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

Her passion for helping others is ultimately what led her to starting the Australian College of Weight Management & Allied Health and developing the nationally and internationally accredited 10698NAT Diploma of Weight Management and 10576NAT/10859NAT Certificate IV in Weight Management as she 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.

Sonja strongly believes that in order to make an impact on world health and obesity, both academia and the different disciplines across multiple industries need to work together instead of operating in ‘stand-alone silos’ as is currently the case.

Our core commitment at the Australian College of  Weight Management & Allied Health is to continue to build on this foundation and, through collaborating with a vast network of experts to deliver courses (and through membership with our sister company Global Weight Management Federation), unite industries for the betterment of health outcomes, weight management and obesity prevention.

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We are made up of Tutors, Career Advisors and Student Support where many of us have varied roles and can support you at any stage of your journey.

All of our courses include personalised student support, which means we offer you the ability to be assigned a Tutor who will be your direct point of contact if you need any help or support throughout your studies – please contact the College to arrange this by any method below;

It’s all part of the service:

  • Tutor Access – via email with a guaranteed 24 hour response (weekdays)
  • Access to the Student Support Team via phone – with a guaranteed 24 hour response (weekdays)
  • Assignments are marked and returned within 10 working days
  • A welcome email from the College to assist with commencing your studies
  • The opportunity to book in support calls through the Request Call Back function on the Home page

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 Thursday and Friday 9am – 3pm 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.

  • 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

Kylie Memory

College Operations Supervisor

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.

  • 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

Dr Neville Blomeley

Assessor / Student Support

Industry Experience

I worked as a General Practitioner for over 30 years and Sports Medicine Doctor for 20 years. I worked with all range of patients in General Practice and a number of elite teams in Sports Medicine. When I left practice, I decided to pursue my passion for fitness by becoming a certified Personal Trainer specialising in over 40s,  post cancer and post- surgical clients. To complement the training, I realised the need to further my knowledge in Weight Management and nutrition and enrolled in the Diploma course at the Australian College of Weight Management. I had also completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment particularly to train and assess First Aid. It has lead to becoming part of the Training & Assessment Team for this College since I have seen the importance of weight management.  I am now a passionate Personal Trainer and Weight Management Practitioner and love helping students in their studies in these areas.

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
  • Masters Degree in Sports Medicine
  • Diploma of Weight Management
  • Certificate IV in Weight Management (finalising)
  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Fellow of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Fellow of Australian Sports Medicine Federation

Shilpa Smith

Assessor / Student Support

Industry Experience

Health and wellbeing has always been a passion of mine and was the start of my fascination with the complexity of human body systems and how they adapt to situations. I pursued my Bachelor in Dental Surgery soon after year 12 and practiced as a dental surgeon. I left my practice to move to Australia and worked in Aged care, disability and allied health sectors for 15 years. I went on to complete postgraduate studies in Gerontology focusing on the impact of dementia and intersectionality on ageing Australians. I advocate for the basic rights of our elders currently receiving aged care, disability and allied health services leading to my appointment to a board position as a non-executive director for a leading multicultural NFP organisation. I have worked in training and assessment for the past 8 years and am currently pursuing my master’s in vocational education and training.

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Bachelor in Dental Surgery
  • Certificate IV in Aged care
  • Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
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Tanisha Tottman

Administrator / Support Team Member

Industry Experience

With a Career spanning over 12 years as a Personal Trainer and Accredited Weight Management Practitioner my passion for helping people achieve long term sustainable health and weight loss results came from my own journey of significant permanent weight loss  success 25 years ago.  Originally from the Corporate business world  I founded and created my Personal Training business as a sole trader to then transition into my company Busyslim Pty Ltd here in Australia in 2014 .  I continue to coach and educate people in both the private and corporate sectors on healthy living. I am a key note speaker educating corporate business employees on healthy eating in the workplace; a group weight loss coach, personal health and weight loss coach and a very experienced  Personal Trainer specialising in the over 40’s age bracket for men and woman. I am cCurrently completing my National TAE qualifications to become a Trainer and Assessor for the Australian College of Weight Management; I am excited to use my knowledge and experience to be part of an organisation that is creating our future Weight Management Practitioners and making the difference in the fight against obesity.

  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (currently studying)
  • Certificate IV in Weight Management
  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Level 1 Rehab Personal Trainer
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Dianne Baltis

Administrator / Student Accounts

Industry Experience

My early career involved administration and personal assistant roles in a variety of industries, including accounting and taxation, telecommunications, customer service and recruitment.  I have worked in part time roles in bookkeeping, administration, and purchasing while combining this with being a mother of two daughters.  My career has also taken me on a different path working as an art therapist in aged care.  The Australian College of Weight Management offers an environment to use all my previous experience, learn new skills, and be part of a passionate and supportive team.

  • Certificate III in Business
  • Associate Diploma in Transpersonal Art Therapy
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (currently studying)
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