Registration for nutritionists

 Registration for Nutritionists

As a graduate of the postgraduate nutrition courses, you may be eligible for registration with the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) as an Associate Nutritionist (ANutr). In some circumstances you may even qualify for Registered Nutritionist (RNutr) or Registered Public Health Nutritionist (RPHNutr) status.

Eligibility for registration as an ANutr, RNutr or RPHNutr depends on your undergraduate degree (for example, whether or not you completed a science based degree), your postgraduate studies and your experience. Once registered, you will need to complete a specified amount of continuing professional development (CPD) points to maintain your registration.

Please note:

  • the NSA does not accredit courses; eligibility for registration depends entirely on your training (undergraduate/postgraduate degree(s)) and experience
  • Deakin University has no influence over the registration process that the NSA provides
  • registration with NSA does not allow you to obtain a provider number with Medicare or any other health care provider
  • it is not mandatory to be registered as an ANutr, RNutr or RPHNutr to work as a nutritionist; many graduates from our courses work in the area of nutrition without NSA registration

For details about the registration process, please refer to the NSA website.

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