Graduate Certificate in Ageing and Disability

Study Discipline: Medical & Health Sciences
Study Programme Details
City: Adelaide
Country: Australia
Admission Sessions: Spring Session
Study Format: Part Time
Mode of Study: Online

Programme Type



6 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey with our Graduate Certificate in Ageing and Disability, paving the way for a rewarding career in support or management within the dynamic fields of aged care and disability services. Explore a comprehensive curriculum designed to not only address current challenges but also anticipate future trends in disability studies, ageing, and the ever-evolving landscape of related laws and services.

Immerse yourself in the intricacies of diversity within ageing and disability, gaining insights into pivotal topics such as the NDIS and My Aged Care. This program goes beyond theoretical knowledge, delving into practical aspects like service design, evaluation, sociology of ageing and disability, and the essential skills of case management and support coordination.

Embark on a 12-month part-time journey, where you will emerge not only with a Graduate Certificate but also with the skills, knowledge, and capabilities to make a significant impact in the aged care and disability sectors. This program serves as a stepping stone, offering credit for further academic pursuits, including Master’s programs in related fields.


In this transformative Graduate Certificate program, we empower you to be at the forefront of change in aged care and disability sectors. Through engaging coursework, you will delve into critical disability studies, ageing laws, and the dynamic landscape of the NDIS and My Aged Care. Beyond academic knowledge, you will explore human service organizations, gaining practical insights into service models and inter-agency collaboration.

Picture yourself navigating the complex web of human service welfare infrastructure, armed with the unique perspectives gained from this program. In just 12 months, you’ll not only acquire a solid academic foundation but also develop a profound understanding of roles in ageing and disability service delivery.

Prepare to make a real difference as you graduate equipped with the skills and knowledge needed for success in the rapidly evolving landscape of aged care and disability services. Use your Graduate Certificate as a launching pad for further academic achievements, including pursuing Master’s programs tailored to your interests and aspirations.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed three-year Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised higher education institution.
  • OR a completed Certificate IV or Diploma VET/TAFE qualification in a related discipline AND a minimum of one year full-time professional experience in the disability, rehabilitation or related human services fields
  • OR a minimum of three years’ full-time Human Services sector, ageing and disability or related services experience or part-time equivalent within the past 15 years.Applicants who do not hold a completed three-year Bachelor degree are asked to also provide a brief curriculum vitae
  • Constructions of Ageing and Disability
  • Diversity in Ageing and Disability
  • Case Management and Support Coordination
  • Ageing, Disability and the Law

$AU 11,950 per 0.5 EFTSL

Future Career Outcomes

Witness your potential come to life through the success stories of our alumni who have carved remarkable paths in the field of ageing and disability support. With industry demands continually evolving, this program ensures you not only meet but exceed expectations.

Gain a competitive edge with skills honed in real-world scenarios, positioning yourself as a sought-after professional. Our alumni’s accomplishments reflect the program’s commitment to producing graduates ready to tackle the challenges of the dynamic job market.

Visa Requirements:

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