Graduate Certificate in Health Industry Management

Enhance your skills and knowledge in health sector management with a postgraduate Health Industry Management degree from Curtin University. Study health administration, current technology used by the health industry, communication, change management, research and learn how to develop and implement effective strategies in your workplace. This management course will give you the tools to move into a leadership role in the health management field.

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4 units

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  1. This course has restricted enrolment. You must apply and be accepted before you can enrol in units.
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The Health Industry Management course is designed to enhance the skills of those who have, or wish to progress to, leadership and management responsibilities in the health industry. The content is directed to participants' current roles, directions and career aspirations.

Students can study towards a range of qualifications in this course. Students can exit after four units and receive the Graduate Certificate, after eight units for the Graduate Diploma and twelve units for the Master of Health Industry Management.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to develop an understanding of health industry management with a workplace focus. It enables students to:

  • Improve their ability to manage change in the workplace
  • Enhance their skills and knowledge in key areas of relevance to today's health industry, particularly the impact of new technologies
  • Facilitate progress to industry leadership
  • Develop strategies for immediate application


As this course is designed as a specialisation, applicants need to have completed an undergraduate degree or equivalent, preferably in health disciplines, education or behavioural sciences from a recognised tertiary institution.


Work Experience
Entry may be granted to applicants who do not have an academic qualification but who have a minimum of five years relevant health industry experience.

English Language Proficiency Requirements
Applicants need to meet Curtin’s English Language requirement as all courses are taught in English. If your education qualifications were not predominantly in English, the minimum English language requirements are:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic): with a minimum overall score of 6.5 (with no component score lower than 6.0).

How to Apply

This course is restricted. Students are required to apply and be approved by Curtin University before they can enrol in units through OUA.

Applications for the Health Industry Management program are due by Friday two weeks prior to the close of enrolment.

Please complete the application form below.

  1. Read information requirements

    • Select to apply for one or more courses listed on the application form, taking note of the eligibility criteria for each course. If you want to apply for a (restricted) course with a different university, you'll need to submit a separate application from the relevant course page.

    • Read all parts of the application form in advance:

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      If you do not have a web account, you'll need to register one within the application form. Once you've registered an account, you'll then be signed in. From here you can choose to complete your application and submit it, or save and return to it later.

      Completing this application should take 15 to 20 minutes.

    • Need help completing your application? Contact us:

      If in doubt about any of the information required to support your application, the more information you can provide the better. If you have any academic queries including how to request credit transfer, contact Curtin University directly. For all other enquiries, contact us.

    • Next steps:

      After submitting your application, you should receive a confirmation email containing a copy of your application for your records.

      Your application will be assessed within 2-4 weeks, and if further information is required, we will contact you. Once your application has been assessed, we will be in touch via email to notify you of the outcome. At the latest this will be one week after the closing date for applications.

      If, after submitting your application, you wish to change your preferences or submit an additional document, please email Include your full name as it appeared on the application.

  2. Prepare supporting documents

    • Check that you have all the required documents, according to individual course requirements and your personal circumstances, specifically:

      1. Your curriculum vitae - required for entry into postgraduate courses only.
      2. Scanned colour copies of academic transcripts - required in most cases but check course eligibility rules.
      3. A letter of recommendation from your employer on company letterhead - recommended for entry using work experience.
      4. Certified legal documentation - if you have changed your name e.g. a marriage certificate, deed poll name change certificate.
      5. Certified legal documentation - if you need to correct an error in your date of birth e.g. a birth certificate.
      6. English language test results - if your courses were not predominantly in English e.g. IELTS or equivalent test results.
      7. Official translations of any documents not in English.
    • Please provide scanned copies of all original academic documents. Only include supporting documentation if you have undertaken studies/qualifications at institutions other than OUA. This application will become the Property of Open Universities Australia and Curtin University and will not be returned. Applications will only be considered if academic records for all courses attempted or completed are included along with the certificate of award conferred.

    • Requirements of scanned documents:

      1. Documents must be scanned from the original documents. Scans from a photocopy or a faxed copy are not acceptable
      2. Documents must be scanned in colour
      3. Applicants must ensure no portion of the document is missing (look out for page numbers)
      4. Documents must be scanned at the original size. If the document is larger than A4 then the document should be scanned in A4 sized portions without size reduction
      5. If the document has markings or text on both sides e.g. a registration number then both sides must be scanned
      6. Documents must be scanned in the following format:
      7. Scanned documents must be between 125 and 150 dots per inch
      8. File size of any single document should not exceed 3MB"
    • Do not send original documents as they will not be returned.

Then submit your application in one of two ways:

Apply online

Alternatively, you can download, print and email/fax your application:

Curtin_Postgraduate_Application_Form (PDF, 233 KB)

PDF applications should be emailed to: or faxed to: +61 3 8628 2989.

Study Materials

The unit content and additional resources are available on the Internet. Online, you will be able to access resources such as subject discussion boards, weblinks, journal articles, and electronic copies of study guide topics.

As this course is taught online, you will need easy and frequent access to a computer with the internet and email.

Award Requirements

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Health Industry Management students must complete 4 units or equivalent.

Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit

Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit may be available according to Curtin University policies. Applicants are encouraged to contact the course coordinator.

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