Make a difference in society and improve support for ageing people with the Master of Ageing, Wellbeing and Sustainability. Students will explore the physical, economic, legal and social challenges faced by Australia’s ageing population and propose inclusive practices for aged care settings and the wider community.
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What is Gerontology?
Gerontology refers to the study of ageing people, the process of ageing, and the particular issues that present within ageing communities.
The Master of Ageing, Wellbeing and Sustainability at Western takes a holistic approach to consider the social, physical and mental aspects of ageing. Students will address real-life challenges for ageing populations related to health and wellbeing, housing, transportation, use of technology, cultural diversity and social inclusion.
Building an age-friendly future
The Australian population is ageing, and there is increasing need for professional expertise in aged care support. This multidisciplinary program aims to increase knowledge and improve practices for an inclusive and age-friendly future.
This program will introduce healthy ageing approaches to prevent common health conditions in older people and address social issues such as isolation and loneliness. Students will consider the inequalities that increase with ageing and find new ways to develop inclusive communities through infrastructure, city planning and design. Drawing on knowledge of current policies and international benchmarks, students will critique current practices and propose sustainable solutions for a future that is inclusive of ageing needs.
Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.
The flexibility of this online program allows students to choose a study program that aligns with their interests and professional goals. In the second year, students will choose to complete a research or professional stream.
Fees and delivery
Standard fees: $20,248*
This program is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.
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Ageing, Wellbeing and Sustainability Career Opportunities
- Community Aged Care Facilitator/Manager
- Regional Aged Care Coordinator
- Disability Services Manager
- Aged Care Site Manager
- City Design Planning
Disability Services Managers
Manage the delivery of individual or group support in a home care, community or residential setting. This includes managing the overall priorities, staff and processes for a team.
Manage the overall priorities, staff and processes for a team or a site. You are expected to have previous experience in the area.
Identify individual needs and preferences; plan, organise and coordinate activities and experiences; and develop, assess and review programs.
Day-to-day delivery of individual or group support in a home care, community or residential setting, coordinating people and resources and ensure that each individual’s care and wider needs are met.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.