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Dietitian

Become a qualified expert in diet, nutrition and health and provide guidance to people of all ages.

What's it like to be a Dietitian?

Dietitians are qualified healthcare specialists who specialise in the field of human nutrition, with a focus on the relationship between food and health. Dietitians undertake mandatory tertiary study and are experts in dietetics, using this knowledge to provide people of all ages with guidance on how to manage their diet, reduce risk of illness and improve their health.

Dietitian

Tasks and duties

  • Planning diets and menus and providing guidance on the functional requirements and importance of diet and on the planning and preparation of food.
  • Collecting, organising and assessing relevant health and nutrition data.
  • Planning and implementing regular nutrition assessments and intervention programs.
  • Monitoring food intake and quality against diet plan.
  • Consulting with other Health Professionals and related workers to manage the dietary and nutritional needs of patients.
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Dietitians work in a wide range of health organisations including public and private hospitals, aged care, mental health facilities, fitness centres, private health practices and community health centres. Dietitians also provide consultation to government and non-government organisations in order to inform public health policy and food standards.

What can I earn as a Dietitian?

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Dietitian roles in AUS were typically advertised between $70k and $100k over the last year.
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How to become a Dietitian


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To become an accredited Dietitian in Australia, you need to complete an accredited University degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, including one to two years of master’s level study.

  1. Complete a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  2. Complete a postgraduate Master of Dietetics.
  3. After completing your study, you need to gain Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) accreditation via a 1 year supervised Provisional Program accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), including mandatory Continued Professional Development (CPD). Once APD accreditation is achieved, complete the minimum 30 hours CPD to renew your APD accreditation each year.

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Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Latest Dietitian reviews

Latest reviews from 22 Dietitians surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Being a dietitian is fun and challenging but you might want to think twice before becoming one
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
I'm self-employed
Specialisation
Private practice dietitian
The good things
It is a satisfying job as you feel you can help people and you can build long term relationship with your clients. You see different people every day and they all have different stories. It is a chall...
The challenges
You need to be prepared to see diseases that may not ever mentioned in uni and highly adapted to a fast paced environment To practice privately , you need to register yourself with DA, have your own p...
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May 2021
I love my job, but I would not recommend it to others unless they are extremely motivated to work as a dietitian.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
I'm self-employed
Specialisation
Dietitian
The good things
It is extremely rewarding if you enjoy meeting people and helping them. I do not find it repetitive, and I find that there is always more to learn and areas to grow. As I work for myself, there is a l...
The challenges
There are a saturation of dietitians working in private practice across Melbourne, thus it is very difficult to get a job and gain experience. When building your practice, client load is often extreme...
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