Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance & Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics)

HLT33015 / HLT43015

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics)

Equip yourself with the necessary skills and tools needed to assist allied health professionals in providing nutrition advice to clients.

Build a rewarding career helping others with a Certificate III and IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics) 

Are you passionate about food and its correlation to health? Do you want to help people on how to make healthier dietary choices to maintain better health and prevent certain diseases? The combined Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics) will fast-track you to a successful and meaningful career in nutrition and dietetics.  

This dual qualification provides you with general allied health assisting knowledge and specialised assisting skills in nutrition and dietetics. It’s structured for you to complete a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance first to gain an entry level understanding of allied health, and then move into a Certificate IV focusing on your specialty area of nutrition and dietetics without needing to do extra practical work.  

Upon successful completion of your study, you will be equipped to work alongside allied health professionals to provide valuable support for patients every day, helping to diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of illnesses and conditions. This chosen career pathway will mean that no two working days are the same with a diverse range of patients to support. Allied health assistance nutrition and dietetics is ideal for individuals wanting a profession that comes with the fulfilling feeling of helping people maintain or improve their wellbeing.   

According to Job Outlook, the health care and social assistance sector is Australia’s largest and fastest growing industry with over 1.5 million people currently in employment. It’s predicted there will be strong future growth and job prospects for nutrition professionals, making nutrition and dietetics a worthy area to specialise in when considering job security.  

The HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and the HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics) are nationally recognised qualifications.

Course Outcomes

With a nationally recognised dual qualification in allied health assistance, you’ll be prepared to enter the workforce and be open to a wide range of employment opportunities. There’s so much you can do with the skills and experience gained through this course, and these will be looked upon favourably by employers.

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Nutrition and Dietetics Assistant

Provide input into patient disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment in conjunction with Nutritionists or Dietitians. 

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Allied Health Assistant

Working directly with allied health professionals, you will help develop programs and conduct therapeutic activities to identify, treat, and prevent various conditions and illnesses in patients. 

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational therapy assistants partner with occupational therapists to develop and deliver programs for patients, helping them perform day-to-day tasks more comfortably and confidently. Regular tasks include fitting assistive equipment as directed by the occupational therapist.

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Physiotherapy Assistant

A Physiotherapy Assistant is a hands-on and highly patient-based role. Your responsibilities will include providing patient care and supporting patients to complete their treatment plans related to their injury, illness, or disability.

Please note: this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with updates due for release in the next year. Rest assured, completion of this course version before 23 November 2023 will still provide you with a valid and quality outcome. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a Career Advisor on 1300 616 197.

Course snapshot
Qualification

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics)

Delivery structure

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Theoretical Elements: 

Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform. 

Practical Elements: 

120 hours of work placement with an allied health professional sourced by the student.

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics)

Theoretical Elements: 

Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform. 

Duration

Up to 18 months

Study load
  • 120 hours of practical work placement.
  • 18 course units to complete.
  • Complete one course unit every month to graduate in 18 months. 
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Delivery Structure

Starting with the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and then moving into the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics) the entire course can be broken down into four parts:

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1. Theoretical

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance - Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.

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11 course units to complete.
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Completed online, at your own pace.
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2. Work Placement

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance - When undertaking both qualifications the student must complete at least 120 hours of practical placement with a qualified allied health professional. Please note if you undertake these qualifications separately, you will be required to complete 80 hours in the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and a further 120 hours in the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics).

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Students will need to source work placement with an Allied Health Professional.
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Where required, we may assist you in identifying work placement options.
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3. Theoretical

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics) - Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.

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8 course units to complete.
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Completed online, at your own pace.

Resources Required

For the online part of the course, you’ll need regular access to:

Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points.

Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended).

Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above.

MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later.

Internet Browser: Google Chrome, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.

Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).

Office Equipment:  Printer and scanner to print and upload some of your assessments.

Mobile Phone with Video Capability or Video Camera: Some assessments in your course may require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment.

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4. Work Placement

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics) - When undertaking both qualifications the student must complete at least 120 hours of practical placement with a qualified allied health professional. Please note if you undertake these qualifications separately, you will be required to complete 80 hours in the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and a further 120 hours in the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics).

Components

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Students will need to source work placement with an Allied Health Professional.
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Where required, we may assist you in identifying work placement options.

Units

Achieve your qualification by completing the following units of competency:

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Cost & Payment

You can pay for your course upfront via VISA/MasterCard or a bank deposit. Alternatively, we offer instalment plans that can be paid over several weeks or fortnights.

Your course fee includes

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Delivery and assessment of your qualification

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Study materials (including all resources)

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Ongoing support from our Education Team

We offer two payment methods

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Full fee upfront

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Instalment plans

For more information about the course costs, please call us on 1300 616 197.

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