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[#JobBeacon] Dietitians and Nutrition Therapist Assistants

Creating Your Own Career Path Many people wish to have a healthy body, and a balanced diet is a crucial part of it. Each individual’s health condition is different. What is the best dietary plan for you? A dietitian should have an answer! Dietitians would tailor-make dietary plans based on individual health conditions and dietary habits. They will also help clients understand the nutritional value of different food, so as to enable them to sustain their healthy dietary habits in the long run. Dietitians indeed provide nutrition and dietetic services in various sectors. Some dietitians specialise in providing clinical services to patients with chronic diseases, such as formulating a “3 Low, 1 High” dietary plan for diabetic patients, so that the intake of carbohydrates at each meal could be quantified. This would help stabilise patients’ blood glucose level, thus managing their medical conditions more effectively. In conjunction with doctor’s medical treatment, dietitians always play an important role to further improve patients’ health conditions through daily nutrition plans. Apart from dietitians, many organisations nowadays create assistant job positions related to nutrition and diet, such as nutrition therapist assistants. They usually help measure clients’ heights and weights; provide assistance to dietitians in designing meal plans and introduce these plans to the clients based on their healthy goals, including weight loss, fat loss or muscle strengthening, etc. Hence, nutrition therapist assistants also need to acquire basic knowledge in nutrition, such as how to calculate calories and how to ensure food safety.   Career Path Planning - Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant Assistants If you are interested in healthy dietary habits and enjoy interacting with others, you may consider turning your personal interest into a career by becoming a dietitian or nutrition therapist assistant! To become a dietitian, you need to obtain a relevant bachelor’s degree first. Since Hong Kong has no statutory registration system for dietitians, you may first need to study a registered dietitian courses in local or overseas institutions. After completing clinical practicum and passing the professional examination, you will be registered as a foreign registered dietitian. You might wish to become an accredited dietitian in Hong Kong by applying to the Hong Kong Academy of Accredited Dietitians, an accredited healthcare professional body under the Department of Health's Accredited Registers Scheme for Healthcare Professions. For nutrition therapist assistant, the required academic qualification is relatively lower than dietitian given its assistant role.  However, nutrition therapist assistants also need to receive specialised training and there are many certificate courses available in the market offering the required knowledge and skills. In-service nutrition therapist assistants may also further their studies to pave the way to become dietitians one day! If you are interested in pursuing careers in food-and-nutrition-related fields, do check out the following course information to know more!    Courses from Talent.gov.hk related to Nutrition Course Provider Course Learning Mode QF Level Employees Retraining Board Foundation Certificate in Chinese Dietetic Concepts (Part-time) Part-time QF Level 1 The University of Hong Kong Foundation Certificate in Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Supplements Part-time QF Level 2 The University of Hong Kong Foundation Certificate in Nutrition (Weight Management) Part-time QF Level 2 Employees Retraining Board Foundation Certificate in Nutrition Knowledge I (Understanding Nutrition) (Part-time) Part-time QF Level 2 Hong Kong Metropolitan University Li Ka Shing School of   Professional and Continuing Education Certificate in Capacity Building Mileage Programme – Healthy Diet I Part-time QF Level 2 Hong Kong Metropolitan University Li Ka Shing School of   Professional and Continuing Education Certificate in Capacity Building Mileage Programme – Healthy Diet II Part-time QF Level 2 The University of Hong Kong Certificate in Western and Chinese Nutritional Food Therapy Part-time QF Level 3 The Chinese University of Hong Kong Certificate Programme in Chinese Medicine: Nutrition Part-time QF Level 3 The University of Hong Kong Certificate for Module (Gut Health and Nutrition) Part-time QF Level 3 Llegend International Training Institute Certificate in Practical Knowledge of Nutrition in Daily Life Part-time QF Level 3 The University of Hong Kong Advanced Certificate in Nutrition Part-time QF Level 4 The University of Hong Kong Higher Diploma in Nutrition and Food Management Full-time QF Level 4 The University of Hong Kong Advanced Diploma in Practical Chinese Medicine (Chinese Medicine Nutritional Studies) Part-time QF Level 4 The University of Hong Kong Advanced Certificate in Quality Control and Food Safety Management Part-time QF Level 4 Vocational Training Council Higher Diploma in Fitness and Exercise Nutrition Full-time QF Level 4 Hong Kong Baptist University Associate of Science (Nutrition and Food Management) Full-time QF Level 4 The University of Hong Kong Higher Diploma in Food Health and Business Management Full-time QF Level 4 The University of Hong Kong Advanced Certificate in Food Health and Business Management Full-time QF Level 4 The University of Hong Kong Advanced Certificate in Clinical Nutrition and Health Promotion Part-time QF Level 5 The University of Hong Kong Advanced Certificate in Child and Adolescent Nutrition Part-time QF Level 5 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Food Safety and Technology Full-time QF Level 5 The Chinese University of Hong Kong Bachelor of Science Programme in Food and Nutritional Sciences Full-time QF Level 5 University of Northumbria at Newcastle BSc (Hons) Food Science and Nutrition Full-time/Part-time QF Level 5 Vocational Training Council Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Food Science and Safety Full-time QF Level 5 The University of Hong Kong Advanced Certificate in Sport and Exercise Nutrition Part-time QF Level 5 The University of Hong Kong Postgraduate Certificate in Community Nutrition Part-time QF Level 6 Graduate School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Master of Philosophy in Food and Nutritional Sciences Full-time/Part-time QF Level 6 The University of Hong Kong Master of Science (Food Safety and Toxicology) Full-time/Part-time QF Level 6 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Master of Science in Global Food Safety Management and Risk Analysis Full-time/Part-time QF Level 6 The University of Hong Kong Master of Science (Food Industry: Management and Marketing) Full-time QF Level 6 Graduate School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Master of Science in Nutrition, Food Science and Technology Full-time/Part-time QF Level 6 City University of Hong Kong Master of Science in Health Sciences and Management Full-time/Part-time QF Level 6 The University of Hong Kong Certificate for Module (Nutrition and Dietary Management of Diabetes) Part-time QF Level 6 Hong Kong Metropolitan University Master of Professional Management in Food and Beverage Business (in Chinese) Full-time/Part-time QF Level 6 Graduate School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Doctor of Philosophy in Food and Nutritional Sciences Full-time/Part-time QF Level 7 *Source: Talent.gov.hk   Other Useful Links Related career information on Talents.gov.hk Related career information on the Life Planning Information website of the Education Bureau Related course information on the Diploma of Applied Education website of the Education Bureau (Chinese only) Search for more related programmes in the Qualifications Register  

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Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme

The Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme (the Scheme) offers you an opportunity to earn a monthly salary not less than HK$18,000, broaden your horizon, and explore a new career pathway in the Mainland cities of the Greater Bay Area (GBA)! The Government launched the pilot Scheme in 2021 and gained very favourable feedback from both the participating enterprises and young persons. To foster career development of young persons and the exchange of talents in the GBA, the Labour Department launched the regularised Scheme since 2023 to continue encouraging enterprises to offer jobs and engage Hong Kong young persons to work in the Mainland cities of GBA.The 2024 Scheme is now commenced. Hong Kong residents who are holding bachelor's degrees or above awarded by universities/ tertiary institutions within or outside Hong Kong in 2022 to 2024 and legally employable in Hong Kong are eligible for the Scheme. The eligible young persons will be employed by the participating enterprises in accordnace with Hong Kong laws and offered a monthly salary of not less than HK$18,000, they will also be stationed in the Mainland cities of GBA to work and receive on-the-job training. The Government will provide enterprises with a monthly allowance of HK$10,000 for each employed young person for a maximum of 18 months. Eligible young persons may visit the website of the Scheme for job vacancies.   Sharing by Participating Graduates (Chinese version only)    

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Education Bureau Life Planning Information Website

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Provides information about Careers, Studies, E-Learning for Students, and other latest information about life planning.