Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education
Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education
JCU's Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education is designed to focus on the clinical issues faced by Diabetes Educators practicing in rural and remote communities focus on cultural competency and cultural appropriateness when providing diabetes care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Graduates will have the foundational knowledge and skills to progress the credentialing process to become diabetes educators with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA).
This course will prepare appropriately qualified nurses and allied health professionals to advance their skills in the area of diabetes education and management in a variety of settings.
JCU's Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education is designed to focus on the clinical issues faced by Diabetes Educators practicing in rural and remote communities, and has a focus on cultural competency and cultural appropriateness when providing diabetes care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
This course is offered in flexible/limited attendance mode, where you can study online with attendance in residential blocks based in Cairns and 80 hours of clinical placements.
Diabetes is responsible for an enormous public health and social burden, and is one of the top 10 causes of death in Australia. Diabetes Educators (DEs) are one of the key health professionals in the multi-disciplinary team required to manage diabetes as well as contribute toward prevention efforts.
The course will be offered in flexible/limited attendance mode. Attendance at residential blocks based in Cairns and 80 hours of clinical placement at students preferred facility.
Attendance at residential blocks based in Cairns and 80 hours of clinical placement at students preferred facility is required.
Successful applicants require Hepatitis B immunisation, current Queensland First Aid and CPR certificates plus a Suitability to Work with Children (Blue Card) and an Australian Federal Police check before undertaking placement. It is recommended that these requirements be completed by the end of your first semester/teaching period.
You are eligible for the course if you have:
- Completed of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree (or qualifications recognised by the Division as equivalent) in a relevant clinical based health, allied health or other relevant field, and
- At least 12 months experience working in your chosen field since undergraduate course completion.
Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education applicants must also complete and upload the following forms and documentary evidence with their application:
- Student Registration Form (PDF, 86 KB)
- Clinical Placement Form (PDF, 197 KB)
- Current AHPRA Registration (if applicable)
- Degree Testamur
- Curriculum Vitae
Applicants are required to have read the Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education Professional Experience Placement Handbook (PDF, 711 KB) prior to application.
Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education
Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)
Professional accreditation status
This course is accredited by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA)
Division of Tropical Health and Medicine
Completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree (or qualifications recognised by the Division as equivalent) in a relevant clinical based health, allied health or other relevant field, and
At least 12 months experience working in their chosen field since undergraduate course completion
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Additional entry requirements
Submit JCU internal application form and placement support form
Post admission requirements
This course may have specific admission requirements such as immunisation, a Suitability to Work with Children Card, a federal police check and/or other conditions that students must comply with. Students must complete all professional experience placement requirements by the prescribed deadlines and maintain currency of these requirements in order to stay admitted in the course.
You will find your course requirements here:
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
12 credit points
Students must source and undertake 60 hours of clinical placement as part of the professional practice subject; 40 hours on-site formal clinical placement and 20 hours of professional practice exposure.
Preferably, placement should be completed in one location or clinical facility with one supervisor/Credentialed Diabetes Educator preceptor.
Attendance at one 3 day residential school is a requirement of the course. With the purpose of demonstrating and acquiring core skills relevant in preparation for clinical placement and Diabetes Education practice. This will be held in April every year.
Course learning outcomes
The graduates of James Cook University are prepared and equipped to create a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide.
JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education at James Cook University will be able to:
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HS5381:03 Health Promotion for Diabetes
NS5380:03 Clinical Management of Diabetes
NS5382:03 Applied Diabetes Education and Management
NS5383:03 Diabetes Professional Practice
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Clinical placement/professional practice:
This course 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. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements).
All students who undertake a course that includes prescribed professional experience placements must be aware of the following University policy: Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students
All students must demonstrate suitability before undertaking professional or clinical placements
Accreditation of the Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education will be sought from the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) for those students who are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or a professional body recognised by ADEA (ie. dietitians and exercise physiologists).
Maximum allowed Pass
Supplementary exam for
Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit and Articulation policy and associated procedures.
6 credit points except where a student transfers from one JCU award to another, then advanced standing may be granted for more than two-thirds of the new award, where there is subject equivalence between the awards.
Advanced standing will be granted only for subjects completed in the last 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 8 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF DIABETES EDUCATION
This is a joint degree
Inclusion of majors on
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Students who complete this course may be eligible for entry to the JCU Graduate Diploma of Nursing, the Master of Nursing or the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner); and may be granted advanced standing for some subjects completed under this course.
This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.