Course Description

Please note: There are a limited number of Commonwealth supported places available in 2018 for this course. These places are subsidised by the Australian Government. The Australian Government pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. Learn more about Commonwealth supported places and whether you’re eligible by visiting the StudyAssist website.
Dietetics involves the study of those medical aspects of disease which have a dietary component in prevention or treatment. It is concerned with the science and art of providing medical nutrition therapy and public health nutrition programs for individuals and groups differing widely in economic, social, psychological and physiological conditions.
In this course you will study a range of specialised topics in medical nutrition therapy, counselling and food service, and undertake placement units in a range of settings such as hospital, community, aged care and food service. You will also complete an independent research project in an area relevant to nutrition and dietetics.


2 years full time, 4 years part time

Starting dates


Graduate Rating

Graduates of Health Services & Support postgraduate courses at Curtin University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 74.2% (national average 70.8%)
Improved skills: 79.6% (national average 79.2%)
Overall satisfaction: 87.5% (national average 84.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from Curtin University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Health Services & Support postgraduate courses at Curtin University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 79.9% (national average 84.2%)
Studying full time: 6.2% (national average 6.5%)
Median full time salary: $79,300 (national average $83,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Curtin University Code: MG-DIETS