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Care of the Ageing, Postgraduate Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 6 months
University rank #401 (WUR) Online
This Graduate Certificate in Care of the Ageing offered at Edith Cowan University is suited to nurses and other health professionals wanting to develop knowledge and expertise in the care of older adults in a variety of settings.
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This Graduate Certificate in Care of the Ageing offered at Edith Cowan University aims to develop excellence in leadership, innovation and contemporary care delivery to older adults in variety of settings (including acute care, community and residential), to meet the rapidly increasing demand for highly skilled professionals.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply independent decision-making skills in the analysis and evaluation of complex problems to generate innovative solutions in the context of older adult care and service delivery.
  • Communicate specialised knowledge, concepts and skills to a variety of audiences in the field of older adult care and service delivery.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills by initiating, planning, implementing and evaluating activities in the field of older adult care and service delivery.

Possible future job titles

Clinical Nurse, Staff Development Nurse, Clinical Nurse Educator, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Facility Manager, Carer, Case Manager, Therapy assistant, Therapy Manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Leadership and Management
  • Contemporary Care of the Ageing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 6 months
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

All applicants are required to have a Bachelor degree; or equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience, and all applicants must also submit a current curriculum vitae including two professional references.

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

  • National

    10450 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10450 AUD per year and a duration of 6 months.
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