Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Program code

5461

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

2 years full-time

Credit points

160

Offered in

Not Offered

About this program

Your study will involve deepening your understanding of the relationship between food, health and disease. You will take part in a broad range of learning activities to enable you to practice in a wide range of settings. These include but are not limited to health research, food industry, clinical dietetics in hospitals, private practice and aged care, health promotion, nutrition communications, public health policy and community nutrition services.

Attendance information

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each semester. This may affect your entitlement to Centrelink benefits. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program are 30 credit points.

This Masters program is offered in full-time, on-campus mode at the Gold Coast campus.

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 you will spend time in the work/professional environment undertaking placements at various locations. Placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan/Gold Coast area including northern New South Wales and (by negotiation) interstate or overseas.

My career opportunities

Graduates will be prepared for work as a nutritionist or dietitian. You will find opportunities in private industry, non-government organisations and public health services. You may work in clinical dietetics, community nutrition, public health policy, health research, health promotion, or provide expert nutrition advice and intellectual input in the food and pharmaceutical industry.

Program accreditation

The Master of Nutrition and Dietetics is accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia.

Professional recognition

Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply for registration with the Dietitians Association of Australia subject to meeting any additional requirements that may be stipulated by the Dietitians Association of Australia. As these requirements may change from time to time, students should contact the Dietitians Association of Australia to confirm registration requirements.

Before I enrol

  • Criminal History Check
  • First Aid and CPR
  • 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
  • Queensland Health placement requirements

There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of pre-placement and placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Placement Essentials 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 Placement Essentials website and the program-specific information published on the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses websites, or where information published on the Placement Essentials website is not in accordance with University Policy, the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses website contents and University Policy shall override the information on the Placement Essentials website.

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 semesters).

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.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date (end of teaching week 4).
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 1 January 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the semester in which the student is enrolled.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the semester in which the student commenced the program.

Program fees for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics (5461)

Year Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee per EFTSL (80 cp)
2015 FPPG Band 10 $253.00 $20,240.00
2014 FPPG Band 10 $243.00 $19,440.00
2013 FPPG Band 10 $234.00 $18,720.00

Tuition fees for your full degree program

Changing programs

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

Further information

For further enquiries, please contact your nearest Griffith Student Centre.

Additional fee information

This postgraduate program has Commonwealth Supported Places. If you are eligible, the Australian Government will contribute to the cost of this program but you will also be required to make a contribution.

Quotas are applied for admission to the Commonwealth Supported Places. Where demand exceeds the number of available places, not all eligible applicants who meet minimum program entry standards may be offered a place. Assessment for admission is based on meritorious performance. If you are not successful in gaining a Commonwealth Supported Place, you may be eligible for a Fee-Paying Postgraduate place.

This program has been approved by the Australian Government for student income support payments (Youth Allowance, Austudy and the Pensioner Education Supplement). Students should contact Centrelink for more information about their eligibility for student income support.