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There is a growing range of nutrition careers. TAFE NSW nutrition courses are nationally recognised, linked to nursing settings, and are taught in hands-on environments by industry-expert teachers. This career area has huge potential.

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The nutrition sector continues to grow as people become more aware of the impact of diet and lifestyle on wellbeing and health. An ever-evolving combination of disciplines, which include biology, chemistry, and psychology, all combine to make nutrition careers unique and fascinating.

A nutrition course can lead to a number of job opportunities; from supporting healthy eating, and nursing, to working in areas of food preparation.

Qualifications in nutrition can lead to a number of jobs, including:

  • an allied health assistant 
  • a food service worker
  • a food safety supervisor

The average weekly salary for a nutrition professional is $1,992. Tasks and duties of a nutritionist include but are not limited to assisting clients to attain better health and prevent illness through planning diets and meal plans while monitoring progress against planned goals.

TAFE NSW courses in this area include:

  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Food Services
  • Health Support Services

Nutrition students have the opportunity to learn how to provide therapeutic and program related support for the effective functioning of health services, as well as providing support to allied health professionals.

Whether you're just starting out in your nutrition career, want to gain more qualifications, want to add to your previous experience, or simply want to broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.