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.


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

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00114A

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Online No info No Online 6 months
Bedford Park No info No Part time 1 year
Bedford Park No info No Online 1 year
Flinders is a leading international university in Australia, distinguished by its boldness, vigour and imagination. The University has a record of excellence and innovation in teaching, research and community engagement.

While the main campus is located in the suburb of Bedford Park, just a short drive south of Adelaide's Central Business District and easily accessible by public transport, the University's geographical footprint also stretches across South Australia, Western Victoria and the Northern Territory.

Flinders has over 2,600 staff and more than 26,100 students, with over 5,400 coming from countries as diverse as Canada, India and Kenya. Its graduates are encouraged to be knowledgeable, to communicate effectively, and to develop skills to connect across boundaries and tackle major challenges.

Flinders has led the way in providing access to higher education for individuals who did not traditionally aspire to University, and offers a choice of pathways that cater to people from a variety of backgrounds.

Offering over 140 undergraduate and 280 postgraduate courses, Flinders prides itself on the quality of its programs and the attention given to the learning experience of its students.

Provider CRICOS: 00114A

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