Diabetes Course for Nurses - Online CPD Training & Education | Diabetes Qualified

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Who is it for

Nurses and enrolled nurses


12 hours endorsed by APNA


12 hours


$110 AUD

Diabetes in Practice for Nurses CPD Nursing Course

  • $110 AUD

Online Course

12 months access

Training groups of 10 or more people?

Contact us

About the CPD Nursing Course

This online CPD nursing course is for Practice and Enrolled Nurses looking to increase their knowledge of diabetes and improve the support they provide to people in their care. Nurses will benefit from this interactive Nursing CPD course by learning how to help people living with diabetes to manage their condition and prevent complications, as well as providing support, being able to explain diabetes and how to manage it, and answer questions that might be asked in a consultation.

Diabetes is Australia’s fastest growing chronic condition. Nurses are seeing more and more people with diabetes every day, our online diabetes education program will support you in delivering better care.

This course has been created by Credentialed Diabetes Educators and Health Professionals who work closely with people living with diabetes every week. It is based on current best practice guidelines.

This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria.

Currently Subsidised

The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) has provided partial funding of this course, to bring it to you for just $110 (saving $215 as it is normally $325). We have received an additional allocation for 2022, however numbers are limited.

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



Learning Outcomes from this CPD Nursing Course

  • Update your knowledge on diabetes management
  • Improve your ability to support the person living with diabetes and have a more helpful conversation using health literacy principles
  • Know how to ask the right questions, and when to refer to other health professionals for more individualised advice
  • Have the tools and resources to implement what you’ve learnt in your workplace, improving health outcomes for your patients

Course Reviews

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It was an extremely comprehensive course. I found the information on the NDSS, Diabetes Australia and Diabetes NSW very interesting and was unaware of the all the benefits they provided. The module on supporting behaviour change, a wonderful concept and the power of positive language used to engage and support daily self-care and efforts for people living with diabetes.

Kristen, Nurse
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“I have gained a lot more knowledge about diabetes and diabetes management. I have been able to improve my care and education delivered to the people I see every day. The updated information on medication is very useful, and I will use positive language to communicate with people living with diabetes.”

Paula, Nurse
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“The course is very easy to follow and understand and I enjoyed the interactive questions throughout the modules. I learnt there are many different ways to manage diabetes in a community environment. As well as increasing my diabetes knowledge, I will ensure clients are having allied health reviews and consultations.”

Lisa, Nurse

CPD Nurse Course Details

This diabetes course for Nurses has 16 modules, with scenarios and knowledge checks throughout.

eLearning Modules

  1. Introduction

    Importance of diabetes education and diabetes figures to outline how diabetes is a significant health problem in Australia.

  2. Diabetes Explained

    Prevalence, cause, prevention, presentation and management of type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.

  3. Risk Factors for Diabetes

    Risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes and action to take to delay the onset.

  4. Blood Glucose Levels

    Hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia, HbA1c tests.

  5. Chronic Complications

    Chronic macrovascular and microvascular complications of diabetes, oral and mental health complications of diabetes.

  6. Acute Complications


  7. Acute Complications


  8. Blood Glucose Monitoring

    Equipment, considerations, correct technique, useful times to check blood glucose levels, glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c).

  9. Living Well With Diabetes

    Diabetes management, Diabetes Care Team, guidelines for driving and travel.

  10. Healthy Eating

    The impact of carbohydrates on blood glucose levels, healthy eating guidelines, dietary fats, glycaemic index (GI), healthy plate model.

  11. Physical Activity

    Physical activity for diabetes management and overall health, link between physical activity and low blood glucose levels.

  12. Medications

    Common oral medication groups used in diabetes management, side effects, when someone with type 2 diabetes might be prescribed insulin.

  13. Prevention and Detection of Complications

    Annual Cycle of Care, Diabetes checks.

  14. NDSS, Diabetes Organisations and Medicare

  15. Supporting Behaviour Change

    Supporting people with type 2 diabetes to make positive behaviour changes and how to set SMART goals for behaviour change.

  16. Talking the Talk

    Language used to engage and support people living with diabetes.


To successfully complete this eLearning course you need to pass the two Knowledge Assessments. The goal of the assessments is to check your understanding of the content of all modules. These are multiple choice. You have 3 attempts to pass each assessment.

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 Nursing CPD points with APNA.

Frequently Asked Questions

CPD Nursing Points: How many will you get from this course?

This Diabetes course for Nurses has been accredited for 12 CPD points. It is endorsed by APNA for 12 hours of Continuing Professional Development according to approved quality standards criteria. It is important to remember that it is your responsibility to maintain and register CPD with your professional body. Most Registered and Enrolled Nurses will need to complete 20 hours of CPD every year and must keep records of this for 5 years.

Why is CPD and diabetes education important for nurses?

CPD is the means by which nurses maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives. 1 in 4 adults in Australia is living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. As a nurse you will benefit from this online diabetes course by learning how to teach people living with diabetes to manage their condition and prevent complications.

Nursing CPD point’s certificate: How do I get my CPD certificate?

Once you have completed this online CPD course for nurses and passed the 4 multiple choice assessments, a ‘certificate of completion’ becomes available for download from the learning management system. You will receive a certificate with 12 Nursing CPD points.

Are the Assessments multiple choice and how many attempts do I get?

Yes, the 4 assessments are multiple choice, with either one or multiple correct answers.  You get 3 attempts to pass with a score of 80% of more. If for some reason you need more attempts please email us.

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.

Enrol in Course

Diabetes in Practice for Nurses CPD Nursing Course

$110 AUD

Online Course
12 months access

This online CPD nursing course is for Practice and Enrolled Nurses looking to increase their knowledge of diabetes and improve the support they provide to people in their care.

Training groups of 10 or more people?
Contact us.

CPD Tracking Template

You can use this editable CPD tracking template to keep track of your CPD activities and meet your registration requirements. We have pre filled this using the Diabetes in Practice for Nurses course as an example.

This has been created following the NMBA CPD guidelines.

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.