APD Roles

Dietetic areas of practice

The role statements below describe how dietitians can support service provision within a particular area of practice.

Adverse Food Reactions Role Statement

Bariatric Surgery Role Statement

Corporate Nutrition Role Statement

Cystic Fibrosis Role Statement

Diabetes Role Statement

Disability Role Statement

Eating Disorders Role Statement

Food Service Role Statement

Food Systems and Environmental Sustainability Role Statement

Gastroenterology Role Statement

Health Behaviour and Weight Management Role Statement

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Role Statement

Indigenous Nutrition Role Statement

Mental Health Role Statement

Nutrition Support Role Statement

Oncology Role Statement

Primary Care (Private Practice) Role Statement

Public Health and Community Nutrition Role Statement

Vegetarian Nutrition Role Statement


Dietitians and the multidisciplinary team

The following role statements outline the relationships between dietitians, other allied health professionals or support staff, and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

The Role of Credentialled Diabetes Educators and Accredited Practising Dietitians in the Delivery of Diabetes Self Management and Nutrition Services for People with Diabetes
The purpose of this paper is to:

  • Clarify the roles and responsibilities of Credentialled Diabetes Educators and Accredited Practising Dietitians with respect to the delivery of diabetes self management and nutrition education and
  • Encourage all diabetes service providers to understand, value and respect the roles and expertise of individual team members.

Scope of Practice – Support Staff in Nutrition and Dietetic Services
This document defines the scope of practice for support workers (i.e. nutrition assistants and dietetic assistants) who provide assistance to dietitians. It includes a framework for best practice models for support staff in nutrition and dietetic services.

The Collaboration of Exercise Physiologists and Dietitians in Chronic Disease Management
A joint position statement of the Australian Association of Exercise and Sport Science (ESSA) and the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), revised June 2014.

Position Statement- Oral Health and Nutrition
This is a joint statement between the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV). There is a life-long synergy between nutrition and oral health. Dietitians and other nutrition professionals should work collaboratively with oral health professionals in promoting good oral health practices.