Diploma in Nutrition Science

Course information for - 2022 entry

Offered at 4 locations

Study mode
Attendance, Multi-mode
Duration
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
UAC code
109951
ATAR
N/A
Fees (first year)*

$7512 CSP

Start dates
Semester 1 - February , Semester 2 - To be advised

Overview

Prepare for a career in Nutrition, a growing profession making an important contribution to the health and well being and disease prevention for individuals, communities and populations locally and globally. You’ll graduate with a formal standalone qualification plus gain credit for first year entry to the Bachelor of Nutrition Science and potentially other health science bachelor’s degree to transition straight into second year with credit.

Undertaking the ACU Diploma in Nutrition Science will help you to develop the academic skills and university experience needed to succeed in more advanced tertiary study.  Whether you have just finished Year 12 or finished years ago, our Diploma in Nutrition Science is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP-funded) and will help you achieve your goals.

We are here to support you from start to finish. We ensure smaller class sizes, offer tailored support as you transition to university study, and provide a range of student services to help you succeed.

Course details

Course structure

To complete the Diploma in Nutrition Science, a student must complete 80 credit points (cp)

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Sample program map

Year - Study periodUnit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4Unit 5

Year 1 - Semester 1

BIOD125 Human Biology 1

CHED105 Foundations of Chemistry

NUTD101 Introduction to Nutrition

DPHS100 Academic Literacy in Health Sciences

Year 1 - Semester 2

CHED112 Organic and Food Chemistry

BIOD126 Human Biology 2

NUTD102 Culinary Nutrition Science

PUBD102 Foundations of Health Promotion

This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

AQF framework

Diploma - AQF Level 5

Entry requirements

An applicant must comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (for sub-bachelor entry programs, see Schedule 1: Eligibility ranks).

Domestic applicants are required to have completed the Australian Year 12 certificate or equivalent. In addition, to be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have also completed:

  1. Equivalent of year 12 level with the ACU minimum eligibility rank for Diploma programs; OR
  2. Entry via an alternative pathway as approved by ACU.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in Schedule Three (Associate Degree, Diploma and Certificate courses) of the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy .

 This states the requirements as:

IELTS

Overall score: 6.0 with no band less than 5.5

 PTE 

50 with a minimum of 42 in all four communicative skills 

TOEFL

Internet based total of 60:

minimum 18 in writing, 8 in reading, 16 in speaking and 7 in listening

ACU English Language Test

C

(60-64%)

CAE

Overall CAE: 169

Individual score of at least 162 in all tests.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Adjustment factors

If you’re currently completing Year 12 you may be eligible for adjustment factors that can boost your rank and help you get into your desired course.

Adjustment factors may be applied to your TAC application if you study particular subjects, attend schools geographically close to our campuses or in certain regional areas, apply as an elite athlete or performer or meet certain other criteria.

Learn more about adjustment factors

Inherent requirement

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.

Learn more about inherent requirements for your course and how they affect you

Pathways

Pathways into course for current or recent Year 12 students

Year 12 with a minimum ATAR of 50 (or equivalent) Or Entry via an alternative pathway as approved for ACU

Further study

It may also provide a pathway into:

  • Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Fees

Course costs

Average first year fee*

$7512 CSP

Payment options

You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support.

Explore your options

Scholarships

You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.

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How to apply

Domestic applicants

Blacktown

Apply through UAC

UAC code 109951

Direct application

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