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Graduate Certificate in Diabetes

GradCertDiabEd(Curtin) - GC-DIABET

Health Sciences

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

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA). Eligible health professionals will be able to use completion of this course as part evidence for credentialing.

Career opportunities

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 health professional background may gain employment in an allied field, for example diabetes research.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis. Recognition of prior learning may be granted on the basis of prior postgraduate studies and/or related work experience.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).


Current students: Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.

Credits needed to graduate: 100

Core units Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Semester 1
Diabetes Mellitus 4.0 25.0
Living with Diabetes 4.0 25.0
Year 1 Semester 2
Chronic Condition Self-Management 4.0 25.0
Diabetes Professional Practice 4.0 25.0

See Courses Handbook for full course structure

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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.

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

Please refer to the following statement s before applying for this course:




February or July

Visit the Faculty of Health Sciences website for application deadlines.

Applicants applying for a scholarship should submit their completed application 4 weeks before the deadline of the scholarship application.


Part-time or full-time




6 months full-time

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