Background. Despite the increased number of dietetic graduates in the past decade, there is currently no universal system used to track graduate outcomes for Australian universities with accredited dietetic programs. Aim. To develop and implement a method to explore the experiences of dietetics graduates in transitioning to the workforce and the factors influencing employment outcomes. Methods. A mixed-methods case-study design was used. Graduates of Griffith University Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics 2017-2019 (N=150) were invited to participate. Purpose-developed surveys were administered online prior to graduation (Survey 1) and six-months later (Survey 2) to examine employment outcomes. Telephone interviews were conducted with volunteers from the first cohort using a semi-structured protocol to explore themes arising from survey results. Data from both sources were triangulated and thematically synthesised. Results. Data were provided by 137 graduates at baseline (91% response rate), and 110 (80%) at Survey 2. Six-months after graduating, 76% of respondents...

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