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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics)

  • National Course Code: HLT43015
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT43015-07V02-22OTE-206

Location – TAFE Digital (focused on Nutrition and Dietetics)

Attendance

Self paced

Delivery

Online

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

10 Hours per week

Duration

2 years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics) equips you with the knowledge needed to work as a nutrition or dietetic assistant. This course will set you up for a rewarding career in allied health that will transform the lives of others.

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
  • Modify meals and menus to individualised plans
  • Undertake evidence-based nutrition risk screening to improve nutritional status

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Good communication
  • Caring for others
  • A hard-working attitude
  • The ability to follow instructions
  • A personality that enjoys working with people

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study to pursue a generalist or specialist allied health career of your choice

Career opportunities:

  • Nutrition assistant
  • Dietetic assistant
  • Allied health assistant

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma in Practice Management

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics) as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the allied health industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful.

You need to meet the following success requirements to be able to undertake work placement within industry. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • A valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) determined by workplace
  • Evidence of an up-to-date vaccination history determined by your work placement provider

WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

During your course you will undertake a mandatory 120 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer.

Depending on your mode of study, TAFE NSW will either arrange your work placement for you or support you to find one.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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

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

WORK PLACEMENTS

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.

  1. NSW HEALTH

Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
Meet NSW Healths - Criminal Record Check requirements;
Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Healths requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

  1. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:
    http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

  2. COMMUNITY AND CHILDRENS SERVICES

Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Childrens Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

  1. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT

Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course you will need:

  • To demonstrate skills in some various practical assessments. This may involve participating in roleplays which may be video recorded and the video submitted for marking.
  • Adult colleagues, friends or family members who are available and willing to participate in assessment role plays that are recorded and submitted for marking.
  • Recording equipment such as a camera or smart phone.
  • Access to Zoom or Microsoft Teams to be able to attend the live teaching and group virtual practical sessions.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a self paced, online course. You must attend approximately 10 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 5 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run for 2 years.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are trainees employed in the health services and related community services sector, specialising in nutrition and dietetics

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information

Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)

Core Units
Number Title
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
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units
Number Title
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
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

TAFE Digital (focused on Nutrition and Dietetics)
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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