Highlights

  • Enjoy a career as a dietitian and/or nutritionist in industries including health, food, research, government, non-government, university and corporate sectors. 
  • Be taught by industry leaders with experience in areas including
    sports dietetics and Indigenous health.
  • Gain a strong foundation in research and critical thinking with the embedded honours component.
  • Get hands-on experience providing nutrition assessments and dietary
    advice to real clients in QUT Health Clinics.
  • Complete professional placements in settings including community health centres, hospitals, correctional facilities and catering institutions.
  • Become an Accredited Practising Dietitian at the completion of your degree.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a career as a dietitian and/or nutritionist in industries including health, food, research, government, non-government, university and corporate sectors. 
  • Be taught by industry leaders with experience in areas including
    sports dietetics and Indigenous health.
  • Gain a strong foundation in research and critical thinking with the embedded honours component.
  • Get hands-on experience providing nutrition assessments and dietary
    advice to real clients in QUT Health Clinics.
  • Complete professional placements in settings including community health centres, hospitals, correctional facilities and catering institutions.
  • Become an Accredited Practising Dietitian at the completion of your degree.

Why choose this course?

QUT has offered an industry accredited program for more than 40 years and is recognised for delivering job ready graduates who are in demandand securing competitive graduate employment positions.

You will be taught by industry leaders with experience in areas including sports dietetics and Indigenous health. They hold senior positions on industry boards and councils, and many also lead projects and government initiatives to improve population health and nutrition. These close links with industry ensure your study is relevant and you will be prepared to meet the demands of the profession in a changing healthcare environment.

Real-world learning

Gain hands-on experience providing nutrition assessments and dietary advice to real clients in QUT Health Clinics. Under the supervision of accredited dietitians, you will provide advice for the management of chronic disease, before and after surgery, eating disorders, food intolerance and allergies.

You will also complete professional placements in settings including community health centres, hospitals, correctional facilities and catering institutions. There are opportunities to travel, with the option to gain professional experience in rural and regional Australia, and overseas.

What to expect

Dietitians use their advanced knowledge in the science of nutrition to advise on appropriate diet, food preparation and menu planning to treat nutrition-related disease.

Accredited practising dietitians often work alongside health professionals in hospitals and community settings delivering individual dietary counselling, medical nutrition therapy and group dietary therapy. Their work contributes to the promotion of health, the prevention and treatment of disease such as diabetes and cancer, and optimal health maintenance.

The honours component of this course offers you a competitive advantage in the workplace. You will be a critical thinker with a strong foundation in research, and have advanced skills to become a leader in a profession where responsibilities and capabilities are expanding.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Graduates have a range of career pathways. They often provide nutrition therapy to clients in the management of disease and illness in hospitals, private practice, community health centres and nursing homes. They may also consult to the food industry on product development and marketing, prepare educational resources for industry, schools and community, or develop food and nutrition policies for government and non-government organisations.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia and graduates are eligible to apply for the Accredited Practising Dietitian credential. APD status is a requirement for medical benefit rebates.

Graduates can apply for membership of the Dietitians Association of Australia, the Public Health Association of Australia, Sports Medicine Australia, the Nutrition Society and other bodies.
 

Possible careers

  • Dietitian
  • Nutritionist/Dietitian

Details and units

Requirements

OP
4
Selection
rank
94

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

Don't have an OP or selection rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
XN45
QTAC code
425442
CRICOS code
080482C
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February
Offer Guarantee
No
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Maths B

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

If you are currently in Year 12 or below, check the subjects for 2021 entry on the assumed knowledge page.

More about assumed knowledge

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Field Positions were used as part of the selection process in this minimum OP band.
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 2
Selection rank 97
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 3
Selection rank 96
OP 2
Selection rank 97
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 5
Selection rank 93
OP 2
Selection rank 97

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Subject prerequisites
  • Chemistry
  • Maths B

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

OP
4
Rank
94

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
185 176 176 176 176
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
7 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
65 58 58 58 58
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
98 20 20 24 20

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Course requirements

There are extra costs and requirements for this course including a blue card and vaccinations.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $9,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $40,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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