Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

302117 v.2 Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education


This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas


Provides health professionals with a broad and sound foundation in biological and behavioural sciences, the principles of teaching and learning and best practice management of diabetes. Graduates will have the capacity to advance diabetes education and guide clinical practice.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A relevant bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised instituition. An alternative mode of entry is available for health professionals without a degree but with substantiative work experience.

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning and/or exemptions may be granted to students who have successfully completed additional approved tertiary studies and related work experience. Each application will be considered individually.

Duration and Availability

This fee paying course is one semester full-time or equivalent part-time study. It is available by external study only.

Course Organisation

Students are required to participate in clinical practice (two x 10 days).

Professional Recognition

This course has Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) accreditation, 2003 - 2007. Graduates will be able to use this course as part-evidence to support an application for registration with ADEA.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

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



Year 1 Semester 1

301410 v.2   Diabetes Education 541 8.0 50.0

Year 1 Semester 2

301411 v.2   Diabetes Education 542 8.0 50.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1       Y  
2006 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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