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Build on your nutrition knowledge with the Graduate Certificate of Nutrition at Bond

The Graduate Certificate program is designed to build on undergraduate studies in the health and related sciences to develop specialist knowledge, skills and attitudes relating to human nutrition and health.

This program is a useful pre-medical program for graduates with ambitions to enter post-graduate medical programs, as a pathway into postgraduate specialisation in nutrition or for internationally educated dietitians requiring professional updates before applying for Australian qualification recognition.

Be exposed to and engaged with professional, industry and workplace activities

Students participate in, and are assessed on, practice-related activities outside the university environment to develop competency as nutrition professionals.

Key features

  • Complete your Graduate Certificate in just 4 months
  • Up-skill your Nutrition & Dietetics knowledge
  • Set yourself up for further study via the Master of Nutrition & Dietetic Practice

About the program

This certificate program is designed to build on undergraduate studies in the health and related sciences to develop specialist knowledge, skills and attitudes relating to human nutrition and health. Successful graduates from this certificate program are well-placed to progress to further studies via the Masters of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice to become qualified as a dietitian and receive full credit for subjects studied in this degree. Show more

This certificate program is designed to build on undergraduate studies in the health and related sciences to develop specialist knowledge, skills and attitudes relating to human nutrition and health. Successful graduates from this certificate program are well-placed to progress to further studies via the Masters of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice to become qualified as a dietitian and receive full credit for subjects studied in this degree. This program is a useful pre-medical program for graduates with ambitions to enter post-graduate medical programs, as a pathway into postgraduate specialisation in nutrition or for internationally educated dietitians requiring professional updates before applying for Australian qualification recognition. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration1 semester (4 months)
Starting semesters
  • May 2018
Program typePostgraduate Certificate
Study areaHealth Sciences, Sport
Program codeCC-63039
CRICOS code079257M
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Successful graduates from this certificate program are well-placed to progress to further studies via the Masters of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice to become qualified as a dietitian and receive full credit for subjects studied in this degree.

The Graduate Certificate of Nutrition has been designed to upskill graduates and health professionals already working in, or planning to work within areas of nutrition and health.  

This Graduate Certificate is a useful pre-medical program for graduates with ambitions to enter post-graduate medical programs, as a pathway into postgraduate specialisation in nutrition or for internationally-educated dietitians requiring professional updates for recognition of their qualifications in Australia. Please refer to the Dietitians Association of Australia for details.

Semester 1 (May start)

*Subject names and structure may change

Successful graduates from the Certificate are well-placed to progress to further studies via the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice to become qualified as a dietitian and are eligible to receive credit for subjects successfully completed in this degree. 

Graduates are also eligible to progress into the Graduate Diploma of Nutrition to develop further knowledge and skills relating to human nutrition and health.

Learning and teaching methodology

The Bond University Graduate Certificate of Nutrition is designed to expose and engage students with professional, industry and workplace activities. In addition to case-based learning, small group projects, team work and simulated learning environments, students participate in, and are assessed on, practice-related activities outside the university environment to develop competency as nutrition professionals. 

Students also benefit from the extensive professional experience of nutrition and dietetic academic staff in a range of fields, including clinical dietetics, sports nutrition, the food industry, private practice and public health nutrition, as well as their national and international professional networks

Recommended study structure

Please visit Program Structure and Sequencing for guidance on study plans.

The total program fees for the Graduate Certificate of Nutrition are:

  • $14,176
  • $14,812

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic requirements

The minimum academic requirement is an undergraduate degree in health science or other related degree with at least two biochemistry subjects* at second year level where first year chemistry is a pre-requisite of these subjects and two physiology subjects** also at second year level.

Eligible undergraduate programs at Bond University:

* Examples of a suitable pre-requisite subject include Bond’s BMED11-205 Medical Biochemistry 1 and BMED12-209 Medical Biochemistry 2.
** Examples of a suitable pre-requisite subject include Bond’s Human Organ Systems subjects i.e. BMED11-110 Human Organ Systems 1 and BMED12-114 Human Organ Systems 2
^ Must complete the Bond Bachelor of Biomedical Science in the Pre-Health Professional major.
^^ Students must have completed the subjects of Medical Biochemistry 1 (BMED11-205) and Medical Biochemistry 2 (BMED12-209)

Domestic students

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

  1. Applications should include all accompanying documentation, including your academic transcript.
  2. Applications will then be assessed by the Faculty to determine your eligibility based on an assessment of academic performance.
  3. Short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview to be held on-campus (at the expense of the applicant).

International students

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply or contact one of our in-country representatives for more information.

  1. Applications should include all accompanying documentation, including an academic transcript and documented proof of English language proficiency.
  2. Applications will then be assessed by the Faculty to determine eligibility based on academic performance.
  3. Short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview to be held on-campus (at the expense of the applicant) or via video interview.

English language proficiency requirements

Applicants whose previous study was not completed in one of the countries listed where English is considered a first language, must provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language.  

For details please visit: English Language Proficiency Requirements 

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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Graduates of this degree may be eligible for registration as an ‘Associate Nutritionist’ and following three years of relevant work experience can apply for ‘Registered Nutritionist’ status. Please refer to the Nutrition Society of Australia for details.

If you are seeking qualifications to become a dietitian, please refer to the Bond University Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice.