HLTAHA021

Assist with screening and implementation of therapeutic diets

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Participant Guide

Trainer Manual

Unit Information about the HLTAHA021 training material in this resource

Application

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

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Unit sector or competency field

None specified.

Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units

None specified.

Assessment conditions

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

    • screening forms

    • nutrition supplements

    • 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.