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Study with the Wicking Dementia Centre


Course comparison

Dementia Care Degree Program
Diploma / Assoc Degree / Bachelor
Bachelor of Ageing and Dementia Studies Postgraduate study in Dementia
Grad Certificate / Grad Diploma / Masters
Online Yes Yes Yes
Full-time or part-time Yes Yes Yes
On-campus intensive workshops No Yes No
Domestic/International Australia and International Australia only Australia and International
Tuition fee help options (FEE-HELP) Yes Yes Yes
HECS Scholarships (HECS-HELP) Yes
100% HECS scholarship for Diploma available*
50% scholarship for Assoc Degree and Bachelor available*
No No
Study streams Double major:
- Understanding Dementia
- Models of Healthcare
Double major:
- Ageing and Aged Care
- Dementia Studies
Study themes:
- Health and Social Care
- Neurobiology
- Policies and Systems
- Public Health
- Major project (Master’s level)
Semester intake February and July February and July February and July

Who is this course suited to and what to expect?

We welcome applications from all backgrounds with an interest in ageing and dementia for all of our courses

- Direct care orientated.
- Develop specialist knowledge of dementia and dementia care to enable the delivery of best practice dementia care.
- Graduates may provide an excellent standard of care and advice, provide care directives and peer to peer training, in varied roles within the community, health care centres and hospitals, and in residential care.
- Indirect care orientated.
- Aimed at emerging leaders who require specialised knowledge of ageing and dementia across the breadth of ageing and the aged care sector.
- Content includes governance, policy, Australian industry context.
- Graduates may be emerging leaders in a non-direct care environment, such as assessors, case managers, policy developers, operations.
Individuals and professionals who need an in-depth understanding of dementia and its impact on individuals, societies and governments. Our online study community and alumni forums provide the opportunity to grow a network of dementia knowledge with your peers.
Entry requirements All applications are considered for entry ATAR 65 or equivalent Any completed bachelor degree
Graduation points - Diploma of Dementia Care (8 units)
- Associate Degree in Dementia Care (16 units)
- Bachelor of Dementia Care (24 units)
Bachelor of Ageing and Dementia Studies (24 units) - Graduate Certificate in Dementia (4 units)
- Graduate Diploma in Dementia (8 units)
- Master of Dementia (11 units)

* Conditions apply. See the HECS Scholarships & Fees Page for more information and to see whether you may be eligible.

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