The Dietitians Board is currently consulting on the following document:

Accreditation Standards for Dietetic Education Programmes and Guidance for Education Providers

The Dietitians Board (the Board) is required by Section 118(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act) to ‘prescribe the qualifications required for scopes of practice within the profession, and, for that purpose, to accredit and monitor educational institutions and degrees, courses of studies, or programmes’.

Accreditation assures the quality of education, promotes continuous quality improvement to respond to evolving community needs and professional practice, and ensures public safety. To achieve the Board’s accreditation status, dietetic education programmes must meet statements of educational quality expressed as Accreditation Standards and Criteria.

The Accreditation Standards for Dietetic Education Programmes and Guidance for Education Providers outlines the standards and criteria against which the Board assesses education programmes for the purpose of accreditation, and the documentation an education provider is expected to submit in support of its accreditation application/review.

The consultation period commences on 3 March 2018 and all submissions must be received by 5.00pm on Sunday 15 April 2018 either via Survey Monkey or as a written submission.

Your input would be valuable to the Dietitians Board’s consultation and to the profession.

You can access the consultation document HERE.

You can access the online survey HERE.