This degree is designed to develop an understanding of health industry management with a workplace focus. It enables students to:
- apply knowledge in the area of health administration
- think creatively, critically and reflectively to generate innovative solutions for decision making in health care systems
- access and critically analyse information drawn from multiple sources effectively
- communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the audience or situation
- use current technologies applicable to health care organisations effectively
- demonstrate effective self management skills
- provide ethical and professional standards of health service management with sensitivity to political, social, cultural, geographical, technological and global influences
- work and collaborate effectively in a team and develop leadership skills.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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The Graduate Diploma of Health Industry management is designed for clinicians, managers and administrators who wish to up skill in areas of leadership and management, quality and safety, health economics, health policy, health systems as well as planning and evaluating health services. Students gain practical leadership and management skills that can be translated to the workplace, allowing them to lead and manage high performing teams in the healthcare environment.
This degree develops students ability to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate systems of health care delivery. It is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for senior administrative and planning positions in hospitals and other health service areas. It is aimed at both health professionals intending to acquire management and administrative skills and non health professionals seeking a career in health administration.
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Health Industry Management students must complete 8 subjects or equivalent.