HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation)

The HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation) will teach you how to conduct health care program activities, confirm a patient’s physical health status, interpret and apply medical terminology, follow safe work practices for direct client care as well as how to evaluate menus, meet individualised plans and monitor and implement therapeutic diets.
Course Provider
Foundation Education
(RTO 22557)
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Blended Online Learning

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Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification

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Upfront payment or flexible weekly payment options that suit your budget and lifestyle.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime.
Up to 12 months.
Blended online learning with a minimum of 120 hours of work placement with an allied health professional sourced by the student. Where required, Foundation Education may assist you in identifying work placement options.
Career Outcomes
  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Nutrition and Dietetics Assistant
Course Modules
  1. BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
  2. BSBWOR204 Use business technology
  3. BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
  4. BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  5. CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  6. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  7. CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  8. HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  9. HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program
  10. HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
  11. HLTAHA018 Assist with planning and evaluating meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelines
  12. HLTAHA019 Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans
  13. HLTAHA020 Support food services in menu and meal order processing
  14. HLTAHA021 Assist with screening and implementation of therapeutic diets
  15. HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  16. HLTAID011* Provide first aid

*This course contains the unit, HLTAID011 Provide First Aid, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your first aid certificate in order for us to process a Credit Transfer against this unit on your student record. If you have chosen your own third-party provider, you must submit a certified copy of your certificate. If you have undertaken training with Red Cross Australia, you must forward Foundation Education the email you receive which contains the electronic copy of your certificate.

Please note: this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with our updated course due for release in the next few months. Rest assured, completion of this course version with us before 30 October 2024 will still provide you with a valid and quality outcome. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a Career Advisor on 1300 616 197.

Course Fees Include
  • Flexible online study, so you can study the course whenever and wherever suits you.
  • Dedicated student support. Assessors and Technical Advisors will be there for you every step of the way until you graduate.
  • Course material is developed in consultation with health experts to equip you with job-ready skills and up-to-date industry knowledge.
Residency Status

You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.

Special Conditions for This Course

Access to an Allied Health Practice and a qualified Allied Health Provider that will be able to supervise the candidate throughout placement. This Allied Health Practice must be able to expose the candidate to planning; developing and evaluating menus for their clients.

Payment Options

Upfront payment or flexible weekly payment* options that suit your budget and lifestyle.

*Payment plan total is $100 deposit + 78 weekly payments. Foundation Education uses the direct debiting services of Debitsuccess on payment plans. Payment plans will incur a $12 establishment fee, charged with the first installment, plus a 3.63% transaction fee on each transaction.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program

Support allied health professionals in providing nutrition advice 

The nutrition and dietetics industry offers a variety of opportunities for those looking to help people understand the relationship between food and health, and make appropriate dietary choices to maintain good health and prevent and treat illnesses and diseases. 

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation) will provide the foundation knowledge you need to enter the allied health industry and succeed in a future in nutrition and dietetics. 

This health care course is a nationally recognised training qualification which teaches you how to conduct health care program activities, confirm a patient’s physical health status, interpret and apply medical terminology and follow safe work practices for direct client care. The elective nutrition and dietetics specialisation course units have been developed to teach you how to evaluate menus, meet individualised plans and monitor and implement therapeutic diets. 

A qualification in Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation) opens up employment opportunities across the healthcare and well-being sectors. You can apply for positions as an Allied Health Assistant, Nutrition and Dietetics Assistant or Therapy Assistant. As a Nutrition and Dietetics Assistant, you perform a vital role in health and community sectors, including rehabilitation centres, allied health, health promotion and hospital food service departments. 

During your studies, you will also take on practical work placement with a qualified allied health professional. This hands-on experience, combined with online theory, ensures you graduate with a solid understanding of the allied health industry, and how to assist effectively and contribute to the health and wellbeing of clients. We also provide this allied health qualification with specialisations in physiotherapy and occupational therapy. 

Not ready for the HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance? You may want to study another allied health assistant qualification first, such as the HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance. 

The HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation) is a Nationally Recognised course. 

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Foundation Education

Foundation Education RTO 22557 is a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that offers over 40 Certificate and Diploma-level courses across a wide range of industries including Childcare and Education, Allied Health, Dental Assisting, and Medical Administration. We provide students with access to quality vocational education and employment opportunities alongside our sister brand, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT), and a robust network of industry partners all around Australia. With courses designed by industry experts, you’ll gain the skills, knowledge and experience to graduate with the job-ready skills employers seek. Plus, you can learn at your pace and place with flexible study options. Whether you’re interested in a career as a Dental Assistant, Teacher Aide, Office Manager, Physiotherapy Assistant, or something else, Foundation Education has a vocational study option to take you where you want to go. Why choose Foundation Education? * Flexible Online Study – The theoretical component of our courses can be completed online at your own pace and place. * Dedicated Student Support – Our industry-experienced Subject Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation. * Industry Relevant Courses – Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to provide you with the comprehensive skills and knowledge required to graduate job-ready. * National Recognised Training – Every Certificate and Diploma offered is nationally recognised and accredited, meeting established industry needs and national quality assurance requirements. Foundation Education, RTO 22557, provides digital course offerings in fields like Childcare, Allied Health, and Dental Assisting. Their online programs offer flexible learning, allowing students to study at their pace and place, preparing them for various careers with job-ready skills, supported by industry partnerships.
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