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Diabetes Care and Management


Course details

  • Jul 2024
    Feb 2025
  • 12 weeks
  • Part-time
  • $1,004*
  • Level 7
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus

Workshop dates

  • Semester 1: 21 February, 6 March, 3 April, 8 May 2024
  • Semester 2: 25 July, 8 August, 5 September, 10 October 2024

Please note: Enrolments close two weeks prior to the first workshop date scheduled for each semester intake.


The Diabetes Care and Management programme 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 significant 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.

Students living a long distance from campus may need to download Zoom onto their laptop or device. If this is the case, your tutor will advise you.

What you will 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.

View programme modules

​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, an 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 and Information Centre or email a copy to

  • Please note: A verified copy of your Annual Practicing Certificate is required with your application

Enrolments close two weeks prior to the first workshop date scheduled for each semester intake


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.

Programme information will be emailed to you approximately 2–4 weeks before your first workshop or at the start of your module.

What you will need

We recommend you bring a pen, notebook and a laptop or personal device.

Logins for computer access
All course information, workshop timetables, and relevant content will be available online through Moodle.

Computer requirements 
We require students to have access to a device that has access to a video player, PDF reader and Microsoft software. Find more about device specifications here.

Timetable information

All Wintec timetables are available online here.

How to find your way around

Campus maps can be found here.

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - payment and permits may be required. The Gardens Campus has free parking available. Learn more about parking and find out about bus services here.

He reo pōwhiri, your official welcome to Wintec

Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.

You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.

Click here to find out 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:

    New Zealand-based suppliers

    General book suppliers

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    Health status



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