CQUniversity Australia

Graduate Diploma of Gerontology

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00219C

In this course students will develop insight into the health of the older person, as well as leadership skills, by participating in new paradigms of thinking. Students will acquire practical skills and research capabilities using interdisciplinary perspectives and ageing theories that can be applied across health care contexts and cultures. This course provides a strengths-based and holistic view of the older person and the ageing process. This course offers an innovative, multidisciplinary variety of core and elective units and a curriculum that is fully responsive to the findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (2018). Attention is given to the agency of the older person, complex care needs including dementia and cognitive decline, polypharmacy and safety issues, governmental policies, standards of care and accreditation requirements.


8 units (24 credit points)


  • Gerontology

Standard entry requirements

  • A completed 3 year Australian Bachelor degree, or Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent qualification, in a health-related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution
  • Or a minimum of 3 years employment experience as a health professional in the aged care sector. English language requirements apply.

Study pathways

Exit award: Graduate Certificate in Gerontology. Interim award: Graduate Certificate in Gerontology. Students may articulate into the Master of Gerontology.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Study No
  • Part-time : 2 years

Further information

Employment experience should be in the form of a letter of employment and must be presented on a company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority.

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