Practical Diabetes for Childcare Workers Online Course | Diabetes Qualified

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Who is it for?

Anyone who works in childcare services


2 hours


Receive a certificate of completion


Free of charge

Practical Diabetes for Childcare Workers


Online Course

Learn how to support children with type 1 diabetes in childcare services

About the Practical Diabetes for Childcare Educators Course

This online education program is for early childcare based teachers and support staff who are responsible for caring for a child diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

Staff working in a childcare centre, or a before or after school care facility, play an important part in supporting children with managing their diabetes.

In this course, you will learn what diabetes is, how it is managed, and also how you can support a child with diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in children attending childcare. While type 2 diabetes is now being diagnosed more often in youth aged 10 to 18 years, it remains rare in children under 6 years old. As type 1 diabetes is the more prevalent form of diabetes in childcare, this course focuses on type 1 management.

This eLearning course consists of  8 topics and 1 quiz . It should take you about 2 hours to complete.

Please note: this training does not cover skills such as injecting insulin. Separate training will need to be completed with the child’s diabetes team and parents.

This program has been developed by credentialled diabetes educators and the design team from Diabetes NSW & ACT and Diabetes Qualified. Development of this program was funded by Sydney Local Health District.




Learning Outcomes from Course

By completing this training you will know:

  • what diabetes is,
  • how it is managed, and
  • how you can support a child with diabetes

You will also learn about your role in supporting or supervising the child with managing their diabetes. This includes learning about your role in the delivery of insulin, and monitoring of glucose levels.

For diabetes information for kids, teens parents, carers and schools visit the As1kids website here

Course Details

This eLearning course consists of 1 eLearning module with 8 topics and 1 quiz . It should take you about 2 hours to complete.

Course Topics

  1. Understanding diabetes

  2. Monitoring glucose levels

  3. Insulin delivery devices

  4. Diabetes highs and lows

  5. Diabetes emergency

  6. Eating to manage diabetes

  7. Being active

  8. Supporting a child with diabetes


To successfully complete this eLearning course and receive your certificate, you need to pass the quiz . The goal of the quiz is to check your understanding of the content of this course.
There are 10 multiple choice questions, and you get 3 attempts to pass.

Delivery Mode

You have the flexibility to learn in your 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 2 hours of eLearning.


Once you have completed the course and passed the quiz you will instantly receive a certificate in your name. This can be downloaded from the learning management system.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can i go to get more information about children with type 1 diabetes?

If you are looking for information for kids, teens, parents and carers you can visit the as1diabetes wesbsite here

Diabetes in Schools, an initiative by Diabetes Australia, is an information and training program designed to support students with type 1 diabetes find out more here

Once I start a course can I exit at any time and return at a later time?

Yes. You can exit the online course then log back in at any time. However it is recommended users complete an entire module before exiting. You have 12 months access to the course.

Enrol in Course

Practical Diabetes for Childcare Workers


Online Course

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.