If you think there's been an error at any stage of your Dietetic Skills Recognition (DSR) process, you might have the right to appeal. You must appeal within 15 days of receiving your DSR assessment or exam results.

DSR appeals process

We have a process for DSR candidates to appeal the outcome of any stage of their DSR application.

If you think a procedural error has happened, you can appeal the outcome of your:

  • DSR assessment application
  • Multiple-choice question (MCQ) exam results
  • Oral exam results

Levels of appeal

Our General Manager, Accreditation and Recognition Services will review your application at the first level.

If you're unhappy with the result of your first level of appeal, you can request a second-level review by the Appeals Panel of the Australian Dietetics Council (ADC).

The results of any second-level appeal are final and binding.

Applying for a DSR appeal

Step 1
Read our by-law

We outline our appeals process in our DSR by-law. It's important you read this to understand our whole process and appeals timeframes.

Before appealing, you should read the appeals section of our Dietetic Skills Recognition By-law.

Step 2
Lodge a written appeal within 15 days

Your appeal must be in writing. You should also send any relevant supporting information or evidence.

You must lodge your appeal within 15 days of getting the outcome of your DSR assessment or exam results.

Step 3
Pay the application fee

You must pay the relevant fee when you lodge an appeal.

See our skills recognition fees.

Appeal fees are not refundable.

Step 4
Submit your application form

Fill out the right application form for your appeal. We have one form for appealing your DSR assessment outcome. And another for appealing your exam results.

To appeal your DSR assessment or exam results, complete the online application form and upload your supporting documents. You will need to be logged in to access the form.

If you can’t upload your documents, email them to dsr@dietitiansaustralia.org.au.

Don't forget to include any relevant supporting information or evidence.

Apply for Appeal of DSR Assessment result

Apply for Appeal of Exam result

Step 5
Wait to hear from us

It usually takes about 3 weeks to review your first-level appeal.

Once we know the outcome of your appeal, we'll contact you in writing.

Special consideration

If you experience severe or sudden circumstances, you might be eligible for special consideration for your DSR exams.

If you want to apply, see our special consideration process.

Get in touch

If you have questions about appealing your DSR exam results, contact us at dsr@dietitiansaustralia.org.au

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See our fees for overseas dietitians to apply for Dietetic Skills Recognition, skills migration assessments and mutual recognition to live and work in Australia.