Do you have a passion for nutrition and want to learn how to improve your health? Does the science behind health and nutrition excite you? Do you want to help others plan their diet and food plans? Then this course is for you.
Approximately 300 hours
to complete the course, which
has 3 key modules made up of
There are no prerequisites to complete this course. However, you must be able to read, analyse and comprehend, printed information in English, and to write statements and solve problems to complete the course. You must also have reliable access to a computer and a reliable internet connection and have basic computer skills.
Upon completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.
Online, flexible learning at
your own pace.
Availability of Content
12 months to access the course content (extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis)
Approval & Recognition
Careerhouse is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises institutions who aspire to excellence in tertiary education.
This foundation course aims to deliver a sound introduction into nutrition and food, coupled with the additional complementary basic skills and knowledge of starting a small business. Scientifically based, this practical course will teach you various methods to improve and optimise your own health and support others to do the same. From gaining a better understanding of energy, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, you will learn about nutritional needs and recommended intakes, to create carefully considered meal plans and diets.
Students will undertake 3 Key Modules, made up of 29 subjects.
Module 1: Health Nutrition I (100 hours)
This module is designed as an introduction to human health and nutrition. You will learn about energy, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, and about nutritional needs and recommended intakes. From exploring the digestive system, to nutrient disorders, this module aims to provide the basics into health and nutrition.
Module 2: Health Nutrition II (100 hours)
Throughout this module, you will discover how to improve own health or to support others by optimising nutrition. You will explore how cooking techniques and food processing can impact the nutrients of your food. Learn about energy, protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, and how you can apply this knowledge in a practical way to design healthy meal plans and a balanced diet.
Module 3: Starting a Small Business (100 hours)
This module is designed to give you an introduction into starting your own small business. Learn how to identify risks so you can avoid problems before they overtake you and recognise your assets and liabilities and utilise your resources to best effect. From planning your new business and developing a 12-month business plan, to budgeting, exploring sales methods and improving profitability, you will learn the fundamentals required to build a small business.
For the full subject list and course guide, fill out our Enquiry Form and our course advisors will be in touch.
Assessments are a critical step in the learning process. They help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your tutor identify where any further support may be required, so that you get the most out of your course.
You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and watching videos. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment which is marked by your assigned tutor and returned to you with feedback, and if necessary, some recommended additional reading. Assessments may come in the form of – case studies, quizzes and written assessments.
This course is a beginner level course and will lay a sound foundation of knowledge and skills in which can grow with experience and further study.
This course may be of interest to people working, or aspiring to work in or as:
› Fitness professionals
› Health professionals
› Chef or Cook
› Health industry
› Nutrition industry
If you have a specific job in mind, it is important that you research exactly what is required before enrolling in a course. Different roles will require different skills, qualifications and recognition. If you are unsure, one of our course advisors will be able to help you with this.
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