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

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster.

Potential career outcomes

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