The Nutrition Support Program is a nationally accredited program and is fully funded by the federal Department of Health under the Chronic Disease Project.
The Nutrition Support Program is designed to provide skills and knowledge for a range of health professionals and others working within Indigenous Health to provide detailed information and advice in relation to nutrition and dietary management.
On the successful completion of the program, participants should have the ability to organise appropriate resources for dietary education and assist with the provision of basic and scripted dietary and nutrition information for the client.
Students will be able to demonstrate appropriate strategies to monitor a clients response to the information and education and comply with the instructions of the Dietitian and be aware of protocols for client documentation.
Having a good knowledge and understanding of the principles of nutritional requirements and the body systems, students can recognise how human behaviour and cultural factors may influence our diets.