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Overview

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.

These courses 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

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:

    72

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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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

Getting a Student Visa

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34200 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.
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National: AUD 8,343/year (Commonwealth supported)

Funding

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