Membership upgrade or downgrade

Student upgrade to full member

If you have completed your studies, you will need to upgrade from student to full member, selecting a fee level that reflects your employment status (please see membership options for more information about fee levels).

You will need to provide evidence of your course completion. Depending what part of the year you upgrade, you may pay a pro-rata full member fee.

Please contact our Membership Officer after you post out your supporting documentation to discuss your membership upgrade details.

Returning to full time study

If you are an existing full member, you may apply for membership fee remission if you return to full time study to enhance your practice of dietetics.

This option is only available if:

  • you are enrolled in a full time PhD or other tertiary level course, and
  • your course will enhance your nutrition and dietetic practice, and
  • you are not working more than 8 hours per week.

Please note:

Fee remission does not apply to study that will ultimately see you move away from practising dietetics as a result of your new qualification.

What documents do I need to provide?

certified copy of your proof of enrolment.

Upgrading your membership

If your employment status has changed, for example you were previously unemployed or working part time, and are now working full time, you need to upgrade your membership category to reflect the change. Please see membership options for more information about fee levels.

Your upgrade fee will be calculated as a pro-rata difference between your old and your new fee level.

Downgrading your membership

Our member fee policy states that refunds will not be issued if you change your employment status during the membership year, for example if you become unemployed or take time off to have a baby.

If you are experiencing financial hardship, or there are extenuating circumstances, you can apply for a refund in writing to the Chief Executive Officer.


Contact our Membership Officer for any further information.