Graduate Certificate in Health Management

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Health Management at UNE?

This course aims to meet the needs of health professionals who are required to document evidence of continuing education in order to maintain active membership in their professional associations, the Australasian College of Health Service Management. It is designed to serve as a flexible, self-directed entry into other advanced academic courses such as a the Master of Health Management.

Career Opportunities

Middle and senior management positions in health-related fields.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

Up to 2 years Part-time
0.5 Years Full-time

FEES

CSP (quotas apply)
Full Fee
International

2017 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus

Official Abbreviation GradCertHM
Course Type Postgraduate
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Course Duration
  • Up to 2 years Part-time
  • 0.5 Years Full-time
Fees CSP (quotas apply) / Full Fee / International
Total Credit Points 24
How to Apply

All domestic students apply direct to UNE. This course is only available off-campus (distance education).

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International students apply directly to UNE through UNE International. This course is only available off-campus (distance education).

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Intensive Schools

Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.

Entry Requirements

A candidate shall:

(a) hold a AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in the same or another health, business or management discipline from a recognised education provided; or

(b) satisfy the School by means of other relevant qualifications and workplace experience [at least equivalent to Admission Rule (a)] of adequate preparation for candidature.

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Academic Colours

Peony Red (BCC 37)

Further Information

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Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall:
(a) hold a AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in the same or another health, business or management discipline from a recognised educational provider; or
(b) satisfy the School by means of other relevant qualifications and workplace experience [at least equivalent to Admission Rule (a)] of adequate preparation for candidature.

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be:
(a) 0.5 year as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to two years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 24 credit points at 500 level.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 24 cps
Total 24 cps

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Health Management.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Course Progression

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Rules and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Rules - Plagiarism Investigation and Penalty Guidelines.

Course Aims

This course aims to meet the needs of health professionals working within the general health, aged care or community health service sector who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in the management of health services. It provides core competencies in health services management, including leadership, human resource, systems operations and the financial management of health services. It is designed to serve as a flexible, self-directed entry into other advanced academic courses such as the Master of Health Management. The course prepares graduates for membership to the Australasian College of Health Service Management.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. appraise the interface between health care management theory and practice;
  2. understand the analysis of management problems and problem solving techniques;
  3. understand specialist knowledge of management methods in managing people and resources;
  4. understand the policy and system dynamics driving change in the health sector; and
  5. critically analyse available evidence to address problems and opportunities in health and aged care policy and practice.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of their health management discipline including a global perspective. Knowledge of the discipline is categorised into several areas, including leading and managing systems and services, leading and managing people, facilitating interprofessional collaboration, and managing oneself as an effective and ethical leader. This knowledge of the discipline of health management is taught, practised and assessed across the unit content via written assessments and group work.

Communication Skills

Graduates will convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences and stakeholders throughout the health care system. Health managers rely on effective communication to perform as effective leaders and therefore there is a great emphasis on developing communication skills in the Graduate Certificate in Health Management. Graduates will be able to foster interprofessional practice and collaboration through development of frameworks and models suitable for interprofessional health care with awareness of financial, legal and information systems that enable and constrain interprofessional practice.

Problem Solving

Graduates will apply logical, and critical thinking to solve a range of problems which confront health managers. They will identify critical issues in the discipline or professional area, and formulate a range of solutions that are appropriate to the national or cultural context of the problem.

Information Literacy

Graduates will recognise when information is needed, and identify, evaluate, and effectively use information as required. Leading and managing in the health care sector means being engaged with a great deal of information from a great many sources.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Graduates will understand how to behave ethically within their health management discipline and in the broader context of health care. Demonstrate ethical action and social responsibility in their personal, professional and community lives; demonstrate respect for, and acknowledgement of, ideas and knowledge of others; acknowledge the social and ethical implications of their actions; appreciate the impact of social change; recognise social justice issues relevant to their discipline and professional area.

Lifelong Learning

Graduates will be prepared for lifelong learning in pursuit of personal and professional development in health management. Continuous learning is important for self and system improvement. An essential component of continuous learning is being able to monitor performance and evaluate systems services, and projects, as the health industry is led by safety and quality concerns. The Graduate Certificate in Health Management is committed to establishing life-long learning as part of the graduate's skill base. Life-long learning will be taught, practised and assessed throughout the course.

Independence and Collaboration

Graduates will work independently and collaboratively to achieve individual and common goals. This includes networking effectively to achieve common goals and to solve problems; appreciate the different approaches that different cultures have to collaborative work; take responsibility and carry out agreed tasks; take initiative and lead others; operate in a range of supportive roles within teams; negotiate, assert their own values and respect the values and contributions of others; evaluate team performance.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

All domestic students apply direct to UNE. This course is only available off-campus (distance education).

For more information, click here

International Students

International students apply directly to UNE through UNE International. This course is only available off-campus (distance education).

For more information, click here

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