Specialist Certificate in Ageing

0.5 years full-time, 100% online. Visa not required.

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

  • Be introduced to the ways in which age, gender, ethnicity and Indigenous status, society, culture, geography, the environment, disability and socio-economic status influence the ageing experience
  • Develop an understanding 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 Specialist Certificate in Ageing at the University of Melbourne offers students an introduction to the field of ageing. 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 an understanding of 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 studies.

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