Mayfield Education is committed to innovation and excellence in the delivery of education and training for health and community services. 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.

The Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Health Care is unique in that it comprises 12 days (4 x 3 days) of campus-based study blocks including practical workshops in addition to online learning modules. The Mayfield course includes 1 week of participant observation on clinical placement.

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 level 2 computer skills to undertake this. To assess whether you have adequate skills please undertake the free self-assessment at

In order to proceed,

  1. Applicants must complete the relevant application form
  2. Attach a C.V.
  3. Include a statement of purpose for wishing to undertake this course (150 words maximum). Submission of this is made to the Student Services Officer a minimum of three weeks prior to course commencement.
  4. Proof of 2 years (FTE) post graduate experience
  5. Verification of current employment (recent employment within 6 months)
  6. Authenticated copies of qualifications and transcripts
Course Content

The Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Health Care comprises campus-based and on-line learning modules as well as practical workshops.
Students are required to successfully complete the following.

Learning Modules:

Unit 1: Management of diabetes 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 module will provide students with the knowledge and skills to support and empower patients to self-manage their diabetes.

Unit 3: Teaching and learning 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 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.


By committing to the Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Health Care it is expected you spend 8-10 hours per week studying and completing all learning modules for each unit of the course.

Campus Based Learning 4 x 3-day Study Blocks (12 Days)

Supportive and interactive campus based learning and practical workshops provide members with the opportunity to liaise with their 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 them with 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.

The Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Health Care consists of 2 intakes per year. 

Intake 1 2023: commencing 6 March 2023

BlockWeekName of UnitProposed DatesDates
Block 1Week 1Management of Diabetes8th, 9th and 10th March, 2023Wed/Thurs/Fri
Block 2Week 14Psychological and special needs in diabetes education7th, 8th and 9th June, 2023Wed/Thurs/Fri
Block 3Week 27Teaching and Learning30th, 31st August and 1st September, 2023Wed/Thurs/Fri
Block 4Week 40Evidence based practise in diabetes education29th, 30th November and 1st December, 2023Wed/Thurs/Fri

Late applications will be considered.

Application Closing Date:
2 weeks before classes start

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

A post graduate Higher Education Certificate


Numerous categories of scholarship are available –
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Diabetes Victoria – Gwen Scott Diabetes Professional Development Grants Program –
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Nurses Memorial Centre
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For more information regarding Nursing and Allied Health scholarships please visit

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.

Please refer to the Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning policy to obtain more information Link to Procedure

Fee for Services Student Tuition Fee: $10,000

Mayfield Education

2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123

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Start date(s)

6 March 2023 (Intake 1)

Program length

1 year


Mayfield Education Hawthorn

Study mode

12 days


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