Professional Practice Placement 4

DET80008 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.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22


DET80003 Professional Practice Placement 1
DET80004 Professional Practice Placement 2
Concurrent pre-requisites
DET80007 Professional Practice Placement 3 (5 week block) 

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 the clinical/individual case management domain.

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. Meet entry level National Competency Standards for Dietitians in Australia.
6. Demonstrate reflection on practice and development of self-awareness, insight and cultural competency.

Courses with unit

Master of Dietetics