Graduate Certificate in Person-centred Diabetes Care and Education

Underpinned by an empowerment approach to person-centred diabetes care, you will learn about the clinical management of diabetes and how best to support and educate people with diabetes regarding the management of their condition and optimisation of their health.

Graduate Certificate in Person-centred Diabetes Care and Education


Part Time: 1 Year

Next Start Date

04 March 2024

22 July 2024

Closing Date

Online UAC 950401
Domestic Student Fees

Indicative annual fee from $11,885

Additional Information

Program Code: 4761

Diabetes Care and Education at Western

In addition to examining the aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical assessment and management of different types of diabetes and short and long term complications, this program will explore self-management support at the system, organisational and individual level. This inter-professional program provides the opportunity for you to learn with, about, and from other health disciplines in delivering diabetes care. This program is delivered online, however, there will be a compulsory one week face to face clinical skills workshop and 40 hours of mandatory clinical practicum. Image: ©isens usa/Unsplash


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What you can expect to study

The program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Career Opportunities

Career options for health professionals of this program are diverse, ranging from employment in primary, secondary, tertiary health care services and private practice. Graduates that do not have a health professional background may have the option of employment in research, health promotion and the pharmaceutical industry.

Graduates from this program who are currently registered with their professional regulatory body and are one of the eligible health disciplines listed by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association, are able to apply to become a Credentialled Diabetes Educator.

B Psychological and Social Sciences

Entry requirements for domestic students

Please consult the handbook for more information regarding entry requirements for this course.

You can read more about special requirements here.

B Psychological and Social Sciences

Entry requirements for international students

**Please note, if this course lists a part-time option, this is not available to International Students on a Student Visa.

Please consult the handbook for more information regarding entry requirements for this course.

You can read more about international academic entry requirements here.

Indicative annual fee

PG Direct

Apply as a Domestic Student

If you are a domestic student, you can apply through our Western Application system which is free of charge.

Domestic students are:

  • Australian Citizens
  • New Zealand Citizens
  • Australian permanent residents
  • Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders


Western Sydney University recognises and rewards students who demonstrate community engagement, outstanding academic ability and superior leadership skills. Donor-funded scholarships are also available, providing support for students based on both academic achievements and equity considerations. There are also scholarships available for specific degrees. 

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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (40 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.