Bachelor of Nutritional Science/Master of Dietetics

VU course code: HCND | Level of study: Undergraduate
4.5 years full time
In person
Footscray Park
Bachelor of Nutritional Science/Master of Dietetics student with healthy food


Become a dietitian working to improve the health of individuals and communities, with a Bachelor of Nutritional Science/Master of Dietetics from Victoria University.

Our 4.5-year dual degree will give you the food-related knowledge and clinical skills needed to work in private practice, care settings and public programs.

Through coursework and hands-on experience in professional settings, you will become adept at delivering strategies that help people and populations make better food choices to prevent and manage disease and illness.

You will graduate from the Bachelor of Nutritional Science/Master of Dietetics with highly developed knowledge to inform your practice, in these complementary, interacting areas:

  • human biosciences
  • food and nutrition science
  • nutrition and diet in health and disease
  • food service management for vulnerable populations.

Your health-science knowledge will be underpinned by well-honed interpersonal skills that allow you to translate the scientific research on nutrition, health and disease into practical advice for clients and colleagues.

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

Minimum ATAR: 85.85

This course has a minimum ATAR entry requirement. This means you’ll need to achieve a certain ATAR, along with other criteria, to be considered for this course.

The following table shows the ranking results of our current student intake and is an indication of the ATAR you’ll need to successfully apply.

VU course code: HCND

VTAC course code: 4301011121 (Footscray Park)

Campus: Footscray Park

ATAR profile of people who received an offer for the Bachelor of Nutritional Science/Master of Dietetics.
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offer93.1597.15
Median rank to receive an offer80.3089.10
Lowest rank to receive an offer73.5085.85


Learn more about ATAR

What is ATAR?

The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) compares the results of final-year school students, with adjustments made for factors such as hardship. The ranking is expressed as a number between 0 and 99.95. ATAR minimum entry requirements are not usually essential entry criteria for applicants who have completed secondary education more than 2 years ago.

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.

Course structure

To attain the double award of Bachelor of Nutritional Science / Master of Dietetics students will be required to complete:

  • 432 credit points of core studies


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




A graduate of an accredited program is eligible to become a member of DA with dietetics qualifications, and to join the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) Program. Dietitians practise in a range of areas including:

  • private clinics
  • public health care
  • health promotion
  • nutrition education 
  • research positions.

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