Aged Care Nursing Studies

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time (N/A for the Graduate Certificate) l Part-time
Location: On campus l External | Online

Courses 

Course name: Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Aged Care Nursing Studies)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 year (part-time only)
SATAC code: 2GC102 (Commonwealth supported place); 2GC502 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: External - available to International offshore students only

Course name: Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Aged Care Nursing Studies Stream)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 year
SATAC code: 2GD059 (Commonwealth supported place); 2GD559 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: 021002B

Course name: Master of Nursing (Aged Care Nursing Studies Stream)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years
GradStart code: 2CM076 (Commonwealth supported place); 2CM576 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: 005525G

Overview

The Aged Care Nursing Studies specialisation aims to advance knowledge of ageing and nursing the aged. It explores the implications and challenges of a rapidly ageing population and encourages students to acknowledge the individuality of the ageing experience and the need for older people to maintain their own health and health care management where possible.

Students will have the opportunity to reflect on, and explore, the complexity of the issues associated with nursing an older client, and will use as a focus the policies which impact on the professional, organisational and political context of aged care nursing practice.

Students critically analyse ageing issues and theoretical perspectives under-pinning the ageing process and are able both to examine the complexities associated with nursing an ageing client and to research the potential for change in their everyday aged care nursing practice. Cultural variations and gender differences associated with ageing are debated, as are social issues such as ageism, isolation, poverty, abuse and neglect, violence, media portrayal and the ageing body.

Students will have the opportunity to explore in detail one or more areas of their choice relating to aged care nursing practice. The specialisation is conducted in a supportive but self-directed flexible learning environment in which students will be encouraged to explore, question, discuss and debate the challenges they face as registered nurses on both a micro and macro level.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

 Applicants for the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma must

  1. hold a nursing degree or equivalent qualification
  2. be registered nurses, and
  3. hold a current practising certificate.

Applicants for the Master of Nursing must meet the above requirements and have a minimum of two years' post-registration experience.

However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

International students: Entry and English language requirements

Applications

Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.

 

 

International students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November of the year preceding admission
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.

 

Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Aged Care Nursing Studies)  

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2015: $3,076

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2015: $9,360

2015: $14,300
Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Aged Care Nursing Studies)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2015: $6,152

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2015: $18,720

2015: $28,600
Master of Nursing (Aged Care Nursing Studies)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2015: $6,152

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2014 - $18,720

2015: $28,600

Note:

  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. How are these fees calculated?
  • If the number of applicants for Commonwealth supported places exceeds the number of places available, eligible applicants will be ranked based on their Grade Point Average (GPA). Please refer to the Postgraduate EzyGuide for fee status information.
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.
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