Course Description

Get qualified to work as an Assistant to a healthcare professional and help change lives through the power of nutrition with a HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics) course.

What you'll learn

Your gateway to a long and fulfilling career in the healthcare sector, the Certificate IV will teach you how to:

  • Communicate and build relationships with healthcare professionals and patients.
  • Work within the healthcare sector.
  • Use nutrition to assist patients living with specific conditions.
  • Monitor patients and their progress.

Why study this course?

  • Perfect for people with busy lives, the online learning content is broken up into 15-20 minute chunks so you can learn on-the-go.

  • The online allied health assistance course features a simulation of a working clinic, Careshore Health Centre. The clinic will get you used to working in a health center by hosting tours, lessons and quizzes.

  • Your online learning materials let you leave comments and questions, which both students and Trainers can respond and add to.

  • Forums let you chat and interact with your fellow students, while Trainers and Assessors can be contacted anytime through messaging in OpenSpace, our online campus.

  • For people wishing to pursue higher education, Open Colleges has formalised a pathway to tertiary study with Charles Sturt University, with credit transfers available for selected courses.
  • Graduates of this course who intend to pursue a health or community services degree with Charles Sturt University are eligible to apply for a $2000 scholarship, awarded by Open Colleges. 
This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

Potential career outcomes

  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Dietetic Assistant
  • Nutrition Assistant
  • Therapy Assistant