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Overview

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Course code:

HLT43015

Next available intakes:

July, February

Course length:

Full Time: 1 year

Campus:

Glen Waverley

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.

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Course structure

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.

ASSESSMENT

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

SUBJECTS

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

Code Name
BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
HLTAHA018Assist with planning and evaluating meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelines
HLTAHA019Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans
HLTAHA020Support food services in menu and meal order processing
HLTAHA021Assist with screening and implementation of therapeutic diets
HLTAHA023Support the provision of basic nutrition advice and education
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS001Address the needs of people with chronic disease
CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCLAH001Work effectively in the leisure and health industries

Entry requirements

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.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

After completing this course, you will receive the HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance.

PATHWAYS

Talk to our senior educators about further study pathways.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

- Dietitian assistant
- Nutrition assistant


How to apply

DIRECT

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Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.

VTAC

Apply through VTAC for the February intake for full-time study.

RECRUITMENT

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.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.


Fees

Type

Cost

Full Fee

$15,939.00

Government subsidised

$3,639.00

Concession

$727.80

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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