Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education
Course summary for international students
|Year||2017 course information|
|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)
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||$13,520 AUD|
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|Deakin course code||H520|
|Approval status||This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.|
|Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition||The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Work experience
This course qualifies you as a health professional with a focus on diabetes – an enormous and growing public health issue.
The incidence of diabetes is increasing in Australia, with close to 1 in 25 Australians now living with the disease. With diabetes one of the top 10 causes of death in Australia, the knowledge and skills you gain in this course will prepare you to work in an important area of health education.
This course is accredited with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA). In addition, by completing the clinical practicum and workshop components of the course, graduates may be eligible to seek registration as a Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE) with ADEA. As a CDE you may register with Medicare and the Department of Veterans Affairs, enabling patients/clients to seek higher rebates for the services provided.
This course may be used as Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) for the Master of Nursing Practice and the Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner).
Information regarding the credentialing process can be accessed through the ADEA website at www.adea.com.au
Fees and charges
The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.
The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year in which they started. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 4 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Four credit points is used as it represents a typical enrolment load for a Graduate Certificate.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
For professional recognition please refer to professionals bodies in your home country. International students undertaking this course are not able to seek credentialing with the ADEA, nor will you able to undertake a clinical placement in Australia.
Course Learning Outcomes
Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities
Apply diabetes-specific knowledge and understanding of evidence-based practice that comply with organisational, legal and business requirements by evaluation and interpretation of literature to manage acute and long term complications.
Autonomously communicate complex knowledge and ideas to clients and their families, health professionals, and the wider diabetes community in varied specialised or creative contexts, demonstrating well developed judgment, adaptability, accountability and responsibility
Demonstrate advanced understanding of principles in diabetes care by conveying complex knowledge and ideas to clients and their families, health professionals and the wider diabetes community in a creative and engaging manner.
evaluate information using digital technologies to effectively disseminate relevant information to professional networks, clients and communities.
Critically identify, analyse, evaluate and apply research knowledge and skills for all aspects of diabetes care.
Apply best practice and respond effectively by using a well-developed diabetes education plan within an evidence-based framework.
Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a learner and diabetes educator within their scope of practice.
Practice collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams, health professionals, and in partnership with clients to develop mutually agreeable diabetes care plans.
Advocate for equitable access for all people affected by diabetes to best practice diabetes education and care services in a cultural diverse and global context.
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).
Students seeking ADEA credentialing must successfully complete a 40 hour clinical practicum (while enrolled in the course), organised by academic staff and attend a three day seminar at Burwood (Melbourne) scheduled during Trimester two. 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 nor will you be able to attend the 40 hour clinical practicum.
|HND701||Pathophysiology of Diabetes|
|HND732||Diabetes in Social and Psychological Contexts|
|HND702||Management of Diabetes|
|HND731||Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals|
Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the postgraduate English language requirements.
Credit for prior learning - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
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 HND701 The Pathophysiology of Diabetes, HND732 Diabetes in Professional Contexts or HND702 Management of Diabetes due to the specificity of the course content.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
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.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact email@example.com
As a student in a Cloud (online) course in the Faculty of Health you will be expected to spend 8-10 hours every week studying, interacting via CloudDeakin and completing assessment tasks for each unit in your course.
Students seeking ADEA credentialing must successfully complete a 40 hour clinical practicum (while enrolled in the course), organised by academic staff and attend a three day seminar at Burwood (Melbourne) scheduled during Trimester two.