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Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Administration

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  • Objectives
    The Graduate Certificate 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 students' current workplace experience 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. Learning outcomes On completion of the program graduates are expected to be able to: * apply their skills and abilities to the solution of management problems; * analyse and critically discuss financial and personnel management matters in the aged care sector; * exercise a deeper understanding of the policy and dynamics driving change in health and aged care; and * make decisions about their pathways for further postgraduate study.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution and have not less than two years' professional experience in the health sector following completion of the degree or equivalent qualification. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature. Credit may be granted for comparable prior studies.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Administration
  • Course description
    The Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Administration is an 18-unit program offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences on a fee-paying basis.

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

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [November, 2008]

    To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Administration, a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study:

    HSMT9012
    Managing People and Organisations in Health and Aged Care
    6

    HSMT9013
    Health Care Financial Management
    6

    Plus 6 units from the following:

    AGES8001
    Introduction to Social Gerontology
    3

    AGES8003
    Psychological Dimensions of Ageing
    3

    AGES8006
    Demography and Epidemiology of Ageing
    3

    Except with permission of the Faculty Board the program must be completed within three consecutive semesters.

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