Graduate Certificate in Diabetes

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  • Objectives
    In this course you will exploring applied biological and behavioural sciences, principles of teaching and learning, chronic disease self-management education and best practice management of diabetes. Your studies will be complemented with two 10 day clinical practice placements which will support you to provide competent diabetes related clinical care.
  • Entry requirements
    A bachelor degree in a relevant clinical based health, allied health or other relevant field plus at least 12 months’ experience in a specialist area of practice. Registered nurses, enrolled nurses and Aboriginal health workers who do not hold a bachelor degree may be considered on the basis of their clinical practice, education and professional development.
  • Academic title
    Graduate Certificate in Diabetes
  • Course description
    Graduate Certificate in Diabetes


    Course CRICOS Code: 064458C
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 0.5 Years


    The Graduate Certificate in Diabetes provides student with an applied foundation in biological and behavioural sciences, principles of teaching and learning, chronic disease self-management education and best practice management of diabetes. Graduates will have the capacity to advance diabetes education and guide clinical practice in their discipline specific area. Theory and practice is integrated through partnerships with the School of Nursing and Midwifery and health care facilities.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    A Bachelor course in a relevant clinical based health or allied health field OR a Bachelor award in a related area OR a registered nurse, enrolled nurses or Aboriginal Health Workers who do not hold a bachelor degree may gain entry to the course through an alternate mode of entry, which considers the applicants current clinical practice, education experience and professional development AND a minimum of 12 months postgraduate experience in a specialist area of practice. For international students studying in their own country, access to approved diabetes related clinical experience is required as well as the University standard English competency requirements.

    Specific Requirements

    Students completing Diabetes Professional Practice 514 are required to comply with criminal record screening and clearance, working with children clearance and immunisation protocols.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning will be judged on individual application. Consideration will be given to appropriate clinical experiences, short courses, formal university programs or other forms of continuing education. Processes will be consistent with university guidelines and the guidelines provided by the external accrediting body (ADEA).

    Duration and Availability

    This course is one semester full-time study or generally two semesters (one year) part-time study. There is a semester one and semester two intake for this course. International onshore students on student visas will be required to complete the course ona full-time basis and will not be permitted to study externally.

    Course Organisation

    The course can be studied both in the external (on-line) study mode or internal mode. The internal mode will only be offered if enrolment numbers are sufficient, and where there are international onshore students on student visas. Students studying part-time must complete Diabetes Education 511 and Living with Diabetes 512 before undertaking Diabetes Professional Practice 514. As part of Diabetes Professional Practice 514 students are required to undertake a clinical practicum in one or more clinical settings.

    Professional Recognition

    No firm commitment in regard to professional membership/accreditation can be made. The Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education is currently under review for accreditation for 2009 - 2012 by the Australia Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA). Eligiblehealth professionals will be able to use completion of this course as part evidence for credentialling. Refer to, for more details.

    Career Opportunities

    Please note: no firm commitment to employment can be made as positions are subject to industry requirements. Generally graduates from this course, who have a clinical based health or allied health professional background, may gain employment in the fieldof diabetes education and care. Graduates who are eligible for ADEA credentialing may be better placed to achieve designated diabetes educator positions. Graduates from this course, who do not have a health professional background may gain employment in an allied field, for example diabetes research.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials. Other course related expense are associated with clinical practice, these include the costs incurred for criminal record screening and clearance, working with children clearance and Immunisation requirements.

    Special Note
    Students are required to have and maintain a reliable internet access and pay for the cost of obtaining and using internet access as part of their studies.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                                 Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Year 1 Semester 1

    311572     v.1           Living with Diabetes 512                                             4.0     25.0
    311573     v.1           Diabetes Mellitus 511                                                  4.0     25.0

    Year 1 Semester 2

    311574     v.1           Chronic Condition Self-Management 513                     4.0     25.0
    311576     v.1           Diabetes Professional Practice 514                              4.0     25.0


    Year      Location                  Period                    External    
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1                   Y     
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 2                   Y     

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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