Centre for Advanced Learning

cal-logo-high-res-01The Centre for Advanced Learning (CAL) is an initiative of DAA offering innovative short courses in high-demand topic areas, designed to build and develop skills and knowledge for both dietitians and other health care professionals. CAL will help meet the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) demands of health professionals now, and into the future.

The DAA Board have supported this initiative following extensive consultation and scoping into the development needs of our profession and for other health professionals that we work with.

Upcoming courses

Media Skills Essentials

Medical Nutrition Therapy in Bariatric Surgery

National Paediatric Dietetic Training Course

Why consider a short course?

Ongoing professional development is vital for all involved in health care. DAA have recognised the need to provide up-to-date, evidence-based and professionally relevant postgraduate short courses for those who:

  • Require upskilling e.g. have had a break from the workforce
  • Wish to pursue a new area of practice
  • May be overseas Dietetic Skills Recognition candidates
  • Come into contact with a range of practice areas and need to be confident
  • Value the opportunity for formal learning in a practice area
  • May be planning their career advancement.

These courses differ from DAA updates/webinars as they provide more in-depth skill and knowledge development ideally to assist in career and professional development. These courses are not aligned with any tertiary institutions and, at this time, do not offer any Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for any postgraduate study through a university.

Course format options

A range of fresh and innovative short courses (2-4 days) will be offered. Courses will span many practice areas and include a modular approach to building skills and knowledge.

Opportunities will be offered in various formats, including face-to-face and online.
Some Programs may be held in conjunction with relevant external groups.

Courses may be a mix of both online and face to face modules. Some programs may solely be face to face. Most courses will have an assessed component.

Participant Acknowledgement

All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Dietitians completing specific modules are eligible for a Professional Certificate.

If courses align with an Accredited Practising Dietitian’s (APD) Learning Goals, then participation hours can be counted as CPD.*

*Non-APDs/Non-members – there is no external body CPD hours/points eligibility at this stage. All participants can potentially claim the registration fees for the courses as a self-education tax deduction.

For more information

Contact us at the DAA Centre for Advanced Learning via email learningcentre@daa.asn.au or call 02 6189 1236.