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OP 12

Rank 73

  • Combine knowledge in business, information technology, and health to supply data that is integral to improving patient care and health services.
  • Immerse yourself in current and emerging technologies to develop skills in new technology, people management, data and information management and the principles of medicine and health care.
  • Opportunities for real experience and networking with placements and site visits.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in a health science or IT-related field may be eligible for credit for prior learning.
QTAC course code425391
QUT course code PU51
Attendance Full-time or Part-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Start month 2019 February

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact
CRICOS code 077705G
  • Clinical Data Manager
  • Corporate Health Officer
  • eHealth Project Officer
  • Health Data and Casemix Analyst
  • Health Information Manager
  • Health Policy Officer
  • Health Privacy Officer
  • Health Services Manager
  • Information Officer
  • Public Health Officer
  • Public Health Program Manager
  • Risk Manager


Health information managers (HIM) collect, maintain and analyse data that can improve patient care and help the health system run efficiently. The role is varied but may include:

  • managing comprehensive patient information
  • implementing and managing eHealth systems
  • providing epidemiologists and researchers with data related to health investigation and enquiries
  • supporting management with reports about demand and access of health services
  • preparing information for givernment agencies about the health status of communities

Why choose this course?

QUT offers the only health information management course in Queensland. The course has been designed in response to national health reforms and the introduction of eHealth systems and associated infrastructure. Employment opportunities are excellent.

During this course, you will visit health information managers at major hospitals, government agencies and not-for-profit organisations. These experiences provide insight into the diversity of available roles and offer valuable opportunities to network. You will prepare for transition to the workplace with professional placement that can be completed locally or overseas.

Your study will focus on business management, analysing and managing budgets, and eHealth systems. Health units will develop knowledge in medical terminology, the Australian healthcare system and clinical classifications. Health information managers are well suited to leadership roles because they understand clinical practices, finance functions, information technology applications and staff management. The combination of knowledge across business, information technology and health will prepare you for many roles.

Career outcomes

Graduates find employment, both here and overseas, in a range of environments including:

  • hospitals and other health facilities
  • government health departments
  • software development firms (e.g. eHealth design and implementation projects)
  • health insurance companies
  • health research centres
  • the pharmaceutical industry
  • statistical agencies
  • international aid agencies
  • non-government organisations.

As well as working in health information services, graduates are able to work in specialist positions that include:

  • business analyst
  • clinical data manager
  • clinical coder/coding auditor/coding educator
  • clinical governance and risk management officer
  • database administrator
  • health privacy officer.

Professional recognition

Graduates of this course are eligible for full graduate membership of the Health Information Management Association of Australia.

Advanced standing

Applicants who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in a health science or IT-related field may be eligible for up to one year of credit for prior learning.

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 must undergo a criminal history check for working with children and be issued with a suitability card (blue card) before commencing clinical placement/practicum in an organisation where they may work with children or young people.

The processing of your application may take several months so you must submit your blue card application to HiQ as early as possible to ensure you have your card before you begin any unit that requires contact with children. There is no charge for student blue cards. Students who already have a blue card must register it with QUT.

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

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 12

Rank 73

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

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

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.


2019: CSP $9,400 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

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

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

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

View all undergraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Health Information Management

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (425391 ) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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After you've submitted your application to QTAC

If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.


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