Bachelor of Dietetics (Honours)
UniSC - University of the Sunshine Coast - Sunshine Coast

Course outline

This program leads to accreditation as a practising dietitian in the private and public health arenas. Practical experience is woven throughout the degree with opportunities to experience real-life work environments and learn about nutrition in UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s specialised teaching kitchen. Students gain experience and skills through work placement in hospitals, community organisations and food service operations, supervised by experienced practitioners. Students select a research or project honours pathway at the end of second year (dependent on GPA). For more information, visit Bachelor of Dietetics (Honours) at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.


This program includes compulsory placements in settings that require full COVID-19 vaccination.

Other requirements

Placements are undertaken on a full-time basis. Before undertaking placement, students must show evidence vaccination for all vaccine preventable diseases, undergo a criminal history check and obtain a Suitability Card (Blue Card); refer to institution. The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Additional entry requirements

Applicants from a non-English speaking background must attain an IELTS score of at least 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each subtest

Recommended study
English; Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics; at least one science subject
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

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International students

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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

Clinical dietitian, nutritionist, sports nutrition, private practice, community nutrition, public health nutrition, food service management, nutrition consultancy, research and education.


Dietitians Association of Australia

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
CSP/$8842 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Sunshine Coast