Who can join?

To be a member, you must be a qualified dietitian or a dietetics student.

Full Member

You must have:

  • an approved undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics from an accredited courseor
  • an approved Bachelor of Science Degree (or equivalent qualification) followed by a postgraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics from an accredited courseor
  • completed the Dietetics Skills Recognition exam for overseas trained dietitians.

As a Full Member, you can access all member services, have full voting rights, and are eligible to join the DAA Board, Branch Engagement and Development Committees, and Advisory Committees.

Student Member

You must be enrolled in an accredited entry level dietetic qualification in Australia.

As a Student Member, you can access the same services as a Full Member, except:

  • Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN) – access is available via your University
  • Voting rights
  • Eligibility to join the DAA Board, Branch Engagement and Development Committees and some Advisory Committees

Affiliate (Overseas)

You must be:

  • a qualified dietitian living outside Australia, and
  • a current full member of an overseas national dietetic association recognised by the International Confederation of Dietetic Associations, and
  • be ineligible to be a DAA Full Member.

As an Affiliate Member, you can access the same services as a Full Member, except:

Declarations

You will be required on joining or renewal or reinstatement to make some mandatory declarations including the following –

  • I have read and understood both the DAA Code of Professional Conduct and the DAA Statement of Ethical Practice. I undertake to abide by these professional standards.
  • I have not been convicted, nor currently facing charges in any court in Australia, or elsewhere, of any offence punishable by imprisonment for a term of 3 months or longer.
  • I know of no information that could cause the Dietitians Association of Australia not be satisfied that I am fit to practice and am a competent person to be a member of DAA.
  • I consent to allowing my de identified information from membership data to be used for DAA internal research to help inform future member services.
  • All information I have provided is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • I agree to notify DAA if information relating to any of the above changes as soon as practical.

Supporting Documents

To join as a member, you need to provide us with copies of your qualifications or proof of enrolment. Please see Supporting Documentation for details of what you need to provide.

Questions?

Contact our Membership Officer for any further information.