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, (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 are 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)

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 nutritionists have had their credientials validated by leading nutrition organisation.

Read about our alumni and their careers:

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.