Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics - Year 3 entry

Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 2 years (full-time only)
Location: On campus
Deferment: This course may not be deferred

Course overview

The Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics prepares graduates to work as professional nutritionists and dieticians in a range of settings.

Some places are available to Flinders and Charles Darwin University students who have completed at least two years of an approved degree with a GPA normally of at least a credit average, and which is inclusive of studies in nutrient food sources and requirements, social and behavioural aspects of Food Choice, Food Systems and regulations, Australian Food Products and preparation and; studies in biochemistry and physiology to at least Second Year.  These students are granted two years of credit and begin the program of study at Third Year.

Applicants applying for Third Year entry must submit with their application a statement outlining their interest in the course and profession, and evidence of any relevant employment experience. Applicants will be ranked for admission on the basis of a selection score which is a combination of academic merit (70%) and assessment of their statement of interest and experience (30%).

During the final year, you will undertake 21 weeks of work placement, in clinical, community and food service settings.

The course is one of the most popular at Flinders and entry is very competitive.

An honours degree can be completed in Fourth Year by undertaking additional units, including a research project at honours level.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

What is Nutrition?

Nutrition is the study of the role of food nutrients in the body. Dietetics is concerned with the prevention and treatment of a variety of food-related diseases.

Nutritionists and dietitians (the terms are used interchangeably) interpret scientific knowledge about food in relation to health and disease then translate it into practical information to help people change eating habits and improve their health. 

Why study Nutrition and Dietetics at Flinders?

  • We have delivered programs in nutrition and dietetics for more than 30 years and are considered at the forefront of innovation and development in Australia.
  • We have a comprehensive research program, with interests as diverse as: children's nutrition, public health nutrition, health service research, the role of nutrition in promoting healthy ageing and content analysis of TV food advertisements.
  • Our researchers also contribute to 2 of the University's flagship institutes - the Flinders Centre for Clinical Change and Health Care Research and the Health and Society Research Group.

Professional recognition/membership

Graduates are eligible for professional membership of the Dietitions Association of Australia (DAA).

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics degree?  

Study a language

Flinders also offers all students the opportunity to major in a language in conjunction with any undergraduate course. The Diploma in Language is designed to provide students with competence in a chosen language that adds greater portability to their qualifications. You will complete a total of one extra year of study and graduate with both your chosen degree and the Diploma in Language. You can apply for this at time of enrolment.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: You must meet all biochemistry, human physiology and tertiary level nutrition topic prerequisites as outlined in Nutrition and Dietetics - FAQs

Domestic students: Entry to this course is limited to Flinders University and Charles Darwin University students. Refer to: Admission requirements for Year 3 entry

International students: Entry to this course is limited to Flinders University and Charles Darwin University students. Seek advice from the International Centre.


Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: Not applicable
Mid year entry: No
Applications: Admissions/Prospective Students Office    
Annual fees:

Place type:Commonwealth-supported


International students
CRICOS code: 028941B
Mid year entry: No
Applications: International Centre
Annual fees: 2015: $25,300





  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses 

Further study options 

Course brochures

Domestic students
Health (PDF 1MB)

International students
International course guides