HLT43015

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

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

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation) is a nationally recognised training qualification which teaches you how to implement 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 Cert IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation) opens up employment opportunities across the healthcare and well-being sectors where you can perform a vital role in health and community sectors, including rehabilitation centres, allied health, health promotion and hospital food service departments. 

Gain practical skills

This course also requires a minimum of 120 hours of work placement to be completed under the supervision of a suitably qualified Allied Health Provider who can expose the candidate to planning, developing and evaluating menus for their clients.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

Please note: this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with updates due for release in the next year.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 submit an enquiry and a Foundation Education Career Advisor will contact you. Alternatively you can call them on the number displayed upon submitting your enquiry.
 
 
HLT43015 Foundation Education Career FAQs

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  • Qualification:
    Certificate IV
  • Study mode:
    Online
    Workplace
  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    Self-paced; complete within 12 months
  • Start date:
    Anytime - start today!
  • Awarded by:
    Foundation Education (RTO: 22557)
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
    Allied Health Worker | Allied Health Assistant | Dietetics Assistant | Dietary Aide | Community Based Allied Health Assistant | View All

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The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation) is a nationally recognised training qualification which teaches you how to implement 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 Cert IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation) opens up employment opportunities across the healthcare and well-being sectors where you can perform a vital role in health and community sectors, including rehabilitation centres, allied health, health promotion and hospital food service departments. 

Gain practical skills

This course also requires a minimum of 120 hours of work placement to be completed under the supervision of a suitably qualified Allied Health Provider who can expose the candidate to planning, developing and evaluating menus for their clients.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

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 submit an enquiry and a Foundation Education Career Advisor will contact you. Alternatively you can call them on the number displayed upon submitting your enquiry.
 
 

Eligibility

Education
You will need to have completed year 12, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • A qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR
  • 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Minimum Age
You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

Residency Status
You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

Computer Requirements

In order to complete the on-line part of the course you will need regular access to a reliable computer and internet connection.

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
  • HLTAID0011* - Provide First Aid

*This course contains the unit, HLTAID011 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. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your first aid certificate in order for us to process a Credit Transfer against this unit on your student record. If you have chosen your own third-party provider, you must submit a certified copy of your certificate. If you have undertaken training with Red Cross Australia, you must forward Foundation Education the email you receive which contains the electronic copy of your certificate.

Foundation Education provides students with access to quality vocational education and employment opportunities alongside their sister brand, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT), and a robust network of industry partners all around Australia.  

With courses designed by industry experts, you'll gain the knowledge and experience to graduate with the job-ready skills employers seek. Plus, you can learn at your pace and place with flexible study options. 

Whether you're interested in a career as a Dental Assistant, Teacher Aide, Office Manager, Physiotherapy Assistant, or something else, Foundation Education has a vocational study option to take you where you want to go. 

The Foundation Education difference means:

  • Flexible Online Study – The theoretical component of the courses can be completed online at your own pace.
  • Industry Relevant Courses – Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to provide you with comprehensive skills and knowledge required to graduate job-ready.
  • National Recognised Training - Every Certificate and Diploma offered is nationally recognised and accredited, meeting established industry needs and national quality assurance requirements.

 

Foundation Education RTO 22557

Dedicated Student Support – Foundation Education's industry-experienced Subject Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

Where Will It Lead Me?

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)

Curious about where a career in nutrition could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Foundation Education offers flexible payment plans beginning from just $56.88* a week!

Enquire now to find out more about instalment plans or saving on your course fees by paying upfront.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

*Payment plan total is $100 deposit + 78 weekly payments. Foundation Education uses the direct debiting services of Debitsuccess on payment plans. Payment plans will incur a $12 establishment fee, charged with the first instalment, plus a 3.63% transaction fee on each transaction. Weekly payment amount provided is already inclusive of the transaction fee.

 

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