As a Master of Nutrition graduate you will be eligible to register with the Nutrition Society of Australia as a Registered Nutritionist. You may also apply for membership with the Australian Health Promotion Association and the Public Health Association of Australia
Credit transfers and advanced standing
Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education
For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education
For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU
Non-Commonwealth supported places
Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
International tuition fees
The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $29,520.00. This equates to $3,690.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.
You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.
CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.
Why study health at CDU?
As an increasingly in-demand industry, there's never been a better time to find a career in healthcare. Become a qualified health professional with CDU's wide range of courses and gain the skills and knowledge to make an impact on the wellbeing of your community.
- #2 Australian uni for graduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)
- Study online, on campus, full-time or part-time as it suits you
- Placements and research opportunities in the NT, across Australia, and around the world
- Uniquely positioned to explore Indigenous health, tropical medicine and other issues of regional and national importance
What will I study?
A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.
|Unit type||Credit Points||Specific requirements|
|160cp||Compulsory Core units totalling 160 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:
SBI150 Cellular Biology (replaces MLS245)
|160cp||Total Credit Points|
Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
Students commencing in Semester 1
The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.
|Legend:||CO = Core Unit|
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1||CO||SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2||CO|
|SCH104 Introductory Chemistry A||CO||NUT501 Principles of Nutrition Science||CO|
|SBI150 Cellular Biology (replaces MLS245)||CO||NUT502 Nutrition across the Lifecycle||CO|
|NUT504 Food, Society and the Environment||CO||NUT503 Food Science, Technology and Food services||CO|
|PHM526 Research Design||CO||NUT505 Public Health Nutrition||CO|
|NUT508 Nutrition Assessment and Dietary Methodologies||CO||NUT506 Nutrition and Disease||CO|
|NUT507 Nutrition Communication||CO||NUT602 Nutrition Research Project (20 cp)||CO|
|NUT601 Nutrition in Practice||CO|
Students commencing in Semester 2
This course is not available for entry in Semester 2.
Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification with at least a credit average (GPA of 5.00).
Prior to commencing work integrated learning, all students are required to undergo a 'working with vulnerable people' check, and Australian Federal Police Record Check. Depending on the requirement of health and education departments, some organisations may also request students to meet immunisation requirements.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the correct documentation is obtained prior to commencing work-integrated learning projects.
English language requirements
To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.
The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.
|IELTS Academic Module||A minimum overall score of 7.0 with no score below a 6.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.|
|Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)||Test not accepted for this course.|
|Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency||Test not accepted for this course.|
|Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module||A minimum overall score of 65 with no score less than 58 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.|
|TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)||A minimum overall score of 94 with no score less than 22 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.|
* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.
Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I've had the unique opportunity to explore tropical and rural health, which I may not have had the exposure to had I studied elsewhere.
This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.
There are inherent requirements for this course. Students must read and understand the requirements for this course.
Australian qualification framework
This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.
For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:
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