Job Description

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.

Careers Ladder


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.

Complete a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Complete a postgraduate Master of Dietetics.

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.


  • Autonomy
  • Analytical
  • Communicator
  • Detail Orientated
  • Flexible
  • Interpersonal
  • Passionate
  • Perceptive
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-Motivator

Key Skills

  • Nutrition
  • Time Management
  • Collaboration
  • Maintain Relationships
  • Passion for health

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;

  • Nutritionist
  • Consultant