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Guide to entry thresholds



Course information set

  • Graduate as a professional dietitian, eligible to apply for the Accredited Practising Dietitian credential.
  • At QUT Health Clinics you will provide, under the supervision of practising dietitians, specialised advice to clients.
  • Complete professional placements in hospitals, community health centres, catering institutions and correctional facilities.
  • Opportunities to travel with placements offered in rural and regional Australia, and overseas.
QTAC course code425442
QUT course code XN44
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 February

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

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact
CRICOS code 077695E
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Dietitians have advanced knowledge in the science of nutrition and use this knowledge 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.

Why choose this course?

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

During this course, you will have an opportunity to work with real clients from many cultural and social backgrounds. At QUT Health Clinics you will provide advice for the management of chronic disease, before and after surgery, eating disorders and weight management, food intolerance and allergies. You will also complete professional placements in external settings that may include 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.

You will learn from the best at QUT. Our staff have many years of experience working in areas of practice that include sports dietetics and Indigenous health. They hold senior positions on industry boards and councils, and contribute to competency standards which underpin the training of dietitians nationally. Many are leading projects and government initiatives to improve population health and nutrition.

Honours pathway

At the end of the second year of study in this course you will have the option to apply for the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours). This allows you to complete an honours research project that extends your knowledge of the professional field, offering a competitive advantage in your career. Entry to the program is competitive, based on grade point average. On entry to the course you will retain all of the credit you have successfully completed in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics and will complete a further two years of full-time study.

Career outcomes

Graduates can choose from 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.

Other employment opportunities include consulting to the food industry on product development and marketing, preparing educational material and resources for industry, schools and community, or developing food and nutrition policies for government and non-government organisations.

This course can also lead to further study or research in nutrition and dietetics, health service management, environmental health and public health.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia and graduates are eligible to apply for the Accredited Practising Dietitian credential.

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.

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Blue card: you will need a valid blue card to complete practical placements in this course. 

Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 2

Rank 98

Course information set

Assumed knowledge

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

  • Maths B
  • English
  • Chemistry

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

More about assumed knowledge

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.



2018: CSP $9,100 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

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

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

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

View all undergraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (425442) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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After you've submitted your application to QTAC

If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.


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