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International Course Info

Course code:

43015

Course fee:

A$10,450

Duration

0.5 Year

OVERVIEW

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics) teaches you the practical skills needed to provide care across the allied health sector.

This specialisation in Nutrition and Dietetics will teach you highly practical tasks such as planning, evaluating, monitoring and modifying food to meet dietary and therapeutic guidelines. Learn to communicate effectively in a range of professional settings including hospitals and aged care facilities.

Gain real-world experience through workplace scenarios, documents and resources and develop a range of technical and interpersonal skills that are transferrable across the industry. TAFE NSW’s extensive network and on-the-job training will give you the opportunity to learn and succeed in diverse workplaces.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology
  • Apply safe work practices
  • Meal plan according to recommended dietary guidelines
  • Undertake evidence-based nutrition risk screening to improve nutritional status

GAIN PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

Build your experience and get practical skills in:

  • Communicating in a variety of health sector environments
  • Interpreting and applying medical terminology
  • Safe work practices
  • Legal and compliance issues
  • Modifying meals and menus to individualised plans

DEVELOP YOUR PROFESSIONAL CONFIDENCE

Develop the qualities you need to equip you with the confidence to work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Aged Care Facilities
  • Private Practices
  • Rehabilitation Facilities

GLOBAL INDUSTRY DEMAND

Demand for personalised healthcare is driving a focus on prevention, healthy lifestyles and wellbeing.

Industry trends show:

  • Increased demand for more holistic and collaborative care delivery models
  • Global nutrition market projected to grow from US$8.2B in 2020 to US$16.4B by 2025
  • Contributing factors include demand for high quality nutritional food, ageing populations and growing digital solutions for healthcare

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:


English Language Requirements:


TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you require may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

Work Placement Hours

This course includes 120 hours of mandatory work placement.

Work placements generally only begin after you have had a reasonable amount of contact with your teacher and they are satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Work placement is a learning opportunity, which means that you cannot be paid for your time there.

TAFE NSW will secure a work placement for you and assist with coordinating the workplace learning and other workplace activities you will undertake. This is in line with TAFE NSW policy.

Prior to your first clinical placement you must show evidence that you:


If you are engaging in work placement with NSW Health you will also need to:


During Work Placement:

  • While on work placement and under the direction of a qualified dietician, students will practice, be observed and assessed doing a range of tasks.

To be prepared for this course, it is recommend that you have:

  • Good communication skills
  • An interest in caring for others
  • Confidence working with people
  • The ability to follow instructions
  • Curiosity and like to ask questions


If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

STARTING DATES, COURSE FEES AND LOCATIONS

From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

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Ultimo Feb , Jul A$10,450
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Ultimo Feb , Jul A$10,450

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.

CAMPUS FACILITIES AND SUPPORT

TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments you will have access to industry specific computer rooms, simulated work places, study and presentation areas as well as general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
  • LinkedIn Learning - an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS

To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules Total number of units = 16
  • 7 core units 9 elective units
  • All elective units chosen must contribute to a valid industry supported vocational outcome.
  • Core Units
  • 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
  • HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • 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
  • CHCLAH001 Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
  • CHCLAH003 Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
  • HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices
  • HLTSFE001 Apply and monitor food safety requirements
  • BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
  • SITXFSA401 Develop and implement a food safety program

KEEP LEARNING WITH TAFE NSW

From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.

STUDY PATHWAYS

Whatever your career ambitions, we will help you get there with a range of courses to develop your skills, build your knowledge and prepare you for work.

TAFE NSW is here to create exceptional learner experiences and provide quality, personalised services to make sure you achieve your goals.

Explore your study options across a range of disciplines and talk to your TAFE NSW Education Agent or contact us.

STUDY PACKAGES

Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.


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