Ageing and aged care

Why study ageing and aged care?


The world faces diverse and growing challenges associated with an ageing population.  Gerontology coursework and research provide health and human services professionals with knowledge and skills to work effectively in areas associated with older people and make a positive contribution to the field.

As a La Trobe graduate, you may be eligible for our 10% Alumni Advantage when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for work in fields where older people are the focus. These include health and aged care, policy development, human services, health promotion and social research.

Gerontology at La Trobe

Your study experience

Ageing and aged care placements

Admission to our gerontology courses normally requires a degree or diploma in health sciences or a related area. If you do not have these qualifications but have relevant experience, you may be eligible for entry to the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology or single subjects. Selection criteria may include work experience and other skills.

For further information, contact:

Dr Angela Herd Course Co-ordinator
Postgraduate Gerontology Program
Tel: + 61 3 9479 5813
Email: a.herd@latrobe.edu.au

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.