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Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics)

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    24 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT) (RTO 90197)

  • Career Outcomes:

    Dietitian | Nutritionist | Allied Health Assistant | Therapy Assistant | View all

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This course meets the 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.

Course Rundown

About this course

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics) (HLT43015) offered by Open Colleges, in partnership with Integrated Care Management Training (ICMT), will give you the knowledge and skills to forge a successful career in health assistance specialising in nutrition and dietetics.

This specialised allied health certificate can be useful to those already working in health, or those seeking to become a skilled health assistant. In this online health course you'll develop broad-based health knowledge as well as specialised skills in nutrition and dietetics.

You'll have the knowledge and training to advise on dietary requirements, food safety, infection control procedures, hygiene and meal planning. You'll also receive training in case management, communication and the organisational skills required of a professional assistant in a health environment.

Gain practical skills

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics) (HLT43015) includes a work placement component to ensure that you graduate with a strong mix of practical work experience and academic foundation. The requirements of this course include a minimum of 120 hours overall.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old; AND
  • Have completed Year 12; OR
  • Have a certificate II qualification or higher; OR
  • Have two years' industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication


Areas of study

In this online allied health program, the subjects you'll study include:

  • HLTAHA001 - Assist with an allied health program
  • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • BSBMED301 -Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTAAP002 - Confirm physical health status
  • HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • 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
  • HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID002 -Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
Open Colleges Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Where Will It Lead Me?

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

Health assistance professionals perform vital, life-giving roles in the health and community sectors. With your broad health education and specialised nutrition training, your skills will be transferable to a host of different health care environments. Upon completion of this online course, you will be eligible for jobs such as nutrition assistant and dietetic or dietary assistant, and be able to work in hospital services, aged care and other community sectors, health promotion or corporate food services.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in 64 weekly instalments

  • $84.38 per week
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 25% on your course fees

  • $4,642.50 upfront payment

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