4 years full-time
or 4 years part-time + 2 years full-time
$9,000.00* per year (more)
* 2023 indicative annual CSP fee
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
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.
|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.
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.
Students commencing in this program in Trimester 2 are required to complete core courses in Trimester 3.
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.
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.
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 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 third year, students undertake a part-time professional placement 5 days over 10 weeks (40 hours) in Residential Aged Care Facilitates and Private Practice locations under the supervision of a qualified dietitian with Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) credentials.
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:
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.
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.
The Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics is accredited by the Dietitians Australia.
Graduates are eligible to become members of the Dietitians Australia and can apply to join the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) program.
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:
Students should refer to the checklist of professional practice requirements for their Health discipline on the Health Placement Support Hub for full details of the requirements regarding professional placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
If the fee rate for your program is not displayed above, please contact Student Connect for assistance.
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.
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 Health Placement Support Hub website for more details.