No further student intake (Refer to Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care (Diabetes Management and Education) - from January 2016)

The Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Management and Education is an 18-unit program offered by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.  The course is only available part-time and can be completed in two semesters.

The course provides students with contemporary knowledge and skills required to effectively care for clients with diabetes mellitus, and equip them to contribute to research in this area.  It comprises three non-practicum and one practical topic involving 40 hours of clinical placement.  The non-practicum topics are each conducted as five day intensive blocks: that is three block weeks at the University through the year.

Admission requirements

Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.  However, the Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

Course aims

The course aims to provide the opportunity for individuals from any professional background who are working in health related areas to deepen their knowledge base in diabetes management and education.

Learning outcomes

Graduates of this course are expected to be able to:

  • implement the knowledge and skills required to effectively educate and manage clients with or at risk of diabetes across the lifespan;
  • locate and utilise the best available evidence to provide diabetes management and education; and
  • demonstrate professional entry level competence against the Australian Diabetes Educators Association National Core Competencies.

Program of study

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Management and Education, a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.

Core - Year 1 topics

NURS8730  Diabetes Management  (4.5 units)
NURS8731  Diabetes Health Promotion  (4.5 units)
NURS8732  Diabetes Practicum  (4.5 units)
NURS8733  Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes Management  (4.5 units)

The award of a grade of Fail (F) in the same topic on more than one occasion or in 9 units or more, may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.

A student who fails the clinical component of any topic will receive a fail grade for the entire topic.

Except with permission of the Faculty Board:

  • no topic may be attempted more than twice;
  • the program must be completed in four consecutive semesters.