Accrediting university courses ensures a high standard of dietetics education in Australia. An accredited dietetics program must meet and maintain our accreditation standards. The standards are outlined in this policy.
Using the accreditation standards
There are 4 accreditation standards outlined. Each standard is defined by elements.
Universities need to demonstrate that they can meet each element of the standards to be eligible for accreditation. Once accredited they must continue to meet each element to maintain accreditation status.
The standards cover:
- Program management
- Professional Placement Program
Download the Accreditation Standards for Dietetics Education Programs.
Other accreditation documents
Our accreditation documents have been developed for universities that are planning to run or are running dietetics education programs.
There are 3 documents relating to the accreditation of dietetic programs.
- Document 1 — Accreditation Standards for Dietetics Education Programs (this document)
- Document 2 — Processes for Accreditation of Dietetics Education Programs
- Document 3 — Evidence Guide for Dietetics Education Program Providers
Universities developing a new dietetics program will need to apply for program qualification before applying for accreditation. This is outlined in the Process for Qualification of New Dietetics Education Programs.
Get in touch
If you have questions about accrediting your dietetics course, contact us at email@example.com