Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


4000 level

Course handbook


NUDI4241 and NUDI4242 jointly comprise of 10 weeks of professional practice in the clinical acute care setting across the year. Jointly these courses develop students' dietetic practice competencies to entry level standard in accordance with the professional requirements of the Dietitians Association of Australia. This consists of 10 weeks of clinical placements within a dietetic department. There is no face-to-face teaching on campus but 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.


Not currently offered.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Knowledge sufficient to ensure safe practice as per DAA National Competency Standards for Entry-Level Dietitians (NCSELD)as they apply to the clinical/acute care setting.

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

3. Competence in the management of nutrition care for individuals as per DAA NCSELD.

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


  1. Application of nutrition and dietetic knowledge in clinical practice.
  2. Setting personal goals for learning experiences.
  3. Reflecting on learning experiences.
  4. Written communication and documentation in the form of nutrition care plans and case studies.
  5. Individual and group education experience.

Assumed knowledge

NUDI3310, NUDI3220, NUDI3240, NUDI3300, NUDI3230, NUDI3250, NUDI3290.

Assessment items

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal *

Written Assignment: Written Assignments

Written Assignment: Written competency based practical assessment by placement facilitator

* 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:

  • Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Pass in the written exam is an essential criteria to pass this course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.
  • Prohibited Employment Declaration - Declaration that student is not a prohibited person in terms of the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998.
  • Working with Children - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.