Allied Health Assistance - Draft 1

HLTSS00071 Allied Health Assistance Nutrition and Dietetics Skill Set Draft 1.0

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Skill sets


Allied Health Assistance – Nutrition and Dietetics Skill Set


This skill set reflects the skills and knowledge required for health assistants working under direction and supervision of an allied health professional in nutrition and dietetics and is suitable for individuals who:

  • hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in Health or related field.


  • have skills equivalent to the qualification requirement validated through a recognition of prior learning process.

Pathways information

These units provide credit towards a range of qualifications in the HLT Health Training Package, including HLT43021 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance.

Licensing / regulatory information

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this skill set at the time of publication.

Skill set requirements

Unit code

Unit title


Assist in the development of meals and menus to meet dietary and cultural requirements


Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans


Support food services and dietetics in menu and meal order processing


Assist with screening and management of nutritional risk

Target group

This skill set is for individuals working in the health industry who wish to develop skills to provide assistance in nutrition and dietetics.

Suggested words for statement of attainment

These competencies from HLT Health Training Package meet industry requirements for work in allied health assistance in nutrition and dietetics.


Missing unit of competency

"Why is ‘HLTAHA043 - Support the provision of basic nutritional advice and education’ not included in this skill set requirement, yet it is included in the Cert IV skill set? I assume this is an oversight. Please add HLTAHA043 to the skill set here. This is an important skill set for students to acquire."

Vanessa Schuldt 22.06.2021 12.24PM

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