Graduate Certificate in Ageing

      What will I study?


      In this course you will:

      • Learn how national and global politics, economics, ethics and social equity influence the way society plans for and meets infrastructure and service delivery requirements of ageing populations in Australia and around the world
      • Hear expert perspectives on the trends, issues and challenges faced by communities, organisations, businesses and governments
      • Investigate how an ageing population drives workforce and retirement trends, and how recent technological advances can revolutionise the ageing experience
      • Develop the capacity to identify market needs, negotiate with government and shape policy
      • Identify and analyse the multiple determinants of healthy ageing and develop integrative approaches to managing them.
      Develop solutions to complex ageing issues

      You’ll be able to apply comprehensive knowledge of the ageing experience from conceptual and practical dimensions of the course to develop solutions to complex ageing issues.

      Appraise ageing-related systems

      You’ll learn to describe and appraise systems, structures and policies in Australia and other countries that address ageing.

      Assess strategies aimed at promoting healthy living

      You’ll be able to critically assess strategies aimed at promoting healthy and productive ageing across the lifespan (ie legislation, policy and community development).

      Course structure

      To gain the Graduate Certificate in Ageing you must complete 50 points comprising of four elective subjects.

      Alternative exit pathways are available through the Specialist Certificate in Ageing.


      On average, it is estimated that students will be required to allocate 15-19 hours per week for study time for each subject. However, the time commitment required can vary based on individual task management and planning skills, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.

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