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Graduate Diploma in Aged Care Management

Approved Abbreviation: GradDipAgedCareMgmt

Western Sydney University Course Code: 4757.3

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 0101795

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: 4757.2 Graduate Diploma in Aged Care Management

For Commencement year Autumn 2019 or earlier - please refer to: 4757.1 Graduate Diploma in Aged Care Management

This course will allow staff, particularly those in supervisory and management positions working in aged care, in public, private or charitable organisations to up-skill their management knowledge by exposing them to socio-political issues in aged care. It provides further training in organisational capacity and leadership in aged care practice. 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. It provides an entry point to the Master of Health Science for those who wish to continue on their professional development journey with further studies.

Study Mode
One year full-time or two years part-time.


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


A graduate diploma or graduate certificate in any discipline and two 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 80 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Domain Units

401076Introduction to Epidemiology
401372The Social Determinants of Health
401363Health Systems and Policy
401365Healthcare Data for Decision-Making

Focus Units

401361Advanced Health Service Management
400837Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care
400846Building Organisational Capacity in Health Care
400235Leadership in Clinical Practice

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

Postgraduate Health Science Progression

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