We work with universities to ensure their dietetics programs meet our accreditation standards. A fee is applied to accredit a program and to maintain its accreditation.

To become an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), graduates need to hold a degree from an accredited university.

Our fees for accreditation are based on a cost recovery model. They go towards funding and maintaining our accreditation operations. This includes both professional and administrative support.

Fee types

Fees for accreditation include:

  • a review fee
  • an annual fee
  • a fee for additional review services

All accreditation fees are reviewed annually. Universities should budget for increases in line with the annual consumer price index (CPI) for education.

Fees are non-refundable.

Review fee

Review phase

Fee (excluding GST)

GST

Total fee

Levy for Universities with 2 or more programs

Program Qualification

$7436

$744

$8180

50% levy for each additional program

Provisional Accreditation

$12,000

$1200

$13,200

50% levy for each additional program

Full Accreditation

$12,000

$1200

$13,200

50% levy for each additional program

Re-Accreditation

$12,000

$1200

$13,200

50% levy for each additional program

Annual fee

The annual fee is an accreditation maintenance fee. It covers the cost of maintaining professional and accreditation support services between major accreditation reviews.

Universities need to pay an annual maintenance fee and submit an annual report. This is for quality assurance, to ensure all programs with accreditation status continue to meet the Accreditation Standards.

Programs undergoing a major accreditation review will also need to pay an annual maintenance fee. But they don't need to submit an annual report in addition to their major accreditation review documentation.

Fee (excluding GST)

GST

Total fee

Levy for universities with 2 or more programs

Annual fee

$10,818

$1082

$11,900

50% levy for each additional program

Fee for additional review services

We may apply a fee for review services that are beyond the scope of our standard review process. The fee is determined by our General Manager, Regulatory Services.

Get in touch

If you have questions about accrediting your dietetics program, contact us at accreditationadmin@dietitiansaustralia.org.au

We accredit university programs to ensure a high standard of dietetics education in Australia. Learn how to accredit your university's dietetics programs.
A full list of dietetics programs accredited by Dietitians Australia. You usually need an accredited degree to become an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD).
As a dietitian, you'll be a healthcare professional and expert in nutrition and dietetics.