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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Health Services Management

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
Course duration
Full-time
3 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International on campus
Semester 1
Semester 2
International online
No
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

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 and 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

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC or UAC.

Student profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students that commenced this course and passed the census date in Semester 1, 2021.

Applicant background (Semester one intake 2021) No. of Students % of all Students
A. Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
8 73.0
B. Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/P
C. Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
<5 N/P
D. Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

<5 N/P
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered

(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

<5 N/P
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

<5 N/P
International students <5 N/P
All students 11 100.0

Notes
"<5" - the number of students is less than 5
N/A - Students not accepted in this category
N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

Accreditation

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

Additional information

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)

Admission criteria

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 140.
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.
  • Defence members with service of 1 year or more at the following ranks (or higher) meet the academic entry requirement for this course:
    ~Air Force: Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Corporal, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman
    ~Army: Corporal, Lance Corporal, Private
    ~Navy: Able Seaman, Leading Seaman, Seaman

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 169, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency A minimum overall grade of B2.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

As this course requires you to undertake a community project, you must demonstrate compliance with the following checks and requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that the correct documentation is obtained prior to commencing the community project. A national and/or international police check and a current Working with Children check is required regarding suitability to undertake clinical/fieldwork placements.

ATAR profile

The following table represents the ATAR and selection rank profile for applicants offered a place on the basis of their ATAR in semester 1, 2021

ATAR based offers only ATAR
(excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest rank to receive an offer <5 <5
Median rank to receive an offer <5 <5
Highest rank to receive an offer <5 <5

Notes
"<5" indicates less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.

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.


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • 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.

 MKT103 Fundamentals of Marketing (recoded from BCO101 from 2020)
 HIT140 Foundations of Data Science (replaces STA101 from 2021)
 HSC121 Australia's Healthcare System and Policies
 HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion
 LAW105 Introduction to Business Law 
 MAN105  Introduction to Management 
 SWK102 Communication Skills
 BUS201 Business Ethics
 HRM201 Human Resource Management 
 HSC202 Social Media and Marketing in Health Promotion
 HSC203 Perspectives of Indigenous Health (new title from 2021)
 HSC213 Health Informatics
 HSC220 Society, culture and health: A sociological introduction (replaces HSC230 from 2021)
 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:
 HSC111 Ethics in Health Care (replaces HSC210 from 2021)
 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.

Course Changes from 2021

HIT140 Foundations of Data Science replaces STA101 Statistics 1 from 2021. Students who have already completed STA101 will not be required to complete HIT140.
HSC111 Ethics in Health Care has replaced HSC210 Health Sociology from 2021. Students have completed HSC210 do not need to complete HSC111.
HSC220 Society, culture and health: A sociological introduction has replaced HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health from 2021. Students have completed HSC230 do not need to complete HSC220.

 

Study plan


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • 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
MKT103 Fundamentals of Marketing (replaces BCO101 from 2021) 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 HIT140 Foundations of Data Science (replaces STA101 from 2021) CO
MAN105 Introduction to Management  CO HSC203 Perspectives of Indigenous Health (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 HSC220 Society, culture and health: A sociological introduction (replaces HSC230 from 2021) 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
    HIT140 Foundations of Data Science (replaces STA101 from 2021) CO
Year 2
MKT103 Fundamentals of Marketing (replaces BCO101 from 2021) CO HSC202 Social Media and Marketing in Health Promotion (External only) SE
MAN204 Project Management CO HSC203 Perspectives of Indigenous Health (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
HSC220 Society, culture and health: A sociological introduction (replaces HSC230 from 2021) 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.

2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

2022: Fees and charges for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

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 available to students who have completed a CDU or BIITE* course at a Certificate III level or higher. Most CDU and BIITE enabling programs are also accepted through this process.

MyNextCourse

*Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

International students

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

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