24 months
36024 AUD/year
9333 AUD/year
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The Master of Dietetic Practice from Australian Catholic University is a 2-year full-time program. Dietetic Practice is the application of the science of food and nutrition across a range of domains to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, and populations. 

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The Dietetic Practice course from Australian Catholic University  combines theory and practice placement across dietetic practice areas including food and nutrition counselling with individuals, food and nutrition education and capacity building with groups, public health nutrition, food production and provision to individuals, communities and populations, entrepreneurial dietetic practice and management, and research. Students will undertake more than 130 days of placement.


Employment for graduates will be across a range of sectors and depend in part on the interests of the graduate.

Examples of the work and settings the course prepares graduates for includes:

  • Acute health services e.g. hospitals
  • Community health services
  • Aged care facilities
  • Private practice/consulting
  • Food and nutrition communication/media
  • Food production and provision
  • National and international health agencies
  • State and federal government health departments
  • Public health nutrition
  • Food industry
  • Food science and technology
  • Food safety and regulation
  • Food research and product development
  • Education sector

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Dietetic Practice Theory and Application
  • Dietetic Practice with Individuals
  • Dietetic Practice with Groups
  • Research in Food Nutrition and Dietetics 
  • Entrepreneurial Dietetic Practice
  • Dietetic Practice and Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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140 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
  • a grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.6 on the ACU 7 point scale; 

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • ACU’s Bachelor of Nutrition Science which includes completion of the ACU units NUTR404 Advanced Culinary Nutrition Science and NUTR405 Foods for Special Diets, AND one of the following:
  • a grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.6 on the ACU 7 point scale; or
  • evidence of relevant industry experience for at least one year post-Bachelor graduation OR
  • A Bachelor degree in Nutrition (or equivalent) which includes the equivalent of one full-time half year of study (4 study units or equivalent) in:
  • Chemistry followed by Biochemistry; and
  • Human Biology and Human Physiology; and
  • Food and Human Nutrition Science, which must include foundation nutrition, nutrition through the lifespan, food science, and the role of diet in the development and management of chronic disease;
  • CRICOS Reg 00004G RTO 3578

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36024 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36024 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9333 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9333 AUD per year during 24 months.

$9333 CSP$34758 Fee-paying

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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