Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management

Develop a deeper and more specialised understanding of the healthcare sector.

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

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.

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.

This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

If you choose to further your studies, the Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management can also serve as an entry point into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Flexible, with full credit for completed units.
If you choose to further your studies, the Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management can also serve as an entry point into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Flexible, with full credit for completed units.

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.

Domestic Fees

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.

Course Credit Points
24
Total Course Fee - 2020
$19,250.00

Industry partner discount

This course is eligible for an industry partner discount, giving industry professionals a 10% tuition fee discount to support postgraduate study at UWA.

Scholarships

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.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(1)(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
and
(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

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(a) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
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Application requirements

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): 
     o passport (and visa if necessary)
     o birth certificate 
     o 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.

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How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

COVID-19 update

Our MBA suite of programs is running remotely. If you have any queries, please contact our Professional Programs Adviser on 131 UWA / future-mba-business@uwa.edu.au

About the course

The Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management comprises courses specifically focused on the health sector, and covers leadership, organisational change and transformation, strategic management and innovation.
Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Trimester 3
Weekly contact time
  • Students can expect a time commitment of 12 hours per week per unit (comprising 3 hours contact time and 9 hours additional study time).
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 42200
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management
Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Trimester 3
Weekly contact time
  • Students can expect a time commitment of 12 hours per week per unit (comprising 3 hours contact time and 9 hours additional study time).
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 42200
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • One to two years part-time

Course structure

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.
 

Practical learning

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.

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

  1. Develop health leadership and management skill sets to accelerate your health-sector career.
  2. Grow your network of management-level professionals in the health sector.
  3. Learn from industry practitioners, academics, and public and private leaders in the Western Australian health sector.
 

Application deadline

For Trimester 3 2020 entry, applications open Monday 25 February 2019 and close 16 August 2020.

Industry partner discount

This course is eligible for an industry partner discount, giving industry professionals a 10% tuition fee discount to support postgraduate study at UWA.
Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management

Course testimonial

“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

Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management

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