Bachelor of Human Nutrition

VU course code: HBNT | CRICOS: 096482E | Level of study: Undergraduate
3 years full time or longer for part time
In person
Footscray Park


Contribute to a more equitable world through better food production and supply, with a Bachelor of Human Nutrition.

This health-focused degree gives you a solid foundation in nutrition, food, and related science subjects.

The Bachelor of Human Nutrition commences with a broad discipline base of 8 core units in nutrition, food and related sciences. In your second and third year you'll progress to more targeted study, acquiring further specialist knowledge and skills, by choosing a specialisation from the following:

  • Biomedical Nutrition (minor)
  • Public Health Nutrition (minor)
  • Exercise and Nutrition (minor).

This will allow you to broaden and enrich your learning, diversifying employment opportunities, and enabling you to successfully compete in professional settings within the community nutrition and public health sector and/or pursue postgraduate study.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

ATAR requirements

No minimum ATAR required

This course does not have a minimum ATAR requirement for entry. Read the entry criteria for this course below.

Why ATAR is not applicable

You do not need an ATAR score to apply for this course. Instead, you need to have successfully completed secondary school and to meet any requirements outlined below. Our courses and support programs are designed to prepare students from diverse cultures for success, regardless of their ATAR, age, education or socioeconomic background.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Fees & Scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is subsidised by the government, reducing it to the amount listed here. Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens will qualify for a CSP place. If your course is not Commonwealth supported, or you don't qualify, you'll pay full fees.

Learn more about Commonwealth Supported Places

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how



Graduates are able to seek employment in areas such as, but not limited to, community nutrition, and the public health industry.

You will also have the opportunity to continue your studies through completion of an Honours, Masters or PhD research degree in an area of human nutrition, food science, or sports nutrition.

If you want to become an Accredited Practising Dietitian, you must complete a post-graduate program accredited by Dietitians Australia; this provides eligibility to apply for membership of the APD program. While entry requirements into accredited programs may vary between different institutions, you should complete at least the minor in Biomedical Nutrition in addition to your core studies.


Use Jobs and Skills Australia to find average salaries in Australia for various professions:

Starting salaries for graduates may be different.

VU Stories

Tommy Quick, Bachelor of Human Nutrition graduate standing in front of black background
On the trail to health success & stroke awareness
Bachelor of Human Nutrition
"I’m so passionate about health and nutrition, and I love motivational speaking and having the opportunity to impact others. I hope to continue with those pursuits in my career."
Tommy's story