Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Management

  • Effective from: 2020
  • Approved Abbreviation: GradCertAgedCareMgmt
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4756
  • AQF Level: 8


This program applies to students who commenced in 2020 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year Spring 2019 - please refer to 4756.2 Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Management

For Commencement Year Autumn 2019 or earlier - please refer to 4756.1 Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Management

The Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Management provides current aged care health professionals or those wishing to move into this sector a short, albeit comprehensive, exposure to contemporary issues in aged care. It provides an entry point to the Diploma in Aged Care Management for those who wish to continue on their professional development journey with further studies.

Study Mode

One year part time

Program Advice

HealthSciences@westernsydney.edu.au

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Online Part Time Online See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal See above

Admission

An undergraduate degree or higher in a relevant health-related discipline
Or
3 years full-time equivalent work experience in a relevant health-related discipline

Applications from Opal Aged Care employees need to be accompanied by a Statement of Service from Opal Aged Care in order to be eligible for, and processed as, an Opal Aged Care scholarship recipient.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application. 

Statement of Service form

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Subject Title Credit Points
Domain Subjects
HLTH 7025Healthcare Data for Decision-Making10
HLTH 7022Advanced Health Service Management10
Focus Subjects
Select two of the following:20
Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care
Building Organisational Capacity in Health Care
Leadership in Clinical Practice
Cultural and Social Diversity in Health Care
Supporting Aged Communities
Total Credit Points40

Students: further information on recommended progression is available on the Postgraduate Health Science progression page.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/1628291/Proposed_Progression_Postgraduate_Health_Science.pdf