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 knowledge in the area of health administration
  2. think creatively, critically and reflectively to generate innovative solutions for decision making in health service organizations
  3. access and critically analyse effectively, information drawn from multiple sources
  4. communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the audience or situation
  5. use current technologies applicable to health care organizations and systems effectively
  6. demonstrate effective self management skills
  7. provide ethical and professional standards of health service management with sensitivity to political, social, cultural, geographical, technological and global influences
  8. work and collaborate effectively in a team and develop leadership skills.

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

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

Applications for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) are assessed on a case by case basis according to Curtin University policies which is available at

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 to 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

For further information, please contact

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

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