Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Administration

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

The course is designed to provide students who are working in health and aged care, whatever their professional background, with the opportunity to acquire deeper knowledge and enhanced skills in aged care management. The course builds on the current workplace experience of the student and promotes the application of management theories to existing problems. This strong industry focus is aimed at delivering direct benefits to students through knowledge and to aged care workplaces through its application. The Graduate Certificate will introduce students to some core competencies, successful completion of which will better equip them to carry out management tasks and allow them to proceed if they wish, to further graduate level coursework.

Designed for

Professionals from any background working in health and aged care


  • The graduate certificate is an 18 units program. Students complete three core (compulsory) topics: Leadership in Health and Aged Care
  • Introduction to Social Gerontology
  • and either: Financial Management and Economics in Health Care or Financial Management in Aged Care. Students also complete an option topic. Topics are delivered through a combination of face-to-face on-campus workshops (of one to two single days) and online. Some topics are only available as week-long on-campus intensive workshops.


  • Leadership in Health and Aged Care
  • Introduction to Social Gerontology
  • Management
  • Economics.

Standard entry requirements

Applicants must normally hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent qualification and have a minimum of two years' full-time equivalent professional experience in the health or aged care sector following completion of their degree or equivalent qualification.

Study pathways

The Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Administration articulates with the Graduate Diploma in Health Administration and/or Master of Health Administration programs and credit will normally be given for related topics completed in the graduate certificate.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Online Domestic: $8,937
International: $8,937
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