Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Administration

Flinders University

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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $8,937

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.

Structure:

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.

Subjects you can Study:

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

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.

Who for:

Professionals from any background working in health and aged care

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bedford Park No info No Part time 1 year
Bedford Park No info No Online 1 year
Online No info No Online 6 months

Introduction

Globally focused and locally engaged, Flinders University is making a difference through innovative research, excellence in teaching and learning, and exceptional student experience.

Why study with us

Flinders University is headquartered in South Australia with a footprint that extends through regional and remote Australia. Ranked in the top 2% of world universities[1], Flinders is number one in South Australia for teaching quality, student support, student–teacher ratio and undergraduate starting salary.[2]

In an era of disruptive change, Flinders University is growing its international reputation as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education and a source of enterprising graduates equipped to change the world.

Unique innovation offerings are supported by the Flinders New Venture Institute, a global entrepreneurship leader[3] located at the University’s high-tech Tonsley campus, while Flinders’ Victoria Square campus provides a study space in the heart of the city. An award-winning student hub at main campus fosters interactive learning in a digitally enabled environment. Students may also complete a Doctor of Medicine through Flinders’ Northern Territory Medical Program.

Internationally, joint courses are delivered with leading universities in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.

Flinders’ research strengths include biomedical and clinical sciences, culture, policy and society, health and human behaviour, molecular science and technology, defence, engineering, water and environment.  Its research contributions are rich and growing, with some 90 per cent ranked at or above world class[4]. 

Facilities and services

In 2020 Flinders Train Station will open, connecting Flinders’ main campus to Tonsley. The adjacent Flinders Village development has commenced, to add further research facilities and student accommodation amid shops and other amenities in a thriving urban centre.

Whether you’re enjoying the leafy surrounds of the Bedford Park campus, immersed in the CBD at Victoria Square or contemplating the industries of the future at our state-of-the-art Tonsley facility, Flinders prides itself on offering students a great on-campus experience.

There’s also the option to study online, giving you the flexibility to learn whenever and wherever you’re located.

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Admission and election

Whether you are a Year 12 student, a non-school leaver wanting to start your university studies or you want to further your university studies, we offer a range of pathways to gain admission into Flinders.

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses are offered for some 26,000 students. Flinders’ 5,400 international students come from more than 90 countries, with main campus featuring onsite accommodation for 560 students and an international pathways centre.

With our globally recognised degrees, vibrant campuses, exceptional teachers and strong industry connections, you’ll get all the support you need to build a great career.

We understand everyone has different needs at different times across their university journey. From before you apply and throughout your studies, the Flinders team is here to help with enrolment and academic advice, health and well-being support, social engagement advice and more.

Visit our website to find out more or to get in touch with one of our Prospective Student Advisors.

Study options

Whether you’re beginning your university journey, upskilling or changing careers, Flinders gives you the chance to develop practical, real-world skills geared towards a successful career. Our industry links, job placement opportunities and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program have helped us become South Australia’s number one university for starting salary.

Visit our website to find out more. 

 

[1] THE World University Rankings 2020 according to the International Association of Universities

[2] Good Universities Guide 2020

[3] UBI World Benchmark Study 2019

[4] Flinders rating 89.7%, rounded up to 90%. Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018 

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