- Prepare to work as a manager across a number of health areas.
- Study specialization in emergency and disaster management, health law, health policy and planning, quality and patient safety, or a cross-specialization.
- Graduate eligible for membership of the Australian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM).
- Choose to combine your coursework with a project or dissertation.
- Complete in 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time. Applicants with a bachelor degree in a relevant area such as health, law or business may be eligible for 48 credit points of advanced standing on entry to the course. This will reduce the course duration to 1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time.
What to expect
This program is ideal for clinicians interested in pursuing management or executive career in health policy or health care.
The Master of Health Management develops students' knowledge across the broad scope of health. This course prepares graduates to provide leadership in a range of health services and programs. Students may choose to complete a specialization in emergency and disaster management, health law, health policy and planning, quality and patient safety, or a cross-specialization. Note, the specialization is not part of the award title and does not appear on the graduation parchment.
There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.
Blue card: you will need a valid blue card to complete practical placements in this course.
Health service managers are responsible for the business of health care. Their skills are used to develop strategies to maximize 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, public and private hospitals, primary healthcare services, health insurance agencies, community health services, and universities.
The program is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of The Australasian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM) and The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA).
Graduate eligible for membership of the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM).
Completion of this qualification may entitle graduates to seek membership of the RACMA, subject to additional completion of the College’s supervised experience and examination requirements.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.
- 2019: $31,800 per year full-time (96 credit points)
- 2020: $33,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)