|Indicative ATAR||70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
The study of nutrition integrates sciences such as biochemistry, physiology and research in order to understand how the human body uses nutrients from foods to sustain life.
Nutritionists advise individuals and the community about the important nutrients required by the body at different stages of development, and about the role of nutrients and diet in health and disease prevention.
This science-based course provides you with high-level communication and teamwork skills. Your first year will be interprofessional and will be taken with students studying other health sciences degrees. Your second year combines this knowledge with opportunities to experience food and nutrition issues in real-life settings through off-campus field trips.
In your third year, you can complete units in nutrition education, science and food science. These are practical units that emphasise the training necessary for a career as a public health nutritionist or research nutritionist.
On graduation, you are eligible to apply for Curtin’s postgraduate program in dietetics.You can study this as part of a double degree:
*Please note not all majors are offered online
Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students
Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.
Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative. You must also satisfy the course prerequisites
Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
Desirable WACE coursesAt least Mathematics: Applications ATAR
Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:
Although first and second year are available for study on a part-time basis, second and third year units cannot be undertaken before the completion of first and second years respectively.
Compulsory field trips are conducted throughout the course.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.
The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.
Nutrition Society of Australia
Public Health Association of Australia.
If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Health Sciences to discuss eligibility for credit for recognised learning.
This course can help you become a:
- Food Technologist
- Home Economist
This course can help you become a Nutritionist, Food Technologist and Home Economist.
Note: You will need to undertake further postgraduate study to qualify as a dietitian.
- Classes in this course are kept small to allow close liaison between students and staff, who bring practical and academic experience to their teaching.
- This science-based course provides you with high-level communication and teamwork skills.
- This course gives you direct entry into Curtin's Master of Dietetics program.