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Nutrition Assistant

As a Nutrition Assistant you would provide therapeutic and program related support under the guidance of nutritionists and/or dieticians.

Summary of Training

  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Work with diverse people
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Confirm physical health status
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • Assist with planning and evaluating meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelines
  • Assist with monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans
  • Support food services in menu and meal order processing
  • Assist with screening and implementation of therapeutic diets
  • Address the needs of people with chronic disease
  • Support the provision of basic nutrition advice and education
  • Facilitate responsible behaviour
  • Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
  • Use business technology

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

Job Pathways

This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Health, Care & Community Services

Work Type
Helping & Advising

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 1585

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Nutrition Assistant - HLT43015
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 36 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Commencements 10 10 0 0 0 5 0 0
ASbA
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Nominal durations listed are for full time occupations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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