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FAQ

The Wellness Wise™ Academy was established in 2015 by Wellness Designs in recognition of the need for workplaces to build their internal capacity to deliver an engaging, cost-effective, results-oriented and sustainable employee health and wellness strategy.

Wellness Designs are a boutique workplace wellness business, specialising in strategic consultancy, speaking and training services for workplaces, government agencies and industry groups.

The Wellness Wise™ Academy training programs draw on over 20 years’ experience delivering multi-award winning workplaces solutions across the globe across a range of industries.

 
Our facilitators are leading workplace wellness professionals who have implemented leading-edge and award-winning programs across the country. Principal Facilitator and Founder, Katrina Walton, has built a reputation as a pioneer of workplace wellness in Australia. She has over 20 years' experience in the development and implementation of multi award-winning wellness and human capital solutions for small to large organisations across the globe. This includes two-time winner and finalist of the Australian Human Resource Institute Award for Best Health and Wellbeing Strategy (2012/2009 and 2011 respectively) and three-time winner of the Australian Human Resources Award for Best Health and Wellbeing Strategy (2006/2007/2009).

Katrina is a sought-after speaker and trainer, having presented throughout Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom, including as an Adjunct Lecturer with the Centre for Environment and Population Health, Griffith University and University of Queensland.
The Wellness Wise™ Academy partners with WorkSafe Connect (RTO Code 31385), to have our Practitioner course accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority, the national regulator for Australia’s training sector. This can assure you that Wellness Wise™ Academy training courses meet nationally approved quality standards. You will also be eligible to receive a unit of competency  (BSBLED502) upon successful completion of our Wellness Wise™ Practitioner course.The Wellness Wise™ Practitioner training program is also accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), the peak industry body for exercise and sports scientists. Accredited Exercise Scientists and Accredited Exercise Physiologists will receive 10 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points for successfully completing the program. 
The Wellness Wise™ Leaders program is conducted as a 1.5 - 2 hour workshop.The Wellness Wise™ Practitioners program consists of an initial intensive two day face-to-face course followed by a 12 month support package. Click here to see upcoming course dates.The Wellness Wise™ Champions program is conducted as a 1/2 day workshop. For established health and wellness programs, the workshop can also be extended to a full day workshop for more in-depth program review and planning.
The Wellness Wise™ Practitioner training program is the first of its kind globally. The program draws from global trends and best-practice guidelines but with a specific focus on leading edge practice within Australia.This nationally accredited program is delivered by expert Wellness Designs facilitators and synthesises over 20 years’ experience delivering multi-award-winning health and wellness solutions across the globe.  This includes the recent facilitation of the Tasmanian Department of Premier and Cabinet Healthy @Work Professional Development Program and the pilot Comcare Health and Wellbeing Coordinator’s Training.The program has been developed under the guidance of an international expert advisory group and includes practical insights from highly successful wellness practitioners around Australia.The certification requires not only successful completion of the course but also demonstrating a thorough understanding of workplace health and wellness best practice through a comprehensive assessment. All successful participants will receive a certificate of completion as a Certified Practitioner by the Workplace Health Association of Australia (WHAA) plus a Statement of Attainment for a national unit of competency (BSBLED502) issued by our partner Registered Training Organisation (RTO).Plus, once participants walk out of the course and the 'rubber hits the road', they will have access to a 12 month support package.
Earning your designation as a certified practitioner by the Workplace Health Association of Australia is one of the best ways to show potential employers, colleagues and clients that you have advanced knowledge in the field of workplace health and wellness.
Payment is required when you register for the course. We will confirm your enrollment in the course when full fee payment is received.
Payment for our Wellness Wise™ Practitioner course is available through our secure payment gateway as part of the registration process.
Yes. Groups of three or more from the same organisation are eligible for a group discount.
People from all industries and backgrounds with a passion for empowering and transforming workplaces are encouraged to enrol in this training program. In fact, the vast variety of skills and experiences of our participants is what generates the most interesting discussions during the  program! The program is relevant to people from a range of industries, including:
  • Workplace health and wellness practitioners
  • Human resources professionals
  • OHS and occupational health professionals
  • Health professionals
  • Workplace health and wellness providers
  • Government representatives or consultants
  • Undergraduate or post graduate students
… and anyone else seeking training and accreditation in the field
You will leave with:
  • an understanding of what constitutes a best-practice strategy
  • the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver a targeted, integrated, results-oriented and sustainable strategy
  • practical tools relevant to your workplace
  • key learnings from award-winning Australian case studies
  • tips from some of Australia's leading workplace wellness practitioners
  • insights into industry trends both globally and nationally
  • ongoing support and networks, including access to coaching sessions, webinars and peer networking forums
  • a nationally accredited qualification
In order to make the course as applicable to your workplace or the ‘real world’ as possible, you will be sent a couple of quick tasks to complete before you attend the course. These will be simple activities that should only take approximately 30 minutes.  You will have access to these tasks once your registration is complete.
All the course materials, including the workbook and activities, will be accessible via our dedicated online portal. This online portal will house all the materials you will require throughout the course, allowing us to deliver a paper-free course.Please bring a Wi-Fi enabled laptop, tablet or other mobile device to the course and we will walk you through how to use the portal to optimise your learning outcomes. If you do not have access to a mobile device for the course, please contact us prior to the course and we can arrange for you to have hard copies of all the required resources.
The Wellness Wise™ Practitioner training program is available as both public courses and in-house. Public courses are regularly held across Australasia. For upcoming course dates click here. For further information regarding in-house programs or to request training in your location, contact us.
Absolutely! We know it is virtually impossible to learn all there is to know about delivering effective, sustainable workplace wellness strategies in two days. Our comprehensive 12 month post-course support program includes the following features to ensure your journey to being wellness wise continues:
  • follow up 1-on-1 mentoring/coaching sessions (6 weeks post-course)
  • online portal with the latest tools and resources
  • networking opportunities through online forum
  • continuing education including webinars, quarterly newsletter and other learning opportunities
Our accredited program is designed to give you 'brandability' to promote yourself as a skilled, competent and certified workplace health and wellness practitioner. Following successful completion of the course, you will be able to set yourself apart by:
  • displaying your certificate with pride in your office
  • using the 'WHAA Certified Practitioner' designation seal on your resume, business cards, email signature and professional social media profiles
  • being listed on our online practitioner directory
Many employers reimburse or part-subsidise their employees for professional development. We suggest that you check with your organisation.
To support your organisation on its wellness journey, Wellness Designs also provides strategic consultancy, speaking and additional training services. For further details, visit the Wellness Designs website.
To view the terms and conditions for both our public and in-house Wellness Wise™ Academy training program, click here.
Your workplace may be eligible for a government training grant on a co-investment basis via the Australian Government’s Industry Skills Fund. For further details, and to determine eligibility, visit their website.
The Wellness Wise™ Academy partners with Worksafe Connect, a Registered Training Organisation, to have our courses and facilitators accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority, the national regulator for Australia’s training sector. This can assure you that Wellness Wise™ Practitioner training courses meet nationally approved quality standards. You will also be eligible to receive a unit of competency  (BSBLED502) upon successful completion of the course. Furthermore, the course is certified by the peak industry body, the Workplace Health Association of Australia . Participants who complete the course will be recognised as a WHAA Certified Practitioner.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available upon enrolment in the WWP training course. Skills and knowledge gained through life and work experiences, which meet the competency requirements of nationally accredited training can be formally recognised through the RPL process. Students who would like to apply for RPL can contact us at info@wellnessdesigns.com.au  to receive an RPL Application Form and information about the Wellness Wise Academy’s RPL procedure.  The RPL application form must accompany full payment, which are subject to the standard withdrawal and deferral conditions.

Are discount rates available?

Discount rates are available for the Wellness Wise™ Practitioner course for the following groups:

  • Workplace Health Association of Australia members
  • WayAhead Workplaces members
  • students
  • group discounts

For further information, click here.

What other services does Wellness Designs provide?

To support your organisation on its wellness journey, Wellness Designs also provides strategic consultancy, speaking and additional training services. For further details, visit the Wellness Designs website.

Have further questions?

Please don’t hesitate to drop us a line to discuss your wellness training needs.

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