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|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education|
|Campus||This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode|
|Length||1 year part time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$11,945/0.5 EFTSL-* AUD|
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|Deakin course code||H520|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
The incidence of diabetes is rising in Australia with around 1 in 25 Australians have diabetes, which is up from 1 in 40 since 1995 (ABS, 2011). Diabetes is responsible for an enormous public health and social burden, and is one of the top 10 causes of death in Australia (AIHW, 2011). Diabetes is placed in the top nine national health priorities. Deakin University’s Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education prepares appropriately qualified health professionals for specialty practice in diabetes education.
The Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education is conducted by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. This course prepares eligible health professionals for specialty practice in diabetes education, and is accredited by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA).
On completion of the Graduate Certificate course, you will be eligible to apply to continue your studies towards the Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice and/or the Master of Nursing Practice.
If you are not registered in Australia as a health practitioner with the appropriate registering body you will not able to seek credentialing with the ADEA, nor will you able to undertake a clinical placement in Australia.
Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.
However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.
In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.
Information regarding the credentialing process can be accessed through the ADEA website at www.adea.com.au
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2014, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2014 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
After successfully completing this course you may be able to seek credentialing as a diabetes educator with ADEA and become qualified to seek employment within this speciality area in all states and territories of Australia.
The course comprises four credit points. Students seeking ADEA credentialing must successfully complete a 40 hour clinical practicum (while enrolled in the course), organised by academic staff and attend a five day seminar at Burwood (Melbourne) scheduled during Trimester two. However please note if you are not registered in Australia as a health practitioner with the appropriate registering body you will not be able to seek credentialing with the ADEA.
|HND701||The Pathophysiology of Diabetes|
|HND732||Diabetes in Social and Psychological Contexts|
|HND702||Management of Diabetes|
|HND731||Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals|
Normal University regulation and guidelines pertain to students applying for credit for prior learning within this program. In all cases credit will need to be determined on a case-by-case basis with maximum credit granted being consistent with university policy. Credit for prior learning is not usually provided for HND732 The Pathophysiology of Diabetes, HND732 Diabetes in Professional Contexts or HND702 Management of Diabetes due to the specificity of the course content.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.