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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

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.

 Application requirements

Before submitting your application online, please ensure you have checked that you are eligible to apply for the course and you have prepared the required supporting documentation as outlined below.

  • Check against the course entry requirements that you are eligible to apply for this course. If you are unsure please check with Dr Andrea Begley. Graduates of the BSc (Nutrition) from Curtin University are exempt from this requirement
  • Scanned, certified copies of any qualification in support of your application (e.g., academic transcripts). See requirements for scanned documents. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) from Curtin University are exempt from this requirement.
  • Provide your Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume.
  • Provide a one-page statement outlining what skills and personal attributes you will bring to the dietetics course, as well as areas you feel you will need to develop in the dietetics course. Personal statement template
  • Provide two academic referees using this required referee template. Graduates of the BSc (Nutrition) from Curtin University are exempt from this requirement. 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

The course entry is competitive and a high course weighted average is required, for example a CWA of 65 per cent or more.

An equivalent undergraduate degree needs to meet the 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.

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 regarding personal 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.

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. 

More information about Dietetics