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Diabetes Qualified

Aged Care


Practical Diabetes for Aged Care Workers


2 Hours


$40 AUD

An online course for aged care support workers to increase their knowledge of diabetes and provide better support to people in their care

About the Aged Care Worker Online Training

Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia, and around 1 in 4 people living in residential aged care facilities have diabetes.  For older people, helping them maintain the best quality of life is one of the main principles of diabetes management and aged care workers play a pivotal role in supporting the person living with diabetes. Effective self–care results in better health related outcomes and quality of life for the person living with diabetes. This training will provide aged care support workers with a basic understanding of diabetes, and how it relates to their work and the situations that arise from their role.

Are you a provider looking to train staff?

We have different investment options to suit your staff training requirements.

  • Annual Provider Subscription- suitable for 60 or more users: Enrol unlimited users over a 12 month period for $2,195, facilitated by Diabetes Qualified.
  • eLearning Package SCORM file – unlimited users: We can provide the training package for $2,995 to host on your own Learning Management system.
  • Volume Pricing – suitable for 16 or more users: We offer a discount for 16 or more users, contact us for more information.

Talk to us to discuss the best option for your needs.


How does this course work?

  • Once participants enrol online they will automatically be provided with access to the course in our  e-Learning platform. Everything they need to complete the course is available online, with 24/7 accessibility.
  • This is a short course that takes maximum of 2 hours to complete.
  • It is interactive and has real life case studies with practical examples of how to support the person with diabetes, and when to refer to a supervisor.
  • Once participants have completed the course they will be able to download a ‘certificate of completion’.

Learning Outcomes

By completing this course, participants will:

  • Gain a basic understanding of diabetes, and how to recognise signs and symptoms of diabetes in people in their care
  • Recognise the difference between high and low blood glucose levels, and know the appropriate action to take
  • Be able to identify and flag issues which may lead to the reduction in diabetes related complications such as infections
  • Improve their ability to support the person living with diabetes and have a meaningful and helpful conversation
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8 Chapters cover the following topics:

  • Understanding diabetes
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Highs and lows of blood glucose levels
  • Eating healthy
  • Moving more
  • Medications for diabetes
  • Staying healthy
  • Support services

Knowledge Checks

Throughout the course the user will be asked ‘ knowledge check’ questions, these are multiple choice questions. This is not an assessment and no grades are provided. It is a ‘ self check ‘ for the user to help them confirm what they have learnt.


There are further reading resources provided and tools such as diabetes management plans to download.

Online Delivery

Students have the flexibility to study in their own time online in the Diabetes Qualified Learning Management System. We recommend using a desktop computer or laptop with the Chrome website browser.


On completion of the course partcipants will instantly be able to download a certificate  of completion.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you have training on how to administer insulin?

    Yes we are a registered training organisation and can provide accredited training for care and support workers to administer insulin.

    They need to complete the Administer and Monitor Medication Skill Set CHCSS00067 

    Register your interest here to talk to us about delivery and pricing options.

  • I am a provider who would like to train all my support workers, what are the options?

    Our courses for health care support workers start from $40 per person, and we offer volume pricing for 15 or more users. If you have 60 or more employees to train the most economical option is an annual provider subscription for $2,195 which gives you unlimited enrolments for 12 months or you can purchase the Scorm for your learning management system for $2,995. Talk to us for the best solution.

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Reviews from our students


“It was informative and having the individual cases to follow really helped me understand what to do in some situations”

Anna, Aged Care Support Worker

“ Many of our residents have diabetes, so it was important to our organisation to provide practical and relevant education about the effects of diabetes on the elderly. Our workers found the online course easy to use and they enjoyed the interactive case studies. Many commented that they felt much more confident talking to people with diabetes as a direct result of training ”

Shellee , Georgina Hostel and Aged Care Facility Manager

” It was easy to navigate and i learnt the difference between type 1 and 2 diabetes and the management strategies and support available”

Julie, Aged Care Support Worker