Assist with screening and implementation of therapeutic diets
Unit Information about the HLTAHA021 training material in this resource
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess nutritional requirements of clients and participate in the implementation of therapeutic diets.
This unit applies to allied health assistants and should be performed under the direction and supervision (direct, indirect or remote) of a dietitian. Individuals will take responsibility for their own outputs and may participate in work teams. A range of well-developed skills and some discretion and judgement is required of workers.
Unit mapping information
No equivalent unit
Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.
Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.
Unit sector or competency field
Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units
All aspects of the performance evidence must have been demonstrated using simulation prior to being demonstrated in the workplace under direction and supervision (direct, indirect, remote) as determined by the dietitian.
The following conditions must be met for this unit:
use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:
food safety and standards and procedure
manufacturers’ manuals and recommendations for equipment
food packaging and storage requirements
individualised plans and any relevant equipment outlined in the plan
Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.