Dementia, Postgraduate Certificate | Online | University of Tasmania | Australia
6 months
6500 AUD/full
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The Dementia program from University of Tasmania offers a cross-disciplinary understanding of dementia and its impact on individuals, societies and governments. Graduates will possess a range of knowledge and perspectives to inform their professional and personal support for the needs of people with dementia. 

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The rising prevalence of dementia is creating new challenges and a pressing need for change in the way our systems and practices support people who live with dementia.

This Dementia program from University of Tasmania will equip you with the expertise to lead transformation, based on the latest evidence.

Course information:

  • Fully online and flexible with modular content suitable for a wide variety of study approaches
  • Easy to navigate and accessible across a range of devices
  • Personal perspectives highlighted in assessments linking acquired knowledge to individual contexts.
  • Relevant and up-to-date course information

Career outcomes

We anticipate career outcomes using wide and thorough knowledge of dementia and its effects, depending on the student's background. These may include:

  • Specialist roles and policy input for residential care or community facilities
  • Government or private roles dealing with policy and governance related to people with dementia and their carers
  • Roles that inform and design practice around care, with a strong person-centred focus
  • Augmented clinical skills for students with a health-professional background

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health and Social Care in Dementia
  • Neurobiology of Dementia 
  • Policies and Systems in Dementia 
  • Public Health and Dementia 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is recommended that international students should apply at least 3 months prior and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to the start date.


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50 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider Code 00586B 

  • A bachelor degree in a health discipline, social work or psychology (AQF7/equivalent from a recognised institution)
  • A bachelor degree (AQF7 equivalent) in another field, PLUS EITHER a year of full time (equivalent) work experience in dementia/aged care, neurobiology, heath systems/services or public health, OR successful prior completion of four units from the Diploma of Dementia Care (M1D)
  • We recommend that candidates complete the Understanding Dementia MOOC prior to enrolment, if their previous degree is not related to dementia.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6500 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 AUD for the full programme during 6 months.

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee and is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in.


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