Diabetes Training for Podiatrists - Online CPD Course | Diabetes Qualified

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Who It is For



6 hours


6 hours


$295 AUD

About the Diabetes in Practice for Podiatrists Course

People living with diabetes are encouraged to see their podiatrist at least twice a year as part of the Annual Cycle of Care. Therefore, in your role as a podiatrist, you have many opportunities to support people living with diabetes and help them reduce their chance of diabetes-related foot complications. This course will provide you with increased knowledge and understanding of diabetes, enabling you to have meaningful conversations with people living with diabetes using simple, clear language. This online diabetes and podiatry cpd course takes 6 hours to complete, worth 6 cpd hours. It include videos on how to complete a foot assessment as well as handouts for your clients.

Diabetes in Practice for Podiatrists is a user friendly resource to give practitioners a better understanding of diabetes. Foot complications are a common consequence of diabetes and this course enables you to have a supportive conversation with the person living with diabetes to help avoid preventable foot complications.

Diabetes Essentials

If you are looking to increase your technical diabetes knowledge and learn more about the pathophysiology of diabetes please refer to our course Diabetes Essentials.

Printable handouts

These are available to be downloaded once you enrol in the course.

Video’s on how to complete a Foot Assessment 

A series of 3 x 2 minute videos on how to complete a Foot Assessment presented by Podiatrist Phillip Corne.

Part 1: General Foot Care

Part 2: Blood Supply

Part 3: Nerve Supply

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

Learning Outcomes from this Course

By completing this course you will:

  • Update your knowledge on diabetes and it’s management.
  • Be provided with examples of appropriate language to create awareness of the link between foot care and overall diabetes management that is meaningful for the person living with diabetes.
  • Improve your ability to support the person living with diabetes with practical tools such as; how to ask the right questions, what steps to take when faced with a healthy or at risk foot, when to give advice and when to refer your client on.
  • Receive handouts that you can download and print to share with the people you see
  • Minimise complications to the foot, through referral, foot care education and follow-up.

Course Reviews

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The course was easy to follow, not too much text and written in a way that is easy to remember. The patient handouts were fantastic. I have learned the importance of addressing possible reasons for patients not following suggestions, and how i can present the information using supportive language.

Alison, Podiatrist
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I liked the ability to check understanding of information provided with progressive knowledge checks throughout.  I enjoyed the scenarios with presenting clients questions . IIt was incredibly professional, I would recommended to every allied health professional.

Louise, Podiatrist
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I found the course helpful and it was a great reminder to be aware of the language we use as health professionals. The information was detailed and presented in a way that was easy to absorb and manageable.

Nichola, Podiatrist

CPD Podiatry Course Details

This eLearning course consists of 12 online modules and 3 assessments and should take you about 6 hours to complete. On this course page you’ll also find some handouts to download and print. Handouts that can help you support the people living with diabetes you see, as well handouts you can share with them.

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. Acute complications


  6. Acute complications


  7. Chronic complications

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

  8. Looking after diabetes

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

  9. The Annual Cycle of Care

    The Diabetes Annual Cycle of Care (ACC) framework for screenings.

  10. NDSS, Diabetes Organisations and Medicare

    Find out where to refer people for support and services.

  11. Supporting behaviour change

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

  12. Talking the talk

    Language used to engage and support people living with diabetes.


To successfully complete this eLearning course, you need to pass 3 multiple choice assessments. The goal of the assessments is to check your understanding of the content of all modules. . You have 3 attempts to pass each assessment. When you have successfully completed this course 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 6 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 6 hours of eLearning.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 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

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.

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.

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.


Diabetes in Practice for Podiatrists

Diabetes in Practice for Podiatrists 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.