You are an overseas student if you are:
- a temporary resident (visa status) of Australia,
- a permanent resident (visa status) of New Zealand, or
- a resident or citizen of any other country.
Conditions of study for this course
This course is only available to overseas students not residing in Australia.
- You will not require a visa to study this course.
The Graduate Certificate in Ageing allows students to engage in focused learning which will assist them to undertake pastoral care roles in residential and community settings especially in church sponsored aged care facilities. Graduates will be able to articulate insights from a theological and ecclesial understandings of pastoral care.
Course learning outcomes
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Ageing:
- have a detailed understanding of the ageing profile of the Australian population;
- have an understanding of the theological, spiritual, pastoral care, and ethical dimensions of human ageing in our Australian context;
- have the skills to evaluate critically contemporary approaches to ageing and the care of aged persons;
- apply the skills necessary to develop, implement, and evaluate pastoral strategies for care of ageing persons in diverse community settings and in a religiously pluralist social context;
- apply understanding and skills to articulate and implement a pastoral care strategy that is attentive to the religious, spiritual, ethical, and pastoral care needs of ageing persons.
The Graduate Certificate in Ageing consists of 72 points comprised of:
- DT9631C Ageing Persons and Pastoral Care
- DT8632C Human Ageing: Theological and Spiritual Perspectives
- DT9633C Ethical Issues and Human Ageing
Locations and modes
The standard full-time duration of the Graduate Certificate in Ageing is six months. The Graduate Certificate in Ageing must be completed in not less than six months and not more than two years from the date on which the course is commenced.
|Standard full-time||6 months|
|Maximum part-time||2 years|
Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.
The Graduate Certificate in Ageing requires completion of 3 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2024 are $3,172 per unit or $9,516 for a full-time semester (3 units).
Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.