Career opportunities

Masters of Dietetics

A Masters of 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 include:

Healthcare services




Medical nutrition therapy


Aged care

Food services management

Community nutrition

Program planning, implementation and evaluation


Private practice



Public health

Food regulation




Nutrition advisor

Work place health promotion

Product development, marketing and promotion

Specialist services e.g. sports nutrition


Graduates are eligible for:

This program is currently provisionally accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). A graduate of this program is eligible to become a full member of DAA and to join the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) Program. The University is required to maintain a current accreditation status as outlined in the DAA 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.

Masters of Dietetics

A degree in nutrition and dietetics prepares you for a career in a range of setting, in both rural and metropolitan areas in Australia and overseas. Example of where you can apply your knowledge and experience include:

  • Healthcare services (medical and surgical nutrition, rehabilitation, aged care, food services management, community nutrition, program planning, implementation and evaluation, research and private practice);
  • Government sector (policy advice, communication, public health, food regulation);
  • Education Sector (teaching, research); and
  • Industry Sector (nutrition advisor, work place health promotion, product development, marketing and promotion, specialist services e.g. sports nutrition).

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