Course details

CRICOS course code: 094690B

Level of study: Bachelor’s Degrees


As a nutritionist you will create opportunities for people to learn about food and nutrition, design food products to support a healthy diet, influence food systems to foster sustainability, and advocate for a safe and equitable food supply across the globe. You will understand the science behind food and nutrition including human physiology and biochemistry, and food and culinary nutrition science. The focus on the role of food and nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention for individuals, communities and populations, particularly in at-risk groups, will prepare you for work in the emerging areas of the industry.

In order to practice as a Dietitian - that is to work clinically with patients with conditions ranging from eating or gastrointestinal disorders to allergies, providing nutritional advice to help them manage their conditions - nutritionists and those with a Bachelor of Nutrition need to study an accredited specialist qualification in Dietetics or Dietetic Practice which is the application of the science of food and nutrition across a range of domains to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, and populations. Such courses combine theory and practice placement across dietetic practice areas including food and nutrition counselling with individuals, food and nutrition education and capacity building with groups, public health nutrition, food production and provision to individuals, communities and populations, entrepreneurial dietetic practice and management, and research. ACU’s Master of Dietetic Practice is a 2-year full-time program in which students will undertake more than 130 days of placement.


Graduates will be qualified to work in:

food and nutrition research

food and nutrition education

food and nutrition communication

food and nutrition advice

food product design

food science and technology

food and nutrition policy

Click here for more details on this course.

Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
25,568 Per Year
Read moreFees (first year): 25,568
26 Feb 2024 3 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065

Entry criteria

Applicants require the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.5; Individual score of: 6.0 in all tests

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 79: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 13 in reading and 12 in listening

ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 176; Minimum score of 169 in all tests.


Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
Back to the top of this page