Undergraduate Certificate in Aged Care Services (50A)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 1 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 809KB) for courses that are offered to international students

The Undergraduate Certificate in Aged Care Services is the perfect opportunity to get your foot in the door within the aged care sector and to build on your academic studies as well.

Developed and delivered by the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, the course explores biological ageing of the body, the health challenges associated with ageing, and the provision of services to build capacity in areas of care navigation. The unit material you will cover includes understanding the major diseases and conditions associated with ageing, including dementia, and applying processes and strategies to assist older adults in navigating and accessing health care systems, services and processes.

Delivered entirely online, you can learn at a time convenient to you in a collaborative online learning environment. Through online activities and peer learning, you will be able to share your professional experience and learn from others in a collaborative online environment. Our assessment tasks will make use of case studies based on biological ageing, ageing in the community, ageing services provision and the aged care sector. So, if you don’t have significant industry experience you will still be able to contextualise your learning. There will be no direct, compulsory placements in industry as part of this course

Please visit our Certificates page for answers to frequently asked questions about the Job Ready Certificates.

1. Describe the major diseases and conditions associated with ageing, including dementia.

2. Apply processes and strategies to assist older adults in navigating and accessing health care systems, services and processes.

3. Apply problem solving and design approaches to identify and communicate solutions or innovations.

Career outcomes

The Undergraduate Certificate in Aged Care Services explores biological ageing of the body, the health challenges associated with ageing, and the provision of services to build capacity in areas of care navigation. It recognises the interdisciplinary nature of ageing and aged care services, and the complexity that the rising impact of dementia brings to these fields.

This part-time, fully online certificate is suitable for you if you are either working in, or planning to work in, aged care or related sectors, such as community-based roles and support services in the context of ageing with health-related diagnoses. Once you complete this certificate, you will be able to assist older adults and their family members to effectively navigate the complexity of the Australian aged care system.

This is a terrific opportunity to get your foot in the door in the aged care sector, as employment projections are upward trending and set to grow by 25% by 2024 * Labour Force Survey June 2019 This course is suitable for students from a wide range of educational backgrounds and minimal or no experience in aged care.

Not only do we provide you with job ready skills, but also the foundation for transition to further study. If you complete the Undergraduate Certificate in Aged Care Services and wish to continue further study, you can enter into either the Diploma of Ageing Studies and Services or the Bachelor of Dementia Care in 2022.

If do enrol in the course but are unable to complete the Undergraduate Certificate in 2021, we will support you to transfer into the Diploma of Ageing Studies and Services.

Course structure

This introductory unit will explore the physical and cognitive changes that occur during the ageing process, and age-related pathological changes that can lead to diseases that cause dementia. This unit will introduce fundamental neuroscience concepts in the healthy adult, ageing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will examine demographic trends in the ageing population along with social and cultural determinants of health and how these factors continue to shape the needs of older people in society. You will investigate how these needs…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will explore how biological processes lead to diseases and ill-health. Chronic illness will be a particular focus of this unit, with students exploring some of the chronic illnesses and associated risk factors that can be experienced by older…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide a critical examination of the state and complexity of the Australian health and social care system as it relates to older adults. You will become adept at accessing online and other resources to support aged care,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Need help choosing your first year units? Try the Unit Selection Guide.

Entry requirements

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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