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Graduates will be able to analyse health systems, policies, and organisations from a business context. They'll successfully apply the theories examined in real-world settings and demonstrate leadership within the health sector.
Graduate Certificate in Business
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.
Postgraduate - fee paying students
The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.
For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.
For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.
Industry partner discount
Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.
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If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.
(1)(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
(c)at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation; or
(2) Significant work experience including at least 5 years with a material level of responsibility.
Ranking and Selection Process
(a) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;
(b) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA.
Applicants should submit their application online with the following documentation. High-quality colour scans of original documents are to be uploaded into the application portal prior to assessment.
- Original proof of citizenship (one of the following):
- passport (and visa if necessary)
- birth certificate
- Australian Citizenship certificate
- Original academic transcripts (unless previously from UWA)
- Proof of English language competency
- A personal statement
- A current curriculum vitae (CV) outlining your professional work experience
- Two referee names and contact details
Note: Hard-copy original transcripts and degree certificates from previous studies may be requested at any time as part of the process of verifying the authenticity of any documents provided with an application. Read more here about uploading scanned documents.
If you need assistance with the application process, please contact our Future Students Team.
How to apply
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About the course
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Trimester 1, 2 and 3
- Students can expect a time commitment of 12 hours per week per unit (comprising 3 hours contact time and 9 hours additional study time).
- This course is not available to international student visa holders
Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.
You'll learn to
- enhance your leadership skills in leading health-related organisations.
- increase your understanding of intersecting business domains relevant to the health sector such as finance, governance, policies and economics.
- to understand the similarities and differences between health management systems in different countries.
Prominent health-sector guest speakers contribute to the program, specifically the Health Systems, Policy and Governance unit.
The UWA Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management benefits from the guidance of an industry advisory group, chaired by HBF Chief Executive John Van der Wielen. The group contains representatives of all facets of the health sector, including clinical, aged care and disability.
Pathway to the MBA
This Graduate Certificate is a pathway to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Flexible program.
Graduates who meet the Weighted Average Mark requirements can articulate into the MBA. Points completed for the Graduate Certificate will be fully credited towards the MBA.
UWA MBA graduates earn highest salaries nationally
Graduates of the UWA MBA program earn the highest salaries in Australia, almost $200,000 per annum after completing their course, at an average age of 34 (QS Top Universities Global MBA Rankings for 2021).
Top 5 reasons to study a postgraduate degree
Depending on your background and your chosen course, postgraduate studies may be a way to:
- Specialise: become an expert in your chosen field
- Change direction: pursue a different path
- Qualify: to enter certain professions
- Gain experience: through hands-on practical opportunities
- Network: build contacts in your chosen industry
Why study this course
- Develop health leadership and management skill sets to accelerate your health-sector career.
- Grow your network of management-level professionals in the health sector.
- Learn from industry practitioners, academics, and public and private leaders in the Western Australian health sector.
For Trimester 1 2021 entry, applications close on 3 January, 2021.
Industry partner discount
“As an alumnus of UWA who is heavily involved in the health system as CEO of HBF, I am very proud to chair the MBA in Health Administration. This new course is a much needed boost to health services education and I think it will be very popular with overseas students.”
John Van Der Wielen, CEO of HBF, and Chair of the advisory committee for this professional course