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Master of Dietetics

Course Description

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.

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.

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.

Credit for previous study

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

Other notes

Application Deadline: 31st October

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. Minimum English language entry requirements: IELTS 7.0.

2016 Curtin International Scholarships: Merit Scholarship

Curtin University is an inspiring, vibrant, international organisation, committed to making tomorrow better. It is a beacon for innovation, driving advances in technology through high-impact research and offering more than 100 practical, industry-aligned courses connecting to workplaces of tomorrow.

Ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015, the University is also ranked 25th in the world for universities under the age of 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2015 Curtin also received an overall five-star excellence rating in the QS stars rating.

Curtin University strives to give high achieving international students the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised education through offering the Merit Scholarship. The Merit Scholarship will give you up to 25 per cent of your first year tuition fees and if you enrol in an ELB program at Curtin English before studying at Curtin, you will also receive a 10 per cent discount on your Curtin English fees.

For full details and terms and conditions of this scholarship, please visit: curtin.edu/int-scholarships and click on Merit.

Visit the Master of Dietetics page on the Curtin University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

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.

Course Fees

Australian/New Zealand: $8,800, International: $68,800

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