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Key details

Duration

0.5 year/s full-time
1 year/s part-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2

Locations

Online
Not available to international students.

Credit points required

40

Course code

UHSM01
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

Our Graduate Certificate of Health Services Management is designed for those working in or aspiring to management roles in the healthcare sector.

This course will extend the knowledge you've gained through your undergraduate health or business studies by developing your understanding of:

  • the impact of technological innovation in healthcare management and service delivery
  • managing human and financial resources
  • planning for change in different contexts.

You will explore delivery processes, critically reflect on your decision-making processes, and learn about the effects of policy and politics on health care provision and access.

This course is designed for those who are already working or have recent management experience in the health sector. As part of this course, you will undertake learning and assessments that can be directly applied to your professional practice and context.

On completing this course, you may progress to the Master's qualification specific to your discipline and apply for advanced standing for study you've already completed.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways


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.

2023: Information about fees and charges will be published no later than 1 December 2022.

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
2023: Information about fees and charges will be published no later than 1 December 2022.

Menzies Public Health Julie

Why study at CDU?

Study a postgraduate course at Charles Darwin University to upskill at work, fast-track your career, increase your job prospects or explore a new interest. We offer flexible study options so you don't have to put your life on hold while you learn.

  • #1 Australian uni for postgraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)
  • Top 100 university globally for quality education
  • Our graduates enjoy higher than average employment rates and starting salaries

What will I study?

This course consists of core units building on a foundation of healthcare knowledge and skills. This course will introduce concepts of change management, the impact of innovative technologies in healthcare management and service delivery, managing human and financial resources and planning for change in different contexts.

Course structure



A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Core Units
(3 units)
40cpCompulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:
HEA506 Health Workforce
HEA515 Health Informatics
HEA516 Leading for Change (20 credit points)
Specialist Electives
(0 units)
0cp

There are no specialist elective units in this course

Electives
(0 units)
0cp

There are no elective units available in this course.

 40cpTotal Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Study plan

Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable for students commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time or part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use these as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core Unit
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
HEA506 Health WorkforceCO  
HEA515 Health InformaticsCO  
HEA516 Leading for Change (20cp)CO  

Part-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core Unit
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
HEA506 Health WorkforceCOHEA516 Leading for Change (20cp)CO
HEA515 Health InformaticsCO  

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable for students commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time or part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use these as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core Unit
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  HEA506 Health WorkforceCO
  HEA515 Health InformaticsCO
  HEA516 Leading for Change (20cp) CO

Part-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core Unit
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  HEA506 Health WorkforceCO
  HEA515 Health InformaticsCO
Calendar Year 2
HEA516 Leading for Change (20cp)CO  

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification in health studies, management or business and evidence of recent experience in a health setting in a management capacity

Consideration will also be given to applicants who demonstrate at least five years appropriate professional experience in middle to higher level management in a health service organisation. Applicants must provide further documentation detailing their employment experience (i.e. Work experience certificate from an employer/s) and outlining their roles and achievements in the form of a curriculum vitae (CV).

International entry pathway

International Pathway

Applicants who have completed the CDU International Masters Qualifying Program (ZMQP01) or the Accelerated International Masters Qualifying Program (ZAMQP1) are eligible for entry.

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 ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 79 with 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.

 

The people-first approach to flexibility and supportive learning environment at CDU meant I could find a balance with study, work and family life.

Nikki

CDU student

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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 8.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Graduate Certificate of Health Services Management
Faculty/College
College of Nursing and Midwifery
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health, Nursing and Midwifery

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.auPhone:(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.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Online (CSP)
1GC039
821082
Online (FF)
1GC539
871082
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

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