Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Care of the Older Person
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
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What you'll learn
- Communicate specialised knowledge, concepts and skills to a variety of audiences in the field of older adult care and service delivery.
- Apply independent decision-making skills in the analysis and evaluation of complex problems to generate innovative solutions in the context of older adult care and service delivery.
- Demonstrate leadership skills by initiating, planning, implementing and evaluating activities in the field of older adult care and service delivery.
Possible future job titles: Clinical Nurse, Staff Development Nurse, Clinical Nurse Educator, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Facility Manager, Carer, Case Manager, Therapy assistant, Therapy Manager
All applicants are required to have a Bachelor degree; or equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience, and all applicants must also submit a current curriculum vitae including two professional references.
Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:
- Bachelor degree; or
- Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.
Work and Life
English Proficiency Requirements
English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:
- IELTS Academic with a minimum overall score of 7.0 and a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking);
- Occupational English Test (OET) with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking);
- Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking);
- TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test:
- 24 for listening
- 24 for reading,
- 27 for writing, and
- 23 for speaking;
- Bachelor degree from an approved country;
- Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
- Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.
Note: English tests must be completed within 2 years of the proposed course commencement date and additional requirements may apply in relation to acceptable number of test sittings.
Credit for previous study or work
If you have completed units of study in another Postgraduate course or have relevant professional experience, you may be eligible for Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (CRPL).
To assess your eligibility for credit, we first need you to apply for and accept an offer in your course of interest with us. You can then submit an Application for Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning via your Student Portal.
Suited to nurses and other health professionals wanting to develop knowledge and expertise in the care of older adults in a variety of settings.
The course aims to develop excellence in leadership, innovation and contemporary care delivery to older adults in a variety of settings (including acute care, community and residential), to meet the rapidly increasing demand for highly skilled professionals.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
As a guide, you will be required to complete the following core units:
- Clinical Leadership and Management
- Contemporary Care of the Older Person 1
- Contemporary Care of the Older Person 2
As part of your application, you’ll be guided through how to get the right degree structure in place for you.
Students are required to complete 60 credit points.