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MG-DIETS

Dietetics

Masters by coursework (graduate entry)

Learn to educate individuals and groups in medical nutrition therapy and public health nutrition programs.

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  • Qualification
    Master of Dietetics
  • Duration
    2 years full-time
  • Credit
    400
  • CRICOS
    079872K
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Semester 1, 2023

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2 December 2022

Semester 1, 2024

14 August 2023

26 October 2023

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Why study Dietetics at Curtin?

Highly ranked course

Curtin’s nutrition and dietetics research is ranked well above world standard.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Outline

Outline

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. 

Career information

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.

Professional recognition

This course is fully accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

The course entry is competitive and a high course weighted average is required. An equivalent undergraduate degree needs to meet the Dietitians Australia requirements for entry to a Graduate Entry Master. These specify that 50% of each of the first and second years of undergraduate study must be composed of bioscience, chemistry, physiology and biochemistry as outlined in the Accreditation Standards for Dietetic Education Programs. Students also need to have completed the equivalent of 100 credit points of undergraduate nutrition at second and third year level. Prospective applicants who have a dietetic qualification that can be considered by the Dietitians Australia for recognition of overseas skills are not eligible for entry into this program. Supplementary information is required to be submitted by all eligible applicants. The primary purpose of this is to assess a range of graduate attributes that are considered essential for dietitians, particularly communication skills. Applications will be reviewed by a selection panel.

Application Requirements

Please refer to our application requirements before applying for a Master of Dietetics (MG-DIETS) at Curtin.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Commonwealth supported $9,900*
Domestic $24,071*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Semester 1
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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