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GC-DIABET

Diabetes

Graduate certificate

Advance your knowledge in diabetes self-management and its associated health impacts.

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  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Diabetes
  • Duration
    1 year part-time
  • Credit
    100
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Semester 1, 2023

Applications now open!

26 January 2023

Semester 2, 2023

10 April 2023

6 July 2023

Semester 1, 2024

14 August 2023

8 February 2024

Semester 2, 2024

8 April 2024

4 July 2024

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Why study Diabetes at Curtin?

Professional recognition

Accredited by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association.

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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

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Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Outline

Outline

In this course you will explore 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 a 10 day clinical practice placement which will support you to provide competent diabetes related clinical care.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

 

What jobs can the Graduate Certificate in Diabetes lead to?

Graduates with a clinical-based health or allied health professional background generally gain employment in the field of diabetes education and care. Graduates eligible for ADEA credentialing may be better placed to achieve designated diabetes education positions. Graduates without a clinical background or position may gain employment in an allied field, for example: diabetes research.

What you'll learn

  • demonstrate knowledge of relevant local, national and international policies and practice standards in order to synthesise knowledge of interrelationships between local, national and global issues, and apply an intersectional analysis to diabetes practice
  • apply problem solving, critical thinking and decision making skills to respond to clinical and professional challenges in diabetes care
  • Research, evaluate and synthesise information within and beyond the discipline, which generates sustainable solutions appropriate to diverse contexts.
  • Apply appropriate communication and interpersonal skills using a variety of media relevant to the audience and guided by the ethical principles of the health professions that are underpinned by pursuing social justice and upholding human rights.
  • use technologies to inform on going evidence based practice to support person and family centred care
  • establish and sustain intellectual curiosity by using a range of learning strategies; including research informed practice; professional development and supervision resulting in lifelong learning skills
  • recognise and respond to regional, national and global diabetes trends and innovations; incorporate strategic health care directions related to diabetes education and management
  • demonstrate cultural capability in the provision of diabetes related care to multi cultural groups and the Indigenous people in both global and local settings
  • engage in interdisciplinary healthcare provision demonstrating skills, behaviours and capability based on the physical, psychological, social, political, ethical, legal and cultural perspectives to optimise diabetes self-management

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association.

Eligible health professionals (Registered Nurse (RN or Division One), Registered Midwife, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Registered Medical Practitioner, Registered Pharmacist, Podiatrist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist or a Registered Physiotherapist) graduating from this course will be able to use this award towards an application or credentialing with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA). Refer to the ADEA website for further details.

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Specifically, prospective students must have a health-related degree with a Course Weighted Average of 65% or above and an academic status of Good Standing OR be a health professional with current professional registration / accreditation with AHPRA or other Registration authority. E.g. Accredited Practicing Dietitian with a relevant postgraduate qualification.

An Aboriginal health worker/Aboriginal health practitioner may apply for portfolio entry into the course.

You will be required to complete criminal record screening and clearance, working with children clearance and immunisation protocols.

You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

7.0

Speaking

7.0

Reading

7.0

Listening

7.0

Overall band score

7.0

Application Requirements

Please refer to our application requirements before applying for a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes (GC-DIABET) at Curtin.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $12,669*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Semester 1
  • Online
Semester 2
  • Online

2024

Semester 1
  • Online
Semester 2
  • Online

2025

Semester 1
  • Online
Semester 2
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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