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    Graduate Certificate of Nursing (Gerontology)
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    Graduate Certificate of Nursing (Gerontology)

    University of Southern Queensland

    University of Southern Queensland

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    Australia, Toowoomba

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Graduate Certificate

    Study Type

    Part Time

    Delivery

    Online

    Mix

    Campuses

    Toowoomba

    Program Language

    English

    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines19-Feb-2025
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    Duration 1 year
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 16,320  / year
    Next Intake 19-Feb-2025

    Graduate Certificate of Nursing (Gerontology)

    About

    • Study UniSQ’s aged care nursing courses within the Graduate Certificate of Nursing (Gerontology) and expand your skills in chronic conditions, dementia and end-of-life care for complex ageing populations.
    • The Gerontology specialisation enables you to advance your practice in contemporary health settings, delivering evidence-based safe, ethical and professional care that meets regulatory standards.
    • Gain leadership qualities and study the biological, psychological, and social aspects of ageing.

    Further study

    After completing the Graduate Certificate of Nursing, there will be the option to take the credit from the courses and continue to complete the Graduate Diploma of Nursing or the Master of Nursing.

    Thinking of studying in 2025? UniSQ will be delivering flexible new ways of teaching, with different calendar offerings, making the balance of study and life easier. Read more in our new academic calendar FAQs.
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  • Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    • Completed a 3-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, in the area of nursing from a recognised university.
    • Hold a current professional registration as a Division 1 Nurse, or equivalent, with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), or relevant regulatory body in applicant's home country.

    English language requirements

    You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires an overall score of  IELTS 7.0, or equivalent, and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four skills areas of listening, reading, speaking and writing. Additional requirements regarding prior education taught and assessed solely in English and prior employment - refer to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)'s Registration Standard for further information. 

    Recognition of prior learning or work experience

    If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

    Pathways

    If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

    English Program Requirements

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

    Career

    • A gerontology or geriatric nurse specialises in the care of elderly patients and is a crucial part of healthcare teams.
    • Aged care nursing is in demand with international ageing populations.
    • Graduates may work in acute, chronic, private practice, community or residential facilities caring for ageing patients with limited mobility, impaired mental abilities, or life-limiting illness. 

    Fee Information

    Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

    Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (4 units) in this degree:

    Study Mode Cost
    External/Online

    You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

    AUD 16320

    1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

    Student services and amenities fees

    You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

    Scholarships

    At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 16,320 

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    University of Southern Queensland

    Graduate Certificate of Nursing (Gerontology)

    University of Southern Queensland

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    Toowoomba

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