Graduate Certificate in Care of the Aged
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Help older Australians receive the quality care they require

Australia – like many countries – is witnessing the phenomenon of an ageing population, and it is estimated that by 2056, one in four Australians will be aged over 65 – two million of whom will be older than 85.

An ageing population poses new challenges for Australia’s existing health care, particularly aged care services. The goal of aged care is to ensure that all older Australians receive the quality person-centred care they require.

QUT Online’s Graduate Certificate in Care of the Aged seeks to provide existing health practitioners with the opportunity to specialise in meeting the complex care needs of older Australians. With the aged care industry already representing $21.6 billion in 2019-20 – a number that is only expected to rise – there has never been a better time to upskill.

The specialised skills you acquire will inform your understanding of healthy ageing and appropriate health assessment frameworks, while equipping you with a nuanced understanding of age-specific health practices such as skin and wound care, and caring for older people with dementia.

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Entry criteria

You can gain entry into the Graduate Certificate in Care of the Aged with:

  • a completed bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in a nursing, medical or allied health discipline, or
  • current AHPRA registration within the applicant’s field of practice and at least three years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in the same field as the current AHPRA registration.

This course is not available to international students.

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Course units

Graduate Certificate in Care of the Aged

Ageing and Health Assessment

Healthy Ageing

Skin and Wound Care



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Career opportunities

Home Aged Care Worker

Administer outstanding at-home care for older Australians and their families who need additional support – including personal care, domestic assistance, social support and transportation.

Registered Nurse – Aged Care

Monitor the health and well-being of residents at an aged care facility or in a hospital, while managing medication, wound care and other clinical services.

Community Support Worker

Provide complex aged care in a community setting – such as a group home – and care for a diverse range of clients.

Residential Support Worker

Deliver individualised support to elderly residents living in residential care, with a focus on providing services that promote independence and enhance residents’ quality of life.

Learning at QUT Online

A unique opportunity

Whether you’re advancing or changing your career, studying online is the flexible way to achieve your goal, allowing you to log on and learn when it suits.

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We are ranked in the top 50 universities in the world for employer-student connections. And when you study with us, our connections become your connections.

Learning that suits you best

Fit study into your life, when it suits you. If you study on your lunch break, or after your kids are in bed, you can access everything you need, wherever you are.

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