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Nutritionist

Use evidence-based knowledge of food and health to advise members of the public on matters of health and wellbeing.

What's it like to be a Nutritionist?

Nutritionists advise people of all ages on matters relating to diet, personal health and wellbeing. They design, coordinate and monitor a range of dietary plans with the goal of improving the health and wellbeing of a client, as well as educating them on the subject of personal nutrition.

Nutritionist

Tasks and duties

  • Planning and implementing diets, menus and meal plans.
  • Educating clients on the importance of nutrition in the context of diet and food preparation.
  • Monitoring clients' progress against planned goals and milestones.
  • Calculating nutritional values of food in menus and meal plans.
  • Planning and conducting nutrition interventions with the use of curated educational material.
  • Consult with individuals and groups, including sportspeople, about their dietary habits and assess potential nutritional deficiencies
  • Adjusting prescribed diet plans based on the assessment of nutritional needs and client response.
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Nutritionists interact with members of the public daily and work closely with clients to achieve their goals, including weight management, increased energy and motivation, or alleviating existing nutritional deficiencies. Nutritionists work in a wide range of food and health settings, including sporting clubs, gyms, in private practices or in food and health marketing and research departments. Many Nutritionists work part-time.

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Nutrition is not a government-regulated profession in Australia, so there are no specific qualifications required to become a Nutritionist. However, to join the Nutrition Society of Australia’s Voluntary Register of Nutritionists, you will need to complete a relevant bachelor degree or higher qualification. Becoming a Registered Nutritionist shows commitment to high standards in the industry and may be preferred by some employers.

  1. Consider preparing for a career in nutrition and dietetics by completing a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics) (HLT43015).
  2. Complete a qualification in nutrition. This may be a Bachelor of Nutrition Science or Bachelor of Human Nutrition. Alternatively, if you have already completed an undergraduate degree, complete a Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition.
  3. Register with the NSA Voluntary Register of Nutritionists. Registration must be renewed every 3 years.

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Bachelor of Human Nutrition

This degree develops your knowledge of human nutrition and the importance of healthy food choices.

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Bachelor of Nutrition Science

This degree provides you with key skills in nutrition, preparing you for a range of roles in the public health and nutrition industries.

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Bachelor of Health Science

This degree prepares you for a career in the health industry. There may also be an option to specialise in an area of interest.
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Nov 2018
The field of'Nutrition is a fascinating and very rewarding career and way of life'
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Sciences)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
I'm self-employed
Specialisation
Carer
The good things
I volunteered as a Nutritionist for Nutrition Australia doing cooking demonstrations and speaking to groups about different aspects of nutrition. I also incorporated my Fitness qualification (Cert 3) ...
The challenges
The major challenge is to help people understand that they need to put into practice the wonderful knowledge and practical experience they receive, and to change/modify their eating habits. Generally ...
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Oct 2018
You never stop learning as a Nutritionist, and are constantly rewarded with seeing your clients succeed!
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Digestive Disorders, Womens Health & Hormones and Mental Health
The good things
Some of the rewarding aspects of this job is the satisfaction of helping others and seeing their successes. The relationships built with clients aren't like any others and I wish for only the best for...
The challenges
Challenges are mainly due to my role as Director and Business Owner as well as practicing in clinic as a nutritionist. Maintaining boundaries to avoid burnout can be challenging. There are challenges ...
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