Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

The Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care is a clinically-based program that prepares practitioners for advanced professional practice in the specialist field of dementia. Students use work-based learning to enhance client care and service delivery in the multidisciplinary environment. This degree prepares students for career progression into senior clinical, management, teaching, and research roles. Graduates from this course are clinical nurse consultants, aspiring clinical nurse consultants, family carers, medical practitioners, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, registered nurses, social workers, volunteers and other roles in aged and dementia care. The program differs from courses offered by other NSW and Australian universities in that it is underpinned by a rehabilitation approach to dementia care.

Designed for

Health care practitioners


4 core subjects


  • Dementia care

Standard entry requirements

A recognised Bachelors degree in a health-related discipline, or equivalent. Other professional qualifications in a related discipline may also be considered.

Study pathways

The Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care articulates with the Master of Science (Dementia Care). All subjects successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care will count as credit towards the Master of Science (Dementia Care) upon successful transfer.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UOW Online Domestic: $13,536
International: $15,000
Wollongong Domestic: $13,536
International: $15,000
  • Flexible Delivery : 1 year
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

Further information

Applicants who wish to study via distance delivery should first seek academic advice from the Program Co-ordinator.

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