Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.
- Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
Combination of Online and Face to Face
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.
The Associate Degree of Integrated Care in Ageing is a multi-disciplinary qualification that draws on expertise from a wide range of disciplines including bioscience, allied health, nursing, public health and health economics, health promotion, health law and ethics, and business. The qualification will help you gain specialised knowledge and critical thinking skills needed for a successful career working with older people.
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Demonstrated a comprehensive knowledge of the principles underpinning integrated healthcare within the context of ageing from primary through to tertiary care and associated social services
- Demonstrated an advanced understanding of the values, theory and application of person-centred care and capacity to lead, manage and work within a model of co-designed service delivery where the individual and/or the family/carer is acknowledged as the expert
- Demonstrated an understanding of the complex nature of wellness and ageing and the ability to assess an individual's needs from a bio/psycho/social basis acknowledging the unique and individually influenced characteristics of spirituality, ethinicity and indigenisation
- Demonstrated the capacity to develop, lead and advocate person-centred and/or family/carer pathways through engaging, connecting and navigating services to meet the individual/family/carer health and social needs
- Demonstrated advanced knowledge of the various aged care funding models including ACFI, and Consumer Directed Care Home Care
- Demonstrated the capacity to apply clinical reasoning, critical reflection, ethical decision-making, and leadership-governance to complex problems within a person-centred framework
- Demonstrated an advanced understanding of eHealth and emerging person-centred health applications and information technology
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Level 6 Associate Degree
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Applicants must have a minimum of a Certificate III qualification in aged care or a related field, and be employed either part-time or full-time in aged care or a related industry such as community and disability services, and allied health. Evidence of English language proficiency may be required.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.
The Associate Degree of Integrated Care in Ageing is a 160 unit AQF Level 6 qualification. This program is available in both full time and part time modes and is taught in a combination of online instruction and intensive face-to-face teaching.
Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.
- 2017 Program Plan - Part Time - for students commencing in 2017 882.7 KB
- 2017 Program Plan - Full Time - for students commencing in 2017 883.0 KB
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
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Complete all of the following core courses
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|AGED1001||Introduction to Healthcare and Older People||10 units|
|AGED1002||Principles and Delivery of Consumer-Centred Care||10 units|
|AGED1003||Health Assessment of the Ageing Body||20 units|
|FNIT1001||Working with Technology||10 units|
|FNLT1001||Academic Literacies for Integrated Aged Care 1||10 units|
|FNLT1002||Academic Literacies for Integrated Aged Care 2||10 units|
|HUBS1421||Assessing Physiological Function||10 units|
|AGED2001||Assessment and Critical Thinking: Integrated Care in Ageing Part 1||20 units|
|AGED2002||The Ageing Journey: Wellness and Re-ablement||10 units|
|AGED2003||Principles and Practice of Integrated Care in Ageing||10 units|
|AGED2004||Assessment and Critical Thinking: Integrated Care in Ageing Part 2||10 units|
|AGED2005||The Ageing Journey: Frailty, Dementia and End of Life||10 units|
|AGED2006||Leadership and Management: Integrated Care in Ageing||10 units|
|AGED2007||Leadership and Management: Negotiated Project||10 units|
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online