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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).

Full Course Structure

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

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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

Fees (indicative first year only)

Year Student type Cost
2015 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee paying?
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.

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

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.