National code: HLT43015

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics)

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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.

Completion 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

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Nutrition assistant, Dietetic assistant and Allied health assistant

Study pathways

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Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care HLTWHS002

  • Confirm physical health status HLTAAP002

  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately BSBMED301

  • Communicate and work in health or community services CHCCOM005

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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