NSQF- Diet Assistant.pdf

Diet Assistant

  • Job DescriptionSome of the key responsibilities of the Dietician Assistant include diet preparation, diet regulations, food handling, safety and sanitary standards and certain administrative functions.
  • CodeHSS/ Q 5201
  • SectorHealthcare
  • NSQF LevelLevel 4
  • Notional Hours600
  • Accrediting BodiesHealthcare Sector Skill Council
  • Certifying BodiesHealthcare Sector Skill Council
  • Proposed Occupation

    Some of the key responsibilities of the Dietician Assistant include food preparation- diet regulations- food handling- safety and sanitary standards and certain administrative functions..

  • International Comparability

    While writing the NOSs the UK NOSs were also referred to and an effort was taken to maintain comparability in the technical part of the NOSs.

  • Progression Pathway

    Progression will be possible in both academic as well as professional area as: Level 5- Team Leader/ Supervisor - Dietetics Department or Level 5: Dietician

  • Qualification File NSQF- Diet Assistant.pdf
  • Supporting Documents
  • Formal structure of the qualification
    Title of unit or other component Mandatory/ Optional Estimated size (Hours) Level
    HSS / N 5201: Maintain hygiene & food safety Mandatory 480 (Cumulative Notional Hour for all NOS) 4
    HSS / N 5202: Store food safely and prevent contamination Mandatory 4
    HSS / N 5203: Handle food safely to avoid contamination Mandatory 4
    HSS / N 5204: Select a therapeutic diet/ menu Mandatory 4
    HSS / N 5205: Prepare food safely to maintain nutritive value and avoid contamination Mandatory 4
    HSS / N 5206: Educate patient on dietary restrictions Mandatory 4
    HSS/ N 9603: Act within the limits of ones competence and authority Mandatory 4
    HSS/ N 9606: Maintain a safe healthy and secure environment Mandatory 4
    HSS/ N 9607: Practice Code of conduct while performing duties Mandatory 4
    HSS/ N 9609: Follow biomedical waste disposal protocols Mandatory 4
    HSS/ N 9610: Follow infection control policies and procedures Mandatory 4