Maintaining Professional Standards
All of our members must commit to practicing professionally and following Professional Standards. These Standards have been developed so that you can be guaranteed that your dietitian is committed to their professional practice and that they participate in ongoing learning throughout their career. This, in turn, ensures you both safe and high quality nutrition and dietetic practice.
All members of DA must declare that they will work under the Code of Conduct and Statement of Ethical Practice and those that are Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) are also required to demonstrate that they have worked regularly as a dietitian and that every year they participate in activities that support their professional development e.g. conferences, workshops or ongoing study.
The APD credential is your guarantee that these Standards are met, APDs are randomly audited to check this. You can complain about a member if you have any cause for concern.
As a self-regulated profession, DA works hard to make sure these Standards are the same, or even better, than those of other health professions. This section outlines more about the APD Program, its requirement, compliance and complaints.
DA has been admitted to Full Membership of National Alliance of Self Regulating Health Professions (NASRHP) ensuring safety and quality through an evidence-based national framework of regulatory standards.