Mutual Recognition – New Zealand

The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and the New Zealand Dietitians Board (NZDB) have entered into a Voluntary Relationship Charter for the Mutual Recognition of Dietetic Standards.

This Charter means that Australian Accredited Practising Dietitians and New Zealand Registered Dietitians with an Annual Practising Certificate may be eligible to work in either country by completing a simple application process.

Please download the Mutual Recognition Voluntary Relationship Charter  which outlines the criteria for DA credentialing/NZDB registration.


Please read the Information Sheet and Application Form information carefully.  If you need further information please email your enquiry to the DSR Administrator at

Application Form

Please download and complete the Application Form.  Please allow a minimum of 21 days for your completed application (including Australian Cultural Awareness Quiz) to be processed.

You should read the Code of Conduct for dietitians practising in Australia before completing your application.

Specialised Reading Program in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Please download and read the following eleven documents and complete the online self assessment task below.

Reading Program Documents

  1. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey: Nutrition Results – Food and Nutrients 2012-13 
  2. Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2014
  3. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023
  4. Population Characteristics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2006
  5. Acting on food insecurity in urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, 2009
  6. Aboriginal Cultural Security: an outline of the policy and its implementation 2002
  7. Cultural Competency Toolkit In: Strengthening Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  8. The Aboriginal People of Central Australia, A Brief Introduction
  9. The Aboriginal Extended Family
  10. The Stolen Generations
  11. Values and Ethics: Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research

Extra Resources and Further Readings:

Reading Program Assessment Task

Please complete the online Australian Cultural Awareness Assessment and send your application form and membership fee to DA. You are allowed three separate attempts to achieve a passing score of 87%. If you do not achieve this score within three attempts, email You have an unlimited amount of time to complete each attempt.