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

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

$35,000.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

7.0

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

067746D

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)

About this program

COVID-19 and Travel Restrictions for commencing students only

In 2022, the first year of this program can be offered online for International students outside Australia due to travel restrictions. For students commencing study from outside Australia, online delivery is an interim arrangement. Once travel restrictions are lifted, students will be expected to travel to Australia as soon as they are able, to continue their study on campus, and they will require a student visa for this. Students will need to be in Australia at the commencement of second year. If travel restrictions prevent this, students will need to apply for a Leave of Absence.

Arrangements for continuing students unable to travel to Australia will be advised by the School.


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 full-time and on-campus at the Gold Coast.

Students commencing in this program from 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.

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.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

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.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International 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 for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (1355)


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Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

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.