Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

Qualification: Graduate Certificate
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 1 year part-time
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Awarded by: Charles Sturt University

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About this course

The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology course offered by Charles Sturt University will give you an in-depth understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of gerontology.

Studying this graduate certificate program, you will learn about the major theoretical and practical issues associated with ageing.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this course, you must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Bachelor degree

OR

  • A TAFE diploma/certificate and/or work experience in aged services

Applications for distance education and postgraduate courses are accepted all year round. Provided you are eligible for admission, your application will be held for consideration in the next available intake.

Areas of study

In this gerontology course, the subjects you will study include:

Four core subjects in either the professional practice stream:

  • Choices and options in later life
  • Ageing bodies, ageing minds
  • Ageing and professional practice
  • Issues in dementia care and communication

Or the research/policy stream:

  • Choices and options in later life
  • Ageing bodies, ageing minds
  • Human services research methods, or Research methods in the health sciences A
  • Social policy reading subject

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How will this course advance my career?

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, you will have the skills and expertise to work in aged care services promoting the health and wellbeing of older people. You will be able to work in improving the quality of life of older people while maintaining their rights and dignity.

How else will I benefit from this graduate certificate?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from Charles Sturt University.
  • Studying online/by correspondence means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s highly valued.
  • CSU ranks highly for graduate employment. A recent survey showed that 87% of all CSU graduates find employment within four months of completing their degree.
  • CSU courses are developed with the utmost flexibility so students can complete their course around other commitments. You can choose to study just one subject per session or, with approval, fast-track the completion of your degree.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.

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Financial assistance

Courses that are not Commonwealth support places require students to contribute the full cost of their course. You may be eligible for a loan to help pay for tuition fees through the Commonwealth Government FEE-HELP program.

CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-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).

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One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology.
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.

You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.

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