Australian Catholic University and the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences strongly supports the right of all people to pursue a Bachelor of Nutrition Science.
Inherent requirements are the essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the abilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit, while preserving the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. The inherent requirements are the abilities, knowledge and skills needed to complete the course that must be met by all students.
Students with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.
The School is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional practice and other activities to enable students to participate in their course. Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement.
Students are required to undertake compulsory community engagement activities and optional work placements which reflect the nutrition science context and may include mixed gender, religious and culturally diverse environments. For further information contact your Course Co-ordinator.
The nutrition science degree at ACU meets requirements for graduates to become members of the Nutrition Society of Australia. Competencies in Nutrition Science can be accessed here https://www.nsa.asn.au/public/121/files/REGN_Competencies%20in%20Nutrition%20Science.pdf
To support prospective and current students’ decision making, a series of inherent requirements statements have been developed. These statements specify the essential skills, knowledge and abilities required for the Bachelor of Nutrition Science. Students should use this information to make informed decisions about their chosen course of study. The statements are clustered under 11 domains consisting of ethical behaviour, behavioural stability, legal, communication, cognition, reflective skills, relational skills, sensory ability, strength and mobility, and information and communication, and sustainable performance.
The inherent requirements outlined below provide a guide to inform decision making for students and staff.