Product Description

Course Outline:

Nutrition is the foundation for health. This course focuses on how to make sure you are getting the nutrients you need from your diet. It is grounded in science, but also offers practical skills in preparing food to ensure nutrient retention, and planning balanced diets for individual needs.

  • Learn how to ensure your own and your family’s health
  • Professional Development for Health Professionals
  • Deepen your knowledge in nutrition to share with clients

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The Course covers the below topics

Cooking and its Effect on Nutrition

Food Processing and its Effect on Nutrition

Recommended Daily Intake of Nutrients



Planning a Balanced Diet

Assessing Nutritional Status and Needs

Timing of Meals, and Needs For Special Groups

Course Outcome:

Explain reasons for cooking food

Compare different methods of cooking food in terms of their effect on both health and nutrition

Explain the effects on nutrition of cooking different types of foods, for different periods of time

Distinguish between function, effects, and chemistry of different types of food additives, in food preparation

Explain how “freshness” of different specified foods impacts upon nutrient status of those foods

Explain how physical treatment of different specified foods (eg. cutting or crushing) may affect the benefit of that food

Explain freezing of food, in terms of the process, function and affects

Analyse in a report the effects of food additives found in three different supermarket food items

Explain problems that may result from food additives

Demonstrate five different food processing techniques, by independently preparing samples to a commercial standard

Compare recommended dietary intake information from three different sources

Explain how food requirements vary, in terms of components and quality, at different ages

Explain nutrient disorders associated with three different significant vitamin imbalances, including vitamin B complex, vitamin C, and one other vitamin

Evaluate two different people the learner is familiar with, with respect to vitamin intake, lifestyle and health status, to determine if vitamin B & C needs are being satisfied

List food sources of calcium in order of richest to poorest source

Distinguish nutrient disorders associated with calcium and iron imbalances, in terms of diagnosis and significance

Evaluate the diets of two different people, with respect to mineral intake, lifestyle and health status, to determine if mineral requirements including calcium and iron needs are being met

Develop a questionnaire to analyse the dietary requirements of a person

Recommend aspects of diet which could be improved for individuals analysed

Career Options:

Successful completion of this course will complement the following careers:

  • Health Coach
  • Nutrition Advisor

There are many other possibilities with this versatile course. Many of our students who do this course are Chefs, Naturopaths, Fitness Trainers, Chiropractors or working in the Health and Wellness Industries. This course also is the core module in the Nutrition Certificates, Advanced Certificates and Diplomas.

Course Duration:

100 hours of Study


The difference between a good course and a bad course lies in the way you are assessed. Our assessments are designed is such a way that the student feels confident to move forward in the course as they complete each assessment. The feedback from the tutor not only reaffirms the student’s learning process but also gives an opportunity to the student to interact with the tutor regularly. Students are never penalised when their assignment work needs to be improved, rather they are given constructive feedback and requested to resubmit the section where they need improvement. Students do their assignment work at their own pace within the course duration and are not restricted by any deadlines which is the beauty of self-paced learning. The assessments will make the certificate achieved more credible and valuable to the student.

This course has approximately 8-10 assignments and 1 exam to complete the course successfully. You can opt out of the exam and receive a Certificate of Participation.

Payment Options:

We have upfront, monthly and weekly payment options for as little as $50 a week. You can enrol with the “Enrol Now” Button for upfront and monthly payment options. For weekly payment option CLICK HERE TO ENROL. You could also enrol with the below direct debit link if you want to enrol with Direct Debit or Phone or Filling in the application form. Please email us using the ‘Enquire now’ button or call us on 07 5689 1500 if you require any assistance. For credit card enrolments use the ‘Enrol Now’ button, for direct debit use the links below.

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 For Additional Reading please see Human Nutrition E-Book