Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education

Deakin University

This course prepares health professionals with specialist knowledge and skills to practise in the area of diabetes education. You will learn about the physiology and pathology of the disease, the social and psychological effects, as well as techniques for effective prevention and management to reduce the impact of this chronic on individuals, carers and communities.

Course Fee:

Australian: $11,600
International: $11,800

Entry Requirements:

Applicants for the course must be appropriately qualified and currently registered professionals with a health science background, including registered nurses, dietitians, podiatrists, pharmacists, exercise physiologists and general practitioners. Applicants should have at least two years experience working in their chosen field since undergraduate course completion. In order to undertake the placement component of this course students must be one of the ADEA listed CDE eligible professions, with current registration to practice as such (e.g. AHPRA).

Structure:

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education students must attain 4 credit points. All four 1 credit point units are core units (these are compulsory).

Subjects you can Study:

For information on major subjects please contact Health enquiries at health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

Study Pathways:

This course provides a pathway to higher degree by research courses and other postgraduate coursework programs. Students may elect to apply and request credit transfer for their studies into a Graduate Diploma or Masters in their relevant professional areas, providing the entry criteria are met.

Further information:

For other information please contact Health enquiries at health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

Recognition:

This course is accredited by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA). Australian students may be eligible to seek registration as a Credentialed Diabetes Educator with ADEA, subsequent to completing additional requirements. International students are advised to refer to the professional bodies in their home country and are not able to seek credentialing with the ADEA or undertake clinical placement in Australia.

Who for:

Qualified professionals with health science background, including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, general practitioners and Aboriginal health workers

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waurn Ponds No info No 1 year
Waurn Ponds No info No Online 1 year

Why study with us

Deakin is the number one university in Victoria for graduate satisfaction and among the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

With industry connections, world-class facilities and a practical approach to learning, Deakin students gain more than just a qualification – they graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

Facilities and services

Deakin has a reputation for cutting-edge technology, innovative facilities and flexible learning environments. There are five campuses – Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and the Cloud Campus – offering students the flexibility to study in a location that suits them.

All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from a range of valuable services including accommodation, financial assistance, health and wellbeing, and study and learning support. 

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Study options

As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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