Diabetes Essentials Course- CPD Training & Education | Diabetes Qualified

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Proudly supported by Diabetes NSW & ACT and Diabetes Queensland.

Who is it for?

Any Health Professional


12 hours endorsed by ADEA


12 hours


$295 AUD

About the Diabetes Essentials Course

Diabetes Essentials is a comprehensive learning program which covers all aspects of diabetes from diagnosis to management. The online interactive course will provide you with the latest best practice information on diabetes including the pathophysiology of diabetes, diabetes management principles, and prevention of complications.

This course has been endorsed for 12 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA)

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If you are wanting to learn more about practical ways to improve your ability to support the person living with diabetes we have a range of ‘ Diabetes in Practice’ courses for specific health professions such as nurses, pharmacists, podiatrists and allied health professionals. See our full range of courses here.

See this example of how the course looks in our learning management system.

Learning Outcomes from this CPD Course

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand diabetes causation, treatment and management principles
  • Be aware of prevention, detection and treatment of the different diabetes related chronic complications
  • Have an understanding of the essential components of the self-management of diabetes
  • Know how to recognise diabetes complications and the appropriate treatment plan, including when to refer to another Health Professional

Course Reviews

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"It was a very thorough course and explained areas clearly and in a way that was easier to understand. I now feel more knowledgeable about how to provide appropriate care to my clients."

Giulia, Dietician
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"The information provided in this course was very comprehensive, and I improved my knowledge surrounding complications and associated diseases in particular pcos"

Kerry, Diabetes Educator
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" It was incredibly informative and set out in a way that was easy to follow,  I knew the medical basis of how diabetes occurred but I learnt extensively about the various other implications of diabetes"

Sophie, Nurse

CPD Course Structure

eLearning Modules

  1. Diabetes basics

    6 Chapters which cover: Before diabetes, Understanding diabetes, How diabetes is diagnosed, Managing diabetes, Pregnancy and diabetes, Meaningful monitoring. 3 hours to complete.

  2. Living with Diabetes

    8 Chapters which cover: Lifestyle – nutrition, Lifestyle – physical activity, Medication used to manage diabetes, Understanding hypoglycaemia, Understanding hyperglycaemia, Sick days and surgery, Travel, Diabetes’ impact on life. 4 hours to complete

  3. Screening for complications

    3 Chapters which cover: Screening for complications, Microvascular complications, Macrovascular complications. 1.5 hours to complete.

  4. Conditions related to diabetes

    2 Chapters which cover: Metabolic syndrome, PCOS. 1 hours to complete.


The Diabetes Essentials online course has 4 modules. There are 4 multiple choice assessments, one at the end of each module. Once you pass all the assessments you can download your certificate of completion.

Delivery Mode

Students have the flexibility to study in their own time and location. The course can be accessed through the Diabetes Qualified Learning Management System. We recommend using a desktop computer or laptop with the Chrome website browser. Course completion requires approximately 12 hours of eLearning.


On completion of the course and by passing the assessments. You will instantly receive a certificate in the learning management system for 12 hours of eLearning accredited for 12 CPD points from ADEA.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do i become a Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE)?

To become a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) you need to complete a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management and complete hours in practicing diabetes education.

Click here for more information on the Australian Diabetes Educator Association website

What other resources can i access to learn more about diabetes?

We have a range of  diabetes related webinars as well as podcasts, and Fact Sheets.

If you are wanting to learn more about practical ways to improve your ability to support the person living with diabetes we have a range of ‘ Diabetes in Practice’ courses for specific health professions such as nurses, pharmacists, podiatrists and allied health professionals. See our full range of courses here.


How long do I have access to the course?

12 Months. The time is calculated from when a student is enrolled into the online program. Friendly email reminders will be sent to students to ensure the course is completed within the time period. If you need an extension due to exceptional circumstances please email us.

How do I get my CPD certificate of completion?

Once you have completed this online CPD course and passed the  multiple choice assessments, a ‘certificate of completion’ becomes available for download from the learning management system. This will only show once you have completed the course evaluation survey.

Enrol in Course

Diabetes Essentials Online Course

$295 AUD

Online Course

Learning Objectives

It is a COMPLUSORY PRE-REQUISITE that you have completed the initial face to face program before completing this Refresher program, otherwise you are not eligible to become a BEAT IT Trainer. BEAT IT Trainer Refresher includes six modules which have been developed by Accredited Exercise Physiologists, Accredited Practising Dietitians and Credentialled Diabetes Educators. The content covers chronic disease in Australia, the physical activity guidelines, diabetes, acute & chronic complications, exercise considerations and recommendations, and nutrition for physical activity.

In addition to refreshing BEAT IT Trainers with how to run a successful BEAT IT program, with the program now includes the added bonuses of advertising and ongoing support. A mark of greater than 80% in required in order to successfully complete the program requirements.

Prior to registering into the online course, it is your responsibly to ensure you have a current CPR certificate and have completed the BEAT IT Trainer face to face program.