Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Learn about nutrition across many interesting contexts from metabolic studies and food science to social and behavioural nutrition. This course allows you to explore areas such as nutritional physiology and biochemistry, nutritional requirements, food composition, and the social, cultural and economic aspects of nutrition. Designed as a postgraduate introduction to nutrition, this course draws from related disciplines such as food science, biochemistry, physiology, epidemiology, psychology and sociology.

Designed for

Natural science graduates lacking training or professional experience in nutrition


To complete the Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition students must attain 4 credit points comprising 3 1-credit-point core units (these are compulsory) and 1 credit point elective unit.


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Standard entry requirements

Completion of a three year bachelor degree or postgraduate degree in any discipline or equivalent qualifications from an approved university or other education institution or at least three years relevant professional experience.


Growing public interest in the relationship between diet and health is evident and, as a result, there are increasing demands from the public for reliable and trustworthy information. In response, the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) has developed a 'Register of Nutritionists' to establish a list of appropriately qualified nutrition professionals. As a graduate of this course, you may be eligible for registration as an 'Associate Nutritionist'. Following three years of relevant work experience, Associate Nutritionists are able to apply for 'Registered Nutritionist' status. Registration with NSA does not authorise registrants to obtain provider numbers with Medicare or Private Health Insurers. Please refer to the Nutrition Society of Australia website for further information or queries about registration

Study pathways

This course can be a pathway to the Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition, Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition, Master of Human Nutrition.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Burwood Domestic: $14,300
International: $18,100
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  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

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