Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Management

Approved Abbreviation: GradCertAgedCareMgmt

Western Sydney University Course Code: 4756.1

AQF Level: 8

This course will allow staff, particularly those in supervisory and management positions, working in health and aged care organisations, charitable organisations and the private sector to up-skill their management knowledge by exposing them to contemporary issues in aged care. This will equip graduates of this course to position themselves at the forefront of innovation in the organisation and delivery of quality aged care services.

Study Mode
One year part-time.


An undergraduate degree or higher in health, health administration, welfare or aged care environment


Three years full-time equivalent work experience in health; health administration; aged care


Be employees of Opal Aged Care who have been selected by Opal Aged Care to receive a Scholarship to undertake the course.

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.

Course Structure

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

Recommended Sequence

Part-time Pathway

Year 1


400843Health Workforce Planning
400837Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care


400845Health Financial Management
400777Leadership for Quality and Safety in Health Care

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