Qualification Level

Professional Diploma (L4 EQF)



Unit & Module Assessments

Professional Indemnity Insurance pathway



A Certified Nutritional Therapist     


Nutritional Therapy is a form of complementary and preventative medicine where therapists work with individuals to prevent illness and disease, as well as to promote good health, by making dietary recommendations. Nutritional therapists never recommend nutrition as a replacement for medical advice but rather often work alongside medical or allied health professionals to achieve the safest and most effective client health care. Due to their training in the field of complementary medicine they are able to recognise ‘red flags’ or signs or symptoms of poor health in order to suitable refer clients for medical advice and clearance for dietary modification.  


A Nutritional Therapist does not diagnose or treat disease, but instead use a wide range of tools to assess potential imbalances and make nutritional recommendations for balancing the body and promoting optimal wellness. This may involve the therapeutic application of restorative plans for optima dietary and nutrient balance or advice regarding the use of supplementary nutrients or nutraceuticals to improve wellbeing and reduce the impact or nutritional and biochemical imbalances.

Possible career opportunities include, but are not limited to:


As a graduate of the Diploma of Nutritional therapy there are a number of career opportunities in the health and wellness industry available to you, including:

  • Nutritional therapist

  • Nutraceutical advisor

  • Weight loss advisor

  • Pharmacy assistant

  • Retail nutrition and nutraceutical sales

  • Sales and marketing for health related pharmaceutical companies




Progressing through the course


This course is self-paced and completed via distance learning through a series of webinars, course readings and log book practical tasks. On average this course will take candidates 50 hours to complete.This course is self-paced with the exception of practical workshops which are spread over a minimum of 18 weeks with a total combined learning volume of 420 hours with an additional 40 hours of practical experience in Nutritional therapy. Undertaking this course requires a mandatory attendance of two practical and face to face workshops run over a minimum of 2 weekends. Workshop dates will be listed on the website and provided upon enrolment with flexibility in dates and location provided around Australia. 




The Diploma of Nutritional Therapy program is designed to develop specialist knowledge and skills relating to the development and delivery of Nutritional therapy to health individuals. Candidates of the Nutritional Therapy program learn principles of therapeutic nutrition, physiology of health, food chemistry and biochemistry as well as nutritional science.

NUT002 Diploma Nutritional Therapy 

Course code



Approx 420 hours,  over max 18  months

Delivery Method

Online/Correspondance & F2F workshops



Course Structure: NUT002 Diploma Nutritional Therapy Online

Contents in Brief

Module 1    Foundations Skills    

NUT101: Foundations of Human Nutrition 

NUT102: Risk management 

Module 2     Introduction to Evidence Based Nutrition  

NUT201: Foundations of Nutritional Therapy

NUT202: Apply Research Findings into Professional Practice 

Module 3     Health Science 

NUT301: Health Science A (Chemistry, Biochemistry and Microbiology) 

NUT302: Health Science B (Anatomy and Pathophysiology)   

Module 4     Applied Nutritional Science 

NUT401: Nutrition for Exercise and Body Composition Change 

NUT402: Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplementation

Module 4     Integrative Nutritional Therapy 

NUT501: Nutritional counselling and Professional practice

NUT502: Nutritional Assessment and lifecycle Nutrition 



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The core principle to the therapeutic aims of a Nutritional Therapists is the belief that illness arises from nutritional and biochemical imbalances which require preventative medicine through personalised nutrition and lifestyle plans in order to maintain a state of well-being

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