Australia’s population is ageing fast, which means the provision of appropriate residential environments for elderly people is an increasingly critical issue. This course is all about the legislative, financial and planning frameworks that shape the aged care housing sector and their influence on current operations and future housing supply.
8 November 2019 to 14 February 2020*
25 October 2019
*Exact activity dates for particular sessions will be confirmed closer to session start
** Applications are open to Australian or New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents. If you do not meet these requirements please find out more about non-award and cross institutional study here
Who is it for?
This course is aimed at investment professionals, local government planners and property developers with an interest in residential aged care developments.
Here's what you'll study
You’ll study the main models of retirement housing and aged care in Australia, examining how they meet the needs of an ageing population. You’ll also learn to about building requirements that respond to the physical ageing process, and develop an understanding of the different demographic and economic drivers that shape retirement housing and care.
Course content spans the following topics:
- History of retirement housing and aged care in Australia
- Retirement villages
- Rental villages
- Land lease communities
- Aged care facilities and service delivery
- Taxation status
- Financial analysis
- Planning frameworks.
And here's what you'll get at the end
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- describe the different categories of retirement housing and residential aged care
- describe the legislative and financial frameworks of each of these housing types
- analyse their financial performance
- articulate the major influences on development feasibility and ongoing performance
- demonstrate an understanding of the impacts of various legislative frameworks on the operations and development of these living spaces.
Meet your presenter
Lois Towart is a qualified valuer, academic and specialist in property finance. Her industry experience spans equity, debt and public and private investments, including valuations across all major asset types. As a researcher in the School of the Built Environment at UTS, Lois is interested in the financial aspects of various housing models for older people. These include retirement accommodation, the affordable housing sector, and residential and community-based aged care.