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Overview

  • Prepare for role as manager in chosen health field.
  • Study emergency and disaster management, health services management, quality and patient safety, risk management, or a cross-specialisation.
  • Graduate eligible for membership of the Australian College of Health Service Executives (ACHSE) and the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA).
  • Complete in 2 semesters full-time or 4 semesters part-time.
  • Flexible study options - on campus or externally.
QUT course code PU63
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 1 year full-time
Start month 2014 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact Enquire
CRICOS code065614K

Details

This program is ideal for clinicians interested in an executive career in health care.

The Graduate Diploma in Health Management provides students with an in-depth understanding of the underlying principles of health management and training in a particular study area. 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

This program is accredited with the Australasian College of Health Service Management and is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA).

RACMA accreditation will allow graduates of the Masters program who are medical degree graduates to meet the entry requirement for RACMA Fellowship. The Fellowship is a nationally recognised specialist qualification.

Course articulation

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

Units

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The Graduate Diploma in Health Management comprises four core units and either four units from a specialist study area, or four units selected from across the study areas.

Study areas

The following study areas are offered:

  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Health Services Management
  • Quality and Patient Safety
  • Risk Management, or
  • a cross-specialisation (where no study area is undertaken but students study across a variety of fields).

Entry requirements

 A bachelor degree in a relevant area (or equivalent) from a recognised institution.

Applicants may be admitted on the basis of relevant work experience, other qualifications, or professional or research experience at the discretion of the Head, School of Public Health.


Minimum English language requirements

Students must meet the English proficiency requirements.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
speaking6.0
writing6.0
reading6.0
listening6.0
overall6.5

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You can complete an IELTS test at our Kelvin Grove campus.

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Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

2014: $12,700 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Scholarships and financial support

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

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How to apply for Graduate Diploma in Health Management

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  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 costs and scholarships
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Gathered supporting documents

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