Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)

Program code

1436

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

$9,359.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Admission requirements

  • Year 1, 2 and Year 3/Tri 1 of Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics with 5.0 GPA

    (more)

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Why choose this program?

The study of nutrition and dietetics focuses on the food we eat in relation to the treatment and prevention of a range of important diseases. Students in this program will initially study fundamental health sciences (e.g. anatomy, physiology, biochemistry) before completing more advanced study of human nutrition. The final stage of the program involves practicum placements in hospitals and other health facilities. This program prepares students at the appropriate tertiary level to meet Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) national competency standards for entry into the profession as a dietitian. Students who graduate from this program will be able establish careers in either clinical, public health or food service nutrition. Increased graduate opportunities exist for private practitioners with the recent introduction of Medicare items for services provided to patients with chronic disease and within the corporate nutrition sector.

This program is available to students who have met the specified progression requirements to undertake Honours.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
1355 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics Gold Coast Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
1436 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) (this program) Gold Coast Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
1553 Bachelor of Nutrition Gold Coast Exit point only
1549 Bachelor of Nutrition (Honours) Gold Coast Exit point only

Note: Progression to the Honours program is dependent upon satisfying eligibility requirements.

Attendance information

The program is offered in full-time, on-campus mode at the Gold Coast campus.

Part-time attendance: Students may take a reduced study load. If enrolled in less than 30 credit points per trimester, a student may be classed as part-time and this may affect entitlement to Centrelink benefits. Part-time students are also likely to be required to attend professional placements on a full-time basis. If students wish to study part-time in this program, they will need to consult with the Program Director who will negotiate a suitable program structure indicating the sequence of courses to be completed.

Students admitted to this program will have met specified admission requirements and have successfully completed Years 1, 2 and 3 in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (1355). Students will then complete the courses as listed in Year 4.

Students will need to be available full-time to attend a 20 week (750) hours of professional practice education placements in Year 4.

Student Income Support

From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning activities integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life. While there is work integrated learning throughout the degree, the major component occurs in the final year.

In this program students will spend time in the work/professional environment undertaking placements at various locations. Placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan/Gold Coast area and (by negotiation) interstate or overseas. In Year 4, students apply the skills and knowledge they have developed across the first three years of the program in a 20 week (750 hour) professional placement, under the supervision of a qualified dietitian with Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) credentials. Students have the flexibility to choose the trimester in which they undertake the placement which comprises:

  • 10 weeks Full time - Individual case management (placements in the acute or primary health settings) - total 375 hours
  • 6 weeks Full time - Community and Public Health Nutrition (community health, population health, NGO placements) - total 225 hours
  • 4 weeks Full time - Foodservice (Hospital or food service setting placements) - 150 hours

My career opportunities

You will be well positioned to work as a dietitian/nutritionist in private and public hospitals, community health services, health promotion and public health units and/or in private practice, health service management and the food and pharmaceutical industries.

Before I enrol

  • Criminal History Check
  • First Aid and CPR Certificates
  • Immunisation and Health Record
  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)

Professional placements

  • Griffith University Health and Safety Induction
  • Griffith University Student Deed Poll
  • New South Wales Health placement requirements (including mandatory training)
  • Queensland Health placement requirements

There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of pre-placement and placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Placement website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

Note: In the event that there is a difference between the contents published on the Fit for Placement website and the program-specific information published on the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses websites, or where information published on the Fit for Placement website is not in accordance with University Policy, the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses website contents and University Policy shall override the information on the Fit for Placement website.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) (1436)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 32.5 $406.25 $32,500.00
2018 Fee Band 31.0 $387.50 $31,000.00
FEE-HELP

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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