Graduate Certificate in Diabetes

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

The Graduate Certificate in Diabetes provides student with an applied foundation in biological and behavioural sciences, principles of teaching and learning, chronic disease self-management education and best practice management of diabetes. Graduates will have the capacity to advance diabetes education and guide clinical practice in their discipline specific area. Theory and practice is integrated through partnerships with the School of Nursing and Midwifery and health care facilities.

Designed for

Health professionals and others with an interest in diabetes


The course contains Core units only.


  • Diabetes education

Standard entry requirements

  • Specifically, prospective students must have a bachelor degree in a relevant clinical based health or allied health field or in a related area OR be a registered nurse
  • A minimum of 12 months postgraduate experience in a specialist area of practice
  • Current health professional registration/accreditation
  • Complete criminal record screening and clearance, working with children clearance and immunisation protocols. An enrolled nurse or an Aboriginal health worker may gain entry into the course based on professional and educational experiences.


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 credentialling with ADEA. Refer to for further details.

Study pathways

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Consideration will be given to appropriate formal university programs or other forms of continuing education. Processes will be consistent with university guidelines and the guidelines provided by the external accrediting body (ADEA). Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bentley - main campus
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Further information

Curtin University course code: GC-DIABET. If students need more course information, they may contact the relevant areas: For Current Students: Student Services Office, see: For Domestic Future Students: Future Students Centre, email: Tel: +61-8-9266 1000. For International Future Students: Curtin International, email: Tel: +61-8-9266 7331.

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