Major Group: 2 - Professionals | Sub-Major Group: 25 - Health Professionals | Minor Group: 251 - Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals | Unit Group: 2511 - Nutrition Professionals
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.
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.
Skill Level: Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
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