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Key details

Duration

3 year/s full-time
6 year/s part-time
3 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2
Onshore - Semester 1, Semester 2
Offshore - No

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus

Credit points required

240

Course code

WHSM01
SATAC/UAC codes
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Overview

Our Bachelor of Health Services Management offers a selection of units across health, business and information technology to prepare you to work within, and make a positive contribution to, the health service management industry.

You'll graduate with an understanding of business management and the diversity of health clients, importance of cultural safety, health promotion, and local and global health issues influencing the health care system.

The Bachelor of Health Services Management explores the challenges of working in diverse contexts of urban, rural, and remote communities, and offers opportunities to access scholarships, international study tours and student exchange programs.

You will study alongside students from business, social work, and other allied health areas to develop 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.

First Nations students are encouraged to apply, with dedicated support services 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.

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 advanced standing

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

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.

2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

 

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $26,776.00. This equates to $3,347.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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Why study health at CDU?

As an increasingly in-demand industry, there's never been a better time to find a career in healthcare. Become a qualified health professional with CDU's wide range of courses and gain the skills and knowledge to make an impact on the wellbeing of your community.

  • #2 Australian uni for graduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)
  • Study online, on campus, full-time or part-time as it suits you
  • Placements and research opportunities in the NT, across Australia, and around the world
  • Uniquely positioned to explore Indigenous health, tropical medicine and other issues of regional and national importance

What will I study?

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. With a flexible online delivery and the option to attend on campus classes, you will have a choice of how you study this course.

Course structure



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 220 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


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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Entry requirements

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

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.

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.

 

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.

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Course details

Accreditation

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.

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.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Bachelor of Health Services Management
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health

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)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

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

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

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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.

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.

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

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
104721
590360
Online (CSP)
104721
590360
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
0101043

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