Career opportunities

Career Opportunities

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, we will nurture your passion for and career in food and nutrition.

Bachelor of Nutrition Science

A Bachelor of Nutrition Science will provide you with the knowledge and expertise to equip you for prospective employment within a range of nutrition-related careers. Examples include:

Education

Industry

Public health

Training

Research

Nutrition advisor

Product development

Regulatory affairs

Communications

Policy advice

Research

Communication

Food regulation

Nutrition Advisor

  • Governmental and non-governmental organisations (e.g. policy advice, communication, food regulation, and public health);
  • Education (teaching and Research);
  • Industry (nutrition advisor, product development, regulatory affairs); and
  • Public Health (policy officers, researchers).

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)

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


Government


Education


Industry

Medical nutrition therapy

Rehabilitation

Aged care

Food services management

Community nutrition

Program planning, implementation and evaluation

Research

Private practice

Clinical nutrition

Policy

Communications

Public health

Food regulation

Research

Teaching

Research

Nutrition advisor

Work place health promotion

Product development, marketing and promotion

Specialist services e.g. sports nutrition

Research

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 (clinical nutrition, 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.

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.

Read about our alumni and their careers:

Roxanne Tan

Graduate Nutritionist
SIMPLOT AUSTRALIA

“Say ‘yes’ to as many opportunities as you can; work hard and don’t doubt yourself; and always have time to make real connections with the people around you.”

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Ashley Toh

Dietitian
HOLMUSK SINGAPORE

“You need to work hard and take the initiative to learn; then trust that you are well equipped with the skills and knowledge to make a difference.”

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Shistata Shrestha

Honours Student & Intern
HAWKINS WATTS AUSTRALIA

“My advice would be to not to be afraid if things aren’t going according to your ‘career plan’. Be open-minded and take every opportunity, you may pleasantly surprise yourself.”

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Jessica Jong

2nd year student

"The subjects on offer cover a wide range of disciplines in the field of nutrition and dietetics, which is another thing I love about the course. Completing such a wide range of subjects gives you a taste of all the career pathways out there, and helps you to figure out which area you're really passionate about."

Delaram Ansari

2nd year student

"After I learnt about the course, I found myself eager to find out more. I realised I had found the perfect course that aligned my love to help others with my interest in health and science."

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