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1300 969 367 support@collegeofweightmanagement.com.au

Founder & CEO

With a career spanning over 17 years in the weight management industry, I have helped thousands of people to successfully regain their health and vitality using a multi-faceted and holistic approach to weight management.

My passion for helping others is ultimately what led me to starting the Australian College of Weight Management and developing the nationally and internationally accredited 10698NAT Diploma of Weight Management and 10576NAT/10859NAT Certificate IV in Weight Management as I recognised the need for a platform within the industry which would teach, promote and encourage cross-pollination and collaboration of the many disciplines that make up the weight management industry.

I truly believe that to make an impact on world health and obesity, both academia and the different disciplines within the industry need to work together instead of operating in our own ‘stand-alone silos’ as is currently the case.

Through collaborating with a vast network of experts to deliver courses (and through membership with our sister company Global Weight Management Federation) we can unite the industry and work towards a united voice for weight management and obesity prevention.

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Your Tutors

All of our courses include personalised Tutor support, which means you will be allocated a Tutor when you enrol and they will be your direct point of contact if you need any help or support throughout your studies.

It’s all part of the service:

  • Tutor Access – via email with a guaranteed 24 hour response (weekdays)
  • Access to the Student Support Team (9am – 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-3pm Friday AEST)
  • Assignments are marked and returned within 10 working days
  • A welcome email from the Tutor who will be helping you
  • The opportunity for a scheduled phone call from your Tutor if you have questions

We are only ever a phone call or an email away!

Student Support and Tutors
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Laura Bowman
RTO Manager

Industry Experience

I have worked in a face-to-face customer service environment for over 10 years but specialising in Education since early 2012; I have always been a quick learner and as I built such a quick rapport with our students in a previous role I knew there was a place for me (just not in that organisation). I wanted so much more out of my career so I sought further employment with the Australian College of Weight Management where I have had many doors open and opportunities become available to work with experts at the top of their fields; these opportunities have helped me to grow and I am able to go above and beyond to support and manage a small team along with our students where needed. I have excelled in my position and pride myself on the ability to support and assist varied roles across the College along with our students from diverse backgrounds, specialising in working with those with different and unique learning styles.

Qualifications
  • Diploma of Weight Management
  • Diploma of Commercial Arts (Graphic Design)
  • Certificate IV  in Weight Management
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate III in Health Administration
  • Certificate III in Business
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Kylie Memory

Industry Experience

I have always been passionate about learning, and with a career in education, training, recruitment and business management, my role at Australian College of Weight Management allows me to bring all of those skills to bear. The Australian College of Weight Management embodies a rare and holistic sense of responsibility to it’s students and the success of our graduates as leaders in the field of weight management is at the core of our culture.

The part of my role I like most is connecting with students and facilitating the design of unique and meaningful career pathways that encourage independence and empowerment and then supporting that process from day one, right through to graduation and beyond.

Qualifications
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
  • Diploma of Weight Management (currently studying)
  • Diploma in Naturopathy
  • Diploma in Business
  • Diploma in Leadership and Management
  • Certificate IV in Small Business Management
  • Certificate III in Child Care Services
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Virginia Shaw

Industry Experience
I have been involved in the health and wellness industry for over 30 years. Starting back in the early days when mixed gyms and group exercise were gaining popularity in the community. Over the years, I have seen lots of change in the health and fitness field and it has certainly been for the better. More recently I have been a personal trainer and this year marks my 10th year as a Zumba instructor. I have worked with lots of different clients and over the years I have developed a passion for healthy eating and holistic weight management.
Having studied via on-line and distance education modes, I have first-hand experience in balancing study and home life and have developed strategies to assist students to do the same; I look forward to supporting you as you complete your studies.
Qualifications
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate IV in Weight Management
  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Level 1 Wellness Coaching
  • Bachelor of Management
  • MBA
  • Diploma of Project Management
  • Diploma in Procurement and Contracting
  • Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting
  • PROSCI Change Management

Career Advisors

Our friendly team of Career Advisors are here to help with whatever you need. They are all fully trained and available to:

  • Help you choose the right course for your needs
  • Allow you to make an informed decision
  • Answer any questions you may have about our courses, workshops or membership
  • Suggest a payment plan suitable for your budget
  • Help you enrol into the course once you’re ready

You can call them on 1300 969 367 or use the “Live Chat” feature to chat online.

Both these options are available within business hours (9am – 5pm Monday to Friday AEST).

If you would prefer to send an online enquiry, please fill in the enquiry form. You can expect a response within 24 hours weekdays.

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Laura Bowman
RTO Manager

Industry Experience

I have worked in a face-to-face customer service environment for over 10 years but specialising in Education since early 2012; I have always been a quick learner and as I built such a quick rapport with our students in a previous role I knew there was a place for me (just not in that organisation). I wanted so much more out of my career so I sought further employment with the Australian College of Weight Management where I have had many doors open and opportunities become available to work with experts at the top of their fields; these opportunities have helped me to grow and I am able to go above and beyond to support and manage a small team along with our students where needed. I have excelled in my position and pride myself on the ability to support and assist varied roles across the College along with our students from diverse backgrounds, specialising in working with those with different and unique learning styles.

Qualifications
  • Diploma of Weight Management
  • Diploma of Commercial Arts (Graphic Design)
  • Certificate IV  in Weight Management
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate III in Health Administration
  • Certificate III in Business
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Kylie Memory

Industry Experience

I have always been passionate about learning, and with a career in education, training, recruitment and business management, my role at Australian College of Weight Management allows me to bring all of those skills to bear. The Australian College of Weight Management embodies a rare and holistic sense of responsibility to it’s students and the success of our graduates as leaders in the field of weight management is at the core of our culture.

The part of my role I like most is connecting with students and facilitating the design of unique and meaningful career pathways that encourage independence and empowerment and then supporting that process from day one, right through to graduation and beyond.

Qualifications
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
  • Diploma of Weight Management (currently studying)
  • Diploma in Naturopathy
  • Diploma in Business
  • Diploma in Leadership and Management
  • Certificate IV in Small Business Management
  • Certificate III in Child Care Services
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Mahnaz Yasin

Industry Experience

With over 15 years of experience in the Health and fitness Industry, I have built a successful Personal Training and Life Coaching Business and along the way I gained my Trainer and Assessor qualification so I can pursue my passion of helping and mentoring individuals to achieve their goals. I love making a difference and have a passion for coaching and mentoring individuals to achieve their education, health and wellness goals. As a parent, a Personal Trainer and a Trainer and Assessor it is my mission to be able to help as many individuals as I can.

Qualifications
  • Certificate IV in Weight Management (currently studying)
  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessing
  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Certificate III in Business
  • Certificate III in Education Support
  • Specialized Trainer in Children’s Training & Older Adults
  • Current first aid Certificate
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Chris Gent

Industry Experience

With 32 years in the health and fitness industry, I have worked in, and managed, some of Australia’s biggest gym chains and personally coached and mentored hundreds of personal trainers and group fitness instructors.
My work has also included Corporate Health, delivering healthy initiatives to senior executives, conference keynotes, hands-on workshops and fitness programs.

I’m a Mother of 3 beautiful angels and I enjoy a balanced lifestyle of lifting weights, cardio, delicious healthy meals and spending my time with friends and loved ones.

Qualifications
  • Certificate IV in Weight Management (currently studying)
  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Certificate IV in Small Business Management
  • Certificate IV in Customer Contact
  • Diploma of Management
  • Certified NLP Practitioner
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