Masters by coursework (graduate entry)
Learn to educate individuals and groups in medical nutrition therapy and public health nutrition programs.
- Master of Dietetics
This fee-paying course is two year full-time study. Students can complete Year 1 on a part-time basis over 2 years but Year 2 of the course is offered only full time.
- 2 years full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) Code indicates a registered program offered to international students studying in Australia on student visas.
The Curtin campuses or teaching locations where units of this course are offered.
- Curtin Perth
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If COVID-19 restrictions apply, we may need to make changes to units and/or delivery modes.
This offering version is phasing out and no longer taking applications. You may be able to apply for a later version.
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Dietetics involves the study of those medical aspects of disease which have a dietary component in prevention or treatment. It is concerned with the science and art of providing medical nutrition therapy and public health nutrition programs for individuals and groups differing widely in economic, social, psychological and physiological conditions.
In this course you will study a range of specialised topics in medical nutrition therapy, counselling and food service, and undertake placement units in a range of settings such as hospital, community, aged care and food service. You will also complete an independent research project in an area relevant to nutrition and dietetics.
This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- Our graduates find employment in a wide range of food and health related industries.
This course is fully accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).
You may find employment as a member of a health team in hospitals, community or public health, food service, the food industry, sporting groups, research teams and private practice. Dietitians also work in food service and the food industry, research teams and private practice.
What you'll learn
- apply knowledge in key areas of nutrition; integrate research principles into practice and extend knowledge of food and nutrition issues
- critically review literature and reflect on issues to generate innovative solutions for issues arising in human nutrition.
- appraise a range of data for assessing health status of individuals, groups and populations to inform future outcomes
- collaborate with clients, carers and health care teams; document appropriately to the discipline
- critique and apply appropriate technologies used in food and nutrition programs
- articulate reflective practice in the acquisition of knowledge and skills related to own dietetic practice and career development
- apply global perspective to nutrition causes and treatment of chronic diseases
- demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity in local and international contexts; recognise the importance of communicating in a culturally respectful way
- establish and maintain ethical and professional practices in the workplace; develop collaborative relationships and networks to advocate for individuals, groups and the profession; demonstrate professional leadership and practices to promote nutrition.
An equivalent undergraduate degree needs to meet the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) requirements for entry to a graduate entry master. These requirements specify that 50 per cent of each of the first and second years of undergraduate study must comprise bioscience, chemistry, physiology and biochemistry, as outlined in the Manual for Accreditation of Dietetic Education Programs.
The course entry is competitive and a high course weighted average (CWA) is required.
You will also need to have completed the equivalent of 100 credit points of undergraduate nutrition at second- and third-year level. You are not eligible to enter this program if you have a dietetic qualification that can be considered by the DAA for recognition of overseas skills.
If you are eligible, you will be required to submit supplementary information, including a personal statement regarding attributes that are essential for dietetic practitioners, particularly communication skills. All applications are reviewed by a selection panel and shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake an interview as the final stage of the application assessment.
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||7.0|
Other requirements and notes for this course
You can complete your first year part-time over 2 years, but second year is only offered full-time.
Please note that Commonwealth Supported Places are available.
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
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Fees & charges
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