Become a qualified allied health worker and explore the exciting and growing nutrition and dietetics market. Learn the practical clinical and administrative skills needed to assist nutrition and dietetics professionals or work generically across allied health services to build your experience.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Communicate effectively to work in health and community services
Recognise healthy body systems
Interpret and apply medical terminology
Apply safe work practices
Understand legal compliance issues affecting the industry
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Complete 120 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer
Work on projects with real-world applications such as meal planning experience that meets dietary guidelines
Customise meals and menus for individual needs
Undertake evidence-based nutrition risk screening to improve nutritional status
Build the foundational skills and knowledge you need to start working in the allied health industry
Take the option to pursue a generalist or specialist allied health career of your choice
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A valid Working with Children Check (WWCC)
Evidence of an up-to-date vaccination history
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A passion for caring for others
A collaborative attitude
The ability to follow instructions
A genuine interest in learning
A real interest in nutrition and diet and their relationship to our general wellbeing
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Nutrition assistant Dietetic assistant Allied health assistant
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics) does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 16 Units of competency, including 7 core and 9 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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