Nutrition Assistant Courses

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What does a Nutrition Assistant do?

A Nutrition Assistant provides advice to clients to help them meet their nutritional needs. You’ll work under the guidance of a qualified nutritionist to give advice on food choices and meal plans. Nutrition Assistants might work with clients with particular needs such as those wanting to lose weight or people with health issues such as diabetes.

Nutrition Assistants should be good listeners and be able to understand their clients’ individual circumstances. It’s important that you can follow a plan and work to correct procedures. Nutrition Assistants need to have strong attention to detail and good observational skills.

Nutrition Assistant Courses

There are 5 courses available for people who want to become a Nutrition Assistant.

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How much does a Nutrition Assistant earn?

In Australia, a full time Nutrition Assistant generally earns $1,200 per week ($62,400 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Nutrition Assistant?

The number of people working in this industry has grown strongly over the last five years. There are currently 6,600 people employed in this field in Australia and many of them specialise as a Nutrition Assistant. Nutrition Assistants may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Nutrition Assistant?

A Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics) is an ideal qualification if you’re considering a career as a Nutrition Assistant. You’ll learn to modify meals and menus to meet nutritional requirements and implement therapeutic diets for specific client groups. You could also consider a Certificate IV in Weight Management or a Diploma of Nutrition (Non-Clinical Advisor).

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within nutrition and dietician. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.