Register your interest for 2019 courses.

Effective responses from the health system to the major challenges of a rapidly changing world require effective financial, workforce and service planning. Planning is both a technical and political activity.

This course introduces the principles and practice of integrated health planning, and evaluates the effectiveness of health policies, planning and services.

Who should participate

Anyone seeking to develop skills and knowledge in the planning of health services, and the translation of health policy into practice.



QUT Kelvin Grove
Victoria Park Road
Kelvin Grove
Qld 4059


2019 course dates to be confirmed.


You can complete the workshop modules only, or choose to also complete the optional assessment module. Participants choosing to undertake assessment will be assumed to have an understanding of health systems.


2019 fees

2019 fees will be confirmed. See 2018 fees for an indication of costs.


Early-bird registrations receive a 10% discount.

Australasian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM) members receive a 15% discount.

2018 fees

  • Workshop modules only: $2,100.09 (incl. GST)
  • Workshop and assessment modules: $2,625.12 (incl. GST)

Advanced standing (credit) eligibility

If you successfully complete the assessment module, you may be able to apply for advanced standing (credit) towards some postgraduate award courses.


For more information, contact the School of Public Health and Social Work Corporate Programs.

Register your interest for 2019 courses.


Module 1

The planning context which introduces planning, considers the context and culture in which planning takes place and different planning models.

Module 2

Planning information which examines the role of information/data, business case development and stakeholder engagement in the planning process.

Module 3

Planning in action considers strategy development, selection and implementation together and the role of innovation together with an overview of specialist planning areas.

Module 4

Planning evaluation addresses approaches and design of evaluation and monitoring as related to health planning.

Course materials

You'll receive reference texts and online access to databases through Blackboard or the QUT Library. No textbook is required.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • identify contemporary integrated health planning approaches and explain the linkages between service, workforce, capital (including information and technology), program and corporate strategic planning
  • articulate the different ways in which health planning is conceived and practised locally, nationally and internationally and account for these differences
  • apply knowledge of health planning skills, principles, processes and tools including when and how to apply these based on the planning context and available resources
  • compare and contrast the planning approaches that are used in specialist planning in the areas of service and program planning, with reference to key concepts, planning parameters, planning standards, planning techniques, policy and politics
  • determine appropriate evaluation models, methods, processes and tools to compare the actual value of health plans, services and policy with expected outcomes.

If you complete the workshop you'll receive recognition of your participation. If you successfully complete the assessment, you'll receive a certificate of completion.

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Register your interest

Register your interest for 2019 courses.

Future courses

To register your interest for future courses, contact the School of Public Health and Social Work Corporate Programs.

Australasian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM) and Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) members

ACHSM and AHHA members receive a 15% discount. Provide your ACHSM or AHHA membership number to receive your discount.

Terms and conditions

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule the course if we receive insufficient registrations, or if the course leader or venue becomes unavailable due to circumstances beyond our control. Should this occur, we will endeavour to provide participants as much notice as possible. If we need to cancel or reschedule the course, we will pay you a full refund if the substituted dates are not convenient for you.


You will be charged a 10% cancellation fee if you cancel less than 14 days before the event. All cancellations or variations to registration must be made in writing to School of Public Health and Social Work Corporate Programs.

Other variations to registration

Substitute participants are welcome in lieu of cancellation up to the scheduled course date. Advise us of any substitute participants before course commencement. Substituting participants will not incur a fee.