Diploma of Nutrition and Dietetics for Personal Trainers (10454NAT)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: 10454NAT
Study mode: Online
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: 39 weeks (full-time); 78 week (part-time)
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: FIAFitnation (RTO 31489)
Course fees: Price may vary
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

This Diploma of Nutrition and Dietetics (10454NAT) for Personal Trainers course is the first of its kind and has been developed in response to a growing demand from fitness professionals wanting to provide sound dietary and nutritional advice to clients. Delivered online by FIAFitnation, the course is the first of its kind and has been specifically designed to equip personal trainers with a deeper understanding of nutritional principles.

Students will learn about the role of nutrition in weight management, gain a better grasp of food labelling, and be taught how to create diet programs to help a range of clients including professional athletes and clients with weight-loss goals. The course also covers the vital communication techniques needed to effectively counsel and guide clients on their way to healthier eating habits.

The course is delivered online, however practical components will be delivered by FIAFitnation's synchronised learning model.


To be eligible to enrol in this course, you must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have completed a Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40210); AND
  • Hold a current First Aid Certificate
  • Provide a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (i.e a Year 12 qualification); OR
  • Demonstrate that you have the capacity to successfully complete this course by achieving an Exit Level 3 score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in reading and mathematics. This will be demonstrated through two short tests as a part of the enrolment process.

Areas of study

In this nutrition and dietetics course, the subjects you may study include:

  • HLTNA301D - Provide assistance to nutrition and dietetic services
  • HLTNA302D - Plan and evaluate meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelines
  • HLTNA303D -Plan and modify meals and menus according to nutrition care plans
  • HLTNA304D - Plan meals and menus to meet cultural and religious needs
  • CHCCOM403A - Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
  • HLTHIR301C - Communicate and work effectively in health
  • CHCORG529B - Provide coaching and motivation
  • SISSCOP309A - Design an athlete's diet
  • SISSSCO307 - Provide nutrition information to athletes
  • BSBWOR501B - Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBFLM303C - Contribute to effective workplace relationships
  • HLTCOM408D - Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively
  • HLTHIR505D - Provide leadership in promoting effective work practices in health
  • HLTNUT603B - Apply a nutritional medicine diagnostic framework
  • HLTNUT610B - Provide basic dietary advice
  • CHCCW503A - Work intensively with clients

Become a certified fitness nutritional coach and give your career an edge.

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Nutrition and Dietetics (10454NAT) from FIAFitnation.

This course provides you with the foundational knowledge needed to provide sound nutritional advice to your clients, allowing you to expand your competencies as a personal trainer and improve your overall training service. If you already hold a Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40210), completion of this course qualifies you to pursue work as a certified Fitness Nutritional Coach.

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a government study loan through VET FEE-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees.

Flexible payment plans are also available, or you can choose to pay for your course in full upfront.

View the tuition fees for 2016 here.

You may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the VET FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
RTO 31489
FIAFitnation is dedicated to empowering its students with outstanding fitness education at every stage of their career. With a suite of nationally recognised vocational education courses that cover everything from personal training and nutrition to remedial massage, FIAFitnation can help anyone get career fit. Thanks to a team of passionate tutors that includes physiotherapists, nutritionists and sports scientists; as well as strong industry ties with organisations like the NSW Institute of Sport and Sydney Academy of Sports, FIAFitnation graduates walk away with industry-focused training, and strong employment prospects.

Campus locations
Brisbane – 269 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Melbourne – Level 3, 368 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Sydney (CBD) – Level 3, 815 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Sydney (Homebush) – 8 Figtree Drive, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
FIAFitnation students who are studying online will be able to access support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through a range of student support services. For course-specific questions, students can reach their tutors via email, or post their questions on the ‘Tutor Frequently Asked Questions’ section of the eLearning space. A friendly team of Support Services staff are also on-call to help with administrative questions and technical support.

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