Accreditation for dietitians
Accredited Practising Dietitians (APD's) are the experts in food and nutrition advice. To be an APD you must:
- be a graduate of a DAA accredited course in nutrition and dietetics at an Australian university, or, if you qualified as a Dietitian overseas, you must be eligible for and pass the DAA examinations
- commit to a program of continuing professional development and to the DAA Code of Professional Conduct and Statement of Ethical Practice.
To qualify for this credential you need to be a member of the DAA and to participate in their continuing education program to achieve ADP status. To be maintained, this status must be reviewed and renewed annually.
Graduates are also eligible to apply to the Nutrition Society of Australia for Associate Nutritionist or Registered Nutritionist status depending on each individual’s qualification and work experience.
Please refer to the NSA website for further details on the registration scheme for Nutritionists.