Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00111D

Studying a Master of Dietetics at Swinburne will empower you to make a positive impact on the health of Australians. Students will develop skills in both traditional and emerging areas of dietetic practice, learning to work with a range of evolving food and health management strategies. Units cover a range of innovative topics including entrepreneurship, leadership and business, sports nutrition, and paediatric nutrition. The course includes face-to-face lectures and tutorials, seminars, theoretical and practical coursework, kitchen workshops, online learning, and professional placement. This program is currently provisionally accredited by the Dietitians Australia. A graduate of this program is eligible to become a full member of Dietitians Australia and to join the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) Program. The University is required to maintain a current accreditation status as outlined in the Dietitians Australia accreditation process available via dietitiansaustralia.org.au > Becoming a Dietitian in Australia > Accreditation of Dietetics Education Programs. A graduate of a program accredited by the Dietitians Australia is eligible to become a Dietitians Australia member with dietetics qualifications, and to join the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) Program. APDs are required to undertake prescribed levels of professional development each year and comply with the Dietitians Australia Code of Professional Conduct and Statement of Ethical Practice. Eligibility for APD status, or current APD status is a prerequisite of many dietetic positions in Australia. APD status is required for a Medicare or Department of Veterans’ Affairs provider number and for provider status with many private health insurers.

Structure

200 credit points: 15 units

Subjects

  • Dietetics

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants who have completed a 3-year Bachelor degree in a relevant area of study are eligible to apply if: they completed their degree in the last 10 years or have undertaken subsequent Postgraduate studies or have relevant work experience. In addition, have obtained a minimum 65% average in their last year of study and meet the following unit/subject prerequisites (as required by the Dietitians Association of Australia Accreditation Standards for Dietetics Education Programs): a. Chemistry/Biochemistry, 4 units - including Chemistry (equivalent to 25% of a year study load) followed by Biochemistry (equivalent to 25% of a year study load)
  • B. Human Biology and Human Physiology, 4 units - including Human Biology (equivalent to 25% of a year study load) followed by Human Physiology (equivalent to 25% of a year study load)
  • And c. Food and Nutrition Science, 2 units (equivalent to 25% of a year study load). Conditional offers: Students who are otherwise eligible but are lacking a small number of prerequisite units may be able to apply and receive a conditional offer subject to them successfully completing the required prerequisites in Semester 1 (as non-award units), before commencing the degree in Semester 2.

Recognition

This program is currently provisionally accredited by the Dietitians Australia. A graduate of this program is eligible to become a full member of Dietitians Australia and to join the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) Program. The University is required to maintain a current accreditation status as outlined in the Dietitians Australia accreditation process available via http://www.daa.asn.au/ > Becoming a Dietitian in Australia > https://dietitiansaustralia.org.au/becoming-a-dietitian-in-australia/accreditation-of-dietetics-education-programs/currently-accredited-dietetic-programs/.A graduate of a program accredited by the Dietitians Australia is eligible to become a Dietitians Australia member with dietetics qualifications, and to join the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) Program. APDs are required to undertake prescribed levels of professional development each year and comply with the Dietitians Australia Code of Professional Conduct and Statement of Ethical Practice. Eligibility for APD status, or current APD status is a prerequisite of many dietetic positions in Australia. APD status is required for a Medicare or Department of Veterans’ Affairs provider number and for provider status with many private health insurers.

Study pathways

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Higher Education Hawthorn Domestic: $60,000
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