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We are all about, and only about, diabetes and good health.

Diabetes Qualified is owned by Diabetes NSW & ACT, Australia’s largest member-based charity for people living with or at risk of diabetes. Diabetes NSW & ACT has been supporting people with diabetes, their families, carers and friends for more than 75 years, since 1938.

We provide accessible and engaging diabetes education and resources for health professionals. We recognise that face to face training does not suit everyone, so have developed online eLearning programs to provide you with increased knowledge and understanding of diabetes. Our objective is to support delivery of consistent, relevant and actionable support to the person living with diabetes.

We provide CPD accredited courses and seminars, workshops and programs and offer a range of delivery methods that can be tailored to suit your needs. And if you’re not sure what will give you the best outcomes, talk with us and we’ll work with you to determine the best solution.




Linda Farrugia

General Manager
Grad Dip Counselling, Master of Commerce, BA


Linda has worked in corporate HR and training for more than 25 years, and loves helping organisations and people develop and grow professionally. Understanding what is important to learners and how to keep them interested and motivated is always front of her mind. Her passion is to provide engaging learning programs to help health care professionals provide valuable health services to people living with diabetes. Linda is a seasoned pilates lover, and after a busy day in the office she heads to her local pilates studio.

Angela Blair

Product Development Manager
Registered Nurse, Credentialed Diabetes Educator


Angela has been a Credentialed Diabetes Educator for more than 38 years, and her passion is supporting people living with diabetes. She is responsible for the development, delivery and review of our eLearning programs. She understands the needs of her audience and believes in providing easy to understand useable information and skills, using best practice and health literacy guidelines. In an attempt to “practice what she preaches”, she recently completed the last stage of El Camino (the pilgrims walk) in Spain, walking 130 kms in 6 days.

Danilia Walker

Digital Marketing Manager
Bachelor of Commerce, B.Com


Danilia has 15 years’ experience in marketing strategy, planning, communications management and campaign execution. Danilia is responsible for the digital marketing strategy, website content and membership offer for Diabetes Qualified. She is passionate about customer experience management, and gaining deep insights into behavior to deliver the best offers and messages that meet customers’ needs. She is interested in the impact technology has on the customer experience, and how this can be enhanced through marketing communications. In her spare time she loves to be outdoors running after her children, playing soccer and enjoying Sydney’s beautiful beaches.

Leanne Mallet

eLearning Project Manager


Leanne has over 21 years Learning & Development, Vocational Educational and RTO management, her experience includes organisational and industry training development, RTO compliance management, training and online learning design and development and curriculum change management. Her passion is Adult Education and using educational technology to create engaging and interactive learning experiences. When she is not busy studying for her masters in education, she enjoys the beach in summer, the movies in winter and any opportunity in between to cuddle her Grandson – Oliver!

Diana Hartsink

Instructional Designer


Diana is an Instructional Designer by education (BSc and MSc in Educational Science & Technology) and has a career spanning more than 10 years, during which she worked for a range of organisations in both Australia and in her home country The Netherlands. She designs our courses to ensure your learning objectives are met, giving you the tools and resources to implement what you’ve learnt back in your workplace, improving health outcomes to the person living with diabetes. Diana loves working for Diabetes Qualified, especially given that she can cycle to work in 5 minutes!

Bryony Walmsley

eLearning Coordinator


Originally from the UK, Bryony joined us as a call centre temp in June 2014, and never left! Now our eLearning Coordinator for Diabetes Qualified, she develops the eLearning modules, creates our graphic design, and looks after any queries with the website and user accounts. Her big passions in life are music and spicy food, so when not hard at work, she spends her time playing the drums and attempting chilli challenges.



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