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Bachelor of Health Services Management

2021

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Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (CSP)
104721
590360
Online (CSP)
104721
590360
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina Campus
0101043
Course Duration
Full-time
3 year/s
Part-time
6 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
Yes
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

WHSM01

Award
Bachelor of Health Services Management
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine
Business, Accounting and Services Industries

The Bachelor of Health Services Management presents a selection of units across health, business and information technology to enable you to work within, and make a positive contribution to, the health service management industry. When you graduate from this course you will understand business management combined with knowledge of the diversity of health clients, the importance of cultural safety, health promotion and local and global health issues influencing the health care system.

This course has an emphasis on understanding the challenges of working in diverse contexts of urban, rural, and remote communities and offers opportunities to access scholarships as well as study abroad with international study tours and student exchange programs available.

You'll study alongside students from business, nursing, midwifery, social work, and other allied health areas developing an understanding of multidisciplinary professions across the health industry. You'll gain knowledge of health beyond illness and disease prevention and learn how to manage, coordinate and administer health infrastructure and resources.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students are encouraged to apply. CDU's Indigenous Student Support services are on hand to support you through your degree. In the final year of study all our students will be supported by CDU academics to work with health agencies to complete your own community health project.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in areas such as primary & community health centres, public and private hospitals, aged care facilities, paediatric facilities, policy development, health service planning, rural health settings, health administration, quality and patient safety manager, operations manager, health information manager.

Professional recognition

Students are eligible to apply for membership with the following professional associations: The Australian Health Promotion Association and the Public Health Association of Australia.

Credit transfers & pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education

Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

International applications

All International applicants must apply through StudyLink unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

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  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The Bachelor of Health Service Management offers diverse and relevant units encompassing topics such as, business, law, project management, cultural safety, research and global and environmental health.


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
 Core Units
 (20 units)
 220cp Compulsory Core units totalling 150 credit points as detailed below.

 BCO101  Fundamentals of Marketing
 HSC121 Australia's Healthcare System and Policies
 HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion
 LAW105 Introduction to Business Law 
 MAN105  Introduction to Management 
 STA101 Statistics 1
 SWK102 Communication Skills
 BUS201 Business Ethics
 HRM201 Human Resource Management 
 HSC202 Social Media and Marketing in Health Promotion
 HSC203 Indigenous Health Perspectives
 HSC213 Health Informatics
 HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health
 MAN204 Project Management
 BUS303 E-Commerce in the Global Business Environment
 SWK312 Social Research Methods
 HSC318 Rural and Remote Health 
 HSC312 Global and Environmental Health  
 HSC331 Health Science Community Practicum A (20 cp)
 HSC332 Health Science Community Practicum B (20 cp) 

 Specialist  Electives
 (2 units)
 20cp Specialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below. 

 Select 10 credit points from:
 HSC210 Health Sociology
 SWK201 Human Service Organisations
 SWK301 Working with and Developing Communities
 PHM301 Exploring Public Health

 Select 10 credit points from:
 MAN212 Organisational Behaviour 
 MAN308 Operations Management
 HIT363 Enterprise IT Management

   240cp  Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

Of the total 240 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above

Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

 

Study plan


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
BCO101 Fundamentals of Marketing  CO LAW105 Introduction to Business Law  CO
HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion CO SWK102 Communication Skills CO
HSC121 Australia's Healthcare System and Policies CO STA101 Statistics 1  CO
MAN105 Introduction to Management  CO HSC203 Indigenous Health Perspectives (External only) CO
Year 2
HRM201 Human Resource Management  CO BUS201 Business Ethics CO
MAN204 Project Management CO HSC202 Social Media and Marketing in Health Promotion (External only) CO
HSC312 Global and Environmental Health  CO HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health (External only) CO
SWK312 Social Research Methods CO HSC213 Health Informatics (External only) CO
Year 3
BUS303 E-Commerce in the Global Business Environment CO HSC318 Rural and Remote Health CO
HSC331 Health Science Community Practicum A (20 cp) CO HSC332 Health Science Community Practicum B (20 cp) CO
Specialist Elective 1 SE Specialist Elective 2 SE

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion (External only) CO
    LAW105 Introduction to Business Law  CO
    SWK102 Communication Skills CO
    STA101 Statistics 1  CO
Year 2
BCO101 Fundamentals of Marketing  CO HSC202 Social Media and Marketing in Health Promotion (External only) SE
MAN204 Project Management CO HSC203 Indigenous Health Perspectives (External only) CO
HSC121 Australia's Healthcare System and Policies CO HSC318 Rural and Remote Health CO
MAN105 Introduction to Management  CO BUS201 Business Ethics SE
Year 3
HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health CO HSC213 Health Informatics (External only) CO
HSC331 Health Science Community Practicum A (20 cp) CO HSC332 Health Science Community Practicum B (20 cp) CO
HRM201 Human Resource Management  CO Specialist Elective 1 SE
Year 4
BUS303 E-Commerce in the Global Business Environment CO    
SWK312 Social Research Methods CO    
HSC312 Global and Environmental Health  CO    
Specialist Elective 2 SE    

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Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

2021: Information about fees and charges for 2021 are not yet available however will be published prior to 1 December 2020.

Domestic students - undergraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UAC

MyNextCourse

Direct applications are for those students who have previously completed one of the following courses at CDU:

  • Certificate IV
  • Diploma
  • Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP)
  • Preparation for Tertiary Success (PTS)
  • Undergraduate Degree

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International students

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There is no application fee when you apply online.

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