Community and Foodservice Professional Practice Part A

Course code NUDI4233A
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


NUDI4233A and NUDI4233B together comprise 9 weeks of professional practice in the community and food service settings across the year. Students attend professional practice placement in groups of 2 or 3 to develop their community and foodservice management practice competences. This course consists of 5 weeks of Community Placement and 4 weeks of Food Service Placement to a total of 9 weeks placement across the year. There is no face-to-face teaching on campus. Workshops and tutorials will be offered. Student attendance is optional but recommended. Materials will be available on the course Blackboard site for those unable to attend due to placement.



  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge sufficient to support safe practice as per DAA National Competency Standards for Entry-Level Dietitians (NCSELD) as they apply to the community setting.

2. Knowledge sufficient as they apply to the foodservice setting.

3. Competence in the collection, organisation and assessment of data relating to the health and nutritional status of groups or populations as per DAA NCSELD.

4. Competence in the management of projects and programs for groups or populations as per DAA NCSELD.

5. An organised, planned, professional and ethical approach to work as per DAA NCSELD.


  1. Application of nutrition and dietetic knowledge in community and food service management practice.
  2. Setting personal goals for learning experiences.
  3. Reflecting on learning experiences.
  4. Written communication and documentation in the form of project reports.
  5. Teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration.
  6. Application of group education principles.

Multi-term Sequence

This course is part of a multi-term sequence. Both Part A and Part B must be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence. Part A and Part B must be completed in consecutive terms. Students must complete Part A before completing Part B. Students must complete the sequence within a twelve month period. If students complete Part A but are unable to complete Part B within the timeframe, they must re-enrol in Part A.

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the B Nutrition & Dietetics (Honours) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of all 3rd year requirements.

Assumed Knowledge


Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Professional Practice competency Assessment Form *

Report: Placement report/Presentation (Capstone) *

In Term Test: OSCE *

Written Assignment: Reflection diary *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Written Assignment: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Report: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • In Term Test: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Written Assignment: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.
  • Prohibited Employment Declaration - Declaration that student is not a prohibited person in terms of the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998.
  • Working with Children and Young Adults Check - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.

Contact Hours



Face to Face Off Campus 40 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks

Practicum could occur any time across the year.