An Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) is an individual who has gained nationally recognised university qualifications in Nutrition and Dietetics. We are nutrition scientists with a minimum of four years university study, trained in the skills to provide both individuals and groups with expert dietary advice.
APDs are registered with their National Board and the Dietitians Association of Australia. They are required to complete a minimum of 30 hours of professional development activity (continued learning) annually.
The APD credential is a public guarantee of nutrition and dietetic expertise. It is the only credential recognised by the Australian Government, Medicare, the Department of Veterans Affairs and most private health funds as the quality standard for nutrition and dietetics services in Australia. It is a recognised trademark protected by law. We take very seriously our responsibility for providing evidence-based nutrition advice and support. This means Australians can be confident that advice from an APD is solid and trustworthy.