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  • 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
Course duration 1 year full-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 July, February
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Faculty of Health
Enquiries Ask a question about this course
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.


Minimum English language requirements

We accept English language proficiency scores from a variety of tests. If you completed a test that was not IELTS, check which English language test scores we accept.

You must have taken your test no more than 2 years before your QUT course starts.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
Overall 6.5
Listening 6.0
Reading 6.0
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0

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

We offer English language courses 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.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

2019: $31,400 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2018: $30,000 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

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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

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

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