Graduate Certificate in Care of the Aged

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    6 months full-time or part-time equivalent

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Help older Australians receive the quality care they require

“Enrolments are currently closed for this course.”

As the population continues to age, the Australian 2021 Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety identified the need to raise the standards of care and strengthen the capabilities of the workforce that cares for the older person.

It is estimated that by 2066, one in five Australians will be aged over 65 – over two million of whom will be older than 85 and for this reason promoting healthy ageing is essential.

A wide range of service providers are involved in the care of the older person, however, negative stereotypes, assumptions and biases surrounding the ageing process have shaped the way services are designed and care provided.

While providers are knowledgeable in their specific area of expertise, they may not be sufficiently prepared to provide care that is person-centric, integrated and supports the diverse complex needs of the older person.

QUT Online’s Graduate Certificate in Care of the Aged is designed for those who wish to specialise in older persons’ care. It will advance your skills and knowledge and develop your professional identity in the care of the older person.

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 the older person living with dementia.

There are many rewarding job opportunities within the aged care sector.

Why study this course? To develop specialised skills and therefore, work effectively when caring for the older person across a range of healthcare, community across home-based settings.

Enrolments are currently closed for this course.

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"Studying at QUT Online has been an invaluable experience, expanding my knowledge and skills in providing quality care for older individuals. The flexibility of online learning allowed me to successfully balance my work, family, and other responsibilities. Overcoming various challenges along the way, I persevered and received exceptional support from the Lead Unit Coordinator and Online Learning Advisors. Collaborating with brilliant minds on research projects truly enriched my learning journey."

Rohini Lata QUT Online Graduate

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