Graduate Certificate in Culinary Nutrition Science

Course information for - 2022 entry

Offered at 2 locations

Study mode
Attendance, Multi-mode
Duration
0.5 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Fees (first year)*

$14852 Fee-paying

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

Overview

The Graduate Certificate of Culinary Nutrition Science (GCCNS) is a 40-credit point, 6-month full-time, or 12 months part-time, program. This course includes two core units in culinary nutrition science and two electives. Electives will be available from the MDP and other courses across ACU. The GCCNS will be a standalone degree but also an exit point for students who do not complete the MDP

Community engagement

Students can choose to undertake a unit ‘Engaging with communities’ where principles of community engagement is integrated within the context of solving food and nutrition problems

Careers

Graduates of this program may already be employed and have upskilled or are looking to transition to a new career focus. Graduate opportunities may depend on the professional background of the individual.

Examples of the work settings the course prepares graduates for includes:

  • private or professional practice and consulting
  • food and nutrition communication, publishing and media industries
  • primary production and food industries
  • restaurant and hospitality industries
  • secondary, tertiary, corporate and community education sectors.

Course details

Course structure

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Culinary Nutrition Science, a student must complete 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 20 cp from Culinary Nutrition Units (Part A)
  2. 20 cp from Elective units1 (Part B)

View course rules

Sample program map

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

Year 1

Professional Term 2

NUTR500 Advanced Culinary Nutrition Science in Practice

Year 1

Semester 1

Elective

Elective

Year 1

Winter Term

NUTR504 Foods for Special Diets in Practice

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

Graduate Certificate - AQF Level 8

Overseas study available

International placement will also be offered however these will be voluntary.

Entry requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International applicants must also meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must:

  1. have completed a Bachelor degree or higher; OR
  2. submit a resume alongside their formal application, demonstrating suitability for study and evidence of relevant industry experience and/or prior learning over a sustained period.

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

Applicants with higher education study

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International applicants must also meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must  have completed a Bachelor degree or higher;

Applicants with work and life experience

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International applicants must also meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must submit a resume alongside their formal application, demonstrating suitability for study and evidence of relevant industry experience and/or prior learning over a sustained period.

English language requirements

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Overall score 7.0

Individual score of 7.0 in all tests

Pearson Test of English

65 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language – Academic (TOEFL)

Internet based total of 94: with a minimum of 27 in writing, 23 in speaking, 24 in reading and 24 in listening

ACU English Language Test

A (75-100%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)

Overall CAE score of 185

Individual score of 185 in all tests

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 applicants with previous study and/or life experience

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International applicants must also meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must:

a.    have completed a Bachelor degree or higher;

OR

b.    submit a resume alongside their formal application, demonstrating suitability for study and evidence of relevant industry experience and/or prior learning over a sustained period.

Further study

Individuals that meet the prerequisite requirements to study a postgraduate dietetics course may progress to a Master of Dietetic Practice or equivalent.

Fees

Course costs

Average first year fee*

$14852 Fee-paying

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.

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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

Direct application

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