Foundation Education

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics)

HLT43015Foundation Education
Up to 12 monthsself-paced
Study mode
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Course description

  • Prepare for a career in nutrition and dietetics and support allied health professionals as they help clients understand food and health
  • Combine theory with hands-on experience through a practical work placement
  • Study online, when and where it suits you


This course meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualifications Framework

Where is this course offered?

This course is delivered entirely online, so you can:

  • Study from anywhere and choose when you want to fit study into your week
  • Access all study materials, assessments, and student support services
  • Achieve the same qualification as someone studying in a classroom

Find out more about online courses and the benefits of studying online.

Course details

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.


However, it is recommended that you have completed a lower level qualification such as the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance OR have relevant work experience

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Duration12 months
Study modeOnline
Education institutionFoundation Education
Work placement

This course includes 120 hours of practical work placement.

PriceThe course price can vary depending on a few factors. To find out more, contact the course provider.

What you’ll learn

In this course you will learn to:

  • Conduct health care programs
  • Confirm the physical health status of patients
  • Use medical terminology
  • Evaluate menus and monitor diets

Course content

BSBINN301Promote innovation in a team environment
BSBWOR204Use business technology
BSBWOR502Lead and manage team effectiveness
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
HLTAHA001Assist with an allied health program
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
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTAID003Provide first aid
Note: the unit 'Provide First Aid' must be completed through an external Registered Training Organisation.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Foundation Education or visit their website to find out more information on the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Foundation Education can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

This course includes 120 hours of practical work placement.

Enquire with Foundation Education or visit their website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or work placement.

Support and delivery

A range of support options

  • Student Support Officers provide ongoing support from enrolment to graduation. They will assist with general enquiries and help you stay on track via activity monitoring and friendly reminders.
  • Benefit from access to industry experienced Technical Advisors who can help answer questions on course content, assessment and practical tasks. They are available to help you discover the real world applications of what you're learning.
  • While studying, you will have access to coaching sessions where you can discuss course content and ask questions. Extra individual coaching sessions are also available on request to help you understand key concepts.

Flexible online study

  • Courses are delivered fully online which means that you can choose your course length. Choose to take the full allotted time, or study a lot and complete in half the time.
  • Foundation Education offer Orientation to new students. This familiarises you with the eLearning platform and ensures you have all the information, tools and resources you need to start studying.

Career preparation

  • Benefit from access to a network of practical placement partners.
  • Foundation Education provide advice on finding placements as well as tools and tips to use when approaching different workplaces.
  • Access CV tools and templates, interview preparation tips, information on writing job applications as well commonly asked questions for job interviews.

Find out more about this course

Foundation Education

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

You may wish to discuss the following with Foundation Education:

  • Course price
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
  • Support with sourcing placements
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