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HLT43015

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

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:

    Online

  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced; complete within 12 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Foundation Education (RTO 22557)

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learn

About this course

Providing foundational knowledge in nutrition, this HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation) allows you to provide assistance to patients with nutritional needs and go further in your allied health career.

The coursework is delivered online through Foundation Education, giving you an overview of health systems, meal planning, dietary guidelines and therapeutic diets.

The course also requires 120 hours of work placement in a health and community sector environment, ensuring that you have training and experience in the allied health sector upon completion of the course

Work placement

As part of this course, you will need to organise and complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement with an allied health professional.

Eligibility

Anyone can apply, however prior study, industry knowledge or experience is recommended.

Areas of study

In this allied health course, the subjects you may study include:

  • BSBINN301 - Promote innovation in a team environment
  • BSBWOR204 - Use business technology
  • BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTAHA001 - Assist with an allied health program
  • HLTAAP002 - Confirm physical health status
  • HLTAHA018 - Assist with planning and evaluating meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelines
  • HLTAHA019 - Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans
  • HLTAHA020 - Support food services in menu and meal order processing
  • HLTAHA021 - Assist with screening and implementation of therapeutic diets
  • HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • *HLTAID003 - Provide first aid

*This course contains a core unit, HLTAID003 Provide first aid, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Red Cross Australia is a third party training provider who conduct training and assessment services on behalf of Foundation Education.

Foundation Education Foundation Education is one of the few Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Australia who endeavours to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit their students’ lifestyles. Since 1999, they’ve been focused on providing excellence in Vocational Education and Training and building partnership networks that drive quality graduates across each industry, alongside their partner RTO, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).

With more than 60 nationally recognised certificate and diploma level courses on offer, the Foundation Education difference means:

Flexible Online Study
Foundation Education’s courses are delivered online so you can study whenever and wherever suits you. This also gives you the flexibility to choose your course length – whether that be the full term of your course or as little as six months.

Dedicated Student Support
Foundation Education’s industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

Industry Relevant Courses
Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with the job-ready skills and up-to-date knowledge required to support your career goals.
Studying with Foundation Education, you will be supported by an experienced trainer currently working in the industry. You will receive ongoing and personalised support with your assignments and career goals, and have access to coaching and advice from industry professionals. With state-of-the-art technology, you will have access to your course materials 24/7, meaning you can truly study when and where you want.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation) (HLT43015) from Foundation Education.

This qualification will enable you to work under the supervision of a qualified Dietitian/Nutritionist to support the care of their clients. Your scope of practice could include:

· Apply clinical nutrition/therapeutic diet protocols as delegated
· Assist the clinical dietitian with implementation and monitoring of prescribed nutrition care plans, including discharge planning
· Assist with nutrition support for patients with, or at risk of malnutrition
· Communicate with relevant health service personnel regarding patient therapeutic diet requirements
· Facilitate and monitor orders to patient food services, as instructed
· Participate in risk screening (malnutrition screening, identify and report factors that place patients at nutritional and hydration risk during their admission, other relevant screening programs)

Payment options & support

Finance options

Foundation Education offers a range of payment options to suit any budget:

  • Upfront payment - All course costs can be paid in full via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit
  • Payment plan - Pay via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments

Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services.

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