Graduate Certificate of Ageing and Health
A gerontology qualification to future-proof your career
Lead those who care for Australia’s ageing population. You’ll explore health aspects of later life, including dementia support. Develop your professional practice. Think about partnerships that extend and enhance care.
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The Graduate Certificate in Ageing and Health from Charles Sturt University gives you the skills and knowledge to deliver exceptional healthcare outcomes and foster the wellbeing of older people.
This degree builds on your existing knowledge so that you can apply the most up-to-date and innovative theory and practice to any workplace.
The Graduate Certificate in Ageing and Health prepares you for leadership positions in your discipline group and senior positions in residential care, community care and assessment teams. With enhanced qualifications, you could work in hospitals, community health services, aged care services, residential care and allied health clinics. This gerontology qualification positions you at the heart of a rapidly growing industry. The federal government forecasts that the number of Australians aged 75 years or over will rise by approximately four million by 2060.
Completed degree (or AQF equivalent) in human services, social work, social welfare, social sciences, nursing, health or related areas;
A recognised diploma (or AQF equivalent) from a Registered Training Organisation
Five years full time (or equivalent) work experience in Human Services with a supporting reference from their employer.
If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.
Advance your career in one of the world's fastest growing industries. The Graduate Certificate in Ageing and Health from Charles Sturt University gives you the skills and knowledge to deliver exceptional healthcare outcomes and foster the wellbeing of older people.
Recommended Study Pattern
Subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise stated.
To graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Ageing and Health, students complete 4 core subjects (32 points) as follows:
GER401 Choices and Options in Later Life
GER402 Ageing Bodies, Ageing Minds
GER404 Ageing and Professional Practice
GER406 Issues in Dementia Care and Communication
As a Charles Sturt University student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.
Graduate Certificate in Ageing and Health
To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.