Certificate in Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing

The Certificate in Nutrition, Health & Wellbeing is the perfect introductory course that explores the basics of nutrition and health and wellbeing.

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Approximately 300 hours
to complete the course, which has 3 key modules made up of 25 subjects.

Entry Requirements

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.

The Certificate in Nutrition, Health & Wellbeing is the perfect introductory course that explores the basics of nutrition and health and wellbeing. The course will teach you how to prepare food to retain nutrients, plan balanced diets and assessing nutritional needs of special groups. You will also gain a better understanding of what is required to obtain a healthy lifestyle and maintain it.


Course Outline

3 Key Modules, made up of 25 subjects.

Module 1: Human Nutrition I (100 hours)
Improve your own health and help others by learning the basic science of food and nutrition. This module is a great starting point for anyone wanting to learn more about the filed of nutrition, as well as offering complementary skills to those already working in the food and health industries.

You will learn about different food types and how they impact human health, including delving deeper into vitamins and minerals and the daily intake requirements of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. You will also explore the importance of water and why this is so vital to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As well as being able to identify the signs and symptoms of major nutrient deficient disorders.

Module 2: Human Nutrition II (100 hours)
In this module, you will learn what is required to create a balanced and healthy diet and assess the nutritional needs of special groups. It will deliver professional development for budding or curent health professionals and will deepen your knowledge in nutrition so you can share this information with potential clients.

Based in science, the module also offers practical skills. Exploring nutrient intake in more detail (after competition of Human Nutrition I), you will learn about the various food processing techniques and their implications for human health. You will also gain a better understanding of the minimum and maximum safe intake for macronutrients and minerals and more significant vitamins including fat soluble, B and C complex vitamins, calcium and iron.

Module 3: Health and Wellbeing (100 hours)
A perfect foundation module, it delivers an introduction to health and wellbeing more broadly, looking at everything from fitness, nutrition, stress management, preventative health and first aid.

You will learn that every aspect of our lives can impact our health and wellbeing. Explore what can change the balance required to maintain wellbeing, such as gender, age, level of fitness and lifestyle choices. The module also looks at the effects of alcohol abuse, the principle of food combining and natural therapies that can support a healthy lifestyle. You will gain a better understanding of food allergies, how to identity them and different ways to manage them in day-to-day life. You will also be given the opportunity to interview others to learn how about their health and fitness, how to assess their lifestyle and ways to improve it.

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.

Who will this course interest?

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
› Life Coaches
› Community Health Workers
› Health Professionals
› Chefs and Caterers
› Health Food Industry Workers

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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