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Postgraduate Coursework

Graduate Certificate of Health Services Management

2021

Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Online (CSP)
1GC039
821082
Online (FF)
1GC539
871082
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
CDU Sydney
0101059
Course Duration
Full-time
0.5 year/s
Part-time
1 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2

CDU Sydney - this course is only available to International students at CDU Sydney (domestic students should apply for external Online delivery)

Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

UHSM01

Award
Graduate Certificate of Health Services Management
Faculty/College
College of Nursing and Midwifery
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine

The Graduate Certificate of Health Services Management is designed to extend knowledge gained through your undergraduate health studies. This course will prepare you for management within the healthcare sector, 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, critical reflection on own decision-making processes, and the effects of policy and politics on health care provision and access.

It is expected that you will already be employed or have recent management experience within the health sector. As part of this course, you will undertake assessments which have direct applications to your professional practice and context.

On completion of this course, you may progress to the master’s qualification specific to your discipline, with advanced standing for completed studies.

Career opportunities

This course prepares graduates for contemporary management practice within the healthcare sector. On completion of this course, you may progress to the master's qualification specific to your discipline, with advanced standing for completed studies.

Credit transfers & 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

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

  • 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.

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

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; or
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.

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 Module A 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 Proficiency A minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Navitas Academic English (will not be accepted from 2021 onwards) A minimum overall pass and 65% in Academic English 3 with a 65% pass in the research essay. (Note: this score will not be accepted from 2021 intakes onwards).
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A 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.

 

Course structure

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.


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

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(3 units)
40cp Compulsory 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.

  40cp Total 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 1 Semester 2
Year 1
HEA506 Health Workforce CO    
HEA515 Health Informatics CO    
HEA516 Leading for Change (20cp) CO    

Part-time Study Plan

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

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 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    HEA506 Health Workforce CO
    HEA515 Health Informatics CO
    HEA516 Leading for Change (20cp)  CO

Part-time Study Plan

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

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.

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 40 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2021 is AUD $14,760.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, 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.

Domestic students - postgraduate 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

Everything you need to know to apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is 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

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.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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