Advance your knowledge in diabetes self-management and its associated health impacts.
- Graduate Certificate in Diabetes
This course is part-time study only. This fully online course is offered by Bentley campus in semester one and two each year.
- 1 year part-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
The Curtin campuses or teaching locations where units of this course are offered.
- Curtin Perth
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If COVID-19 restrictions apply, we may need to make changes to units and/or delivery modes.
Accredited by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association.
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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.
- The first established school of nursing in a Western Australian university, our School of Nursing and Midwifery has continued to set the pace for nursing education in our region.
- Our teaching staff are highly qualified, both academically and professionally.
- The School ensures its leading position in nursing education through industry partnerships integrated with its teaching and research programs.
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.
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
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.
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||7.0|
Other requirements and notes for this course
Applicants applying for a scholarship should submit their completed application 4 weeks before the deadline of the scholarship application.
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
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.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
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Fees & charges
Domestic fee paying postgraduate
Fee year: 2023
What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?
A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.
Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.
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).
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