Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine

This qualification covers the skills needed to work at practitioner level in nutritional medicine.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

Nutritional medicine practitioner

Nutritional therapist



23 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:

21 core units, comprising 12 common units and 9 specialisation units

2 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages

Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 2 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages

Core units

Common units

add topic BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships

add topic CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice

add topic HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

add topic HLTAP501B Analyse health information (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTAP401B )

add topic HLTCOM404C Communicate effectively with clients

add topic HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate

add topic HLTCOM502C Develop professional expertise

add topic HLTCOM503C Manage a practice

add topic HLTFA301C Apply first aid

add topic HLTHIR501B Maintain an effective health work environment

add topic HLTIN504C Manage the control of infection (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTIN301C )

add topic HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes

Specialisation units

add topic HLTNUT601C Apply literature research findings to clinical practice

add topic HLTNUT603B Apply a nutritional medicine diagnostic framework

add topic HLTNUT604B Manage work within a clinical nutritional framework

add topic HLTNUT605B Perform nutritional medicine health assessment

add topic HLTNUT606B Plan the nutritional treatment strategy

add topic HLTNUT607B Provide nutritional medicine treatment

add topic HLTNUT608B Provide specialised nutritional medicine treatment

add topic HLTNUT609B Prepare and dispense nutritional and dietary supplements

add topic HLTNUT610B Provide basic dietary advice

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice

All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.

Group A electives - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

add topic HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Other relevant electives

Other elective units are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address identified workplace needs.


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries