Career opportunities

Studying with the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics can help prepare you for working in the exciting world of food and nutrition.

Bachelor of Nutrition Science

A degree in nutrition science provides students with the knowledge and expertise to equip them for potential employment within a range of nutrition-related careers. Examples include:

  • Governmental and non-governmental organisations, (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:

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).

Graduates will fulfil the National Competency Standards for Entry Level Dietitians as defined by the Dietitians Association of Australia.  The course has commenced the accreditation process with the Dietitians Association of Australia. The University’s aim is to achieve accreditation prior to graduation of the first cohort of students.