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Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Management

Approved Abbreviation: GradCertAgedCareMgmt

Western Sydney University Course Code: 4756.3

AQF Level: 8

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is Autumn 2020 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course

For Commencement Year Spring 2019 - please refer to 4756.2 Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Management

For Commencement Year Autumn 2019 or earlier - please refer to 4756.1 Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Management

The Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Management provides current aged care health professionals or those wishing to move into this sector a short, albeit comprehensive, exposure to contemporary issues in aged care. It provides an entry point to the Diploma in Aged Care Management for those who wish to continue on their professional development journey with further studies.

Study Mode
One year part time.


An undergraduate degree or higher in a relevant health-related discipline


Three years full-time equivalent work experience in a relevant health-related discipline

Applications from Opal Aged Care employees need to be accompanied by a Statement of Service from Opal Aged Care in order to be eligible for, and processed as, an Opal Aged Care scholarship recipient.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

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.

International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office. International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

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 include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Domain Units

401365Healthcare Data for Decision-Making
401361Advanced Health Service Management

Focus Units

Choose two of

400837Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care
400846Building Organisational Capacity in Health Care
400235Leadership in Clinical Practice
401082Cultural and Social Diversity in Health Care
400241Supporting Aged Communities

Further information on recommended progression is available on the Postgraduate Health Science progression page.

Postgraduate Health Science Progression

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