Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
This course considers issues for the healthy and independent older people as well as services and policies related to the support and care needs of frail older people. It embodies a multidisciplinary approach, integrating biological, psychological and social perspectives on ageing.
The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a post-graduate level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
The program offers professional development to a wide range of professionals, including health and welfare administrators, medical practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals such as dietitians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, social workers, speech pathologists, pharmacists, and podiatrists.
Fees and costs
$24,600 per 120 credit points.
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
Applications for Semester 1, 2019 will open later this year.
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