Graduate Certificate in Health (Gerontology)

Advance your professional knowledge and skills in gerontological health.
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
On-line Learning
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Other intakes
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Length
0.5 Year
(60 credit points = 0.5 EFTSL)
Entry requirements
Entry requirements apply to this course

The new online Graduate Certificate in Health (Gerontology) aims to address the demand for education and workforce needs in caring for the elderly, recently identified by the Royal Commission Into Aged Care. 

Throughout this program you will examine key aspects of pathophysiology and pharmacology, normal ageing as well as comprehensive assessments, whilst also developing your analytical, leadership and communication skills.

Graduates may work across the aged care sector upon successful completion.

This program is suitable for those who have a degree in a health discipline (or equivalent). Degrees in other discipline areas may be considered providing there is evidence of relevant work experience with older adults.

In order to satisfactorily engage with the curriculum, integrating theory and practice, it is recommended students are currently in a professional role working with older adults. 

Other Graduate Certificate in Health, Graduate Diploma of Health and Master of Health study options are also available.

Please note, this program is offered part-time only (duration is 1 year).
 

  • Older adult practice manager
  • Residential aged care manager
  • Older adult care (acute health settings)
  • Leader of older adult care (community setting)

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

Entry requirements (year 12)

N/A

Entry requirements (non year 12)

An applicant must have successfully completed a three year (minimum) Bachelor level qualification in a related health cognate discipline area.

Extra Requirements

Applicants must supply a current resume with their application.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HN4

CRICOS code:

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$2,062 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2023

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Nursing

Course coordinator

Blake Peck
Julia Gilbert