Master of Ageing, Wellbeing and Sustainability

  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4781
  • AQF Level: 9

This program applies to students who commenced in 2021 or later.

The Master of Ageing, Wellbeing and Sustainability program is designed to prepare practitioners and professionals involved in the planning and provision of services to aged communities to become a change agent in transforming a society that recognises older people as active contributors for the betterment of themselves and their communities.

With the aim to facilitate a sustainable milieu for individuals to age successfully, this program adopts a strength-based approach in addressing real-life challenges related to health and wellbeing, housing, transportation, use of technology, civic participation, cultural diversity and social inclusion.

This online program offers great flexibilities and a wide range of choices in study options that help graduates to meet their own learning needs, achieve desired career development goals or further pursue research interests. Graduates will be able to apply a comprehensive and integrated understanding of ageing in place to deliver outcomes and improve practices for an inclusive, sustainable and age-friendly future.

Study Mode

One and a half years full-time or three years part-time.

Program Advice

Dr Cannas Kwok

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 Full Time Online See above
Online Part Time Online See above

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (AQF Level 7 or equivalent), in any discipline. Additionally, applicants must also have at least a Graduate Diploma related to Ageing, Health Sciences, Nursing, Social Sciences, Built Environment and Urban or Geography Studies.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).  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 and International 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/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

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.

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Students must complete six 10 credit point core subjects (total of 60 credit points)

Students must choose one of the streams below

Master of Ageing, Wellbeing and Sustainability - Professional Stream

Students must successfully complete 120 credit points which includes the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Students must choose 20 credit points from one area of focus

  • Healthcare Service and Management Focus
  • Design and Planning Focus
  • Technology in Health Focus
  • Society and Cultural Focus
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
NURS 7059 Ageing in Place: Wellbeing and Sustainability 10
PUBH 7026 Supporting Aged Communities 10
PUBH 7014 Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care 10
NURS 7019 Cultural and Social Diversity in Health Care 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NURS 7060 Optimising Integration of Aged Communities 10
HLTH 7009 Leadership and Change 10
Select 20 credit points from the chosen area of focus, listed below 20
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
NURS 7062 Project Management in Healthcare 10
NURS 7061 Professional Focus: Age-Friendly Future 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points120

Focus Areas

Students must choose 20 credit points from their area of focus

Subject Title Credit Points
Healthcare Service and Management Focus
HLTH 7022Advanced Health Service Management10
PUBH 7030Health Systems Planning and Evaluation10
HLTH 7024Health Services Financing10
HLTH 7029Quality and Safety10
PUBH 7020Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care Provision10
Design and Planning Focus
HLTH 7029Quality and Safety10
BLDG 7005Egress and Risk Assessment10
PUBH 7034Workplace Safety and Risk Management10
Technology in Health Focus
PUBH 7029Digital Health Management10
PUBH 7032Patient-centred digital healthcare10
HLTH 7025Healthcare Data for Decision-Making10
Society and Cultural Focus
Subjects in this area of focus are delivered in face-to-face mode.
TEAC 7043Engaging Communities10
HUMN 7040Social Ecology10
HUMN 7018Ecopsychology and Cultural Change10
HUMN 7018 is offered in 2H in face-to-face mode

Master of Ageing, Wellbeing and Sustainability - Research Stream

Students must successfully complete 120 credit points which includes the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
NURS 7059 Ageing in Place: Wellbeing and Sustainability 10
PUBH 7026 Supporting Aged Communities 10
PUBH 7014 Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care 10
NURS 7019 Cultural and Social Diversity in Health Care 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NURS 7060 Optimising Integration of Aged Communities 10
HLTH 7009 Leadership and Change 10
NURS 7022 Ethics in Health Research 10
NURS 7004 Applied Research in Health Care 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
NURS 7042 Research Project in Health Care 20
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points120