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
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.
Your appeal must be in writing and include our appeal application form. 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.
You must pay the relevant fee when you lodge an appeal.
See our skills recognition fees.
Don't forget to include a completed application form with your appeal.
You'll need to 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, email your written appeal, application form and supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can post to the address on the application form.
Download our application to appeal DSR assessment
Download our application to appeal DSR exams
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.
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 email@example.com