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Degree structure

Degree details

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

  1. apply discipline knowledge, understand its theoretical underpinnings, and ways of thinking in Health Industry Management
  2. apply logical and rational processes to analyse the components of complex heath systems issues; Think creatively to generate innovative solutions
  3. decide what information is needed and where it might be found using appropriate technologies; Make valid judgements and synthesise information from a range of sources
  4. effectively communicate in ways appropriate to Health Industry Management, mindful of audience and purpose
  5. use current technologies applicable to health care organizations effectively; recognising their advantages and limitations
  6. use a range of learning strategies; Take responsibility for one’s own learning and development; Sustain intellectual curiosity; know how to continue to learn as a Health Industry Management graduate
  7. think globally and consider issues from a variety of perspectives; evaluate healthcare systems nationally and internationally
  8. provide ethical and professional standards of health administration with sensitivity to political, social, cultural, geographical, technological and global influences; particularly indigenous populations.

Higher education


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 and Life

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.

Note: Applicants applying based on work experience are required to satisfy Curtin’s English language requirements. For further information, please visit http://courses.curtin.edu.au/course_overview/admission-criteria/

English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants need to meet Curtin’s English Language requirement as all courses are taught in English. If your education courses were not solely in English, as per the International Handbook of Universities or the World Higher Education database, please attach a scanned original copy of English Proficiency Test results.

Admission requires an overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) (or equivalent test) score of at least 6.5 and competence in all test components (IELTS score of 6.0).

Please refer to the 'Minimum English Entry Requirements' document at http://students.curtin.edu.au/local/docs/English_List.pdf.

Applications for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) are assessed on a case by case basis according to Curtin University policies which is available at http://policies.curtin.edu.au/local/docs/policy/Credit_for_Recognised_Learning_Manual.pdf.

Students must be admitted in an award degree of study before lodging their completed CRL application, along with all necessary documentation for a formal assessment.

To officially apply for CRL, students need to submit the CRL application form available from http://students.curtin.edu.au/administration/documents/Application_for_CRL.pdf to opencurtin@curtin.edu.au along with supporting documents. Accepted documentation includes scans of the original Transcripts and/or Award Certificate; front and back; in colour; and original size. For detailed scanned documents requirements and guidelines, please visit http://courses.curtin.edu.au/course_overview/admission-requirements/scanned-documents.cfm.

For further information, please contact opencurtin@curtin.edu.au.

This degree 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 participant's current roles, directions and career aspirations. It is suitable for health service personnel including clinicians, managers and administrators from a variety of areas desiring to enhance their knowledge of the health care system as well as policy, management and leadership, within the context of healthcare provision.

Award Requirements

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

2018 Course Changes

The unit HTHM601 Strategic and Operational Health Management has replaced unit HTHM802 Introduction to Health Economics as core unit in the Core 3 stream. The unit HTHM802 Introduction to Health Economics has become an elective unit. Students who have completed HTHM802 as a core unit prior to 2018 will have it counted towards their degree.

MPH405 Environmental Health Management, MPH406 Epidemiology and Biostatistics and MPH509 Health Impact Assessment have been removed from the Elective stream of this course. If you have completed any of these units as your Elective prior to 2018, it will be counted towards your degree.

Students who are admitted to the course from the 28th of September, 2017 must follow the new structure.

For further enquiries, please contact the course coordinator Abby Mosedale via email at abby.mosedale@curtin.edu.au

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