Career opportunities

Career Opportunities

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Studying with the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food will prepare you for working in the exciting world of food and nutrition. By teaching you the fundamentals, facilitating the development of your practical skills and helping you network with both academic and industry leaders in the field, you will have the knowledge and skills to begin your career in food and nutrition.

Bachelor of Nutrition Science and Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Scholars Program)

With a Bachelor of Nutrition Science, you can explore a variety of rewarding careers and make a difference to health and wellbeing within the community. You can go into roles in the food industry - as a nutrition adviser, food technologist or product developer. Or if people are your passion, you can apply your nutrition knowledge in a public health setting - working in health promotion, community development, policy, regulation or communication. With further graduate study, you can qualify as a dietitian.

If you’re a high-achieving student, we want to recognise and nurture your potential through our Nutrition Science Scholars Program. As a Scholar, you’ll be guaranteed entry into our Master of Nutrition and Dietetics (provided you maintain a credit average through your nutrition studies) and take part in extracurricular opportunities engaging with research staff and advanced technical facilities.

Nutritionists can design, coordinate, implement and evaluate population health interventions that are designed to improve health and wellbeing through food and nutrition. This includes areas in:

Public Health
  • Policy advice
  • Public health nutrition research
  • Communication
  • Food regulation
  • Nutrition advisor
Food industry
  • Food regulation
  • Food safety
  • Food research
  • Nutrition advisor
  • Quality assurance
  • Product development
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Media and Marketing
  • Product development
  • Health promotion
  • Training
  • Research

Graduates may be eligible for:

Graduates are eligible to apply for membership with the Nutrition Society of Australia. Applications are considered by the NSA Council from individuals with a suitable qualification in Nutrition Science.

Graduates are eligible to apply for direct entry into the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) at Associate status, as our course is accredited by the Association of Nutrition (UK)

Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

A Master of Nutrition and Dietetics will provide you with the knowledge and expertise to equip you for prospective employment within a range of dietetics and nutrition-related careers. Examples of where you can apply your knowledge and experience include:

Dietetics in Healthcare services
  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Aged care
  • Food services management
  • Community nutrition
  • Program planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Research
  • Private practice
Dietetics in sports nutrition
  • Sport dietitian
Research and education
  • Lecturer
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Research Dietitian
Dietetics in Food industry
  • Marketing Officer
  • Product Development Technologist
  • Quality and Nutrition Coordinator
  • Brand Manager
  • Account Manager / Business Manager
  • Nutrition advisor
  • Workplace health promotion
Dietetics in Public Health
  • Public health dietitian
  • Community dietitian
  • Health promotion / public health officer
  • Nutrition promotion / policy
  • Project manager
  • Research assistant
  • Policy
  • Communications
  • Public health
  • Food regulation
  • Research

This course fulfils the requirements of Dietitians Australia (DA) for entry level competencies and has received Provisional Accreditation. Graduates are eligible to become members of the Dietitians Australia (DA) and to join the Accredited Practising  Dietitian (APD) Program.

Graduates are eligible for:

This program is currently provisionally accredited by the Dietitians Australia (DA). A graduate of this program is eligible to become a full member of DA and to join the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) Program. The University is required to maintain a current accreditation status as outlined in the DA accreditation process. Graduates are eligible to apply for membership with the Nutrition Society of Australia. Applications are considered by the NSA Council from individuals with a suitable qualification in nutrition.

By joining these organisations, graduates will be recognised for their high standards of professionalism, dedication to ethical practice and commitment to ongoing professional development. Members of the public can have confidence that registered professionals have had their credentials validated by leading nutrition organisation.