Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics)

HLT43015

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

Build a rewarding career helping improve the well-being of others through good nutritional advice with a Nutrition and Dietetics specialisation.

Support allied health professionals in providing nutrition advice  

The nutrition and dietetics industry offers a variety of opportunities for those looking to help people understand the relationship between food and health, and make appropriate dietary choices to maintain good health and prevent and treat illnesses and diseases. 

According to the Job Outlook website published by the Australian government, employment for Dietitians grew rapidly over the past five years at a rate of 68.9%*, and looking forward to November 2020, is expected to continue growing. The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation) will provide the foundation knowledge you need to enter the allied health industry and succeed in a future in nutrition and dietetics. 

This health care course is a nationally recognised training qualification which teaches you how to conduct health care program activities, confirm a patient’s physical health status, interpret and apply medical terminology and follow safe work practices for direct client care. The elective nutrition and dietetics specialisation course units have been developed to teach you how to evaluate menus, meet individualised plans and monitor and implement therapeutic diets. 

A qualification in Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation) opens up employment opportunities across the healthcare and well-being sectors.  You can apply for positions as an Allied Health Assistant, Nutrition and Dietetics Assistant or Therapy Assistant. As a Nutrition and Dietetics Assistant, you perform a vital role in health and community sectors, including rehabilitation centres, allied health, health promotion and hospital food service departments.  

During your studies, you will also take on practical work placement with a qualified allied health professional. This hands-on experience, combined with online theory, ensures you graduate with a solid understanding of the allied health industry, and how to assist effectively and contribute to the health and wellbeing of clients. We also provide this allied health qualification with specialisations in physiotherapy and occupational therapy.  

Not ready for the HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance? You may want to study another allied health assistant qualification first, such as the HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

*Source: Joboutlook.gov.au  

The HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation) is a Nationally Recognised course. 

Course Outcomes

Once you’ve completed your HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation), you’ll be able to work in a range of health and well-being sectors. Positions you choose to work in may include: 

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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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Nutrition and Dietetics Assistant

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

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 IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition & Dietetics Specialisation)

Delivery structure

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. 

Duration

Up to 12 months

Study load
  • 120 hours of practical work placement.
  • 16 course units to complete.
  • Complete 1.5 course units every month to graduate in 12 months.  
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Delivery Structure

Studying the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation) with Foundation Education is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs.    The course is broken down into two parts: 

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1. Theoretical

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

Components

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16 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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2. Work Placement

120 hours of work placement with an allied health professional.

Components

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Students will need to source work placement with an Allied Health Professional.
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We may assist you in organising a work placement location of your choosing.

Units

Achieve your qualification by completing the following units of competency:

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition & Dietetics)

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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