- Placement details
- Placement essentials (mandatory requirements)
- Remuneration and insurance
- More information
The Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics program is an accredited program through the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). As such students must meet the minimum accreditation requirements of 20 weeks of placement. This occurs in the fourth year of the program, where students get hands-on experience in a variety of fields. The placement structure occurs across three dietetic domains:
- 10 weeks of Individual Case Management (NUT402 Medical NutritionTherapy Placement)
- 4 weeks of Foodservice Management (NUT403 Food Service Placement)
- 6 weeks of Community and Public Health Nutrition (NUT404 Community and Public Health Nutrition)
Students will utilise the knowledge gained in the previous three (3) years of the program and apply it to real life settings. This experience prepares students for the workplace by developing a range of essential skills sought by employers. Students will be placed across a range of health settings such as Queensland teaching hospitals, community health centres, aged care, private practice, and government and non-government organisations.
In addition Community and Public Health Nutrition placements may include placement within the university setting. Placements are undertaken on a full-time basis and students will work a normal working day consistent with the placement organisation's requirements. Placements are coordinated on a state-wide basis and, therefore, students should be prepared to undertake placements outside the local geographical area.
Travel, accommodation and other expenses incurred travelling to and from the placement are the responsibility of the student. Student’s undertaking a rural placement with Queensland Health may be eligible for rural and remote scholarships. Occasionally, placements will require students to work outside normal business hours, however, this information will be provided to students prior to commencing the placement.
To be eligible to commence placement, students must complete the following Mandatory requirements
NOTE: some of the mandatory requirements can take quite some time to organise and students are advised to commence working on obtaining their specific mandatories as soon as they have accepted their offer.
No remuneration or payment is made by the placement organisation to the students or to the University for hosting the student. Students undertaking an approved placement are covered by the University’s insurance policies.
For more information on the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics Program, please refer to the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics program page on the University of the Sunshine Coast website.
For more information about the Bachelor of Nutrition program please contact:
Judith Tweedie, Program Coordinator
Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering
For general enquiries about School of Health and Sport Sciences work integrated learning opportunities please contact:
Clinical Placements Administrative Assistant
Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering
Telephone: +61 7 5456 5823