I am an international student and want to join the course, what is the process?

The eLearning Nutritional Therapy Diploma Course is a three year part time course, which requires no attendance in the first year and all exams and assignments can be submitted online, with years two and three the course is predominantly online with attendance sessions required a couple of times for the clinical practice aspect of the course. Distance learning students will have a personal tutor for support who they can contact at specific times during the week by phone and also email. Student will also have access to forums and science direct where they can view journals and books.

International students will also need a visa in order to come in for clinical practice training in years two and three. There are a total of three attendance sessions required between years two and three and therefore three separate student visa’s will be required.

All overseas applicants will need a video interview after providing a copy of their passport and passport sized photo (proof of identity) should they wish to apply.


I am a foreign student and I am concerned that my English is not at the level needed to apply for one of your courses, what should I do?

Entry to the NTDC requires a minimum level of written and spoken English. Once you are qualified as a registered nutritional therapist you will be expected to work professionally, sometimes liaising with other health professionals.  It is therefore essential that you can communicate clearly and confidently, and you write accurately and effectively.

If your first language is not English, you may already possess one of the following qualifications, which would be acceptable:

  • IELTS – (International English Language Test) grade 6.0 or above in each of the four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening)