Dietitians Australia is the accrediting authority for dietetic education programs in Australia. Universities can apply for accreditation of their dietetic education programs.

This policy outlines what's involved in accrediting a dietetics program. It details:

  • the processes for the accreditation application stages
  • the Non-Domestic Placement Site Approval Process
  • a decisions review procedure
  • the rights of termination and withdrawal of an Accreditation Status
  • timing and procedural requirements

Using the Processes for Accreditation policy

The Processes for Accreditation is separated into 7 sections.

Sections one to five

Gives an overview of the accreditation process, followed by an outline of each type of accreditation:

  • Provisional Accreditation
  • Full Accreditation
  • Re-accreditation

Section six

Outlines the process for termination of the accreditation process and withdrawal of accreditation status.

Section seven

Sets out the decisions review procedures.

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference for Accreditation Reviewers and Accreditation Review Teams are included in appendix 2.

Download the Processes for Accreditation of 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.

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

We accredit university programs to ensure a high standard of dietetics education in Australia. Learn how to accredit your university's dietetics programs.
Our fees for the accreditation of a dietetic education program and to maintain the accreditation. See our fees.
A full list of dietetics programs accredited by Dietitians Australia. You usually need an accredited degree to become an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD).