Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Health Care

The Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Health Care is for qualified practitioners who want to specialise in diabetes management and education to deliver improved patient care and education programs.

40 hours of clinical placement!


Graduate Certification in Diabetes Education and Health Care (V12936)

Start Date

7 August 2023 (Intake 3)


Program Length

1 year


2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123


Study Mode

4 x 3 day campus-based study blocks. Some online learning. Clinical placement.


The Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Health Care – V12936

Course Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Health Care is accredited by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) and will provide eligible health professionals with the qualification to practice in diabetes education.

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Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Health Care – V12936

Course Details

Entry Criteria

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Health Care must be appropriately qualified and have a minimum 2 years post graduate experience.

Applicants must fall into the following categories:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Accredited Dietician
  • Registered Midwife
  • Direct Entry Midwife
  • Registered Podiatrist
  • Registered Pharmacist
  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist
  • Registered Physiotherapist

As the course requires completion of self-directed online learning, it is expected that applicants have basic computer skills to navigate and undertake the course work online.

In order to proceed, applications must:

  1. Complete the relevant application form
  2. Attach their CV.
  3. Include a statement of purpose for wishing to undertake this course (250-300 words maximum). Submission of this statement needs to be made to the Student Services Officer a minimum of three weeks prior to course commencement.
  4. Have proof of 2 years (FTE) post graduate experience.
  5. Have certification of current employment (recent employment within 6 months).
  6. Supply authenticated copies of qualifications and transcripts.
    Training Program

    The Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Health Care comprises campus-based and online learning modules as well as practical workshops.

    It is expected you’ll spend 10-12 hours per week studying and completing all learning modules for each unit of the course.

    Core Units

    Students are required to successfully complete the following learning modules:

    Unit 1: Management of diabetes.

    This module will provide students with the key principles necessary to provide optimal care to patients presenting with Type 1 and 2 diabetes, based on the National Standards of Practice for Diabetes Educators.

    Unit 2: Psychological and special needs in diabetes education.

    This module will provide students with the knowledge and skills to support and empower patients to self-manage their diabetes.

    Unit 3: Teaching and learning.

    This module will provide students with the knowledge and skills to develop and implement evidence-based health education and health promotion programs in a range of settings.

    Unit 4: Evidence-based practice in diabetes education.

    This module will provide students with skills to critically evaluate and utilise current research to support the development and implementation of policy and procedures, and organisational change.


    Blended Learning Mode

    With a blended delivery this course comprises of 4 x 3 day campus-based study blocks (total 12 days), which includes practical workshops in addition to online learning modules. There is also 1 week (40 hours) of participant observation on clinical placement.

    Supportive and interactive campus based learning and practical workshops will provide you with the opportunity to liaise with fellow students and learn from the experiences of a range of health professionals currently working in the field of diabetes education. The workshops also equip students with practical skills that will support their learning.

    Clinical Placement

    Students are required to complete 40 hours of clinical placement which will provide the opportunity to develop and demonstrate competency in the tasks, skills and knowledge of a Diabetes Educator. This is organised by Mayfield Education. Please note, completion of the clinical practicum is a mandatory requirement for the course and for those seeking ADEA credentialling status.

    Intake/Application Closing Dates

    Intake 3 – 2023

    • Commencement date: 7 August, 2023

    Dates of Face-to-Face blocks (12 days total)

    Unit 1 – Management of Diabetes – 9, 10 & 11 August 2023

    Unit 2 – Psychosocial and Special needs in Diabetes – 8, 9 & 10 November 2023

    Unit 3 – Teaching and Learning – February 7, 8 & 9 February 2024 

    Unit 4 – Evidence based practise in Diabetes Education – 8, 9 & 10 May 2024 

    Application Closing Date:
    Applications for enrolment close 2 weeks before classes start.

    Late applications will be considered for the next intake if received after the closing date.


    Graduates will receive a post graduate Higher Education Certificate.

    Learning Pathway

    Numerous categories of scholarship are available.

    Diabetes Victoria has the Gwen Scott Diabetes Professional Development Grants Program

    Recognition of prior learning

    Mayfield Education aims to provide the recognition of a student’s skills and knowledge to enable their learning to be recognised which exceeds the entrance criteria of the course.

    Contact us for more information on our Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning options.


    Tuition Fee: $11,000

    Student Total Course Estimate: $11,000

    Initial Course Deposit via electronic Transfer: $250

    Monthly Direct Debit Instalment Payment Plan: Available
    Complete direct debit form


    The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

    Fees are indicative, may subject to change of government policy and this may occur during the course.

    Fee instalment plan is available.

    Book An Information Session

    Information Session Information sessions for this course are coming soon. Let us know if you would like us to contact you with updates.


    Ready to enrol for the course?

    STEP 1: Attend the information session

    STEP 2: Submit a course application form through our website or via email, post or in person