Graduate Diploma of Ageing and Pastoral Studies

Charles Sturt University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00005F

The Graduate Diploma of Ageing and Pastoral Studies from Charles Sturt University gives you the skills and experience to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate pastoral and spiritual care for older people in a wide range of residential and community settings.Learn to deliver effective and sensitive pastoral care, and make a real difference for elderly people.

Designed for

Those with a backgrounds in aged care wishing to provide appropriate holistic care to older adults


To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.


  • Ageing and pastoral studies

Standard entry requirements

Applicants for the Graduate Diploma of Ageing and Pastoral Studies must meet the following Admission Requirements:* Successful completion of an undergraduate degree (or AQF equivalent) in either Theology, Social Work, Psychology, or equivalent;OR* Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Ageing and Pastoral Studies, or an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent.English Language ProficiencyStandard English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements. Refer to for the specific requirements.

Study pathways

Charles Sturt University frequently recognises prior learning. To apply for credit, supporting evidence such as transcripts and subject descriptors will need to be included with the application. Each request is individually assessed and the University will advise of the credit application outcome in writing.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $20,800 Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

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