Mutual Recognition

Any overseas educated dietitian qualified outside of New Zealand interested in completing the DAA Professional Examinations in Dietetics in order to be eligible to become a DAA member with dietetic qualifications and to join the Accredited Practising Dietitian program should refer to Dietetic Skills Recognition for more information.

Mutual recognition with New Zealand

The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and the New Zealand Dietitians Board (NZDB) have entered into a Voluntary Relationship Charter for the Mutual Recognition of Dietetic Standards.

Mutual Recognition agreement with Canada

The Mutual Recognition agreement with Canada is no longer valid.  Canadian qualified dietitians must now complete the full Dietetic Skills Recognition process. Any enquiries from members of the College of Dietitians in Ontario (CDO) can be directed to the DSR Administrator directly at

About Mutual Recognition

A mutual recognition agreement may simplify the assessment/desk top review of qualifications, skills and currency of practice. However both accredited practising dietitians and dietitians educated outside Australia may need to sit a credentialing examination in the country where they are seeking recognition.

Despite DAA’s commitment to mutual recognition members should note that mutual recognition arrangements can be complex and negotiations can be lengthy. Although we are not currently pursuing agreements with any countries at the moment, we are supportive of pursing mutual recognition agreements in the future.

Please note that even if we enter into mutual recognition agreements with other countries at some stage in the future members will still need to secure the appropriate visa/work permit that will enable them to practise dietetics in that country.

To find out about having your Australian dietetic qualification recognised overseas please contact the appropriate Dietetic Association or Registration Board. A list of International Dietetic Associations is available at

If you are a member of DAA the Working Overseas Discussion Group may be of interest to you. Go to Working Overseas Discussion Group for more details.