ANZSCO code – 251112 Nutritionist

251112: Nutritionist Description Integrates, disseminates and applies knowledge drawn from the relevant sciences to enhance positive effects of food on the health and well-being of human populations. Skill Level 1 Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. Assessing Authority

  • Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services (VETASSESS) Unit Group 2511: Nutrition Professionals Description Apply the science of human nutrition to help people understand the relationship between food and health and make appropriate dietary choices to attain and maintain health, and to prevent and treat illness and disease. Indicative Skill Level In Australia and New Zealand: Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1). Registration or licensing is required in New Zealand.  


  • Planning diets and menus, and instructing people on the requirements and importance of diet and on the planning and preparation of food
  • Supervising the preparation and serving of meals
  • Collecting, organising and assessing data relating to health and nutritional status of individuals, groups and communities
  • Monitoring food intake and quality to provide nutritional care
  • Calculating nutritional values of food served
  • Planning, conducting and evaluating nutrition intervention programs and compiling educational material
  • Providing nutrition assessments, nutrition management, and nutrition education, research and training
  • Consulting with other Health Professionals and related workers to manage the dietary and nutritional needs of patients

 Other occupations in this Unit Group

  • 251111: Dietitian