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 extensive knowledge in the area of health service management; the ability to contribute to evidence based practice through research
  2. think creatively, critically and reflectively to generate innovative solutions for decision making in health service organisations
  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 organisations 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

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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.

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

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