Master of Leadership and Management in Health Care
Make strategic changes to the healthcare system.
Become an ethical, effective health leader. Prepare for work in the public, private or not-for-profit sector. Understand strategic development, and help to work towards delivering culturally safe, resource-efficient health care.
Established in 1991 after amalgamating four eastern Australian Catholic tertiary institutes, Australian Catholic University now has seven campuses, from Brisbane to Melbourne and welcomes students of all beliefs. Specialising in arts, business, education, health sciences, law, theology and philosophy, ACU encourages its students to think critically and ethically and bring change to their communities and offer this online through Open Universities Australia.
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.
To be eligible for admission to the Master of Leadership and Management in Health Care, an applicant must have completed either:
- the equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s degree in a health or human services related discipline; OR
- the equivalent of an Australian Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Health Administration; OR
- 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).
To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 160 cp from the schedule of subject offerings, consisting of:
- 140 cp from Specified subjects;
- 20 cp from elective subjects.
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.