Graduate Certificate in Aged Care
Practice responsive aged care in a range of settings.
Build on your health qualification with a course in quality care of the older person. Grow your understanding of ageing in Australia. You’ll study leadership in clinical practice and select electives. Get ready for management roles in aged care.
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- 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
- Aged care sector leadership
- Clinical education
- Clinical practice roles
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.
UniSC accepts applications for multiple study periods throughout the year. These include Semester 1 applications which usually close in February, Semester 2 applications which usually close in July, as well as session-based and trimester-based study periods. As part of your application, UniSC will share information about the next available study period for this program.
English Proficiency Requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
If you've completed prior study or have relevant work experience, you may, under specified conditions, be eligible for credit towards your USC degree.
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.
Recommended Study Pattern
This program is offered full-time or equivalent part-time.
The recommended study pattern is subject to change based on study period of enrolment. To learn more about the courses you will undertake in this program please refer to program structure.
Required courses (2) 24 units
- HLT500 Ageing in Australia
- NUR704 Leadership in Clinical Practice
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
- The total number of units required to complete the program is 48 units.
- The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
- Program structures are subject to change
To attain the award of Graduate Certificate in Aged Care, students are required to successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the Program Structure