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COURSE

Graduate Diploma in Diabetes

GD-DIABET

TAUGHT BY: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

2years

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

200

About offering

In addition to the curriculum of the graduate certificate, you will learn to undertake effective projects and research in the diabetes field. You’ll explore various research methods particularly useful in the health sciences, prepare a literature review and develop a comprehensive research or project proposal.

This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

What you'll learn

  • apply theoretical knowledge to provide evidence based care and management to people with chronic health conditions
  • enact problem solving, critical thinking and decision making skills to respond to clinical and professional challenges in chronic disease care
  • locate, extract and interpret relevant evidence and scientific literature on chronic disease to inform decision making relevant to chronic disease self-management
  • demonstrate quality written, oral and interpersonal communication skills in academic, professional and health care contexts
  • use information technology to inform on-going learning needs and evidence based practice; use technology applications to support client care
  • use lifelong learning skills to maintain currency of practice
  • recognise the national and global chronic disease issues and examine strategic health care directions
  • demonstrate cultural competence in the provision of chronic disease health care to multi-cultural groups and the Indigenous people
  • demonstrate professional and ethical practice appropriate to professional background; work in multidisciplinary teams to support chronic condition self-management.

Why study Graduate Diploma in Diabetes

  • The first established school of nursing in a Western Australian university, our School of Nursing and Midwifery has continued to set the pace for nursing education in our region.
  • Our teaching staff are highly qualified, both academically and professionally.
  • The School ensures its leading position in nursing education through industry partnerships integrated with its teaching and research programs.

Professional recognition

Graduates who are health professionals, (Registered Nurse (RN or Division One), Registered Midwife. Accredited Practising Dietitian, Registered Medical Practioner, Registered Pharmacist, Podiatrist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist or a Registered Physiotherapist) are eligible to use this award towards an application for credentialing with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association. No further professional recognition is obtained through completing this diploma.

Career information

Graduates with a clinical-based health or allied health professional background generally gain employment in the field of diabetes education and care. Graduates eligible for ADEA credentialing may be better placed to achieve designated diabetes education positions. Graduates without a health professional background may gain employment in an allied field, for example diabetes research.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A Graduate Certificate in Diabetes or equivalent in a relevant clinical-based health, allied health or other relevant field, plus at least 12 months’ experience in a specialist area of practice.

Enrolled nurses or Aboriginal health workers who do not hold a bachelor degree may gain entry to the course through an alternate mode of entry, which considers the applicants current clinical practice, education experience and professional development.

You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application.

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Reading 7.0
Listening 7.0
Overall band score 7.0

Other requirements and notes for this course

Applicants applying for a scholarship should submit their completed application 4 weeks before the deadline of the scholarship application.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact tne_pathways@curtin.edu.au.

Consideration will be given to appropriate formal university programs or other forms of continuing education. Processes will be consistent with university guidelines and the guidelines provided by the external accrediting body (ADEA).

Fees and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Student type Cost

Domestic

What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?

A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.

Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.

$11,800*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

No international fee data available

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice:

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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Where to get further information

Applicants applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Applicants with other international qualifications

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  • Curtin course code: GD-DIABET
  • This offering was last updated on: September 24, 2018