With a Graduate Diploma in Ageing from Australia’s leading university, you’ll be able to:

  • Critically assess strategies aimed to promote healthy and adaptive ageing across the lifespan
  • Articulate the ways in which age, gender, ethnicity and Indigenous status, society, culture, geography, the environment, disability and socio-economic status influence the ageing experience
  • Critically review current and key challenges in ageing from a global perspective

Course Description

Ageing is our greatest common denominator, yet our knowledge of it is still very limited. As populations around the world grow older, we need to understand the economic, social and political implications of ageing.


The Graduate Diploma in Ageing at the University of Melbourne is an exciting interdisciplinary course that is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in ageing studies to meet the rapidly increasing market demand for knowledge and expertise.

This is the first course 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 along with experts from Australia and around the world.

Students can take subjects online from anywhere in the world. Together with course faculty, students develop innovative approaches to address the implications of having an older population, including workforce and retirement challenges, increased demand on health services and how recent technological advancements can revolutionise the ageing experience.

Students also have the opportunity to choose from a number of on-campus subjects to supplement their online course.

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