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1300 969 367

Founder & CEO

With a career spanning over 15 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 (previously called the Australian Institute of Weight Loss Consultants) and developing the nationally and internationally accredited Diploma of Weight Management (10698NAT) and Certificate IV in Weight Management (10576NAT) 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 membership we can unite the industry and work towards a united voice for weight management and obesity prevention.

Sonja Bella

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 and receive an instant response.

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.

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 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
Student Support and Tutors

Tutor Profile

Sonja Bella

Sonja Bella

Industry Experience

My career in the weight management industry spans over 15 years, during which time I have helped thousands of people to successfully regain their health and vitality using a multi-faceted and holistic approach to weight management. I have also helped to coach and mentor weight management consultants and business owners.

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate IV in Weight Management
  • Diploma in Weight Management
  • Advanced Nutrition 1 & 2
  • Certificate IV in Small Business Management
  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • National Speakers Association of Australia – Kerry Nairn Scholarship

Laura Bowman

Industry Experience

I have worked in a face-to-face customer service environment for over 10 years but specialising in Education since early 2012; as I built such a quick rapport with our students at my previous place of employment 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 assist our students where needed. I have excelled in my position and pride myself on the ability to assist our students from diverse backgrounds, specialising in working with those with different and unique learning styles

  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate IV in Weight Management
  • Diploma in Weight Management
  • Certificate III in Business
  • Diploma in Commercial Arts (Graphic Design)
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Adrienne Bright

Industry Experience

I have been involved in the Wellness Industry for over 20 years now and as the industry grows and changes, so too has my experience and knowledge. My experience includes working in health food stores, running my own business as a Weight Loss Advisor and Nutritionist, managing a nutrition company in the supplements industry, training and assessing in nutrition for online courses and I am now continuing my passion to pass on knowledge here at the Australian College of Weight Management.

As a mother you learn so much about food and wellness, and how it is even more important now to pass good health information on to the next generation so that good health sense is not lost.  Hopefully, the gift of healthy food habits will continue on for many generations.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessing
  • Certificate IV in Weight Management
  • Diploma in Nutrition and Food Coaching
  • Diploma in Clinical Nutrition
  • Certificate in Lifeline Telephone Counselling
  • Certificate in Television Presenting
  • Certificate of Achievement in Food As Medicine
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Tania Sinclair

Industry Experience

Raised in the Hunter Valley, NSW, I was fortunate enough to consume sun-ripened fruit and seasonally available vegetables grown by my grandfather on his property throughout my childhood.  I moved to Sydney in 1991 and lived there through the 1990’s gaining exposure to organics, clean eating, vegetarianism, city and suburban community farms, perma-culture and ‘health food stores’.

My awareness and knowledge of the vital importance of the anti-inflammatory properties of fresh seasonal foods and their role in disease prevention and slowing down disease progression was heightened after my son was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at age 3.

I am currently working on a “Healthy Eating Kids” program to be implemented in Schools in addition to an easy to understand program to teach adults food and health basics. I also operate offering consultations to help individuals get their health back on track.

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate IV in Food Coaching
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Food and Nutrition)
  • Certificate IV in Weight Management (currently completing)
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