Dietitians are trained to give expert nutrition advice to individuals, groups and organisations. They work in a broad range of practice areas.
Our role statements describe the skills and knowledge of a dietitian working in a specific area of practice.
Accredited Practising Dietitians
Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) are nutrition professionals with at least 4 years of university training. They have the qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice.
Dietitians work in a diverse range of settings. This includes clinics, hospitals, the food industry, sporting bodies, public health and media.
Our national competency standards outline what is expected of a dietitian in Australia. They describe the skills, care and diligence of a competent dietitian.
APDs also work in a range of practice areas. Our role statements outline the role of an APD working in a specific area of practice.
Within a particular practice area, an APD's skills and knowledge will range from entry level to highly skilled.
For each practice area, our role statements:
- outline and summarise the key skills and knowledge of an APD
- advocate for dietetic involvement within the practice area
- guide professional development for APDs