Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition
Course summary for international students
|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition|
|Campus||This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode|
|Length||1 year part time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
July (Trimester 2)
November (Trimester 3)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$12,900 AUD|
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
Overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0. More information is available at www.ielts.org
|Deakin course code||H511|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Course is under review and may be subject to change.
- Course overview
- Cloud (online) studies
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
This course is designed to be a postgraduate introduction to nutrition in a multidisciplinary context. It includes relevant material from related disciplines such as food science, biochemistry, physiology, epidemiology, psychology, sociology and politics and policy.
Students looking to align their units of study with a specific nutrition career pathway should first visit the School of Exercise and Nutrition Science Careers website to ensure the units they select will meet their career development needs.
Cloud (online) studies
Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.
However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.
In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.
Growing public interest in the relationship between diet and health is evident and, as a result, there are increasing demands from the public for reliable and trustworthy information. In response, the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) has developed a ‘Register of Nutritionists’ to establish a list of appropriately qualified nutrition professionals.
As a graduate of this course, you may be eligible for registration as an ‘Associate Nutritionist’ as the criteria for eligibility is a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in nutrition or equivalent. Following three years of relevant work experience, Associate Nutritionists are able to apply for ‘Registered Nutritionist’ status. For details about the registration process, please refer to the Nutrition Society of Australia website.
Fees and charges
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
The course consists of four credit points completed as: two core units plus two electives. Both electives must be selected from the nutrition elective list included in the course structure.
|HSN701||Principles of Nutrition*|
|HSN703||Diet and Disease|
|HSN705||Public Health Nutrition|
|HSN713||Food, Nutrition and Behaviour|
|HSN735||Trends and Innovation in Food Science|
|HSN706||Food Policy and Public Health|
|HSN719||Population Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessment|
Nutritional Issues from Infancy to Adolescence
* Unit also available in Trimester 3 2015
|HSN701||Principles of Nutrition|
|HSN715||Understanding Human Nutrition Research Studies(offered alternate years in 2016, 2018)|
|HSN738||International Nutrition(offered alternate years in 2015, 2017)|
|HSN743||Nutrition for Healthy Ageing|
Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.
Credit for prior learning - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact firstname.lastname@example.org