USQ head of nursing and midwifery Professor Cath Rogers, executive Dean of health, engineering and sciences Lyn Karstadt, USQ Fraser Coast executive manager Brett Langabeer and senior nursing lecturer Julie Martyn.
USQ head of nursing and midwifery Professor Cath Rogers, executive Dean of health, engineering and sciences Lyn Karstadt, USQ Fraser Coast executive manager Brett Langabeer and senior nursing lecturer Julie Martyn. Jocelyn Watts

USQ introduces Graduate Certificate in Health (Aged Care)

HEALTH professionals looking to hone their skills in aged care now have the opportunity to upgrade their qualifications locally with the introduction of a new graduate certificate at University of Southern Queensland.

Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas said enrolment applications were now open for the Graduate Certificate in Health (Aged Care), launched at USQ Fraser Coast on Tuesday, December 16.

"Demand for aged care is expected to grow significantly in years to come therefore anyone pursuing further education in that area will place themselves in an ideal position to secure ongoing and/or improved employment," she said.

Professor Thomas said USQ's new course was open to registered health professionals who had a passion for working with older people in a variety of settings.

"This certificate is designed to help post-graduate students develop knowledge and expertise in healthy ageing," she said.

"Strengthening the professional development of health professionals working in related areas of their chosen specialisation, the Graduate Certificate of Health enables graduates to become experts in their field.

"After completing the Graduate Certificate of Health, students have the option to take the credit from their studies and go on to complete the Graduate Diploma of Health or the Master of Health."

For certificate details and information on how to apply, visit www.usq.edu.au.