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Have your say  Consumer rep needed for Dietitians Association

Wed 14, Jun 2017

The Dietetic Credentialing Council (DCC) is an independent Council responsible for the regulatory framework for the dietetic profession in Australia. Their primary function is to provide strategic advice and make recommendations on credentialing and regulation to the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) Board on the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) program.

The DCC is looking for someone who will bring a consumer perspective to the Council and help ensure equity and transparency. Ideally, they would like a consumer rep who:

  • is currently engaged in consumer advocacy role in a health or related area
  • is familiar with the legislation, key bodies and influences relevant to the protection of the interests of consumers of allied health services in the Australian community
  • has access to communication networks to monitor contemporary issues relevant to the practice of dietetics
  • demonstrates interpersonal and advocacy skills to support active participation in Committee business.


  • Knowledge of contemporary issues relating to professional credentialing and regulation in Australia.
  • Knowledge of the dietetics and nutrition profession. 

The Council meets twice annually for a two-day face-to-face meeting (usually March/April and August) in Sydney and a one-hour teleconference twice yearly, or as needed. Travel and accommodation will be covered and a $621 daily member fee for face to face meetings will be paid. The hourly teleconference fee is based on the above figure. There is complaints triaging out of session on a rotating roster. 

Members will be appointed for a two-year term, with the option for extension.

DAA website

More information on the Council  

Terms of Reference

If you would like to know more or want to apply for the role, please contact Melissa Knox, Credentialing Dietitian Organisation on (02) 6189 1210 or


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