Most admissions for coursework degrees are granted based on the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree, however your academic performance or grades may also be taken into consideration for some postgraduate courses.
You can still apply for certain postgraduate courses even if you haven’t completed an undergraduate degree.
We’ll consider non-tertiary qualifications plus paid work experience or professional memberships as the equivalent to a bachelor’s degree for postgraduate entry if you have:
completed an Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree plus 4 years full-time paid work experience at managerial or professional level or a professional membership
completed a Diploma plus 8 years full-time paid work experience at managerial or professional level or a professional membership
completed Year 12 or a Certificate IV plus 10 years full-time paid work experience at managerial or professional level or a professional membership.
Professional memberships must be of an appropriate, recognised professional body in one of the following fields: pharmacy, accounting, speech therapy, urban and regional planning, occupational therapy, actuarial studies, physiotherapy, engineering, law or surveying.
There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an Overall Academic IELTS score of 7.0 with no band score less than 6.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
A) a completed bachelor degree in human nutrition
B) two degree level units in chemistry
C) four degree level units in human biology and human physiology
D) two second year degree level units in biochemistry
E) four degree level units in food and nutrition science
Applicants must also provide a written statement of less than 500 words on why you believe you can contribute to the profession of dietetics. Citing references is not required. This provides the opportunity to inform the selection committee of your reasons for undertaking this course, to include any work experience and skills, and to include other relevant factors. The university reserves the right to seek further information relating to your letter of application.
A UC Master of Nutrition and Dietetics graduate is recognised as possessing the necessary skills, experience, and qualifications to become an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. This accreditation is also accepted globally and opens doors to a range of jobs in a variety of industries including:
Community Health Centers
The Food Industry
OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year