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Graduate Certificate in Nutrition

Where will your degree take you?

The Australian Government’s Job Outlook rates the future growth in demand for dietitians as strong.

More than 85% of nutritionists and dietitians work in the broad area of health care and social assistance, including:

  • Hospitals and outpatient facilities 
  • Aged care facilities 
  • Private nutrition / dietetic practice 
  • Community and public health nutrition 
  • Nutrition and dietetic research 

This versatile field can also lead to career opportunities in public administration and safety, education, and training (childcare and schools), corporate health and wellness, food service management, sports nutrition, nutrition communications and media, and the food industry.

The Graduate Certificate in Nutrition has been designed to upskill graduates and health professionals to prepare them for a range of career opportunities in both traditional and non-traditional roles.


Traditional roles

  • Consulting 
  • Food analyst and product development 
  • Food technology and science 
  • Nutritional advisor 
  • Nutrition research 
  • Nutritionist  
  • Health promotion officer/worker

Non-traditional roles

  • Media liaison or nutrition commentator for radio and television
  • Sales and marketing for health-related pharmaceutical companies
  • Policy and guideline development
  • Pharmacy assistant

Professional accreditation

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Nutrition 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.

This program is also suitable for internationally educated dietitians requiring professional updates for recognition of their qualifications in Australia. Please refer to Dietitians Australia for details.

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

Further study options

Graduate Certificate in Nutrition graduates will be well-placed to progress to further studies via Bond’s Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice program, receiving full credit for subjects studied in this program.

It is also a useful pre-medical program for those intending to enrol in a postgraduate medical program.

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Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge, skills and abilities that will be achieved on completion of the program. These outcomes will help you determine whether this program aligns with your professional pathway, career and learning goals.