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The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology course offered by Charles Sturt University will give you an in-depth understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of gerontology. Studying this graduate certificate program, you will learn about the major theoretical and practical issues associated with ageing.
To be eligible for this course, you must meet the following prerequisites:
Applications for distance education and postgraduate courses are accepted all year round. Provided you are eligible for admission, your application will be held for consideration in the next available intake.
In this gerontology course, the subjects you will study include: Four core subjects in either the professional practice stream:
Or the research/policy stream:
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.
You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from Charles Sturt University.
Graduates of this course will have the skills and expertise to work in aged care services promoting the health and wellbeing of older people. You will be able to work in improving the quality of life of older people while maintaining their rights and dignity.
Wondering where a career in aged care could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Courses that are not Commonwealth support places require students to contribute the full cost of their course. You may be eligible for a loan to help pay for tuition fees through the Commonwealth Government FEE-HELP program. CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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