Weight Loss Consultants assist clients with advice and practical solutions for losing weight or body fat.

    You can work as a Weight Loss Consultant without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Weight Loss Consultants.

    Tasks

    • Interviews clients to work out their needs.
    • Monitors and corrects imbalances in the body using muscle testing techniques.
    • Advises clients on dietary requirements and exercise programs.
    • Records clients' weight and measurements.
    • Instructs clients on the use of exercise equipment.
    • Provides support and counselling.

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    Weight Loss Consultants

    • 540 workers Employment Size
    • Lower skill Skill level rating
    • 23% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 43 hours Average full-time
    • 46 years Average age
    • 95% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Weight Loss Consultants (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
    from 870 in 2011 to 540 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Weight Loss Consultants work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Other Services; Retail Trade; and Health Care and Social Assistance.
    • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (23%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 43 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 46 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (54%).
    • Gender: 95% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Other Services51.7
    Retail Trade39.7
    Health Care and Social Assistance3.6
    Education and Training1.9
    Other Industries3.1

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateWeight Loss ConsultantsAll Jobs Average
    NSW30.231.6
    VIC28.025.6
    QLD23.020.0
    SA3.07.0
    WA10.910.8
    TAS2.82.0
    NT0.61.0
    ACT1.71.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketWeight Loss ConsultantsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.0-5.05.0
    20-244.5-9.39.3
    25-3417.5-22.922.9
    35-4424.5-22.022.0
    45-5428.1-21.621.6
    55-5911.0-9.09.0
    60-648.9-6.06.0
    65 and Over5.6-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationWeight Loss ConsultantsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate3.4-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree23.1-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma16.2-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV17.2-21.121.1
    Year 1218.1-18.118.1
    Year 118.0-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below14.0-12.512.5

    You can work as a Weight Loss Consultant without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Weight Loss Consultants.

    Thinking about study or training?

    Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

    • Search and compare thousands of higher education courses, and their entry requirements from different institutions across Australia at Course Seeker website.
    • Compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes on the QILT website.
    • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
    • You might be interested in Health Industry VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

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    Employers look for Personal Care Consultants who are caring, compassionate and empathetic and can communicate clearly with a diverse range of people.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Customer and Personal Service

      46% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    2. Psychology

      43% Skill level

      Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

    3. Food Production

      41% Skill level

      Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.

    4. Public Safety and Security

      39% Skill level

      Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

    5. English Language

      39% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    1. Indoors, Heat Controlled

      94% Important

      How often do you work indoors with access to heating or cooling?

    2. Contact With Others

      94% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

    3. Telephone

      90% Important

      How often do you talk on the telephone?

    4. Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment

      89% Important

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    5. Time Pressure

      88% Important

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