HSN311 - Food and Nutrition Practicum


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Cloud (online)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H315, H318 and D333 OR H300 students completing the Nutrition major sequence (MJ-H000007) or Food Studies major sequence (MJ-H000003).

Students can only enrol in this unit after they have received approval from the unit chair.

Enrolment into this unit is restricted; you are strongly advised to consult with your Student advisor before applying, to ensure you have elective space in your course to undertake this unit.


After Trimester 2 results are released, students must have completed a minimum of 4 HSNxxx units in their course of which at least two must be at level 2. For food industry practicum students, it is recommended that students complete HSN204 and HSN206 from the Food Science or Food Innovation major sequence.



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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Minimum of 100 hours on-site training

  • Application process: Eligible H300, H315 and D333 students will see a specific Deakin Sync tile as well a post on their course sites with information on how to submit an expression of interest to apply into this unit. You can also click here to view the application information. Please note that the closing date to submit your application is advised in the information too.
  • If you are undertaking more than one unit which has a placement component, the placement organisations must be different for each unit. For example, if you are undertaking HSN227 Volunteering in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and HSN311 Food and Nutrition Practicum, you will need to undertake placements at separate organisations.

Note for International Students Only:

If you are not able to complete your placement by your visa expiry date, please note that you will be liable for any costs involved with extending your stay in Australia, for example: visa extension application cost and extra living expenses.’

Department of Human Services policy - Police Record Check and Working With Children Check

In accordance with Department of Human Services policy, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to placements in each calendar year of their course.

In accordance with the Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, amended 2017, all students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at the commencement of their course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of placement will not be able to undertake placement and this will impede progress in the course.

Students may also be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their learning experience. A health organisation may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunisation status is not satisfactory to the health organisation.


This is a minimum 100 hours placement program involving skills development in the broad areas of food and nutrition with topical areas addressed in this unit involving one or more of the following: project analysis in an area of food production, marketing, innovative product formulation, quality assurance, food regulation and analysis, nutritional panel analysis, database development, food service, nutrition policy, nutrition education, community nutrition, surveys and research.

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