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Certificate IV in Weight Management

The Certificate IV in Weight Management is one of the most exciting new courses to become available for people working in the health and fitness sphere for a long time. The College of Health and Fitness is excited to be able to offer our students access to this course because it will help them to broaden their careers into the weight management industry as a consultant or coach in a variety of health and wellness areas. The study involved will broaden students skills and knowledge, so you can provide a more holistic service to your clients. Alternatively you can create an offshoot of your existing business, attracting new clients.

Weight loss and weight management is a growing industry, 'IBISWorld reports have indicated a growth of over 14% in the demand for weight loss counselling services in just two years (2012-2014); it is estimated that nearly three-quarters of the Australian population will be overweight or obese by 2025, indicating that this increased demand is set to continue'

The Course includes 11 units:

Work effectively in the weight management industry (WMTIND401A)
Analyse and apply principles of psychology, mindset and behaviour modification to weight management (WMTPSY401A)
Analyse and apply principles of nutritional science to meal planning (WMTDIT401A)
Apply basic anatomy and physiology principles to exercise recommendations for weight management (WMTFIT401A)
Undertake an initial weight management consultation (WMTCON401A)
Undertake regular weight management consultations (WMTCON402A)
Design, plan and deliver weight management clinics for groups (WMTCON403A)
Work collaboratively with networks (WMTREL401)
Make a presentation (BSBCMM401)
Address customer needs (BSBCUS402)
Market the Small Business (BSBSMB403)

The course is intended to provide participants with a range of knowledge and skills to perform the following functions associated with the weight management industry:

• Weight Loss Consultant
• Weight Management Consultant
• Motivational Weight Management Coach
• Wellness Coach
• Health Coach

Our students who wish to access this course can attend a 3 day face to face workshop with College Owner Tony Attridge and complete the remainder of the course online (students can also study purely online if they prefer). The face to face workshop is an excellent opportunity to engage with other students and also complete some aspects of the course with your peers.

Fitness Professionals registered with either Physical Activity Australia or Fitness Australia may be eligible for PDP or CEC recognition upon completion of this course. Graduates are also able to access insurance to cover their role as a weight management professional.

Face to face workshops run regularly across the country, so get in touch via e.mail to find out more: enquiries@thecollegeofhealthandfitness

Diploma of Ayurveda Yoga Teaching

The Diploma of Ayurveda Yoga Teaching has been developed by Aligning Health (www.aligninghealth.com.au) and is delivered in partnership with the College of Health and Fitness. It is a nationally recognised (10579NAT) course that will allow you to realise your potential to become an accredited Ayurveda Yoga Teacher.

This course is for those aspiring to become Ayurveda Yoga Teachers, for the experienced Yoga Teachers who wish to deepen their practice and those who want to learn more about Ayurveda and Yoga. Our experienced trainers not only prepare you to become confident Ayurveda Yoga Teachers but strive to develop life long learners which reflect on their practice and build on their experience. It is possible to study individual units within the course. Learn how to teach Ayurveda Yoga Therapy

The Diploma of Ayurveda Yoga Teaching is a Nationally Recognised Course accredited by ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority) and will be delivered through The College of Health and Fitness (RTO 30798). It is recognised by Yoga Australia and Graduates are eligible for membership and insurance with IICT (International Institute of Complementary Therapists) and Insurance House.

Areas of study for the course include:
History and philosophy of Ayurveda and Yoga
Multi dimensional Yoga Styles
Knowledge & skills in the practices of Ayurveda & Yoga
Western and Ayurvedic Anatomy and Physiology
The importance of food to enhance the practice of Yoga
Design and Deliver Ayurveda Cooking workshops
Develop, design and deliver Ayurveda Yoga classes
Develop Teaching skills
First Aid, Ethics, Food Safety, Workplace Health & Safety

This is a 2 year course with over 1000 hours of supported study.
Delivery of the course is through a combination of webinar lectures in an on-line learning environment and practical intensives. For more information contact enquiries@thecollegeofhealthandfitness.qld.edu.au or info@aligninghealth.com.au

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Group Exercise Instructor

The Group Exercise Instructor specialisation allows you to plan and instruct a group exercise class such as an aerobics or circuit class.

It gives you the knowledge to design classes to suit individual or specific group needs, including pregnancy, strength and conditioning, older population, deep water running, children, obesity etc. It provides you with the information to analyse and improve the effectiveness of water based fitness classes and observe clients’ performance and rectify technique, intensity and safety.

Aqua Instructor

This specialisation gives you the knowledge and skills needed to plan, choreograph and instruct water based fitness classes in a water environment such as an indoor pool, outdoor pool, salt water pool or enclosed open water. It allows you to conduct classes using various pieces of equipment, music and techniques.

It gives you the knowledge to design classes to suit individual or specific group needs, including pregnancy, strength and conditioning, older population, deep water running, children, obesity etc. It provides you with the information to analyse and improve the effectiveness of water based fitness class and observe clients’ performance and rectify technique, intensity and safety.

Senior First Aid / OH&S

Provide First Aid HLTAID003

Accidents can happen –at work, at home, on the road, at sporting practices & events, anywhere and any time in fact.

How would it feel to be unable to assist someone injured or someone that has collapsed, especially if this person was someone you knew? Our first aid course is designed to help you gain the necessary confidence, knowledge and skill to administer first aid and possibly save someone’s life.

Some of the areas covered in this course are:

  • First aid Treatment Protocol
  • What to do in an Emergency
  • Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Dealing with bites and stings, allergic reactions, asthma attacks, bleeding, burns, choking, diabetes, drug overdose, fits, heart attacks and poisoning.

The workbooks used in our courses follow the very latest policy statements from the Australian Resuscitation Council. They are designed to be easy to learn from and easy to refer back to at a later stage.

This is a comprehensive yet simple course designed for the everyday person.

Conducted under the auspices and in partnership with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

HLTAID003 Apply First Aid (workbook + 1 day practical)

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. This course is suitable for those students requiring workplace first aid skills.

Cost : $100

HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

This course provides the skills to recognise and then manage a casualty who is unconscious and is not breathing.

CPR is a life saving technique which can sustain life until an ambulance arrives. A CPR refresher program must be undertaken every 12 months.

Cost $50

This course is delivered in partnership with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

Level 1 Basic Boxing, Kickboxing & MMA Padwork for Personal Trainers

Learn how to safely handle Focus Pad, Thai Pad & Kick Shield for simple and effective programs for any fitness level. Richard O’Connor shares his extensive fitness industry knowledge to make this course immediately relevant to PT’s of any level and experience. Gain your accreditation developed by one of Australia’s most experienced MMA coaches. Co – developer & Owner of PadMasters Vincent Perry, is Head coach at Potential Unlimited Mixed Martial Arts, and coach to Dylan Andrews, current UFC fighter, qualified through the TUF (The Ultimate Fighter) house.

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