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Applied Gerontology

Flinders University

Postgraduate Diploma Online
12 months
36000 AUD/year
23856 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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This articulated, multidisciplinary program in Applied Gerontology from Flinders University was developed to address the professional needs of graduates involved with policy, planning, and research or service delivery for older people, as well as those who are interested in understanding the issues surrounding the ageing process.

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These courses in  Applied Gerontology from Flinders University  feature seven key perspectives throughout each topic:

  • healthy, positive ageing
  • life-course framework for understanding ageing
  • multidisciplinary approach
  • multicultural awareness and a global viewpoint
  • lifelong learning and e-learning for improving professional practice
  • research, evaluation and evidence-based planning and service delivery
  • ethical decision making.


Career opportunities in gerontology are expanding rapidly with global ageing. Gerontologists work in a range of employment settings including aged care homes, community care and acute hospitals as well as local, state and federal government departments, policy and advocacy organisations, universities and the private sector. Nurses, physicians, allied health and non-clinicians from a range of professions will be able to use gerontological knowledge to inform policy, planning and practice.

Insights from gerontologists can provide companies in various fields a competitive edge and their specialised knowledge can help to better identify and respond to the needs of older adults, and address ageing stereotypes and misrepresentations. Especially exciting is the growth in entrepreneurial gerontology by which gerontologists are able to assess, identify, develop and offer programs, products and services to meet the unique and varied needs of older adults.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Healthy Ageing (Mental Health)
  • Medication and Ageing
  • Best Practice in Dementia Care
  • Leadership to Support Person-centred Dementia Care
  • Design and Ethics in Research with Vulnerable Populations
  • Health and Aged Care Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants who do not hold the Graduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification in a cognate field from an approved tertiary institution. However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
  • CRICOS Provider: 00114A

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36000 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    23856 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23856 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.

National: AUD 8,343/year (Commonwealth supported)


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This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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