Centre for Advanced Learning

The Centre for Advanced Learning (CAL) is an initiative of Dietitians Australia, offering innovative courses in areas of high-demand for dietitians. Based on the latest evidence and peer-reviewed, CAL delivers high-quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD) that meets the needs of dietitians now, and into the future. Find a list of all available courses here.

Ongoing professional development is vital for all involved in health care. Dietitians Australia have recognised the need to provide up-to-date, evidence-based and professionally relevant postgraduate courses for those who:

  • require upskilling e.g. have had a break from the workforce
  • wish to pursue a new area of practice
  • may be overseas Dietetic Skills Recognition candidates
  • come into contact with a range of practice areas and need to be confident
  • value the opportunity for formal learning in a practice area
  • may be planning their career advancement

These courses differ from Dietitians Australia CPD events through the Education Centre, as CAL courses provide more in-depth skill and knowledge development ideally to assist in career and professional development.

These courses are not aligned with any tertiary institutions and, at this time, do not offer any Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for any postgraduate study through a university.

A range of fresh and innovative courses will be offered. Courses will span many practice areas and include a modular approach to building skills and knowledge. Some courses may be held in conjunction with relevant external groups. Most courses will have an assessed component.

Dietitians Australia members and Dietitians New Zealand members receive discounted rates on all Centre for Advanced Learning courses.

Dietitians New Zealand members – please contact the Dietitians Australia Education Team at education@dietitiansaustralia.org.au prior to registering to obtain a coupon code, needed to complete your discounted registration.

Members of other organisations may be eligible for discounts on individual courses. Check individual course information for details.

All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance or Professional Certificate, depending on the number of CPD hours the course is worth.

If course content aligns with an Accredited Practising Dietitian’s (APD) Learning Goals, then participation hours can be counted as Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Evergreen Courses

By registering for our evergreen courses you’ll enjoy ongoing access to course materials and resources. These courses are 100% online, self-paced and ready to fit in with your busy schedule*. You’ll also receive a professional certificate upon completion.

* New registrants are provided access to our Learning Management System (LMS) within a week of registering online.

Type 1 Diabetes Management for Dietitians
Online, start now!

Psychology of eating, weight & body image
Online, start now!

Nutrition support for critical care
Online, start now!

Translating the aged care quality standards
Online, start now!

Clinical Dietetics for Bariatric Surgery
Online, start now!

Food Service Management for Dietitians
Online, start now!

Gastrointestinal Nutrition for Dietitians
Online, start now!

Renal Nutrition for Dietitians
Online, start now!

Find out what other courses the Centre for Advanced Learning is currently offering here.

For more information

Contact the Dietitians Australia Education Team via email education@dietitiansaustralia.org.au or call 02 6189 1202.