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Graduate Certificate in Ageing, Wellbeing and Sustainability

Approved Abbreviation: GCAgeWellSust

Western Sydney University Course Code: 4783.1

AQF Level: 8

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.

The Graduate Certificate in Ageing, Wellbeing and Sustainability offers practitioners and professionals involved in the planning and provision of services to aged communities with an opportunity to explore ageing-related issues and challenges.

This online program also provides an entry point to the Graduate Diploma in Ageing, Wellbeing and Sustainability for those who wish to further pursue their professional development in the ageing sector.

Study Mode
Six months full-time or one year part-time.

Course Advice

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Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.


CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
OnlineFull TimeOnline See above
OnlinePart TimeOnline See above


Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (AQF Level 7 or equivalent), in any discipline.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points which the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended sequence

401417Ageing in Place: Wellbeing and Sustainability
400241Supporting Aged Communities
400837Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care
401082Cultural and Social Diversity in Health Care

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