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|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education|
|Campus||This course is only offered off campus|
1 year part time
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$3,025* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
$9,660/0.5 EFTSL-* - Full-fee paying place
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
Health - Student and Academic Services
|Deakin course code||H520|
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.
The course is accredited by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA). In addition, by completing the clinical practicum and workshop components of the course you may be eligible to seek registration as a Credentialed Diabetes Educator with ADEA, subsequent to fulfilling the additional requirements set by ADEA for this purpose.
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.
This is a fee-paying course. Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP go to http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/fees/.
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 workshop at Melbourne Burwood Campus 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 Professional Contexts|
|HND702||Management of Diabetes|
|HND731||Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals|
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 (eg AHPRA).
If you hold a tertiary health related degree in another area (for example in psychology, social work etc) you are still able to undertake and complete your Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education at Deakin, but you may not be eligible to become a credentialed diabetes educator. For further information, please visit the ADEA Become a Credentialled Diabetes Educator website.
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.
The Advance Diabetes Management Modules (PDU) DO NOT confer credit for prior learning for this course or the units within this course.
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.