Highlights

  • Prepare to work as a manager across a number of health areas.
  • Study a specialisation in emergency and disaster management, health law, health policy and planning, quality and patient safety, or a cross-specialisation.
  • Graduate eligible for membership of the Australian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM).
  • Choose to combine your coursework with a project or dissertation.
  • Complete in 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time. Applicants with a bachelor degree in a relevant area such as health, law or business may be eligible for 48 credit points of advanced standing on entry to the course. This will reduce the course duration to 1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time.

Highlights

  • Prepare to work as a manager across a number of health areas.
  • Study a specialisation in emergency and disaster management, health law, health policy and planning, quality and patient safety, or a cross-specialisation.
  • Graduate eligible for membership of the Australian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM).
  • Choose to combine your coursework with a project or dissertation.
  • Complete in 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time. Applicants with a bachelor degree in a relevant area such as health, law or business may be eligible for 48 credit points of advanced standing on entry to the course. This will reduce the course duration to 1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time.

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What to expect

This program is ideal for clinicians interested in pursuing a management or executive career in health policy or health care.

The Master of Health Management develops students' knowledge across the broad scope of health. This course prepares graduates to provide leadership in a range of health services and programs. Students may choose to complete a specialisation in emergency and disaster management, health law, health policy and planning, quality and patient safety, or a cross-specialisation. Note, the specialisation is not part of the award title and does not appear on the graduation parchment.

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Blue card: you will need a valid blue card to complete practical placements in this course. 

Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Health service managers are responsible for the business of health care. Their skills are used to develop strategies to maximise the efficient and effective delivery of health services in a diverse range of health settings. Health is a global industry and graduates have a range of employment options in both the public and private sector and an opportunity to make an important contribution to the future of health services nationally and internationally. Health services practitioners work as health service or health administration managers or officers, project officers, health insurance workers, and human resource managers.

Our graduates have been employed in government health departments, public and private hospitals, primary healthcare services, health insurance agencies, community health services and universities.

Professional recognition

The program is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of The Australasian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM) and The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA).

Graduate eligible for membership of the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM).

Completion of this qualification may entitle graduates to seek membership of the RACMA, subject to additional completion of the College’s supervised experience and examination requirements.

Details and units

Students who have been awarded advanced standing and are undertaking the 1.5 year program are required to complete a total of 144 credit points for the award of the degree.

· You must complete six core units and one research methods unit.

· You must also complete a 24 credit point research project, 24 credit point internship or 48 credit point dissertation.

· If you wish to undertake a specialisation, then you will need to complete two core units from the specialisation and undertake your project or internship in that field.

· You may choose electives from across the program to complete your 144 credit points. 

Students undertaking the 2 year program are required to complete 192 credit points of study.

· You must complete six core units and one research methods unit.

· You must also complete a 24 credit point research project, 24 credit point internship or 48 credit point dissertation.

· If you wish to undertake a specialisation, then you will need to complete at least two core units from the specialisation and either complete two other units from the choices available or undertake your project or internship in that field.

Students who wish to proceed to a research higher degree (e.g. PhD) should undertake a dissertation.

Professional recognition

The program is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of The Australasian College of Health Service

Managers (ACHSM) subject to their experiential and other requirements.

The MHM also meets the academic component for medical practitioners who are seeking Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA). Obtaining Fellowship is subject to the other experiential and examination requirements of RACMA.

 

Students who have been awarded advanced standing and are undertaking the 1.5 year program are required to complete a total of 144 credit points for the award of the degree.

· You must complete six core units and one research methods unit.

· You must also complete a 24 credit point research project, 24 credit point internship or 48 credit point dissertation.

· If you wish to undertake a specialisation, then you will need to complete two core units from the specialisation and undertake your project or internship in that field.

· You may choose electives from across the program to complete your 144 credit points. 

Students undertaking the 2 year program are required to complete 192 credit points of study.

· You must complete six core units and one research methods unit.

· You must also complete a 24 credit point research project, 24 credit point internship or 48 credit point dissertation.

· If you wish to undertake a specialisation, then you will need to complete at least two core units from the specialisasion and either complete two other units from the choices available or undertake your project or internship in that field.

Students who wish to proceed to a research higher degree (e.g. PhD) should undertake a dissertation.

Professional recognition

The program is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of The Australasian College of Health Service

Managers (ACHSM) subject to their experiential and other requirements.

The MHM also meets the academic component for medical practitioners who are seeking Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA). Obtaining Fellowship is subject to the other experiential and examination requirements of RACMA.

Requirements

Course code
PU84
CRICOS code
084929M
Delivery
  • External
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
2 years full-time
4 years part-time
Duration
2 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

2 year program

A recognised bachelor degree (or higher) in any discipline.

1.5 year program

A recognised bachelor degree in health, business or law.

Minimum academic requirements

2 year program

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4 (on QUT's 7 point scale) in any discipline.

1.5 year program

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award):

  • in health, business or law with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale); or  
  • in any other discipline with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale) and with at least 3 years (full-time or equivalent) experience working in health management at a middle to senior level. Middle to senior level experience is defined as experience in a supervisory or leadership role (e.g. with responsibility for decision making, team work, quality assurance and/or policy development.

Students applying on the basis of work experience must submit a detailed CV, position details and employment statements

You do not need to apply for the 1.5 year program as you will be automatically assessed for eligibility as part of QUT's application for admission process.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: $22,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $33,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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