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Diploma

Graduate Diploma in Ageing

    Course overview

    • 1 year full time / 2 years part time
    • Online
    • Available to domestic and international students
    • Term 1 Intake - January and Term 2 Intake - April

    Overview

    The Graduate Diploma in Ageing at the University of Melbourne is an exciting interdisciplinary course designed to provide students with key competencies in the ageing field to meet the rapidly increasing market demand.

    This is the first course of its kind, bringing together academics from multiple disciplines including public health, medicine, architecture and design, engineering, business and economics, government and the arts, in collaboration with leading experts from Australia and around the world.

    By successfully completing this course you may be eligible for credit toward the Master of Ageing.

    Who is this course for?

    The Graduate Diploma in Ageing is designed for those looking to build a career specialising in this fast-growing sector. It will be particularly relevant for policy and planning professionals, entrepreneurs, managers, healthcare professionals, and anyone already working with ageing populations and workforces. At the completion of this course, you will be well placed for leadership advocacy and managerial roles.

    This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. This course is available to all other international students to study wholly online.

    Course aims

    We’ve designed this course to produce leaders in the field of ageing who will be able to develop new approaches and policies that help shift the focus to a more positive and holistic view of ageing. This course will provide opportunities to gain practical skills and undertake high-order analysis, using interdisciplinary strategies and cross-cultural comparisons.

    Pathways

    The Graduate Diploma in Ageing is part of a highly flexible suite of courses, designed for you to study to the level that suits your learning and career goals. It’s easy to use the Graduate Diploma as a stepping stone to the Masters, or to enrol in a Masters and leave early with a Specialist Certificate or Graduate Diploma.