If you are passionate about nutrition and would like to build a career around helping people eat better, maintain their health and prevent certain diseases, then gaining this HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics) dual qualification from Foundation Education could be a great first step. This nationally recognised qualification provides you with general allied assisting knowledge and specialised assisting skills in nutrition and dietetics.
The course is structured in a way that enables you to gain both qualifications as fast as possible by allowing you to combine your practical work placement which is a required part for both courses. Students must complete at least 120 hours of practical placement with a qualified allied health professional.
Initially, you will complete the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance component which will introduce you to the field and give you the basic understanding of allied assistance work. You will then move onto studying the Certificate IV component which will give you a more in-depth understanding of the sector and various roles within it, and focus on your specialty area of nutrition and dietetics without needing to do extra practical work.
Completing this qualification will give you the skills and confidence to excel in the field of allied health, specialising in nutrition and dietetics, and set you up for a rewarding and secure career in the field of healthcare.
Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.