Graduate Certificate in Aged Care
Become a skilled, responsive leader in aged care. Australia’s aged care sector is growing rapidly, which means increasing demand for capable and responsive leadership across a range of healthcare settings. This specialised graduate certificate equips you with advanced knowledge and skills in the core areas of leadership, management and quality care of the older person. With a wide choice of elective subjects, you can also develop specialised knowledge in areas like mental health, public health or organisational behaviour.
In this program you will:
- Advance your knowledge and understanding in an area of aged care
- Prepare yourself for health care management and leadership
- Develop opportunities for advanced practice roles within aged care
DurationFull-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
Indicative 2022 fees ($AUD)CSP / Fee-paying
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
Semester 1 intake only part-time study available.
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
- Delivery mode
- Total courses
- Total units
- Semester 1 intake 1 year part-time; Semester 2 intake 6 months full-time or equivalent part-time Semester 1 intake 1 year part-time; Semester 2 intake 6 months full-time or equivalent part-time
- USC program code
- Program coordinator
Required courses (2) 24 units
Elective courses (2) 24 units
Select 2 courses (24 units) from:
NUR551 Community and Primary Healthcare
NUR708 Learning and Teaching in the Practice Environment
NUR713 Independent Study
NUR721 Research in Health Care
NUR722 Assessment in Mental Health
NUR751 Advanced Health Assessment
HLT600 Indigenous Wellbeing Foundations
HSM701 Issues in Health Sector Management
PUB707 Public Health Foundations
MGT701 Leading and Managing Organisations
MGT702 Understanding and Managing Organisational Behaviour
MHN704 Understanding and Preventing Suicide
Note: Program structures are subject to change.
Applicants are required to have successfully completed a bachelor's qualification (AQF level 7) in a health-related field from a recognised tertiary education provider. Applicants who are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) who do not have a bachelor's qualification may be considered for admission based on extensive industry experience and will require approval by the Program Coordinator.
Additional entry information
Standard English language requirements apply.
In order to graduate you must:
- Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the program structure
- Full time study available Semester 2 only
- Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
- The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
- It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
- Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.
- Aged care sector leadership
- Clinical education
- Clinical practice roles
- CSP estimate
- Fee-paying estimate
Commonwealth supported places
Commonwealth supported places are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government so that students only pay 'student contribution" amounts. The student contribution amount will vary depending on the course you are studying and how much funding the Government provides.
If you accept a Commonwealth supported place you are a Commonwealth supported student. As a Commonwealth supported student you must make a contribution towards the cost of your education (unless you are enrolled in Enabling or Tertiary Preparation Pathway courses) with the majority of the cost met by the Commonwealth Government.
Commonwealth supported places are only available to domestic students. As a domestic student you are entitled to a Commonwealth supported place in an eligible program if you:
- meet the citizenship and residency requirements
- complete an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF)
- meet the University's entry requirements for your chosen program.