Our Code of Conduct sets out our expectations for the professional behaviour of Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs). We expect all APDs and members to follow our code.
The Code includes 7 principles of conduct. The principles are described with guidance on how to apply them in practice.
The 7 principles are:
- Legal compliance
- Client-centred and evidence-based practice
- Cultural practice and respectful relationships
- Professional behaviour
- Teaching, supervising, mentoring and assessing
- Health and wellbeing
Who does this Code apply to?
The Code applies to Dietitians Australia members and dietitians who hold APD status, regardless of whether they are a Dietitians Australia member.
A breach of this Code may result in a complaint being made against an APD or Dietitians Australia member. Read our complaints process.
Updating the Code
The Code of Conduct was reviewed in 2021 and replaced the following 4 documents:
- Code of Professional Conduct – for members with Australian recognised dietetic qualifications, and non-members with APD status (March 2013)
- Code of Professional Conduct – for members without Australian recognised dietetic qualifications and non-member Accredited Nutritionists (Oct 2011)
- Statement of Ethical Practice – for members with Australian recognised dietetic qualifications and non-members with APD status (Dec 2014)
- Statement of Ethical Practice – for members without Australian recognised dietetic qualifications and non-member Accredited Nutritionists (Oct 2011)
Get in touch
If you have any questions about the Code of Conduct contact firstname.lastname@example.org