Graduate Diploma in Aged Care Management (4757)

  • Approved Abbreviation: GradDipAgedCareMgmt
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4757
  • AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 0101795

Program Status: 

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: 4757.2 Graduate Diploma in Aged Care Management

For Commencement year Autumn 2019 or earlier - please refer to: 4757.1 Graduate Diploma in Aged Care Management

This program will allow staff, particularly those in supervisory and management positions working in aged care, in public, private or charitable organisations to up-skill their management knowledge by exposing them to socio-political issues in aged care. It provides further training in organisational capacity and leadership in aged care practice. This will equip graduates of this program to position themselves at the forefront of innovation in the organisation and delivery of quality aged care services. It provides an entry point to the Master of Health Science for those who wish to continue on their professional development journey with further studies.

Early Exit

Students may exit this program on completion of 40 credit points with a 4756 Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Management

Study Mode

One year full-time or two years part-time.

Program Advice

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

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Online Full Time Online Dr Sadia Hossain
Online Part Time Online Dr Sadia Hossain
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal Dr Sadia Hossain
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal Dr Sadia Hossain


The Graduate Diploma in Aged Care Management has Professional Accreditation with the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM).


An undergraduate or higher degree in a relevant health-related discipline
A graduate diploma or graduate certificate in any discipline and two 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.

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.

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 80 credit points which include the subjects listed below.

Subject Title Credit Points
Domain Subjects
PUBH 7016Introduction to Epidemiology10
PUBH 7033The Social Determinants of Health10
PUBH 7031Health Systems and Policy10
HLTH 7025Healthcare Data for Decision-Making10
Focus Subjects
HLTH 7022Advanced Health Service Management10
PUBH 7014Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care10
HLTH 7002Building Organisational Capacity in Health Care10
NURS 7028Leadership in Clinical Practice10
Total Credit Points80