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Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management
Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management

Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management

  • ID:GU610383
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$15,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$15,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Any Bachelor degree or higher 

  • Related Diploma and relevant work experience

  • Relevant work experience

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management, an applicant must hold:

  • a bachelor degree in a health-related field (Public Health, Health Services Management, Allied Health, Environmental Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing)

  • OR a bachelor degree in an unrelated discipline (that is, a degree in a discipline other than medicine, nursing, public health, environmental health, allied health, psychology clinical health, research or biomedical health)

  • OR a health-related diploma PLUS two years relevant work experience in the health or aged care sector

  • OR have a minimum of five years equivalent full-time work experience in administration, management and leaderships roles within health care organisations and students would be expected to have career goals to work in health-related organisations.

Progression for students admitted to the Graduate Certificate Health Services Management to the Master of Health Services Management (5586) is dependent on achieving a minimum pass grade in all courses of the Graduate Certificate.

English Requirements 

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.


Course Information

You will study a wide ranging and diverse base of specialist health management courses. If you are a graduate or manager in health and aged care services and you want to develop your skills and understanding of contemporary health service management issues, these degrees will help you achieve your goals. Through flexible teaching and research options, you will learn about key areas of health sector policy, governance, operations and evidence-based practice management.

You will develop skills and knowledge in current management theory and practice, develop your leadership skills and style and gain an in-depth understanding of health workforce planning. You will also learn about managing human resources, planning and implementing health programs, and managing performance and health budgets from respected industry practitioners and academics. Additionally, you will develop skills in strategic decision making and change management and an understanding of the role of technology in health management.

Through a project directly relevant to your organisation's strategic direction, you will develop research and project management skills.


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  • Healthcare Systems - 7304MED

  • Health Workforce - 7305MED

Students must complete 20 credit points from the following courses:


  • Health Informatics - 7314MED

  • Health Finance and Project Management - 7324MED

  • Change Management in Dynamic Healthcare Systems - 7322MED (not offered at GC from 2021)

  • Health Economics - 7307MED

  • Leadership in Management for Health Services - 7411MED

  • Strategic Decision Making in Health - 7323MED

  • Health Policy and Planning - 7301MED

  • Health Workforce Planning and Innovation - 7308MED

  • Translating Health Innovation into Practice - 7327MED

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

The Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management articulates into Master of Health Services Management (5586).

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

You will find work in Australia and overseas as a manager developing improved health systems and services.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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