Credit points


Minimum duration

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Blacktown
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney

EFTSL value of units : All 10cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a credit point (cp) value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission 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:


Overall score: 6.0 with no band less than 5.5


50 with a minimum of 42 in all four communicative skills 


Internet based total of 60:

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

ACU English Language Test




Overall CAE: 169

Individual score of at least 162 in all tests.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2024 Admission.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the Diploma, a student must complete 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

80 cp from Specified Units;

Progression requirements

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

On completion of 80 credit points, students will be able to either articulate into the second year of the relevant Bachelor degrees with up to one year (80 CPs) equivalent of credit or exit with the Diploma in Nutrition Science as a standalone qualification.

Successful completion of the Diploma in Nutrition Science will provide an entry pathway into the following ACU degree:

  • Bachelor of Nutrition Science

It may also provide a pathway to the following double degrees*:

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

* Students seeking these pathways will require specific course advice about specified units, potential credit, and pattern of study. The amount of specified and unspecified credit will vary across degrees.

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:

  • BIOD125Human Biology 110 CP
  • BIOD126Human Biology 210 CP
  • CHED105Foundations of Chemistry10 CP
  • CHED112Organic and Food Chemistry10 CP
  • NUTD101Introduction to Nutrition10 CP
  • PUBD102Foundations of Health Promotion10 CP
  • NUTD102Culinary Nutrition Science10 CP
  • DPHS100Academic Literacy in Health Sciences10 CP

Course map

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Always check your Course Enrolment Guide before you finalise your enrolment.

Course maps are subject to change.

Commencing Semester 1

  • Specified UnitsCHED105Foundations of Chemistry10 cp
  • Specified UnitsBIOD125Human Biology 110 cp
  • Specified UnitsNUTD101Introduction to Nutrition10 cp
  • Specified UnitsDPHS100Academic Literacy in Health Sciences10 cp
  • Specified UnitsCHED112Organic and Food Chemistry

    (Pre: CHED105)

    10 cp
  • Specified UnitsBIOD126Human Biology 210 cp
  • Specified UnitsNUTD102Culinary Nutrition Science10 cp
  • Specified UnitsPUBD102Foundations of Health Promotion10 cp

All units are delivered in multi-mode.

Prerequisites (Pre:) are other units that you must have passed before enrolling in this unit. 

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