James Cook University JCU

Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

This program is designed for registered nurses, dieticians, podiatrists, pharmacists, exercise physiologists and general practitioners passionate about improving health outcomes for people living with diabetes in rural, remote, Indigenous and tropical Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Graduates will be well equipped to practice in the areas of diabetes prevention and management in a range of settings.


12 credit points. This course is available part-time only and includes 60 hours of prescribed clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. Students must also attend a 3-day residential school held in April each year.


  • Diabetes education

Standard entry requirements

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant clinical-based health, allied health or other relevant field, and at least 12 months work experience in that field since completing undergraduate studies.


Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Townsville Domestic: $11,755
International: $18,980
  • Online/Off-campus : 8 months

Further information

Placement checklists: https://www.jcu.edu.au/professional-experience-placement/preparation-checklists. For more information: https://www.jcu.edu.au/courses-and-study

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