Dietitian - ANZSCO 251111


Description

Applies the science of human nutrition to help people understand the relationship between food and health and make appropriate dietary choices to attain and maintain health, and to prevent and treat illness and disease. Registration or licensing is required in New Zealand.

Skill Level

1

Alternative Titles

Nutritionist

DIAC Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

2393-11 Dietitian

Occupation Lists

This occupation is on the following skills lists:
1. Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List
2. RSMS Occupations List
This occupation is not on the following skills lists:
3. Skilled Occupations List

Group: 2511 Dietitians


Description

apply the science of human nutrition to help people understand the relationship between food and health and make appropriate dietary choices to attain and maintain health, and to prevent and treat illness and disease.

Tasks

1. planning diets and menus, and instructing people on the requirements and importance of diet and on the planning and preparation of food
2. supervising the preparation and serving of meals
3. collecting, organising and assessing data relating to health and nutritional status of individuals, groups and communities
4. monitoring food intake and quality to provide nutritional care
5. calculating nutritional values of food served
6. planning, conducting and evaluating nutrition intervention programs and compiling educational material
7. providing nutrition assessments, nutrition management, and nutrition education, research and training
8. consulting with other Health Professionals and related workers to manage the dietary and nutritional needs of patients

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1). Registration or licensing is required in New Zealand.

Occupations in this Group

1. 251111 Dietitian