Graduate Diploma of Ageing and Pastoral Studies

Charles Sturt University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00005F

The Graduate Diploma of Ageing and Pastoral Studies gives you the skills and experience to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate pastoral and spiritual care for older people in a wide range of residential and community settings.

Designed for

Those with a backgrounds in aged care wishing to provide appropriate holistic care to older adults


64 points (8 sx 8 point subjects)


  • Ageing and pastoral studies

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree in either Theology, Social Work, Psychology or equivalent
  • Or CSU's Graduate Certificate in Ageing and Pastoral Studies, or equivalent

Study pathways

Charles Sturt University frequently recognises prior learning. To apply for credit, supporting evidence such as transcripts and subject descriptors will need to be included with the application. Each request is individually assessed and the University will advise of the credit application outcome in writing.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Distance Education Domestic: $14,400
International: $18,400
No information available Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

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