Become a Weight Management Coach
10859NAT Certificate IV in Weight Management
Weight Management Practitioner
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of activities and functions within the weight management industry in a broad range of settings, including working collaboratively with appropriate medical and allied health professionals to help motivate and mentor adolescents 13 – 17 or adults 18+ to achieve their weight management goals.
Graduates will be expected to provide a range of programs and services including an understanding of psychology and the effect on behaviour, provision of appropriate meal plans and recommendation of exercise to create a weight management plan to achieve client weight management goals.
Skills You Learn & Develop
- Conduct individual and group consultations for clients with weight management goals
- Plan meals to meet individual needs for weight management outcomes
- Assess client needs to support weight management
- Analyse mindset and educate clients of the effect on behaviour modification
- Network and working alongside appropriate medical and allied health care practitioners
Practical Education for the Workplace
The qualification requires a practical knowledge base to work with a client to plan, create and evaluate programs for a weight management plan based on a client’s personal goals. The work involves having the ability to monitor client progress and, in collaboration with appropriate medical or allied health practitioners (where required), utilise an evidence-based approach to deliver solutions; this includes applying knowledge of motivational psychology, nutritional principles, and basic physiology and anatomy to provide a mentoring and supportive environment to help the client achieve their personal weight management goals.