The Ageing in Society course has been designed to produce leaders in the field of ageing who will be able to develop new approaches and policies that help shift the focus to a more positive and holistic view of ageing.
The subjects aim to give students a greater understanding of the complex implications of ageing populations and workforces and access the career opportunities in this rapidly expanding sector.
Undertaking single subjects allows you the opportunity to study according to your interest and expertise and specialise in the area of your choice.
If you choose to further your study after taking single subjects, you may gain credit towards any of the Ageing in Society courses, including:
Single subject options
The subjects available for study include:
The estimated hours required for each subject is between 15-19 hours per week, but this varies for each student and depends on your task management and planning, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed. Taking a single subject will allow you to get a taste of the Ageing program and decide which post-graduate qualification suits you best.
To be considered for entry to a single subject in the Ageing in Society course, you are required to have:
- An undergraduate degree in any discipline, or equivalent; and
- Documented evidence of at least two years' professional work experience.
Meeting these requirements makes you eligible for selection but does not guarantee selection.
In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- Prior academic performance; and
- Professional work experience.
All applicants are required to provide a current curriculum vitae describing their work experience and tertiary and other qualifications, as a supplement to transcripts.
The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Student Application and Selection Procedure.
Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
Students taking the course from overseas are not required to have an international student visa.
Fees and scholarships
The fee for students who enrol in a single subject in Ageing in Society is:
Fees are the same for both domestic and international students.
Each subject is designed by academics, subject coordinators and learning designers to deliver an interactive and enriching experience, with regular contact from lecturers, tutors and a dedicated online Student Support team.
The fee listed above is for a 12.5 point subject undertaken in 2017. Fees are subject to review annually by the University. However, any increase in fee will not exceed 5 per cent per annum.
Fees are paid on a per subject basis each term and are payable upfront. Should you require any assistance, please contact our Student Support team.
Availability for Ageing in Society single subjects varies.
Know when you want to study? Use this planner to see which subjects are offered in that time period.
View Key Dates for further important dates and deadlines.
|Term||Applications close||Teaching period|
|Term 4, 2017||20 Aug||2 Oct - 4 Dec|
|Term 1, 2018||11 Dec||5 Feb - 1 Apr|
To find out more about studying a single subject from the Ageing in Society course or to start your application, please contact our dedicated Student Support team who will assist you through the process.
They can also provide you information on:
- Selection of subjects
- Learning outcomes
- Preparing your documentation
- Using the online application system.
Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
Opening hours: Weekdays: 9am - 5pm AEDT