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CSU believe that learning is about more than just a degree.
Designed to prepare you for a career in aged care, this online Bachelor of Social Science (Gerontology and Healthy Ageing) course will accelerate your learning and help you upgrade your diploma into a fully-fledged undergraduate degree.
Offered by Charles Sturt University, this articulated program will build upon your existing knowledge of community services and allied health contexts, and will equip you with a highly specialised understanding of gerontology.
The program has a strong focus on healthy ageing and welfare, and the syllabus addresses a number of key topics including ageing as a life stage, the challenges and issues of ageing (both on an individual level and its overall impact on the healthcare system and greater society), and also shines a spotlight on the importance of upholding individual rights and the dignity of older populations.
With baby boomers reaching their twilight years, it's becoming increasingly important that Australia has qualified and well-trained professionals working across the various facets of aged care. So enquire now and get the training you need to work in this ever-expanding industry!
To be eligible for this course, applicants must have completed one of the following two-year diplomas:
In this gerontology course, the subjects you will study include: Core units:
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Social Science (Gerontology and Healthy Ageing) from Charles Sturt University.
Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and practical skills needed to work with older clients in the field of social welfare and community services. Graduates can anticipate working in some of the following areas:
Curious about where a career in nursing could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are an Australian resident you may also be eligible to receive Austudy/Abstudy or Youth Allowance. Find out more about HECS-HELP here. CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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