Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





4 years full-time
or 4 years part-time + 2 years full-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$9,527.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual CSP fee

Entry requirements


OP 2020


Rank 2020

OR VET qualification



Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2


  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

  • Biology, Chemistry, Maths B (4SA)

OP 1-6 or ATAR 90+ Guarantee

If you receive an OP of 1-6 or ATAR of 90+ and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

About this program

You will develop knowledge and skills to work as a dietitian and learn how to help improve the health of individuals and the community. You will learn through extensive hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities, including a purpose-built teaching kitchen and a nutrition clinic in the new Griffith Health Centre.

You will develop skills in anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry before you take advanced study in human nutrition. In the final phase of your degree, you will complete a 20-week industry placement to put your skills into practice.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
1355 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (this program) Gold Coast Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
1436 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) Gold Coast Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
1553 Bachelor of Nutrition Gold Coast Exit point only
1549 Bachelor of Nutrition (Honours) Gold Coast Exit point only

Note: Progression to the Honours program is dependent upon satisfying eligibility requirements.

Attendance information

This program is offered over four years full-time OR four years part-time plus two years full-time at the Gold Coast campus. Students will need to be available full-time to attend professional practice education placement activities in Years 3 and 4.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning activities (professional placements) integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

In this program students will spend time in the work/professional environment undertaking placements at various locations. Placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan/Gold Coast area and (by negotiation) interstate or overseas.

In fourth year, students apply the skills and knowledge they have developed across the first three years of the program in a 20 week (750 hour) professional placement under the supervision of a qualified dietitian with Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) credentials. Students have the flexibility to choose the trimester in which they undertake the placement which comprises:

  • Ten weeks full-time (375 hours): Individual Case Management Placements (placements in the acute or primary health setting)
  • Six weeks full-time (225 hours): Community and Public Health Nutrition (community health/population health/non-government organisations placements)
  • Four weeks full-time (150 hours): Foodservice (hospital and food service setting placements)

Students should note that clinical placements are limited. Students who commence the program with credit for prior study cannot be guaranteed enrolment in the profession practice courses until what would have been their fourth year of study had they commenced in Year 1, Trimester 1. For example, students with credit and commencing the program in 2015 may only enrol in these courses in 2018.

My career opportunities

You will be able to work in the health industry as a dietitian/nutritionist in private and public hospitals, community health services, health promotion and public health units, private practice, health service management and food industries.

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics is accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible to become members of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and can apply to join the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) program.

Before I enrol

  • Criminal History Check
  • First Aid and CPR Certificates
  • Immunisation and Health Record
  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)

Professional placements

  • Griffith University Health and Safety Induction
  • Griffith University Student Deed Poll
  • New South Wales Health placement requirements (including mandatory training)
  • Queensland Health placement requirements

There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Professional Practice website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

Note: In the event that there is a difference between the contents published on the Fit for Professional Practice website and the program-specific information published on the Degree Finder/Programs and Courses websites, or where information published on the Fit for Professional Practice website is not in accordance with University Policy, the Degree Finder/Programs and Courses website contents and University Policy shall override the information on the Fit for Professional Practice website.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (1355)

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Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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