Course Information

Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Overview

Campus: Wollongong

Duration: 1 year (2 sessions) part-time

Delivery: Distance, Flexible

Study Area: Aged Care, Allied Health, Dementia, Gerontology and Rehabilitation Studies, Health Management, Mental Health, Nursing, Rehabilitation

Course Code: 1176

A postgraduate qualification in dementia care provides recent graduates with a competitive advantage in the job market. The qualification also provides mid-career clinicians an opportunity to update their knowledge through contemporary studies in dementia care.

The Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care prepares graduates for career progression into senior clinical, management, teaching, and research roles. Graduates from this course are Clinical Nurse Consultants, aspiring Clinical Nurse Consultants, family carers, Medical practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, volunteers and others in aged and dementia care.

Your degree

The Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care is a clinically-based program that prepares practitioners for advanced professional practice in the specialist field of dementia. As a student you will use work-based learning to enhance client care and service delivery in the multi-disciplinary environment.

The program differs from courses offered by other NSW and Australian universities in that it is underpinned by a rehabilitation approach to dementia care.

What you study

The subjects you will study in the one year part time course are:

  • Dementia Care Across Settings
  • Reflection on Practice
  • Advancements in Dementia Care
  • with an option to choose Tools for Practice Development or another elective chosen in consultation with the course coordinator.

My University

The School of Nursing's multidisciplinary programs are designed to enable students to gain a postgraduate qualification while maintaining a fulltime or part-time career in health care.

We provide a dynamic environment for teaching, learning and research and aim to achieve standards of excellence in professional preparation for those wishing to enter the nursing profession and in continuing education for existing clinicians.

Close links with service providers ensure programs meet the needs of nurses and the populations they serve.

Australian Residents

Academic Entry Requirements

A recognised Bachelors degree in a health-related discipline, or equivalent. Other professional qualifications in a related discipline may also be considered.  Applicants who wish to study via distance delivery should first seek academic advice from the Program Co-ordinator.

Credit Transfer

All subjects successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care will count as credit towards the Master of Science (Dementia Care) upon successful transfer.

Fees

2016 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
Flexible

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Science, Medicine & Health subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Distance

Session Fee: $11,400
Full Course Fee: $11,400

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Science, Medicine & Health subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

2017 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
Flexible

Session Fee: $11,400
Full Course Fee: $11,400

Distance

Session Fee: $11,400
Full Course Fee: $11,400

International Students

Academic Requirements

A recognised Bachelors degree in a health-related discipline, or equivalent. Other professional qualifications in a related discipline may also be considered. Applicants who wish to study via distance delivery should first seek academic advice from the Program Co-ordinator.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Credit Transfer

All subjects successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care will count as credit towards the Master of Science (Dementia Care) upon successful transfer.

Fees

2016 Information
Wollongong
Distance

Session Fee: $13,032
Full Course Fee: $13,032

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

This program is available to international students but only by offshore distance education.

2017 Information
Wollongong
Flexible

Session Fee: $13,032
Full Course Fee: $13,032

Distance

Session Fee: $13,032
Full Course Fee: $13,032

Key Dates

2016 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences
25 July 2016

Applications Close
International Applicants: 1 June
Domestic Applicants: 30 June
Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Orientation: 19 July 2016
Session: 25 July - 17 November 2016

2017 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences

27 February 2017

Applications Close

Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: 31 January. Late applications will be accepted where places are available.
    Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within two weeks of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details
Orientation: 21 - 23 February 2017
Session: 27 February - 22 June 2017

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