The Graduate Certificate in Ageing (GCAgeing) allows students to engage in focused learning which will assist them to undertake pastoral care roles in residential and community settings especially in church sponsored aged care facilities. Graduates will be able to articulate insights from a theological and ecclesial understandings of pastoral care.
Course Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Ageing:
- have a detailed understanding of the ageing profile of the Australian population
- have an understanding of the theological, spiritual, pastoral care, and ethical dimensions of human ageing in our Australian context
- have the skills to evaluate critically contemporary approaches to ageing and the care of aged persons
- apply the skills necessary to develop, implement, and evaluate pastoral strategies for care of ageing persons in diverse community settings and in a religiously pluralist social context
- apply understanding and skills to articulate and implement a pastoral care strategy that is attentive to the religious, spiritual, ethical, and pastoral care needs of ageing persons.
Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.
The Graduate Certificate in Ageing consists of 72 points, comprised of:
- DT8632C Human Ageing: Theological and Spiritual Perspectives crosslisted as DP8632C/DS8632C
- DT9631C Ageing Persons and Pastoral Care crosslisted as DP9631C/DS9631C
- DT9633C Ethical Issues and Human Ageing crosslisted as DP9633C/DS9633C.
3 semesters (part-time)
Graduates have access to a range of postgraduate courses at Graduate Diploma and Masters levels.