Courses for 2023 now available.
The Type 1 Diabetes at School Learning Centre was launched in 2017 to provide a no-cost training aid for those managing students with Type 1 Diabetes at school to assist safety and optimal management while the student is in the school's custody. We base information on the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) 2018 and 2023 Position Statement on Diabetes Management in schools. The courses are aimed to provide ready access for school staff, including school nurses, to best practice international (ISPAD) standard education about Type 1 to appropriately discharge their duty of care obligations to the student with Type 1.
The Diabetes at School Education Resources are the first internationally consistent training aide accessible to teachers & school staff at schools who have students with Type 1. The courses are designed using the world-first application of the Moodle Platform in education and training of complex Type 1 management at school and were awarded the ISPAD international prize for diabetes innovation.
The website was initially funded by public contributions honoring
legendary Australian Rules footballer and media personality, the late Lou Richards. "Lou's Legacy" will live on through the T1D Learning Centre, allowing people from all backgrounds to assist young people to tackle Type 1 with "a red hot go!" and enable them to achieve and succeed.
The website is an initiative of the Australian Paediatric Society (APS) (www.auspaediatrics.com.au), the peak Australian professional body for regional paediatric diabetes care. The establishment of the website was supported by the grass roots family support organisation, the Type 1 Foundation. (www.type1foundation.com.au).
Extended family members and/ or friends who may be responsible for care of a child with Type 1 will also benefit from the information within the e-learning courses.
The ISPAD mission is to promote education, advocacy and science. This website has been endorsed and co-branded by ISPAD because it encompasses all aspects of the ISPAD ethos and promotes ISPAD Clinical Guidelines. It not-for-profit and the clinical content is governed by an International Advisory Committee.
The courses available are consistent with the ISPAD Position Statement on Management of Type 1 Diabetes in school.
- Level 1 Educational Resource - Basic Care of all students with Type 1 Diabetes at School -
for all school staff.
- Level 2 Educational Resource - Foundation Care of the individual student with Type 1 Diabetes at School – for
school staff with direct responsibility for the student with Type 1.
- Level 3 Educational Resource - Complex care of the individual student with Type 1 Diabetes at School.
Learn about the background to the 2023 courses here.
What our participants say about the courses - read Testimonials