12 months
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15160 AUD/year
12280 AUD/year
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About

Study University of Southern Queensland’s aged care nursing courses within the Graduate Certificate of Nursing (Gerontology) and expand your skills in chronic conditions, dementia and end-of-life care for complex ageing populations.

Overview

About the program

  • The Nursing (Gerontology) specialisation at University of Southern Queensland enables you to advance your practice in contemporary health settings, delivering evidence-based safe, ethical and professional care that meets regulatory standards.
  • Gain leadership qualities and study the biological, psychological, and social aspects of ageing.

Careers

  • A gerontology or geriatric nurse specialises in the care of elderly patients and is a crucial part of healthcare teams.
  • Aged care nursing is in demand with international ageing populations.
  • Graduates may work in acute, chronic, private practice, community or residential facilities caring for ageing patients with limited mobility, impaired mental abilities, or life-limiting illness. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Clinical Education
    • General Health
    • Leadership and Management in Health
    • Mental Health

    Key information

    Duration

    • Part-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines

    More details
    • You can apply throughout the year and for courses that start in three different semesters
    • Apply early, to make sure you secure a place

    Credits

    4 alternative credits

    units

    Delivered

    Online

    Academic requirements

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

    Student insurance

    Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

    • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
    • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
    • Liability
    • Home contents and baggage
    • Accidents
    • Legal aid

    We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

    Get your student insurance now

    Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

    Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at University of Southern Queensland and/or in Australia, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Completed a 3-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, in the area of nursing from a recognised university.
    • Hold a current professional registration as a Division 1 Nurse, or equivalent, with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), or relevant regulatory body in applicant's home country.

    Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      15160 AUD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 15160 AUD per year during 12 months.
    • National

      12280 AUD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12280 AUD per year during 12 months.

    Commonwealth supported: AUD 1992

    Funding

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

    Our partners

    Nursing (Gerontology)
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    University of Southern Queensland

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