Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) is Australia’s largest and most influential organisation for dietetic and nutrition professionals. More than a professional association, we are a supportive and inspiring community.
As an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) or dietetics student, your DAA member community offers you a place to connect with like-minded people, develop your practice, and gain insight and expertise from leaders in the profession. As a member, you also help support the profession and promote better health and wellbeing for all Australians.
Why be a member?
As a member, you support us to:
- Increase the profile of APDs through our media, PR, advocacy and marketing efforts and health promotion events – leading to wider recognition of and demand for APDs
- Provide members with individual practice support and information
- Recognise outstanding achievements of members through awards, grants, scholarships, and prizes
- Mentor new (emerging) dietitians or those resuming their practice
- Develop members’ skills in working with the media
- Provide subsidised Continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities to members
- Expand the DAA Centre for Advanced Learning, offering quality courses for health practitioners who want to stay ahead
- Facilitate professional network-building and peer support through our dedicated member discussion forums, social activities, interest groups, and local meetings
- Encourage and support leadership in our member community through volunteer opportunities
- Offer exclusive member resources, such as Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN), Nutrition & Dietetics journal, ProQuest, plus DAA’s own resource databases, DINER and PIP
- Strengthen our Find an Accredited Practising Dietitian online directory as the go-to place to find a dietitian
- Keep our members up to date with regular news and alerts
- Regulate the profession, ensuring only safe and competent dietitians can be APDs, by accrediting University dietetics courses, managing the APD credential, and setting standards of conduct and competency