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Nutrition - Placement

Placement details


This course, undertaken in the final year of your Bachelor of Nutrition, provides you with a structured work integrated learning experience. You will develop and apply knowledge, skills and competencies appropriate to professional nutrition practice. You will undertake supervised work integrated learning of at least 75 hours with a pre-determined organisation. Throughout your practicum you will conduct a nutrition project and reflect on your learning and practice. At the completion of your placement you will need to demonstrate skills that meet the Nutrition Science Competencies for Australian Undergraduate Students, whilst incorporating ethical and professional behaviour.

Semester of offer:

  • Session 4, session 6

Placement essentials (Mandatory checks)

To be eligible to commence placement, students must complete the following Mandatory checks:

  • Blue Card
  • PrePlace Training (Blackboard)
  • Placement Details Agreement (Available on Sonia Online 1-2weeks prior to placement commencement date)
  •  Student Disclosure Statement
  • Covid Screening form    
  • Pre-Placement workshop held the week prior to the allocated session commencing
  • Pre-requisite courses: NUT307 and enrolled in Program SC354.

PLEASE NOTE: You will be granted full access to SONIA Online, once you have been enrolled into your program.

If you require further information or assistance with submitting any of these mandatory checks please contact the Fit For Placement Office on the details below:

Fit For Placement Office
Building H1.G
Tel: +61 7 5456 5487
Alternatively, if you have experienced extreme circumstances resulting in a delay to submit any of these mandatory checks by the due dates, please contact your Placement Officer on the details below:

Aileen Spalding
Clinical Placements Office
Building H1.G.59
Tel: +61 7 5456 5823

Placement Disclosure Statement

All UniSC students undertaking a work integrated learning placement must sign a Placement Disclosure Statement before commencing placement.

The Placement Disclosure Statement is for the purpose of:

  • identifying and evaluating risks to your own health and safety;
  • identifying and organising appropriate education-related adjustments, if any, which may be made to enable you to successfully complete a learning activity; 
  • identifying and communicating how these adjustments may impact your ability to complete your course or program successfully; and 
  • assisting you to demonstrate the competencies to maintain student registration requirements in some professions, and where relevant, meet professional body requirements on graduation


Students must wear a UniSC polo when completing placement activities.

How to purchase student placement polo:

  • Order online and posted direct to the students - Game Clothing
  • Can try on and be purchased at the pool kiosk or online.

Who Can I contact regarding my uniform order?:

UniSC Sport

5459 4888

Placement allocation

The course coordinator will distribute an expression of interest form to all enrolled students in the month prior to the placement commencing. You will submit an expression of interest for your preferred three placement sites and outline what skills and attributes you have to enable you to complete the allocated project. The course coordinator and program coordinator will review expressions of interest and allocated students based on the weight of the submissions.

Remuneration and insurance

No remuneration or payment is made by the placement organisation to the students or to the University for hosting the student. Students undertaking an approved placement are covered by the University’s insurance policies.

More information

For more information on the Bachelor of Nutrition Placement Program, please refer to the Bachelor of Nutrition program page.

For more information please contact:

Angela Cleary       

Clinical Placement Coordinator (Community Public Health Nutrition)


Tel: 5430 1197


For general enquiries about School of Health work integrated learning opportunities please contact:

Clinical Placements Officer
 Tel: +61 7 5456 5823