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8 months part-time
Completion of an AQF Level 7 health-related Bachelor Degree or a Bachelor degree in Nursing or other relevant clinically-based health or allied health qualifications from another country (or qualifications recognised by the Division as equivalent), and At least 12 months experience working in their chosen field since undergraduate course completion; or At least five years’ experience in a health profession
A working knowledge of diabetes, prevention and management of the disease is becoming increasingly important for health professionals in Australia and around the world, such is the prevalence of the disease.
Graduates can work in a variety of government, private health, hospital and community settings, offering client-centred and evidenced-based clinical care and self-management education programs. Expand your expertise or open the door to new careers in diabetes management and prevention.
This course will enhance professional development and independent practice but cannot lead to recognition as a credentialed diabetes educator.
Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Studies
Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)
Division of Tropical Health and Medicine
Completion of an AQF level 7 health-related bachelor degree or a bachelor degree in nursing or other relevant clinically-based health or allied health qualifications from another country (or qualifications recognised by the Division as equivalent), and
At least 12 months experience working in their chosen field since undergraduate course completion; or
At least five years’ experience in a health profession
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 selection requirements
Information published by JCU or otherwise made available to students when applying, may specify additional criteria to be considered in ranking applicants in order of merit if the number of applications exceeds a quota or other limit on the places made available for the course. Information provided by applicants during the application process and any other information obtained by JCU in the application process may be used by JCU to rank applicants in order of merit by reference to those additional criteria.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
12 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Studies at James Cook University will be able to:
Inherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, attributes, skills and behaviours needed to complete the learning outcomes of a course while preserving the academic integrity of the university’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate that they have acquired or have the ability to acquire the inherent requirements for their degree. For more information refer to Inherent Requirements page.
Reasonable adjustments may be made to assist students manage additional circumstances impacting on their studies provided these do not change the academic integrity of a degree. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course.
NS5380:03 Foundations of Clinical Diabetes
HS5381:03 Health Education and Self Management
NS5382:03 Applied Clinical Diabetes Education
NS5384:03 Diabetes Studies Capstone
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
8 months part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Course includes mandatory fieldwork
Maximum allowed Pass
Supplementary exam for
Students may apply for credit transfer for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure
6 credit points except where a student transfers from one JCU award to another, then credit may be granted for more than two-thirds of the new award, where there is subject equivalence between the awards.
Credit will be granted only for subjects completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 8 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF DIABETES STUDIES
Inclusion of majors on
Exit with lesser award
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.
This course will prepare graduates to provide high quality, person-centred education to people with diabetes. One of the key features of our course is a focus on the global incidence of diabetes, providing you with opportunities to engage with classmates from around Asia and Australia.