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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. Please note, there are limited spaces available for placement.
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.
This is a Free TAFE course
Students who are eligible for Victorian Government subsidised training may not have to pay course tuition fees when they enrol in a Free TAFE course.
Find out about eligibility
To receive this qualification you must complete 7 core units and 9 elective units.
Elective units have been chosen to support the vocational outcome of the nutrition and dietetics specialisation in the HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance course.
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Communicate and work in health or community services
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Recognise healthy body systems
Confirm physical health status
Assist with planning and evaluating meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelines
Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans
Support food services in menu and meal order processing
Assist with screening and implementation of therapeutic diets
Support the provision of basic nutrition advice and education
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Address the needs of people with chronic disease
Work with people with mental health issues
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
| Code || Name |
|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|
|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|
|HLTAHA023||Support the provision of basic nutrition advice and education|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCCCS001||Address the needs of people with chronic disease|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCLAH001||Work effectively in the leisure and health industries|
You must be at least 18 years of age at the completion of your studies to enable placement.You will also be required to provide a Working with Children Check.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
After completing this course, you will receive the HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance.
Talk to our senior educators about further study pathways.
- Dietitian assistant
- Nutrition assistant
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Apply through VTAC for the February intake for full-time study.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
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Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
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