Dementia Care

Learn from the global leaders in dementia education and help lead positive change.

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Bachelor of Dementia Care

Make a real difference

Gain the specialist knowledge to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their families

Unique in Australia

Study the only undergraduate degree in dementia care within Australia

Flexible assessments

NO exams: assessments include discussion board activities, quizzes, oral presentations and written assignments.

Study options in this degree

This is Australia’s first Bachelor degree specifically focused on dementia. With an ageing population and increased numbers of people living with dementia, it’s becoming essential that those working in health and aged care develop specialised knowledge.

A major is an area of focus in your degree. During your studies, you’ll choose an area that interests you, and then study a group of units related to that area. Find out more at What is a Major?

Our optional study option provides a holistic understanding of ageing and older people. This major is suitable for anyone who is working with older people, and who seeks to advocate for them as well as support older people in maintaining and achieving quality of life. As such, the knowledge developed through ageing studies and services is vital for those working with older people across a variety of sectors, including the social and community sectors as well as aged care services.

Your studies will cover social and biological aspects of ageing and older age; age-related discrimination; public health understandings; mental health and wellbeing; and administrative processes related to policy and aged care.

Globally the population is ageing. It is vital that our social services and infrastructures are re-imagined and redesigned to support this change.

Further study options

We offer a range of fully online postgraduate options for those wishing to continue their dementia studies.  Visit the postgraduate page here.

Find out more about what you'll study, entry requirements, fees and scholarships - and to apply.

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Career opportunities

Graduates may find work in a range of career paths within the community and care fields, in both the public and private sectors. This includes a range of roles that will be critical in delivering enhanced capacity to a sector that is facing an enormous challenge.  Recent graduates have been employed as consultants in dementia care, general management, policy advisors and dementia education and training roles in the aged care sector.

Graduates can also transition into further study in undergraduate health programs, including the Bachelor of Dementia Care.
If you have a background in healthcare, community service or allied health, these courses will broaden your knowledge and scope of practice.

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Medical and Other
Healthcare Services
Sector

Projected increase by 2024^

17.9%

Social Assistance
Services

Projected increase by 2024^

10.8%

Residential Care
Services

Projected increase by 2024^

^ ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024.

Dementia Care graduate Jane Maclean

Study experience

"The degree has helped me understand that there's an enormous amount that we can do, every day, to help support people living with dementia to live well. Not just in an aged care setting, it's in a broader social impact as a society, as a community, as organisations."

- Jayne Maclean, Bachelor of Dementia Care graduate

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Diploma of Dementia Care graduate Cherie Ho

Study experience

"As I started, the best thing was every single topic that we covered, I could take to work and implement things straight away, and make change…… I could see immediate change in my workplace."

- Cherie Ho, Diploma of Dementia Care Graduate

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