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This unit of study is designed to optimise the student’s understanding of what it is like to age in today’s society. It provides an opportunity to critically evaluate attitudes, myths and stereotypes associated with ageing, allowing students to explore the challenges that an ageing population presents for society and the health care system. The unit of study explores the demographics of older people, key issues influencing the quality of life and independence, and health promotion strategies that contribute to a positive ageing experience. Australian aged care reform, legislation and policy are also discussed.

Healthy Ageing
Unit of study code 053
Availability Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Nursing

Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing
*The single unit of study would not be offered as part of the Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing from January 2023 onwards

GC single unit of study

Pre-requisite N/A
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 2
Prescribed texts Nil
Co-ordinated by Diva Madan
Content Intended learning outcomes for this unit/program


After completing this unit, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks
Type of assessment

Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)


(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Older people in Australia a) discuss the demographics of Australia’s ageing population in the context of future challenges to health Assessment 1a: Online discussion
Assessment 1b: Online discussion
1a: 5%
1b: 5%
1a: week 3
1b: week 8
Theme 2: Attitudes towards ageing b) critically examine personal and social attitudes to ageing and how they impact on the quality of care of older people Assessment 2: Essay 40% 5
Theme 3: Biological theories of ageing c) examine healthy ageing strategies used to promote a positive ageing experience Assessment 3: Health promotion
(Assessment 3a: Abstract – Health promotion and
Assessment 3b: Health promotion presentation)
3a: 10%
3b: 40%
3a: week 6
3b: week 10
Theme 4: Normal ageing in older people d) discuss the major health issues and challenges experienced by older people today
Theme 5: Prevention and early detection of health issues e) formulate individualised health promotion activities based on challenges to healthy ageing.
Theme 6: Promoting health in older people
Theme 7: Biophysical issues in aged care nursing
Theme 8: Challenges to healthy ageing

Healthy Ageing (053) is a Tier 2 unit.

Tiers2022 Member price (10% discount)2022 Non-member price2023 Member price (10% discount)2023 Non-member price
Tier 1$2,133.00$2,370.00$2,196.00$2,440.00
Tier 2$2,434.50$2,705.00$2,506.50$2,785.00
Tier 3$2,862.00$3,180.00$2,947.50$3,275.00
Tier 4$3,420.00$3,800.00$3,523.50$3,915.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.