Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

Program code

1355

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

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

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

$8,600.00* per year (more)
* 2021 indicative annual CSP fee

Entry requirements

84.00

ATAR/RANK 2021

(more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Prerequisites

  • Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

Assumed knowledge

  • One of Biology, Chemistry or Mathematical Methods (Units 3&4, C)

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.

Managing study interruptions

Leave of absence

Students will require approval from the Program Director, Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics or nominee to take a leave of absence. The period of leave will normally be one year.

Readmission

A student who has discontinued enrolment in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics program and who is not on an approved leave of absence is required to seek approval for readmission to the program from the Program Director, Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics or nominee. Readmission to the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics program is not guaranteed and subject to availability of clinical placements.

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 prepared for a career 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 Australia.

Professional recognition

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

Professional Practice requirements

There are placements associated with this program and before undertaking professional experience placements, all students in this program are required to have completed the following by the end of their first trimester of study:

  • Vaccinations and Health Tests
  • Licenses and Certificates
  • Online Training
  • Health Placement Requirements

Students should refer to the checklist of professional practice requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Professional Practice website for full details of the requirements regarding professional placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

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 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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FEE-HELP

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.

Further information

Additional fee information

Throughout your program you may be required to pay for the following items:

first aid certificate; immunisations; uniforms; expenses associated with placements such as travel and accommodation, Fit for Professional Practice Placement costs such as Blue Card, Police Check. See Fit for Professional Practice Placement website for more details.