CV75 - Graduate Certificate in Healthy Ageing

Overview

Course Overview

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.

Career Information

  • Health Care and Welfare Sector
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Personal Trainers
  • Physiotherapists
  • Aged Care facilities
  • Doctors clinics
  • Health promotion and health care organisations
  • Council Planning
  • Education providers
  • Administration workers
  • Tourism
  • Any area promoting healthy ageing or meeting the needs of the ageing population.

Course Details
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

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 088201G
  • BNE - 088201G
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2018

Distance

Term 1 - 2018

Distance

Term 2 - 2017

Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Distance

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance

Term 1 - 2016

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2018

Distance

Term 1 - 2018

Distance

Term 2 - 2017

Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Distance

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance

Term 1 - 2016

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

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:

  • Significant contribution to industry;
  • Promotion in the workplace;
  • Recognition by a professional body;
  • Community/industry leadership
  • Receipt of significant prizes and/or awards;
  • Personal references that attest to the applicants high level performance in the workplace/industry/community, or
  • Publications/patents/copyright.
  1. A minimum of five years relevant professional experience with considerable recognised prior learning (RPL) in a relevant area involving continuous professional development as evidenced by at least two or more of the following:
  • Significant contribution to industry;
  • Promotion in the workplace;
  • Recognition by a professional body;
  • Community/industry leadership
  • Receipt of significant prizes and/or awards;
  • Personal references that attest to the applicants high level performance in the workplace/industry/community, or Publications/patents/copyright.

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:

  • an academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) completed within the last 2 years (from the term you are applying to start) with a minimum achievement of 6.5 across all bands and overall; OR
  • a secondary or university qualification which is not more than 5 years old (from the term you are applying for entry into) with a satisfactory level of achievement of at least 2 years in duration from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA.

International students should visit www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information including English language requirements

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

English

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation
Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 5
2017 2
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Analyse the implications of the current and future demographics of the ageing population in domestic and international contexts.
  • 2. Critically examine current practices/policies that are in place to address the rapidly increasing ageing population at a local, national and international level, highlighting areas for further development.
  • 3. Critically analyse the practice of reflection to assess your own practice as an approach to continual development.
  • 4. Demonstrate critical thinking using advanced professional communication and collaboration skills appropriate for your work environment or area of interest and the older person.
  • 5. Adopt and practice appropriate professional and ethical standards demonstrating personal responsibility, accountability and professional judgement in recognising the older person’s needs.
  • 6. Develop a problem solving approach to address issues within the context of healthy ageing.
  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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
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:

Available units
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
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.