Become a Weight Management Specialist with the Diploma of Weight Management

  • Rewarding & Lucrative Career Opportunity. You’ll have untapped potential to change people’s lives for the better.
  • Holistic Approach to Weight Loss. Understand the role of psychology, nutrition and exercise, as part of the weight loss journey.
  • Internationally & Nationally Recognised. Have your qualifications respected and recognised anywhere you go.

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Your Career

With an Advanced understanding of the psychology, nutrition & the weight management industry, you’ll be qualified as :

An Advanced Weight Management Practitioner

Weight Management Specialist

An Advanced Health Coach

Advanced practitioners/coaches may work in supervisory roles, applying their skills and knowledge to assist team members. They may work as individuals in their own business or they may work in organisations alongside other weight management specialists and staff, either as a member of the team or in a supervisory role overseeing the work of others.

Course Details

Course Code: 10698NAT – Diploma of Weight Management

Timeline: Maximum 18 months to complete

Delivery: Online through our interactive study portal

Assessments: Multiple Choice, Short Answer Questions, Practical Assessment & Case Studies

Nationally Accredited: Yes

Internationally Accredited: Yes

Career Outcomes: 

  • Weight Management Specialist
  • Advanced Weight Management Practitioner
  • Advanced Health Coach

Entry Requirements

Essential Entry Requirements

Entrants to the qualification must:

  • hold the 10576NAT Certificate IV in Weight Management (or its successor), or a qualification at least at AQF level 4 in a relevant field such as fitness or allied health;
  • have the ability to use computers, to email, send and write word documents and to use basic spreadsheets.

Recommended entry requirements

The following criteria may facilitate successful completion of the course.

Entrants will benefit from having:

  • all entrants – high level language, literacy and numeracy levels – sufficient to interpret research documents and medical or allied health practitioner referrals, liaise effectively with a range of healthcare professionals, prepare written reports (including referrals) and prepare a weight management plan including numeracy requirements for weights, measures and times.
  • international students – a score of 5.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to ensure they have the capacity to understand and organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements and can interact with a range of clients.

Limitations to entry

  • Students seeking entry to this course may be subject to an interview process to determine their suitability for providing support services to weight management clients.
  • This course exposes students to the challenge of mentoring clients who may have suffered challenging, emotionally confronting situations. It requires students to have sufficient maturity and work/life experience to provide professional support services within organisational and regulatory requirements. 

Accreditation & Recognition


Nationally Accredited Qualification


Internationally Accredited Qualification

What You Will Learn

The Diploma of Weight Management includes 16 units of competency, where you’ll learn principles of psychology, the latest information in nutritional science & effective exercise regimes, to help your clients make lasting lifestyle changes to improve their health & well-being. You will also build your skills in more advanced areas of weight management, to allow you to build a professional practice & perform supervisory duties to a team.


Course Outline

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
  • BSBRSK501 Manage risk
  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • DWMCHS001 Conduct health screening for advanced weight management programs
  • DWMDAW002 Develop advanced weight management programs
  • DWMMAW003 Deliver and monitor advanced weight management programs
  • NAT10859001 Work effectively in the weight management industry
  • NAT10859002 Apply principles of psychology, mindset and behaviour modification to weight management
  • NAT10859003 Develop meal plans in consultation with clients
  • NAT10859004 Make exercise recommendations for weight management in consultation with clients

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We’re committed to delivering excellence and value to our students and pride ourselves on our high-quality courses, offered at a great price.

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For A Successful Career

Upon completion of your studies, you will be awarded the nationally accredited 10698NAT – Diploma of Weight Management.

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO # 32107) delivering this Nationally Recognised Qualification, you can feel assured that your training and certification is of a high standard and meets industry and government requirements.

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About Onfit Training College
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For A Successful Career in Weight Management!

Health, Fitness and Wellness Profesionalls all over Australia choose Onfit to start their careers. Here’s why:

  • Quality Education, by the Online Course Specialists. Onfit are pioneers in online education and we’re passionate about perfecting the art of delivering quality education online. We pride ourselves on our engaging and enjoyable courses.
  • Trusted and respected by Health, Fitness and Wellness Industry Experts. Part of what makes Onfit so different is that we directly consult with industry experts throughout the creation and development of our courses. Why? We want to ensure as an Onfit Graduate you start your career with confidence, knowing that the skills and knowledge you have, align with what’s needed in the real world!
  • Flexible, Self-Paced Study. There’s no need to take time off work, or shift around other commitments, let your study fit around your schedule. You can study anytime day or night. We’ll set you up with a study planner so you can plan your study around your goals. Plus whenever you log into your course, you’ll be able to continue from where you left off, with one simple click!
  • Superior Support. We’re with you every step of the way and are dedicated to ensuring your success as a newly qualified Weight Management Practitioner. Our exclusive ‘Circle of Support’ Program has been designed to give you the highest quality support, when and how you need it. This includes after-hours and weekend support.
  • Flexible payment options. Tell us about your budget and we can customise a flexible financial plan for your course. We offer Payment Plans and Pay in Full options.
  • Nationally & Internationally Recognised Training Onfit is a Registered Training Organisation(RTO# 32107) and the Diploma of Weight Management is a Nationally and Internationally Recognised qualification.

Onfit Training College license the content for the 10698NAT Diploma of Weight Management from Global Weight Management Education PTY Ltd.

Why Study with Onfit?
  • Flexible, Quality Online Courses
  • Extensive Support from our Expert Team
  • Industry Approved Theoretical Knowledge
  • Relevant Business Skills

What Our Students Say...

“I want to complete my courses so I can become a personal trainer and a gym manager and just help people further their lives and fitness aspirations.

The trainers, they were all really excellent with all of us and it was the ease of access to the classes, it was very easy to attend all of my classes.

The Virtual Reality Classes definitely added an era of personability because you get to talk and bounce ideas off of the trainers and instructors even though it’s a classroom, you still get a nice different feel than you would if it was an online lecture.

I would recommend Onfit & Virtual Classroom Tutorials to anyone who wants to do their online study because they can’t make it into a classroom or something, it gives you that really good option to have the classroom experience.”

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I was recommended to Onfit by a friend, Chris Miller [Onfit Graduate]. The delivery is seamless. They wish no guessing about what is required of me. The amount of information supplied, fully helps with answering assessment tasks. The resources and slides are comprehensive and accurate. The communication with all staff at Onfit is timely, professional and always answers my questions. I am a personal trainer running my own business. I wish to expand and become a healthy lifestyle coach which includes mindset and nutritional coaching. I will need to do continued studies for this.

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“After graduating from Onfit I have used my qualifications to start my own personal training business, at Anytime Fitness Toombul, which gave me the flexibility to pursue my passion to play Rugby Union at an elite level.

Since then I have opened a boutique performance training studio, Maxxfit Performance Studio, in Fortitude Valley and my own Anytime Fitness 24hr fitness centre in Kallangur on the northside of Brisbane.

I have been able to achieve these things in the industry from hard work and the knowledge I received from the courses with Onfit. If you’re passionate about helping people transform their lives, then studying with Onfit is for you.”

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