Ageing in society

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New thinkers for a complex future.

Program overview

Designed to produce leaders, the Ageing in Society program will give you the knowledge and skills to develop new approaches and policies in the rapidly expanding ageing sector.

Given the complexity of this field and its relevance to all populations, this is the first program of its kind that brings together academics from multiple disciplines, including public health, medicine, architecture and design, engineering, business and economics, government, and the arts.

This program is for those looking to build a career specialising in this fast-growing sector and will be particularly relevant if you are a policy and planning professional, entrepreneur, manager, healthcare professional, or someone already working with ageing populations and workforces.

You can progress from the Specialist Certificate to the Graduate Certificate and finally the Master of Ageing, or apply directly to the Graduate Certificate and Master awards.

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Course name Full-time duration Part-time duration* Total course fee** Next intake*** Ready to apply?
Master of Ageing 1.5 years 3 years AUD$38,357 Term 4
October 2019
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Graduate Diploma in Ageing 1 year 2 years AUD$25,152 Term 4
October 2019
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Graduate Certificate in Ageing 6 months 1 year AUD$12,576 Term 4
October 2019
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Specialist Certificate in Ageing 3 months 6 months AUD$6,288 Term 4
October 2019
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*Part-time duration is calculated on the basis of studying one subject per term.
**The fees listed are for 2019. The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5 per cent per annum. More information about fees.

***View key dates for further important dates and deadlines.

Financial options

  • Tuition fees are charged yearly and you pay tuition fees according to your specific enrolment in any given study period.
  • Course fees are the same for both domestic and international students.
  • If you're enrolled as an Australian fee paying student, you can pay your course fees up front when you enrol or defer part or all payment through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of your tuition fees.

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Personally, I learnt a considerable amount about ageing, and the knowledge is helping me to look ahead and get things in place before I decide I’m too old to organise [myself]. I’m also able to see how different aspects of ageing affects lots of other people and I hope I can advocate for some of them, if they would like me to.

Lorna Prendergast, Master of Ageing graduate

Discuss your path

Talk with a dedicated student support consultant to understand more about this program, including:

  • Entry requirements
  • Time commitment for subjects
  • Fees and payment options.

Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT
Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.