Master of Ageing


    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.

    You will 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. You will develop the capacity to identify market needs, negotiate with government and shape policy, and you will also learn to identify and analyse the multiple determinants of healthy ageing and develop integrative approaches to managing them.

    By the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Describe and appraise systems, structures and policies in Australia and other countries that address ageing;
    • Describe and critically access strategies aimed to promote healthy and productive ageing across the lifespan (i.e. legislation, policy and community development);
    • Articulate the ways in which age, gender, ethnicity and Indigenous status, society, culture, geography, the environment, disability and socio-economic status influence the ageing experience;
    • Identify and discuss current and key challenges in ageing from a global perspective;
    • Apply comprehensive knowledge of the ageing experience from conceptual and practical dimensions of the course to develop solutions to complex ageing issues;
    • Design and manage a detailed investigation of an ageing issue in a substantial project and/or piece of scholarship, with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability
    • Critically review and reflect on individual performance or processes undertaken in the management of a substantial project and/or piece of scholarship in ageing.

    Course structure

    To gain the Master of Ageing you must complete 150 points comprising of:

    • Five core subjects;
    • Five elective subjects; and
    • One capstone subject; or
      One short capstone subject and one additional elective subject.

    Alternative exit pathways are available through the Graduate Diploma in Ageing, Graduate Certificate in Ageing or 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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