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Master of Dietetics

MDiet(Curtin) - MG-DIETS Health Sciences
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February

This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

In the Master of Dietetics, you will study a range of specialised topics in nutrition, counselling and food service, and undertake placement units in hospital, community and food service settings. You will also complete a research project in an area relevant to dietetics.

This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

An equivalent undergraduate degree needs to meet the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) requirements for entry to a graduate entry master. These requirements specify that 50 per cent of each of the first and second years of undergraduate study must comprise bioscience, chemistry, physiology and biochemistry, as outlined in the Manual for Accreditation of Dietetic Education Programs.

The course entry is competitive and a high course-weighted average is required (65 per cent or more). 

You will also need to have completed the equivalent of 100 credit points of undergraduate nutrition at second- and third-year level. You are not eligible to enter this program if you have a dietetic qualification that can be considered by the DAA for recognition of overseas skills. 

If you are eligible, you will be required to submit supplementary information, including a personal statement regarding attributes that are essential for dietetic practitioners, particularly communication skills. Your application will be reviewed by a selection panel.

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course


You can complete your first year part-time over 2 years, but second year is only offered full-time.

Please note that Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for 2016.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2016 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
2017 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $22,400*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 400 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

This course is designed to meet the accreditation standards of the Dietitians' Association of Australia (DAA). Accreditation will be sought once the course commences.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis. 

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

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. 

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