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NUTR71-106: Food Service Dietetics


The planning, operation, management and evaluation of food service systems in a range of settings is a core practice area in nutrition and dietetics. This subject will critically examine and contrast the processes involved in the efficient and nutritious provision of food and nutrition services to a range of target populations and client groups. It focuses on the development of small- and large-scale food service operations, food service policies and procedures, menu planning and recipe modification to achieve dietetic objectives. Factors influencing food choice and customer satisfaction will also be explored. Students will develop skills to manage and/or assist with the provision of meals within a range of institutions.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $4,450
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,570

Learning outcomes

1. Collect, organise, interpret and evaluate information obtained about a food service setting. 2. Describe opportunities to improve nutrition and food standards within a food service institution. 3. Implement activities to support delivery of quality nutrition and food standards within a food service outlet, organisation or institution. 4. Describe and compare food service operations, food service systems and the role of food service dietetics across the continuum of care. 5. Develop plans to provide safe and nutritious foods in a food service institution based on needs assessment and assessment. 6. Describe the role of food service personnel in a variety of food service settings. 7. Describe kitchen equipment and design, portion control, quality assurance, food safety and financial management of food service operations. 8. Construct menu plans suitable for various food service operations and apply appropriate modifications to menus. 9. Evaluate and disseminate results of food service interventions in an appropriate manner as per professional conduct, ethics and boundaries.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens17/07/2022
Semester start12/09/2022
Subject start12/09/2022
Cancellation 1?26/09/2022
Cancellation 2?03/10/2022
Last enrolment25/09/2022
Withdraw – Financial?08/10/2022
Withdraw – Academic?29/10/2022
Teaching census?07/10/2022