Disability Support Worker Online Diabetes Training Course | Diabetes Qualified

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Disability Support Workers


2 hours




$40 AUD or volume pricing available

Practical Diabetes for Disability Support Workers Online Training

  • $40 AUD

Online Course

12 months access

Are you a Provider looking for volume pricing or unlimited access?

Contact us

About the Disability Support Worker Online Training

Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia, with 1 in 4 adults either living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. If not managed effectively, diabetes can lead to serious health complications. Support Workers play an important role in taking care of the person living with diabetes and can help them practice good diabetes care. Effective self–care results in better health related outcomes and quality of life for the person living with diabetes. This eLearning program will provide Disability Support Workers with a basic understanding of diabetes, and how it relates to their work and the situations that arise from their role.

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

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

Investment Options

We have 3 investment options to suit your staff training requirements. Talk to us if you would like to discuss the best option for your facility.

Volume Pricing 

Annual Provider Subscription- suitable for 60 or more users

eLearning Package SCORM file

We can provide the training package for $2,500 to host on your own Learning Management system.



Course Reviews

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" We purchased the annual provider access and found the course was very informative and suitable for all levels of staff, as well being very easy to use online. Our staff feel more confident on providing support and being able to explain diabetes and how to manage it. They learnt how to recognise signs and symptoms and the appropriate actions to take."

Belinda, Operations Manager, McCall Gardens Disability Services
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"We have trained over 90 of our support workers in this diabetes course. Our staff found the course content easy to understand and they enjoyed the case studies and interactive learning. Our staff have been able to apply what they have learnt in their role when supporting people with diabetes in their care."

Jude, Organisational Development and Learning Manager Sunnyfield Disability Services.
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"The Practical Diabetes for Disability Support Workers course was easy to understand and follow, and as a result, it increased my diabetes education. Furthermore, someone in our care living with diabetes required full time support and our support workers felt confident to help having completed the course and knowing more about diabetes."

 Aurora, State Manager, JaeMan

Course Details

This 2 hour online eLearning program has 8 chapters. The chapters are interactive and include case studies and multiple knowledge check questions.  Once learners have completed all the chapters they will receive a ‘certificate of completion’. There is also a further reading and resources document provided.

eLearning Modules

  1. Understanding diabetes

  2. Blood glucose monitoring

  3. Highs and lows of blood glucose levels

  4. Eating healthy

  5. Moving more

  6. Medications for diabetes

  7. Staying healthy

  8. 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. All users who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion.

Delivery Mode

Users 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 2 hours of eLearning.


Once the user has completed the course they will instantly receive a certificate in their name that they can download in the learning management system.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can i host the training on my organisations Learning Management System?

Yes, if you would like to have the Practical Diabetes training program hosted on your own Learning Management System (LMS), we can provide you with the eLearning package file for $2,500. It will be provided in a SCORM file (SCORM 2004 4th edition) Talk to us if you would like to discuss this option.

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 . Course dates are still to be confirmed for 2021.

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I would like to train all my support workers, do you have volume pricing?

Yes, our courses for Health Care 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 in a Practical Diabetes online course, the most economical option is a provider subscription for $1,995 which gives you unlimited enrolments for 12 months. Contact Us to discuss your options.

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Practical Diabetes for Disability Support Workers Online Training

$40 AUD

Online Course
12 months access

Practical Diabetes for Disability Support Workers Online Training

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.