Who can join?

To be a member, you must be a qualified dietitian or a dietetics student.

You must have:

  • an approved undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics from an accredited courseor
  • an approved Bachelor of Science Degree (or equivalent qualification) followed by a postgraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics from an accredited courseor
  • completed the Dietetics Skills Recognition exam for overseas trained dietitians.

As a Full Member, you can access all member services, have full voting rights, and are eligible to join the DAA Board, Branch Engagement and Development Committees, and Advisory Committees.

What documents do I need to provide?

Before we can process your application or upgrade, please provide:

  • certified copy of your official academic transcript
  • or (as an interim solution – if you do not yet have your transcript) an original Letter of Completion, followed by a certified copy of your official academic transcript within 6 months of completion.

certified copy of your official academic transcript, clearly showing your status as ‘Course Completed’ is the only true and authoritative evidence of course completion. However, if you have graduated out of session and have not yet been formally completed or ‘conferred’ by your University, we will accept an original Letter of Completion until the final transcript has been made available.

The original Letter of Completion must:

  • be issued in your name
  • be on University letterhead
  • contain the full course title and course code
  • confirm that you have “successfully completed all course requirements”
  • be signed by the Head of School or Head of Discipline (Course Convenor will not be accepted)
  • confirm the date your award will be conferred
  • be an original letter or a certified copy (photocopies will not be accepted)
  • be followed by submitting a certified copy of your official academic transcript within 6 months of your program completion date

Please note:

  • A Letter of Completion that is “subject to outstanding completion of units” will not be accepted.
  • A Letter of Completion must be followed within 6 months by a certified copy of your official academic transcript

Membership of Dietitians Australia is Membership of the Dietitians Association of Australia. All fees will be paid to, and all benefits received from, the Dietitians Association of Australia. 

You must be enrolled in an accredited entry level dietetic qualification in Australia.

As a Student Member, you can access the same services as a Full Member, except:

  • Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN) – access is available via your University
  • Voting rights
  • Eligibility to join the DAA Board, Branch Engagement and Development Committees and some Advisory Committees

What documents do I need to provide?

Before we can process your application for student membership, you need to provide:

  • an official university document such as a copy of your current academic transcript, confirmation of enrolment or
  • an official Letter of Enrolment from your university signed by your Head of School, Head of Discipline, Course Convenor or a person formally delegated by them to do so

The official university document must include:

  • the name of the university
  • your name
  • the complete title of the course
  • the course code
  • your enrolment status, e.g. ‘currently enrolled’
  • expected date of completion

Membership of Dietitians Australia is Membership of the Dietitians Association of Australia. All fees will be paid to, and all benefits received from, the Dietitians Association of Australia. 

You must be:

As an Affiliate Member, you can access the same services as a Full Member, except:

Membership of Dietitians Australia is Membership of the Dietitians Association of Australia. All fees will be paid to, and all benefits received from, the Dietitians Association of Australia. 

What documents do I need to provide?

You will need to provide evidence of your current membership of the national dietetic association in your country of residence. To do that, once you have completed your online membership application, please complete and email this verification form to our Membership Officer.

Supporting Documents FAQs

To join as a member, you need to provide us with a copy of your qualification or proof of enrolment.

A certified copy is a copy of an original document that has been signed by a person officially authorised to confirm that it is a true and correct duplicate.

Yes, we accept digitally certified transcripts from My eQuals. To check if your university offers My eQuals, visit the full list of participating universities. You can access My eQuals through your university student portal, when sharing the document select ‘generate a link to my documents’ and either upload the link during the online renewal process or email it to membership@dietitiansaustralia.org.au.

If you provide your transcript via My eQuals, you will not be required to supply a hard copy certified transcript via post.

To protect the credibility of the credential, the association itself, our members, and the public, we need to know that the documents you submit to us are authentic. A certified copy is the only official and trustworthy copy.

Any documents you submit will be retained by us, unless otherwise specified. Therefore, you should only send us certified true copies, not originals.

Make a photocopy of your original document. Take your original and the photocopy to an authorised person. This person will compare your original and the photocopy to ensure they are the same. Then they will either stamp or write on each page of the photocopy, “I have sighted the original document and certify this to be a true copy of the original”. They will then sign each statement and provide their position designation, e.g. “Pharmacist”. They will not stamp or write on your original document.

Alternatively, submit your electronically certified document via My eQuals.

Please post your documents to:

Dietitians Australia
Attention: Membership Officer
1/8 Phipps Close
Deakin ACT 2600
Australia

If you have provided your electronically certified documents via My eQuals, you are not required to post a hard copy.

Declarations

You will be required on joining, renewal and reinstatement to make some mandatory declarations including the following:

  • I have read and understood both the DAA Code of Professional Conduct and the DAA Statement of Ethical Practice. I undertake to abide by these professional standards.
  • I have not been convicted, nor currently facing charges in any court in Australia, or elsewhere, of any offence punishable by imprisonment for a term of 3 months or longer.
  • I know of no information that could cause the Dietitians Australia not be satisfied that I am fit to practice and am a competent person to be a member of DA.
  • I consent to allowing my de-identified information from membership data to be used for DA internal research to help inform future member services.
  • All information I have provided is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • I agree to notify DA if information relating to any of the above changes as soon as practical.

Membership of Dietitians Australia is Membership of the Dietitians Association of Australia. All fees will be paid to, and all benefits received from, the Dietitians Association of Australia. 

Questions?

Contact our Membership Officer for any further information.