Centre for Advanced Learning

cal-logo-high-res-01The Centre for Advanced Learning (CAL) is an initiative of DAA, offering innovative short courses in areas of high-demand for dietitians. Based on the latest evidence and peer-reviewed, CAL delivers high-quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD) that meets the needs of dietitians now, and into the future.

Upcoming courses

Online webinar series, 10 February – 6 April 2020

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Brisbane, 9 – 14 March 2020

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Online, 20 April – 26 June 2020

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2020 dates coming soon

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Under Development & Review

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.

Member benefits

DAA members and  Dietitians NZ members receive discounted rates on all courses.

Dietitians NZ members – contact DAA Centre for Advanced Learning (details below) prior to registering to obtain a coupon code, needed to complete your discounted registration.

Members of other organisations maybe eligible for discounts on individual courses. Check individual course information for details.

Participant acknowledgement

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

If course content aligns with an Accredited Practising Dietitian’s (APD) Learning Goals, then participation hours can be counted as Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

For more information

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