Entry Requirements

The specific course entry requirements are (for example, LLN, technology skills or pre-requisite qualifications):

Essential entry requirements:

Entrants to the Certificate IV in Weight Management must:

  • be over 18 years of age:
  • have achieved a minimum year 10 level of education:
  • have a minimum of three years employment or volunteer experience in working within a customer service environment;
  • meet the requirements for working with adolescents (13-17) in the relevant Australian State/Territory; and
  • have the ability to use computers, to email, send and write word documents and to use basic spreadsheets.

Recommended Entry Requirements

Entrants should have:

  • high level language, literacy and numeracy levels – sufficient to interpret research documents, prepare written reports and prepare a weight management plan including numeracy requirements for weights, measures and times.

The following language, literacy and numeracy skills are likely to facilitate successful completion of the course:

  • Adaptability to understand and apply materials to various contexts
  • Oral and written communication skills sufficient to provide clear instructions and read and write manuals and reports and evaluate the impact of the materials
  • Ability to interpret, evaluate and apply legislation to business procedures
  • Interpersonal skills sufficient to acknowledge and respond and manage a wide range of views and relate to clients and colleagues from differing cultural, social and religious backgrounds
  • Problem solving skills required to fulfil job roles
  • Ability to perform complex numeric calculations
  • Ability to use computers


International students undertaking this course are required to have a score of 5.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to ensure they are able to understand and organisational policies and procedures and legislation requirements.

Limitations of Entry

Students seeking entry to this course may be subject to an interview process, based on their initial application, to determine their suitability for providing support services to weight management clients.

This course exposes students to the challenge of mentoring clients who may have suffered challenging, emotionally confronting situations. It requires students to have sufficient maturity and work/life experience to provide professional support services within organisational and regulatory requirements.

Students are required to read and interpret medical or allied health practitioner referrals, prepare referrals and weight management plans including the use of entering measurements, weights and times.