Accrediting university programs ensures a high standard of dietetics education in Australia. University programs must meet our standards to achieve accreditation. It usually takes about 12 months to get a program accredited.

We work with universities to ensure their dietetics programs meet the profession's needs, now and into the future.

We evaluate accredited programs against the National Competency Standards for Dietitians.

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

We ensure a high standard of dietetic education through our accreditation process and standards.

Dietitians Australia's role

Dietitians Australia is the accrediting authority for dietetics degrees in Australia. We review and accredit university programs in line with our standards.

Australian Dietetics Council's role

The Australian Dietetics Council (ADC) is the governance arm of our accreditation program. The ADC gives expert, independent and strategic advice on accreditation and recognition matters.

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Accreditation standards

An accredited dietetics program must meet and maintain our accreditation standards.

Read our full Accreditation Standards for Dietetics Education Programs.

Accrediting a dietetics program

Accreditation process

Our accreditation processes explain what's involved in accrediting a dietetics program.

Our processes cover:

  • provisional accreditation
  • full accreditation
  • re-accreditation
  • overseas placement site approvals
  • termination and withdrawal
  • decision reviews

Accrediting new dietetics programs

If you're developing a new dietetics program, you first need to apply for program qualification.

Program qualification allows your university to evaluate your dietetics program. This helps make sure it's ready before you apply for provisional accreditation.

Apply at least 12 months before the first students enrol.

Read our full Process for Qualification of New Dietetics Education Programs.

Find programs with program qualification status.

Providing evidence for your course

Our evidence guide helps you understand how to show that your program meets the accreditation standards.

Read our full Evidence Guide for Dietetics Education Program Providers.

Fee schedule

We charge fees for accrediting a dietetic education program.

See our current accreditation fees.

Get in touch

If you have questions about accrediting your dietetics program, contact us at

A full list of dietetics programs accredited by Dietitians Australia. You usually need an accredited degree to become an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD).
Our fees for the accreditation of a dietetic education program and to maintain the accreditation. See our fees.
The Australian Dietetics Council (ADC) is the governance structure for our accreditation and recognition services and has been operating since 1 July 2009.