Degree details

The aim of this course is to prepare graduates to become ethical, effective health leaders and managers who support innovation and who are able to take the lead in strategic development of a range of organisations, leading to culturally safe, resource-efficient health care within local, national and global health contexts.

The two year course is offered at Master level only with exit options being the Graduate Certificate in Health Administration and the Graduate Diploma in Health Administration.

Graduates will be well-equipped to lead and manage a range of health care services from a local, national and global perspective. Potential roles include health services manager, nurse unit manager, Chief Executive Officer in a health facility, leader or manager in a humanitarian or social welfare organisation or manager of a public or private health-related facility.

Higher education

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Leadership and Management in Health Care, an applicant must have completed either:

  1. the equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s degree in a health or human services related discipline; OR
  2. the equivalent of an Australian Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Health Administration; OR
  3. the equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s degree in any discipline and relevant work experience in a health or human services role.

English Proficiency Requirements

Academic IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 (with minimum scores of 6.0 in all tests).

Award Requirements

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 160 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  • 140 cp from Specified Units;
  • 20 cp from Elective Units.

Exit Points

A student who has completed the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Health Administration or the Graduate Diploma in Health Administration may exit with the relevant award.