Close up of blood sugar level being checked for diabetes patient

Diabetes Care and Management


Course details

  • Subject to Approval
  • Feb 2020
    Jul 2020
  • 12 weeks
  • Part-time
  • $894
  • Level 7
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus

Workshop Dates

  • Course One: 26 February, 11 March and 8 April 2020
  • Course Two: 30 July, 13 August and 10 September 2020


The Diabetes Care and Management programme is internationally recognised and is designed to provide registered health professionals with the knowledge and skills required to provide regular care to people at risk of or with diabetes.

The Midland Health region has identified Type 2 and increasingly Type 1 diabetes as a major health concern, particularly for Māori and Pacific Island adults. In addition cardiovascular risk assessment is an identified Ministry of health target. The prevention and treatment of diabetes is a focus of the Strategic Plans for the District Health Boards providing opportunities for you in this rewarding area.

What you'll learn

The programme, informed by the National Diabetes Nursing Knowledge and Skills Frame­work (2009), provides the health professional with an increased blend of knowledge and skills required to competently and confidently plan care for a person with diabetes / cardiovascular disease and provide regular care to people at risk of, or those who experience, diabetes. Health professionals will develop critical thinking through the exploration of problem-based learning, evidenced-based theory, reflective and reflexive practice perspectives.


​Module Code
Module Title​LevelCreditsPre-Requisites

HLCD701Diabetes Care7

Graduate Opportunities

The in Diabetes Care and Management course provides an opportunity for you to continue your professional development and to gain knowledge and skills in a significant and growing area of health care.

This qualification will be valued in both primary and secondary clinical contexts. You would be able to continue to develop your expertise in this area of health to become a speciality diabetes nurse. Once graduated you may progress from the Generalist education provided in the Diabetes Care to the Level 8 Specialist Diabetes education within the Wintec Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing programme.

Application Process

At this time online application is not available for this course.

To apply for this course, please fill out the form below and return it to the Student Enrolment & Information Centre​.

Please also note that a verified copy of Annual Practicing Certificate is required.

Entry criteria

Candidates are required to:

  • hold a New Zealand health qualification as a registered nurse or health professional; and
  • have a current practising certificate; and
  • be working in positions or have access to an appropriate client base of at least 16 hours per week.
English language requirements
  • Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5 with no individual band score lower than 6.0; or
  • equivalent.
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Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

Welcome information will be emailed to all enrolled students approximately 2 – 4 weeks prior to the first workshop day or start of their online course.

Please read the information below about your first day.

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information


Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

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Clinical placement

Prospectus (course guide)

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