Undergraduate Certificate of Food and Nutrition
A base for your future in nutrition
This course is discounted under the Government’s Higher Education Relief Package when studied full-time from May-December, 2020. Find your feet in the world of food and nutrition. This program is a pathway into the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
- 16 Aug 20
- 15 Nov 20
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1. Describe concepts relevant to the science underlying health and well-being.
2. Analyse health, food and nutrition information relating to common diet related problems.
3. Review information and communicate approaches to basic illness prevention and health promotion
4. Identify sociocultural factors that influence food intake and security
Pathway towards further study for a career in various fields related to the promotion of health Human Nutrition at individual and community levels.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet one of the following requirements: - VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
English Proficiency Requirements
Demonstrated proficiency equivalent in Year 12 English.
In order to participate successfully in this course students must have reliable internet access.
If you progress to the Diploma or Bachelor, cooking or handling foods from across all food groups (including red meat, eggs and milk) is part of the required coursework. Sensory analysis requiring the tasting of food, is at your discretion to accommodate special dietary requirements. Students should direct any questions to the Course Coordinators prior to enrolment.
Advanced standing will be assessed on a case by case basis and in line
with La Trobe University policy.
Students who successfully complete the Undergraduate Certificate will be
eligible for entry to the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition and receive credit for
the subjects completed.
Please note: Students commencing the undergraduate certificate in Study Period 3 are required to study all four core subjects in this term to qualify for the subsidised cost. Any failed subjects will be available for re-enrolment in 2021 at the standard, non-subsidised rate. Contact a student advisor for more information.
The Undergraduate Certificate of Food and Nutrition aims to provide an introduction to the study of food and human nutrition and is preparation for progress towards careers in various fields related to the promotion of health at individual and community levels.
To participate successfully in this course, students must have reliable internet access. If you progress to the Diploma or Bachelor, cooking or handling foods from across all food groups (including red meat, eggs and milk) is part of the required coursework. Sensory analysis requiring the tasting of food, is at your discretion to accommodate special dietary requirements. Students should direct any questions to the Course Coordinators prior to enrolment.
Recommended Study Pattern
Students are recommended to study the following sequence of subjects:
- Essentials of Chemistry (CHM111)
- Introduction to Nutrition (DTN111)
- Individual Determinants of Health (PHE112)
- Introduction to Human Physiology (HBS100)
To attain the Undergraduate Certificate of Food and Nutrition, students will be required to complete 60 credit points in total consisting of:
60 credit points first year core subjects
Students who have been accepted in a Commonwealth Supported Place in the Undergraduate Certificate of Food and Nutrition are required to complete the following 2 modules in their first Study Period as a CSP student:
- LTU0AIM Academic Integrity Module
- ABS0WOM Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education
Each Module takes around 1 hour to complete. You will find these modules in your La Trobe University Learning Management System (LMS). You can log into the La Trobe University LMS using the username and password provided to you in your Welcome to La Trobe University letter.
For further information about AIM and Wominjeka at La Trobe, please click here.
What you need to know:
- This Certificate is part of the Commonwealth Government’s Higher Education Relief Package, supporting you to upskill or retrain in fields of national priority.
- This scheme was introduced to support workers affected by the economic impact of COVID-19 crisis.
- This Certificate is discounted. The government will pay some, and you’ll only cover $1,250 or $2,500 depending on what you study.
- If you’re eligible, you’ll receive a Commonwealth-support place (CSP). That means you’ll be able to defer payments through HECS-HELP. The normal rules apply.
- You must be a fulltime commencing student to be eligible.
- This course will be delivered online to ensure social distancing rules are observed.
- You will be awarded an Undergraduate Certificate.
- Subjects completed in the Certificates can be used towards an existing AQF qualification, meaning you are already part of the way through completing another higher education qualification when you complete your Certificate.
- Discounted fees only apply to subjects completed from May to December 2020.
- If your study continues beyond December 2020, your student contribution rate will revert to the standard rate.
- Apply directly to La Trobe by the census date to secure your place.
Choose subjects to begin.
You can apply for government funding or pay up-front.