Unit description

Introduces students to management concepts and practices, focusing on developing a diabetes service which is adaptable to a wide variety of clients. Principles of business management and entrepreneurial ideas will be investigated. Students will also develop skills as an educator, focusing on teaching strategies both individual and group. Students will demonstrate the principles of adult learning focusing on developing a diabetes program for delivery to groups.

Unit content

Topic 1:   Explore organisational structures
Topic 2:   Prepare a business plan for establishing a diabetes service
Topic 3:   Managing change
Topic 4:   Explore Information Technology systems within the field of diabetes
Topic 5:   Leadership and management
Topic 6:   Group based leaning for facilitation of diabetes education
Topic 7:   Human resources and risk management.
Topic 8:   Self employment as a diabetes health professional
Topic 9:   Delivering and facilitating training sessions for diabetes health professional and clients with diabetes
Topic 10: Presenting to an audience

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Business plan recommended reading: Shaper, M & Volery, T, 2014, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, 4th edn, Australia.
  • Recommended reading for teaching assignment: Knowles, M & Swanson, R, 2011, The Adult Learner, 7th edn.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Workshop on-site 7 hours (3 days)
Learning package for clients50%
Reflective writing25%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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