About the Workshop

This interactive and engaging workshop aims to help student and new graduate dietitians prepare for the transition from study to employment, with a focus on exploring the space beyond the traditional teachings of your degree. In a climate where graduate numbers vastly out number job opportunities and competition for employment has never been higher, a number of key topics will be discussed to help you stand out from the crowd by moving beyond the theoretical frameworks of dietetic study.
With a focus on the role of dietitians in the real world and skill sets to help our patients, we will discuss and explore the real life, practical aspects of being a dietitian in today's workforce.

Registration for this workshop will allow you to use the code BU2018 to access discounted early bird rates for the Behaviour Change Workshop (July 13) and Eating Disorder Workshop (July 14) - just enter the code when purchasing early bird tickets for these events.

Topics of Discussion

Connect with your why

Why you entered the world of dietetics


Where is the opportunity to grow now

The gaps in the traditional teachings at university


The real world dilemma

Success at university versus success in the real world


Build a career vs Get a job

Strategies for building a career and not just getting a  job


Find your where

How to stand out from the crowd and position yourself for success


Plan your how

How you can be a dietitian that shapes the future direction of our profession


Patient power

Is the patient always right?

Workshop Details


Urban Room
Quest Kelvin Grove Apartment Hotel
41 Ramsgate St, Kelvin Grove, Qld


Date and TimeS

Thursday, 12th July 2018

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Arrivals and introductions
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM: Workshop
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Networking drinks at Normanby Hotel


Early Bird


Until 17 Jun 2018



From 18 Jun 2018

Feedback from Past Participants

Beyond University is a terrific workshop to get you thinking about your plans for the future and the steps you need to taketo work towards your goal. Not only do you learn a lot about yourself but you also get to network with lots of like minded people”
Beyond University gave me permission to think outside the box and the clarity I was searching for!
“Fantastic workshop, after spending 3 years studying dietetics confused about my direction, this workshop made it all so much clearer in one day! Thank you”
I would happily recommend this workshop to all Nutrition and Dietetics students, a valuable investment!
Your passion really shines through and I am so grateful I took this opportunity!! I’m now excited for the future


About Shane

Shane Jeffrey APD ASD
BSc., Grad Dip Nut and Diet
Dietitian – Eating Disorders, Weight Management (non diet and weight neutral approach), Sports

Graduating from QUT in 1993 (this may before you were born?), Shane brings a wealth of clinical experience spanning more than 20 years as a dietitian working across the private and public sectors. Specialising in the fields of eating disorders and the non-diet approach to weight management for much of his career, Shane is a recognised leader in his field nationally and internationally. During his dietetics degree and at various times during his career, Shane has been challenged by the traditional dietetic model, which lead him to twice dabble in the studies of accounting and law to escape the dietetics profession. With a strong person centred approach to his work and a passion for empowering people to help themselves, Shane is a big believer that as dietitians, we need to move beyond the what and the why, and focus more on how as we support the process of change for the people we work with.

About River Oak Health and Food Mind Body

Shane is currently the director River Oak Health and co-director of Food Mind Body. His private practices specialise in the treatment of eating disorders, weight management, sports nutrition, and other eating, weight and body image concerns, adopting a non diet and weight neutral approach. Providing services across South East Queensland in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba, the practices offer individual and family consultation, group therapy, professional supervision/mentoring and various training events.