Introducing the new DAA competencies

The 2015 DAA competencies, offered a new way of thinking about dietetic practice. There is more emphasis on skills and attributes, and less on ability to perform tasks. The competencies are classified across 4 domains instead of the previous 9, and the domains are no longer divided into individual case management, community and public health, and food service.  The focus of assessment of competency is that it should be assessed across multiple areas of work, on multiple occasions; in this way, the new competencies lend themselves to a more programmatic approach to our curriculum. We have been working through the new competencies to consider implications for teaching and assessment, and we will engage the dietetic and nutrition community in interpreting the competencies for entry-level practice, as soon as our initial work is done.


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