Help people understand the relationship between healthy eating and the prevention and treatment of illness and disease. A qualification in dietetics will enable you to work across a range of areas, including private practice, public health and media.

Establish your career in dietetics

Take your next step towards becoming an accredited dietitian with our Master of Dietetics. Through extensive practical learning opportunities, you’ll develop the skills to prescribe science-based treatments for a wide range of health issues.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Do you want to ensure your degree will make you work-ready?

Practical learning forms a significant part of the Master of Dietetics. You’ll have opportunities to apply the knowledge you learn in on-campus simulation facilities, workplaces and industry settings.

Gain industry experience

You’ll complete a minimum of 22 weeks placement throughout the course. Gain diverse experience by completing your placements across a mix of locations including clinical, community and food service settings.

Fast track your career goals

Deakin's Master of Dietetics is one of the few in Australia that you can complete in just 18 months of full-time study. This means you can move into your dream role and start helping people sooner.

Benefit from our industry connections

Open the door to professional development, research, and networking opportunities with our partner network. Some of our partners include Nutrition Australia, Sports Dietitians Australian, Austin Health, Barwon Health, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Western Health.

Accredited by Dietitians Australia

Our Master of Dietetics currently has full accreditation from Dietitians Australia. As a graduate, you’ll be eligible for full membership of Dietitians Australia, as well as the Accredited Practising Dietitian program - enabling you to work in all areas of dietetics.

Top professional roles in criminology

Meet the high demand for nutrition professionals, with 15% job growth projected to 2028*. Your skills and accreditation will enable you to pursue roles across all areas of dietetics, including clinical (hospital) dietetics, community nutrition, private practice, education, research, as well as health promotion and policy development.

Explore exciting careers in nutrition and dietetics

Victoria’s most-established dietetics course

We are proud to offer Victoria’s longest-running course in dietetics. Since 1977, we’ve been developing qualified dietitians and building strong industry connections.

I chose this area of study because I'm interested in the role nutrition plays in preventing and treating disease.

Sophie Jamieson

Bachelor of Food and Nutrition/Master of Dietetics

Choosing the right course

If you're interested in a career in dietetics, Deakin can help you get there.

Explore our pathways into the Master of Dietetics

Are you new to this area of study?

If you haven't previously worked or studied in this area, you'll need to complete an undergraduate course in a relevant area before moving on to our specialised postgraduate program.

Are you working or studying in this area?

If you've completed an undergraduate course or have professional experience in this field, Deakin's postgraduate offering will help you reach your career goals.

World-class teaching experiences

Get a world class education at Deakin – we are ranked in the world’s top 1% for food science and technology.#

Be inspired by our research

Our school’s cutting-edge nutrition and dietetics research is ranked well above world standard.^ We have several relevant strategic research centres to assist you, including the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN).

Develop diverse knowledge

Combine studies in medical nutrition therapy, public health nutrition and food service management to graduate with a well-rounded set of skills that prepare you for a variety of roles.

Master of Dietetics - Patrick and Darcy's stories

Current students and graduates talk about placements and working in the dietetics field.

Master of Dietetics - Patrick and Darcy's stories


*Jobs and Skills Australia, Employment Projections May 2023 – May 2028

# 2023 ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

^ Excellence in Research Australia, 2015-2018

Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of sources.

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