Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management (Aged Care)
Learn to lead and manage aged care services
A formal qualification in aged care governance and leadership, developed by the Australian Institute of Health Service Management. Study leadership theory and gain confidence in your decision making. Get critical and strive to make improvements.
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Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Critically analyse leadership theories and styles in Aged Care contexts
- Demonstrate a range of decision making and leadership skills in problem solving, change and conflict management, accounting for and respecting cultural diversity and the needs of healthcare stakeholders
- Analyse foundational and contemporary health service management theory, principles and processes, and reflect on their efficacy in current practice
- Demonstrate leadership communication on management, motivation, and workplace culture required for effective leadership
The Graduate Certificate in in Health Service Management (Aged Care), developed and delivered by the Australian Institute of Health Service Management is available through the College of Business and Economics. It is a part time course, specifically focused on the effective leadership, governance and management of aged care services.
The effective leadership, governance and management of aged care services is a critical requirement to promote safe, high quality care for vulnerable older Australians; and, the financial viability of organisations. Accompanying the growth and demand for services over the next decade, is the need for well lead and managed organisations providing high quality care.
The course will critically assess the theoretical and practical knowledge, structures and systems required to effectively govern, lead and manage aged care organisations: residential care or homecare. A review and critique of governance arrangements, including accountability and transparency requirements for staff, managers and boards will be undertaken. The processes and activities to identify, monitor and improve key elements of organisational functioning, within complex health networks, will be examined.
Articulation into further study in the Master of Health Service Management is possible on completion of the Graduate Certificate.
The Graduate Certificate award has been created and specified in the Australian Qualifications Framework as part of the Federal Government’s response to COVID-19. These courses are currently only available to students in 2020-2021. Students who enrol in but not are able to complete their Graduate Certificate in 2021 will be supported to transfer into alternative courses of study in the Australian Institute of Health Service Management.
For admission to this degree you need to have: Australian Bachelor Degree or equivalent and a minimum of one year relevant work experience in the health sector
Work and Life
A minimum of five years approved relevant work experience in the health sector or other special circumstances (e.g. post-secondary qualifications) as approved by the Dean or delegated authority. Refer applications to UTAS
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
The effective governance and management of aged care services is a critical requirement to ensure: safe, high quality care for vulnerable older Australians; and, the financial viability of organisations.
In this course you will critically assess the knowledge, structures and systems required to effectively govern, organise and manage residential aged care organisations. A review and critique of governance arrangements, including accountability and transparency requirements for staff, managers and boards will be undertaken. The processes and activities to identify, monitor and improve key elements of organisational functioning, within complex health networks, will also be examined.
The GCHealthServMgt(AgedCare) is offered only on a part-time basis.
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Opportunity to study without tuition fees
Domestic students commencing the Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management (Aged Care) in Semester 2 2021 may be eligible to receive a 100% HECS fee waiver.
Please note that, subject to subject availability, all 4 subjects of the certificate are required to be completed by 30 June 2022 to receive 100% HECS fee waiver for each subject, with a minimum of 2 subjects completed by 31 December 2021.
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study the following study pattern is recommended.
Year 1. 4 subjects in first year including
- TAS-BAA541 Aged Care Governance: Context, Reforms and Systems
- TAS-BAA542 Aged Care Leadership and Management: Effective Internal and External Integration
- TAS-BAA750 Delivering Integrated Care
- TAS-BAA752 Foundations of Integrated Care
Satisfactory completion of 4 subjects, as required in the schedule to be eligible for this award
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