OnlineStudy Period 5Study Period 5

Unit description

Introduces students to models of care and business management concepts related to diabetes services.  The scope of practice of the diabetes educator is explored, along with the role of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA).  Students complete 40 hours of clinical practicum within an approved diabetes service to consolidate their learnings.  

Unit content

  • Ethical and legal regulations of practice
  • Documentation and record keeping
  • Australian Diabetes Educators Association credentialling program
  • National Diabetes Services Scheme
  • Models of care for diabetes management
  • Managing diabetes education services

The unit learning outcomes address elements from Domain 2 (Education and Counselling), 4 (Management and Administration), and 5 (Leadership and Advocacy) of the National Competency Standards for Credentialled Diabetes Educators.


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

Study Period 5

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Tutorial online 3 hours (Across the Study Period)
Community/Professional placement 40 hours (Over 1 week)
ADEA Standards of Practice Quiz10%
Professional Experience PlacementSR

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

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