If you are interested in nutrition, food and working with people, the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance can increase your knowledge and career opportunities within the nutrition and dietetic specialisation.
Our unique combination of nutrition theory, hands-on food creation, plus work experience in our Wellness Centre and in the workplace, will set you up for an exciting career in this field.
During your studies, you will gain a detailed understanding of nutritional needs, understand how the body works and metabolises food, and develop skills to evaluate meal plans and adjust them for individual requirements.
Learn about different cultures, how food needs may change when illness arises, or if a person is diagnosed with allergies or intolerances.
Spend time in our commercial kitchens using the nutrition theory you learn to create specialised dietary food, therapeutic juices, superfood delights and nutrient dense meals.
Create sweet desserts made without sugar and delicious, highly nutritious snacks and smoothie supplements.
Apply your new knowledge and skills in our Wellness Centre and out in the health industry such as Aged Care facilities or Hospitals, where you will complete up to 120 hours assisting dietitians and nutritionists where possible, and working and liaising with chefs to meet the dietary needs of clients.
Practical Placement is a key component for this qualification. It is a structured program designed to give all students of the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance, a true ‘hands on’ experience prior to entering the industry. Practical placement is designed to bridge the gap between study and employment.
This comprehensive course also includes study of mental health and chronic disease to help you understand the whole person and their health needs. You will also learn how to screen clients for malnutrition and dietary assessment.
This program has compulsory activities/materials as part of the learning experience. The department will confirm the cost of these activities/materials prior to your enrolment. You will also be required to provide a Working with Children Check.