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Diabetes Education and Management, Postgraduate Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 8 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
The Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management offered by the Southern Cross University is a one-year part-time course designed to qualify nurses, midwives, dietitians, medical practitioners, pharmacists, podiatrists, exercise physiologists and physiotherapists. 


The Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management offered by the Southern Cross University provides targeted professional development in the specialty field of diabetes education.

Students gain knowledge and skills within the areas of primary health, chronic disease, teaching, management and leadership, research, client self-management and counselling. They gain an in-depth knowledge of medications related to diabetes and other comorbidities, including Insulin initiation and titration and insulin pump therapy.

Career prospects:

Diabetes educators may work within a tertiary health centre, or within primary health. They can become self-employed and work in private practice, or they can work alongside other allied health providers such as dietitians, podiatrists, physiotherapists, and psychologists. Having credentialed diabetes educators working in primary health and particularly rural and remote regions is one of the current goals of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA).


This course is accredited by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA). Graduates are encouraged to pursue credentialling by the ADEA. The title CDE is well recognised not only in Australia but overseas, only those diabetes educators who have completed the ADEA credentialling program are awarded the title CDE. CDE’s are required to demonstrate ongoing participation in professional development within the speciality of diabetes education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pathophysiology and Diabetes in a Global Context
  • Managing Diabetes as a Chronic Condition
  • Diabetes Self-management Education Theory and Practice
  • Diabetes Management in Health Systems and Settings.

      Detailed Programme Facts

      • Programme intensity Part-time
        • Average part-time duration 8 months
        • Intensity Flexible
      • Credits
        48 alternative credits
      • Languages
        • English
      • Delivery mode

      English Language Requirements

      You only need to take one of these language tests:

      • Minimum required score:


        The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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        The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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      Academic Requirements

      Applicants not born and not schooled in one of the countries listed in Schedule A attached to Rule 2 Section 1:

      • must have completed at least one year of full-time (or equivalent) study at the level of AQF diploma (or equivalent) or above and the language in which that qualification was taught was English; or
      • must be able to demonstrate proof of English proficiency by obtaining an overall band score of not less than 7 in the International English Language Testing System (including a minimum score of 7 in the sub-bands) or equivalent TOEFL or comparable test as determined by the Academic Board.

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      Tuition Fee

      • National Applies to you

        2800 AUD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 2800 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
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