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Further your global nutrition and health knowledge with the Graduate Diploma

The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they're on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond's exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.  

This diploma program is designed to build on undergraduate studies in the health and related sciences to develop specialist knowledge, skills and attitudes relating to human nutrition and health.

This program is a useful pre-medical program for graduates with ambitions to enter post-graduate medical programs, as a pathway into postgraduate specialisation in nutrition or for internationally-educated dietitians requiring professional updates before applying for Australian qualification recognition.

Broaden your skills and understanding of international nutrition and health

Successful graduates from this diploma program are well-placed to progress to further studies via the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice to become qualified as a dietitian and receive full credit for subjects studied in this program.

Key features

  • Complete your Graduate Diploma in only eight months
  • Unique pathway to progress into the internationally recognised Master of Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Extensive professional experience of nutrition and dietetic academic staff in a range of fields

About the program

This diploma program is designed to build on undergraduate studies in the health and related sciences to develop specialist knowledge, skills and attitudes relating to human nutrition and health. Successful graduates from this diploma program are well-placed to progress to further studies via the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice to become qualified as a dietitian and receive full credit for subjects studied in this program. Show more

This diploma program is designed to build on undergraduate studies in the health and related sciences to develop specialist knowledge, skills and attitudes relating to human nutrition and health. Successful graduates from this diploma program are well-placed to progress to further studies via the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice to become qualified as a dietitian and receive full credit for subjects studied in this program. This program is a useful pre-medical program for graduates with ambitions to enter post-graduate medical programs, as a pathway into postgraduate specialisation in nutrition or for internationally-educated dietitians requiring professional updates before applying for Australian qualification recognition. Show less

ModeOn Campus and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • May 2021
  • May 2022
  • May 2023
Program typePostgraduate Diploma
Study areaHealth Sciences, Sport
Program codeCC-63040
CRICOS code079258K
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Semester 1 (May start)

Semester 2

*Subject names and structure may change

Successful graduates from the Graduate Diploma are well-placed to progress to further studies in the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice to become qualified as a dietitian.  Subjects completed in the Graduate Diploma are credited to the Master program.   

Learning and teaching methodology

The Bond University Graduate Diploma in Nutrition is designed to expose and engage students with professional, industry and workplace activities from the first semester. In addition to case-based learning, small group projects, team work and simulated learning environments, students participate in, and are assessed on, practice-related activities outside the university environment to develop competency as nutrition professionals. 

Students also benefit from the extensive professional experience of nutrition and dietetic academic staff in a range of fields, including clinical dietetics, sports nutrition, the food industry, private practice and public health nutrition, as well as their national and international professional networks.

Recommended study structure

Please visit Program Structure and Sequencing for guidance on study plans.

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Semester program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2020: $16,920* per semester average
  • Students commencing study in 2021: $17,800* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2020: $33,840
  • Students commencing study in 2021: $35,600

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.

Academic requirements

The minimum academic requirement is an undergraduate degree in health science or other related degree with at least two biochemistry subjects* at second year level where first year chemistry is a pre-requisite of these subjects and two physiology subjects** also at second year level.

Eligible undergraduate programs at Bond University:

* Examples of a suitable pre-requisite subject include Bond’s BMED11-205 Medical Biochemistry 1 and BMED12-209 Medical Biochemistry 2.
** Examples of a suitable pre-requisite subject include Bond’s Human Organ Systems subjects i.e. BMED11-110 Human Organ Systems 1 and BMED12-114 Human Organ Systems 2
^ Must complete the Bond Bachelor of Biomedical Science in the Pre-Health Professional major.
^^ Students must have completed the subjects of Medical Biochemistry 1 (BMED11-205) and Medical Biochemistry 2 (BMED12-209)

 

Domestic students

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

  1. Applications should include all accompanying documentation, including your academic transcript.
  2. Applications will then be assessed by the Faculty to determine your eligibility based on an assessment of academic performance.
  3. Short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview to be held on-campus (at the expense of the applicant).

International students

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply or contact one of our in-country representatives for more information.

  1. Applications should include all accompanying documentation, including an academic transcript and documented proof of English Language Proficiency.
  2. Applications will then be assessed by the Faculty to determine eligibility based on academic performance.
  3. Short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview to be held on-campus (at the expense of the applicant) or via video interview.

English language proficiency requirements

Applicants whose previous study was not completed in one of the countries listed where English is considered a first language, must provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language.

Applications should include all accompanying documentation, including an academic transcript and documented proof of English language proficiency.

For more detailed information: English Language Proficiency Requirements 

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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Future outcomes

The Graduate Diploma in Nutrition has been designed to upskill graduates and health professionals already working in, or planning to work within areas of nutrition and health.  

The Graduate Diploma is a useful pre-medical program for graduates with ambitions to enter post-graduate medical programs, as a pathway into postgraduate specialisation in nutrition or for internationally-educated dietitians requiring professional updates for recognition of their qualifications in Australia. Please refer to the Dietitians Association of Australia for details.

Graduates of this degree may be eligible for registration as an ‘Associate Nutritionist’ and following three years of relevant work experience can apply for ‘Registered Nutritionist’ status. Please refer to the Nutrition Society of Australia for details.

If you are seeking qualifications to become a dietitian, please refer to the Bond University Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice.
   

The hands-on nutrition and dietetics program at Bond is incomparable. A diverse range of guest lecturers, site visits to some of the largest commercial kitchens on the Gold Coast, and continual practice consultation simulations with standardized patients, are just some of the exciting, stimulating and challenging aspects of the course.
The Graduate Diploma equipped me with many tools to be a successful as a health professional, which will be invaluable in my future studies in medicine.

Jess Benton Graduate Diploma of Nutrition

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