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Master of Ageing, Wellbeing and Sustainability

Approved Abbreviation: MAgeWellSust

Western Sydney University Course Code: 4781.1

AQF Level: 9

The Master of Ageing, Wellbeing and Sustainability program is designed to prepare practitioners and professionals involved in the planning and provision of services to aged communities to become a change agent in transforming a society that recognises older people as active contributors for the betterment of themselves and their communities.

With the aim to facilitate a sustainable milieu for individuals to age successfully, this program adopts a strength-based approach in addressing real-life challenges related to health and wellbeing, housing, transportation, use of technology, civic participation, cultural diversity and social inclusion.

This online program offers great flexibilities and a wide range of choices in study options that help graduates to meet their own learning needs, achieve desired career development goals or further pursue research interests. Graduates will be able to apply a comprehensive and integrated understanding of ageing in place to deliver outcomes and improve practices for an inclusive, sustainable and age-friendly future.

Study Mode
One and a half years full-time or three years part-time.


Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (AQF Level 7 or equivalent), in any discipline. Additionally, applicants must also have at least a Graduate Diploma related to Ageing, Health Sciences, Nursing, Social Sciences, Built Environment and Urban or Geography Studies.

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 120 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Students must complete six 10 credit point core units (total of 60 credit points)

Students must choose one of the streams below

A4068Master of Ageing, Wellbeing and Sustainability - Professional Stream
A4069Master of Ageing, Wellbeing and Sustainability - Research Stream

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