The Graduate Certificate in Healthy Ageing will provide you with the opportunity to obtain a qualification in healthy ageing that will enable you to venture into the rapidly growing market for health services that provide quality care to the ageing population. These courses will focus on healthy ageing concepts such as preventable diseases, health promotion and active ageing to ensure that you graduate with the knowledge and skills to apply a holistic approach to the care of your clients/community.
The Graduate Certificate in Healthy Ageing would benefit those currently working in the health care, welfare sector or other area addressing the needs of the ageing population who wish to obtain a contemporary qualification to assist in their insight and knowledge to meet the needs of the ageing population. Skills and knowledge obtained through this course are relevant and transferable specifically for those who find themselves dealing with members of the ageing population. This could include (but not limited to) council planning positions, education providers, administration workers, tourism workers, health care or welfare workers.
|Duration||0.5 years full-time or 1 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||24|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Postgraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||GradCertHealthyAgeing|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Graduate Certificate|
1 A completed bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college or equivalent;
2. A recognised diploma and two years relevant work experience plus recognised prior learning (RPL) involving continuous professional development as evidenced by at least one of the following:
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA you are required to meet the English Language Prerequisite by:
International students should visit www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information including English language requirements
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
|Professional Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
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Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.
If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5||6|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas|
|4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts|
|6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters|
|Number of units: 4||Total credit points: 24|
To be eligible to graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Healthy Ageing, students are required to complete:
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|HAGE20001||Opportunities and Challenges of Healthy Ageing|
|DCHA20003||Cognitive and Sensory Changes and Age|
|HAGE20003||Policy and Practice Projections|
|DCHA20004||Service Provision and Ageing|