Undergraduate Certificate in Diet and Health

VU course code: HUDH | Level of study: Undergraduate
0.5 years full time
In person
Footscray Park
Undergraduate Certificate in Diet and Health
Overview

Overview

Aim for a career promoting good nutrition and healthy living, with the Undergraduate Certificate in Diet and Health from Victoria University. 

This course gives you a recognised qualification within six months – providing a fast track towards a new career.  

You’ll gain foundational knowledge of:  

  • human physiology
  • current evidence-based guidelines for a healthy diet in Australia
  • the role and function of nutrients in the body
  • diet in the prevention of disease
  • how exercise impacts on people's nutritional requirements.

If you decide to keep studying to aim for higher roles, you may progress to the Bachelor of Human Nutrition (which offers a route into the Bachelor of Nutritional Science/Master of Dietetics, or postgraduate studies in Dietetics).

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).

Fees

Scholarships

Careers

Use this course to build on your current skill set and aim for roles that promote healthy eating and nutrition in:

  • community groups
  • education settings
  • public service, such as local councils
  • healthcare settings
  • sport and exercise facilities.

If you decide to keep studying to aim for higher roles, you may progress to the Bachelor of Human Nutrition (which offers a route into the Bachelor of Nutritional Science/Master of Dietetics, or postgraduate studies in Dietetics).

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