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Master of Nutrition and Dietetics - 772AA

Course Code: 772AA
Course Version: 6
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics
UAC Code: 880830
CRICOS Code: 049506C
English Language Requirements:

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an Overall Academic IELTS score of 7.0 with no band score less than 6.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Become an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and improve health outcomes

Our Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics allows you to become an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD). 

Nutrition and Dietetics are 2 overlapping fields. Nutrition is the study of food and consumption. Dietetics is the application of this knowledge to assist people and populations to prevent and treat disease and generally improve health. 

Complete a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at UC to:

  • acquire the knowledge, skills and practical experience needed to treat and provide nutritional care to groups and individuals
  • complete 24 weeks of full time clinical, workplace education in a range of settings, including hospital, community or public health and food service
  • establish how to best provide dietary advice in order to manage specific diseases and promote health, to both individuals and communities
  • develop knowledge and skills related to nutritional science, health education, public health, research and clinical practice. 

Career opportunities

  • Complete our Master of Nutrition and Dietetics to be accredited as a dietitian in Australia.
  • Rewarding work in hospitals, community health centres, private practice, government departments and the food industry.
  • For information on requirements relating to registration of health professionals in Australia, or recognition of prior qualification from an overseas institution refer to Dietitians Association of Australia.

Important to know

  • Students can study part time (2 units per semester) for years 1 and 2.
  • It is a requirement of the Dietitians Association of Australia that all work placements are completed in the last 12 months of the course.
  • Therefore students must enrol full time in year 3. 

The University of Canberra is committed to building a strong and sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce. If you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person looking to study this course, please contact Rachel Harrigan, Faculty of Health General Manager, (02) 6201 2608.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, email student.centre@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
A) a completed bachelor degree in human nutrition
B) two degree level units in chemistry
C) four degree level units in human biology and human physiology
D) two second year degree level units in biochemistry
E) four degree level units in food and nutrition science

Applicants must also provide a written statement of less than 500 words on why you believe you can contribute to the profession of dietetics. Citing references is not required. This provides the opportunity to inform the selection committee of your reasons for undertaking this course, to include any work experience and skills, and to include other relevant factors. The university reserves the right to seek further information relating to your letter of application.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Notes for Domestic Applicants

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) for this course are limited. If you wish to be considered for a CSP for 2021, you will need to apply for admission before midnight Sunday 8 November 2020.

Course Requirements

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Placement Requirements

This course requires students to meet compulsory placement requirements prior to undertaking professional placement (Work-Integrated Learning) in a clinical or professional setting. For information on what these requirements are and how to meet these requirements, please visit www.canberra.edu.au/placement

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Nutrition & Dietetics M Nutr&Dietet

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition Postgraduate Diploma in Human Nutrition

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2021

CSP/Domestic Tuition Fee (see below)

$41,600

The indicative CSP Student Contribution Amount for this course is $7,950
The domestic tuition fee rate for this course is $26,500

Important Notice: Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) for this degree for 2021 are now limited. If you wish to be considered for a CSP for this degree, you will need to apply for admission before midnight Sunday 8 November 2020. The process for allocation of CSPs in 2022 and beyond will be published in April 2021.

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. Graduate Certificate courses are typically 0.5 years in duration, so the total course fee will be half the above for such courses. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols.

Domestic students have access to Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) within this course. New applications will automatically be considered for a CSP, subject to the advertised admission deadline. CSPs are university places subsidised by the Australian Government. CSP students are still required to pay a discipline-based Student Contribution Amount (SCA). The indicative SCA amount above only applies to commencing students.

Government financial assistance is also available to eligible domestic students regardless of the type of place they hold. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Students are required to have police checks, and current immunisation as specified by ACT Health.

Professional Accreditation

This course has been accredited by Dietitians Australia.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Develop knowledge of key aspects of nutrition and dietetics necessary for the delivery of competent nutritional care to individuals and groups Communication: ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

Working independently and with others: ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

Professionalism and social responsibility: capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
Demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to critically evaluate the provision and management of food services in a health care setting. Communication: ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

Working independently and with others: ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

Professionalism and social responsibility: capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
Demonstrate a sound understanding and the necessary skills to conduct a needs assessment, plan, implement, and evaluate nutrition programs in a community or population group. Communication: ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

Working independently and with others: ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

Professionalism and social responsibility: capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
Plan and execute a defined research project, and demonstrate competence in applying scientific method to the research process. Communication: ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.

Working independently and with others: ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

Professionalism and social responsibility: capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.

Course Duration

Standard four semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twelve semesters.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Alternate exit awards available: Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition; Postgraduate Diploma in Human Nutrition.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2021 YES YES

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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