Palliative Care in Aged Care

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time | Part-time
Location: On campus | External | Online with some on campus intensives

Courses 

Course name: Graduate Diploma in Palliative Care in Aged Care
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 year
SATAC code: 2GD039 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2GD539 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: 072485M

Course name: Master of Palliative Care in Aged Care
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years
SATAC code: 2CM051 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2CM551 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: 072486K

Overview

These courses are designed to provide professional development for practitioners with backgrounds in gerontology, aged care or palliative care who are involved in policy, planning or the delivery of palliative care services to older people in a range of aged care settings.

They will introduce the basic skills and principles of palliative care within a broader study of ageing, which includes an examination of different views of ageing and the concepts of ageing and dying in a global context.

The curriculum will examine a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving, assessment and management and look at relevant legislative and ethical issues. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills required to assess and critique gerontological and palliative care research and will have the opportunity to develop skills in on-line learning and web-based research.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an approved undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in a related field. The equivalent of one year of full-time work related to palliative care, aged care or gerontology is also required for the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma and at least two years of full-time work for the Masters.

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (or other qualifications deemed equivalent) receive credit when progressing to the Graduate Diploma or Masters.

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 Diploma in Palliative Care in Aged Care

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2015: $8,025

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2015: $19,440

2015: $26,400
Master of Palliative Care in Aged Care

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2015: $8,025

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2015: $19,440

2015: $26,400

Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: 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.

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