management outcomes. Job Roles Weight Loss Consultant Personal Care Consultant Diet Supervisor Nutrition Assistant Health Promotion Practitioner Study Options It is possible to study at a time and place that suits your life; At home, at a coffee shop, on holidays, in the park When the kids are asleep After work or before work Whenever it suits you How? When you study with the Australian Institute of Weight Loss Consultants, you can study via an Online Learning Portal which gives you choice and flexibility about when and where you would like to study.
What is an Online Learning Portal? All study materials are accessed online via a virtual student campus. Upon enrolment you will be given a log-in and password to access your course materials. Everything you need to study your course is available via your student profile and your student classroom. All communication with your tutor is done via email or a phone call can be scheduled. All...

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Requirements: Open entry Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course. Entry requirements Basic literacy, numeracy and computer skills. Computer requirements Students will need access to a computer and the internet. Minimum specifications for the computer are: Windows: Microsoft Windows XP, or later Modern and up to...


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What you'll learn on the course

Weight loss
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Course programme

There are 10 Units of Study

AILC01A Utilise relevant psychological based models in understanding human behaviour.

Psychology is the study of animal and human behaviour. This course will develop your ability to analyse aspects of a person’s psychological state and apply derived knowledge to motivate that person. This provides a solid introduction/foundation for further studies of psychology covering the nature and scope of psychology, neurological and environmental effects on behaviour, personality, consciousness, perception, needs, drives and motivation. This unit gives you an interesting and informative start to the exciting field of psychology. This subject is perfect for students who want to gain a strong foundation in psychology and understanding people and provides an outline of the most common models used in coaching.

ACWLC02A Understand the principles of nutritional science

Understanding the principles of nutritional science is the cornerstone to success as a Weight Loss Consultant. The fundamentals which determine a healthy diet and assist in weight loss must be able to be identified in order to successfully advise clients on a suitable weight loss strategy; a diet which meets both nutritional requirements for good health and the right energy balance to induce effective weight loss. In this unit you will gain a thorough understanding of what nutrition is, how the body converts food into energy and the complex processes of the body’s digestive system.

ACWLC03A Undertake an initial weight loss consultation

Undertaking an initial weight loss consultation is the first step in helping clients on their journey to weight loss success. As a Weight Loss Consultant you will be working with a wide range of unique clients, all of which will need to be coached differently to gain effective results. Learning how to communicate with your clients effectively and evaluate their needs in terms of medical, health, lifestyle and weight loss is the key to their success. At the outcome of this unit, you will be able to conduct an initial weight loss consultation which includes medical screening, goal setting, food and activity analysis, reviewing lifestyle and cultural factors and performing different forms of progress measurements.

ACWLC04A Advise on appropriate diet, nutrition and weight management products and services within recommended guidelines

On completion of this unit, you will understand the need to view weight loss as a multi-disciplinary field and what options, services and programs are available to you as a Weight Loss Consultant to either advise your clients of, refer your clients to or work with to achieve the best outcome for your client’s weight loss goals. Diet, exercise, surgery, social, psychological, emotional and other factors all come into play on your clients journey, and understanding all of these components is crucial to your success as a Weight Loss Consultant and the success of your clients.

ACWLC05A Undertake regular weight loss consultations

This unit combines all of the skills and knowledge from previous units and ties them together to provide a complete strategy within the Weight Loss Consulting context. At the completion of this module, the Weight Loss Consultant will have a more detailed understanding of what is required to perform ongoing weight loss consultations, from motivational strategies through to developing a series of educational and support resources for your clients. 

RTAACWLC06A Design, plan and deliver group weight loss consultations

Delivering regular group weight loss consultations has been proven to increase the adherence and therefore the success rate of weight loss among weight loss clients. The social and support network created in this environment is conducive to creating a sense of community and belonging. As much of weight loss is about emotional support, this module will provide you with the tools and structure to design, plan and deliver your own group weight loss consulations within a guided framework.

ACWLCCUS402A Address customers’ needs.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage the ongoing relationship with a customer, which includes assisting the customer to articulate their needs, meeting customer needs and managing networks to ensure customer needs are addressed. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

ACWLCREL401A Establish Networks.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and maintain effective work relationships and networks. It covers the relationship building and negotiation skills required by workers within an organisation as well as freelance or contract workers. This unit applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of networking and negotiation who contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of tasks to others. The ability to establish a range of networks is critical for the success of a Weight Loss Consultant and their clients.

ACWLCSMB403A Market the Small Business.

Plan, implement and manage basic marketing and promotional activities. This is a foundation unit that covers general and basic marketing and promotional activities that do not require detailed or complex planning or implementation. The information included in the unit provides the opportunity for our students to develop a marketing plan designed to attract potential Weight Loss Clients.

ACWLCMKG413A Promote Products and Services.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to coordinate and review the promotion of an organisation’s products and services. This unit applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of the promotion of products and services specific to an organisation. The information in this unit provides the Weight Loss Consultant with the ability to convert potential clients into paying clients by utilizing appropriate sales conversion strategies.

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Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes,...