Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and Rehabilitation Studies (Online Delivery available)

Course summary

A postgraduate qualification in gerontology and rehabilitation studies will provide you 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 gerontology and rehabilitation.

The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and Rehabilitation Studies prepares you 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 other roles in aged and dementia care.

Your degree

The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and Rehabilitation Studies is a clinically-based program that prepares practitioners for advanced professional practice in the specialist aged care field. 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 developing services for older people.

What you study

You will complete studies in:

  • Dementia Care Across Settings
  • Policy and Practice in the Care of Older People
  • Reflection on Practice
  • Rehabilitation: Concepts and Practice

Course information

Study area

Health & Medicine

Campus

Wollongong, UOW Online

Course Code

1165

Duration

1 year part-time

Delivery

Distance, On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised professional qualification in a health discipline.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$13,248 (2019)

$13,248 (2019)

UOW Online

Distance

$13,248 (2019)

$13,248 (2019)

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised professional qualification in a health discipline.
This program is available to international applicants, but can only be studied by distance delivery.


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.


FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW Online

Distance

$14,688 (2019)

$14,688 (2019)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2018.

Applicant background

2018 intake

2018 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2018

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2019 Autumn

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 26 - 28 February 2019
Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

2019 Autumn

UOW Online

Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 15 February 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Spring

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 22 July 2019
Session: 29 July – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 12 July 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Spring

UOW Online

Session: 29 July – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 12 July 2019. Late applications may be considered.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Develop specialised person centred care knowledge for working with older people and their families, in particular with rehabilitation needs.
2 Apply person centred care knowledge of aged care and rehabilitation practices within interprofessional healthcare
3 Demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing and synthesising evidence to identify and solve complex problems.
4 Exercise critical thinking and evaluation to develop new understanding.
5 Communicating knowledge and ideas about theoretical concepts related to aged and rehabilitation practices to a range of audiences.
6 Demonstrate independent judgements across a range of aged care and rehabilitation practice related functions and contexts.
7 Initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within the aged care and rehabilitation practice context.
8 Develop a work-based portfolio of evidence to demonstrate how learning gained addressed the constructs of the Person Centred Framework.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree, the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and Rehabilitation, a candidate must successfully complete at least 24 credit points in accordance with the table below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
SNPG955 Dementia Care Across Settings 6 Autumn
SNPG956 Policy and Practice in the Care of Older People 6 Autumn, Spring
SNPG950 Reflection For Practice 6 Autumn, Spring
SNPG957 Rehabilitation: Concepts and Practice 6 Spring

Please click the subject codes in the above table for information on sessions of offer for each subject at different locations. For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

Health Care and Social Assistance has been the primary provider of new jobs within Australia and is projected to make the largest contribution of 14.9% to employment growth from 2018 to 2023. With this brings exciting employment opportunities and career options. (Source: Employment Projections)

UOW's multi-disciplinary nursing and health programs are designed to enable you to gain a postgraduate qualification while maintaining a full-time 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 continuing education for existing clinicians and in professional preparation for those wishing to enter the nursing profession.

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