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  • Learning MethodOnline + Work Placement
  • IntakesNow Open
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • Duration12 Months
    120 Hours WP
Nationally Recognised Training

Course Overview

Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification

If you are looking to work as an Allied Health Assistant specialising in Nutrition and Dietetics, this is the course for you. This is a more specialised course than the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance.

Topics covered in this course include assisting to meet dietary guidelines, supporting food services, and much more. Please find a more detailed list of units covered in this course further below.

At the completion of this course, you will be issued with a HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation) by Foundation Education (RTO: 22557).

There is a work placement requirement for this course.

Enquire now to find out more about this online Allied Health Assistance course specialising in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Please note: this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with our updated course due for release in the next few months.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 enquire now to find out more.

Job Outcomes

  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Nutrition and Dietetics Assistant

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

  • Parent or Guardian approval for students under the age of 18
  • Permanent Australian Resident or equivalent
  • Mandatory work placement
  • Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
  • Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended)
  • Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • MAC: Operating system – OS X 10.14 Mojave or later
  • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download)


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be available.

BSBINN301 – Promote innovation in a team environment
BSBWOR204 – Use business technology
BSBWOR502 – Lead and manage team effectiveness
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
HLTAHA001 – Assist with an allied health program
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
HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
* 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.


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Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Foundation Education.

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.

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

*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 instalment, plus a 3.63% transaction fee on each transaction. Weekly payment amount provided is already inclusive of the transaction fee.

About the Institution

Foundation Education 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.