APD Roles

Dietetic areas of practice

The role statements below describe how dietitians can support service provision within a particular area of practice.

Dietitians and the multidisciplinary team

The following role statements outline the relationships between dietitians, other allied health professionals or support staff, and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

The Role of Credentialled Diabetes Educators and Accredited Practising Dietitians in the Delivery of Diabetes Self Management and Nutrition Services for People with Diabetes

The purpose of this paper is to:

  • Clarify the roles and responsibilities of Credentialled Diabetes Educators and Accredited Practising Dietitians with respect to the delivery of diabetes self management and nutrition education and
  • Encourage all diabetes service providers to understand, value and respect the roles and expertise of individual team members.

Scope of Practice – Support Staff in Nutrition and Dietetic Services
This document defines the scope of practice for support workers (i.e. nutrition assistants and dietetic assistants) who provide assistance to dietitians. It includes a framework for best practice models for support staff in nutrition and dietetic services.

The Collaboration of Exercise Physiologists and Dietitians in Chronic Disease Management
A joint position statement of the Australian Association of Exercise and Sport Science (ESSA) and the Dietitians Australia (DAA), revised June 2014.

Position Statement- Oral Health and Nutrition
This is a joint statement between the Dietitians Australia (DAA) and Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV). There is a life-long synergy between nutrition and oral health. Dietitians and other nutrition professionals should work collaboratively with oral health professionals in promoting good oral health practices.