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 with a postgraduate degree 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

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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. To enter the MBA, you must achieve a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management.
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. To enter the MBA, you must achieve a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management.

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

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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.

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.

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

The Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management is a complete stand-alone qualification, or your pathway to UWA’s MBA Flexible program.

This course is designed for mid- to senior-level professionals seeking advanced skills in the healthcare sector. You will enhance your leadership skills in leading health-related organisations and increase understanding of intersecting domains such as finance, governance, policies and economics. 

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

Analyse the complex challenges of the evolving healthcare sector by gaining a deep and holistic understanding of healthcare as it relates to the intersecting industries of finance, governance, public policy and economics.
Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time
  • Full-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
CRICOS code
  • 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
  • Full-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
CRICOS code
  • 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.

Course Structure

Students must take one core unit and three option units. Six units are available in 2020, with two more scheduled for 2021.

Core unit

- Healthcare Systems, Policy and Governance

Option units

- Change and Transformation in Healthcare Organisations
- Economic Evaluation of Health Care
- Strategic Management and Innovation in Health
- Leadership and Management of Health Services
- Leadership in Healthcare

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

 

 

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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