Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)

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

$8,500.00* per year (more)
* 2023 indicative annual CSP fee

Admission requirements

  • Year 1, 2 and Year 3/Tri 1 of Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics with 5.0 GPA


Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

About this program

The study of nutrition and dietetics focuses on the food we eat in relation to the treatment and prevention of a range of important diseases. Students in this program will initially study fundamental health sciences (e.g. anatomy, physiology, biochemistry) before completing more advanced study of human nutrition. The final stage of the program involves practicum placements in hospitals and other health facilities. This program prepares students at the appropriate tertiary level to meet Dietitians Australia, national competency standards for entry into the profession as a dietitian. Students who graduate from this program will be able establish careers in either clinical, public health or food service nutrition. Increased graduate opportunities exist for private practitioners with the recent introduction of Medicare items for services provided to patients with chronic disease and within the corporate nutrition sector.

This program is available to students who have met the specified progression requirements to undertake Honours.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
1355 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics Gold Coast Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
1436 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) (this program) 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.

Students commencing in this program in Trimester 2 are required to complete core courses in Trimester 3.

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 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. While there is work integrated learning throughout the degree, the major component occurs in the final year.

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 of 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 Year 4, 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.

My career opportunities

You will be well positioned to work as a dietitian/nutritionist in private and public hospitals, community health services, health promotion and public health units and/or in private practice, health service management and the food and pharmaceutical 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 Health Placement Support Hub for full details of the requirements regarding professional placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The indicative fee represents the expected average fee for an annual full-time study load (80 credit points). This is based on average study patterns across courses and 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 (Honours) (1436)

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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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