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Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition - 773AA

Course Code: 773AA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics
UAC Code: 880840
Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Take the next step towards your career in nutrition

Explore the science of food and nutrition with this postgraduate level qualification in human nutrition that can be completed in one year part-time. 


Study a Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition at UC and you will:

  • develop knowledge and skills to enhance health through evidence-based nutrition science
  • understand the important role of food in social, cultural, biological, biochemical and environmental health contexts 
  • use nutrition knowledge to transform local and global food production and consumption patterns towards enhanced environmental sustainability
  • develop and demonstrate expert communication skills to transfer complex nutrition knowledge to diverse audiences
  • develop autonomy and self-direction in your learning and professional development.


Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is an integral component of some study paths in this course, offering opportunities for you to engage with industry professionals. Build your professional networks while study and graduate confident to your new skills in the workplace.

With a wide range of job opportunities available in the Nutrition industry, and the important role nutrition plays across a range of other professions, this introductory course will help you focus your career objectives or give you direction into future advanced studies.


Career opportunities

Each study path has the potential to transition into roles in:

  • The corporate/food industry
  • State or local government
  • Private nutrition organisations
  • Media organisations
  • Fitness industry
  • Public health


Course-specific information

Thinking of upgrading your qualification? Successful completion of this course serves as a pathway into the Graduate Diploma in Nutritional Science or the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics.

To qualify for admission, students must have completed a bachelor degree in health, science, or a related field. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please get in touch for further advice.



Current and Commencing Students
Prospective Students
Please email or telephone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
A) a completed bachelor degree in science, or related discipline*
B) a minimum of one unit in chemistry
C) a minimum of one unit in human biology
D) second year degree level study in biochemistry (year-long)
E) second year degree level study in human physiology (year-long)

This course is not suitable for University of Canberra Bachelor of Human Nutrition graduates who should apply for either the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics or Master of Nutrition.

*a related discipline include health, applied science

Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the number of available places.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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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


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition GradCert HumanNutr

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

      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.

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

CSP/Domestic Tuition Fee (see below)

The indicative CSP Student Contribution Amount for this course is $7,950
The domestic tuition fee rate for this course is $22,300

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. 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.

Professional Accreditation


Course Duration

Two semesters part-time or equivalent. Maximum four semesters. (This course is offered part-time only.)

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

This course is subsumable into the Postgraduate Diploma in Human Nutrition, the Master of Nutrition and the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2021 YES NO


  • 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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