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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 knowledge from the discipline health service management and understand its theoretical underpinnings. Extend the boundaries of knowledge through research
  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
  9. work independently and in teams; Demonstrate leadership, professional behaviour and ethical practices within the Health discipline.

Higher education


As this degree 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 degrees are taught in English. If your education degrees 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.

Applicants for a Graduate Certificate are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://courses.curtin.edu.au/course_overview/admission-requirements/. Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent credit gained for recognised learning.

*** Please Note: If any academic or legal document is not in English, you must provide a colour scan of the non-English documents, including a colour scan of the official English translations of these documents. This is for comparison purposes. ***

Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) is assessed on individual merit and is awarded for different types of learning, for example, studies you have previously completed or for relevant work experience.

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

To apply for CRL, please visit the Curtin University website: https://study.curtin.edu.au/credit/

It is important to note accepted documentation includes scans of the original Transcripts and/or Award Certificate; front and back; in colour; and original size. For further information see the scanned documents and certification requirements and guidelines.

More information about the policies and procedures related to CRL assessment and appealing a CRL assessment outcome can be found in the Credit for Recognised Learning manual (PDF).

If you have any questions, please contact opencurtin@curtin.edu.au

The Master 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 as well as experience an introduction to research in the discipline. 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 focuses on practical ways that students can approach challenging issues that are associated with the complexity of a modern health care environment and how to manage relationships with other service providers, consumers and policy makers. With academics that are actively working within the health care industry and collaborating with key industry partners both internationality and nationally, students have access to real life experience.

Award Requirements

To qualify for the Master of Health Industry Management students must complete 11 subjects (10 single subjects, 1 double subject) of study as listed in the degree structure, or, equivalent.

Choose your subjects


Please Note: Some exceptions may apply to your choice of subjects. This must be discussed with the Academic Coordinator prior to enrolment.