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Early graduation options

You may be able to graduate sooner with:

  • Prepare for role as manager in chosen health field.
  • Graduate eligible for membership of the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM)
  • Complete in 2 semesters full-time or 4 semesters part-time.
  • Flexible study options include on campus or externally.
QUT course code PU63
Attendance Full-time or Part-time
Course duration 1 year full-time
2 years part-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Online
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact Public Health
CRICOS code 065614K


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

The Graduate Diploma in Health Management provides students with an in-depth understanding of the underlying principles of health management. Graduates can pursue a managerial position within their chosen health field.

Career 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, hospitals, public and private divisions of general practice, health insurance agencies, community health centres and universities.

Professional recognition

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

Completion of the Master of Health Management is necessary for membership of The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA), and is subject to additional completion of the College’s supervised experience and examination requirements.


Course articulation

The Graduate Diploma in Health Management articulates into the Master of Health Management.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline.


Course fees

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

2019: $21,100 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2018: $20,100 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.

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.

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

Scholarships and financial support

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

View all postgraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Graduate Diploma in Health Management

You apply directly to QUT for all our postgraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you have:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked course costs and if you're eligible for financial support
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Collected supporting documents (see application form)

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Application for postgraduate course admission form (PDF file, 234.35 KB)

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