Professional Practice Placement 3

DET80007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • 25 days, full time or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 5 week block placement (190 hours)

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


DET80003 Professional Practice Placement 1
DET80004 Professional Practice Placement 2
Concurrent pre-requisites

DET80005 Research Project 2, AND;
DET80008 Professional Practice Placement 4


DET80005 Research Project 2

Aims and objectives

This unit is a placement based unit to enable students to progress towards meeting entry level National Competency
Standards for Dietitians in Australia as required by the Dietitians Association of Australia. Each student will be allocated to a placement site of a placement partner of Swinburne University for a total of 25 placement days in one of the following domains: food service management or community and public health nutrition.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Demonstrate professional behaviours.
2. Positively influence the health of individuals, groups and/or populations to achieve nutrition outcomes.
3. Apply critical thinking and integrate evidence into practice.
4. Collaborate with clients and stakeholders.
5. Demonstrate continued progress towards meeting entry level National Competency Standards for Dietitians in
6. Demonstrate reflection on practice and development of self-awareness, insight and cultural competency.

Courses with unit

Master of Dietetics