Health management courses

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Introduction to Health management

With a qualification in health management comes the confidence to innovate and take the lead. Health management professionals make ethical decisions in the best interests of patients, staff, and their organisation. A current qualification is your ticket to remaining relevant in healthcare today, and a blueprint to lead healthcare staff and services into tomorrow.

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Australian Catholic University

Take the lead in healthcare settings

Build practical leadership skills for a wide range of healthcare environments. You’ll explore current approaches in play with healthcare administrators and managers. Delve into policy and planning. Work on coaching and mentoring.

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

University of Adelaide


Bachelor of Health Service Management

Lead the health services that care for your community’s wellbeing

Prepare for a rewarding management career and thrive in healthcare settings. You’ll study core business skills and gain specialist knowledge in health services policy, planning, and promotion. Graduate into health admin roles and work your way up.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Edith Cowan University


Bachelor of Commerce

Combine essential business skills with a commerce specialisation

A job-ready course created in consultation with industry, delivered by academics with industry backgrounds. Tailor your degree to suit your career goals with majors including accounting, HRM, management, marketing, sports business, and tourism. 

Online & on-campus

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Griffith University

Step up to leadership in your health services career

Commit to this accredited postgraduate health services degree, and graduate ready to lead services and improve systems. Explore today’s health service management issues. Understand the health workforce. Learn from experienced healthcare professionals. 

100% online

6 months full time or part time equivalent

University of Tasmania

Get current with industry practices and make healthcare safer

A formal qualification developed by the Australian Institute of Health Service Management. Study national standards, models, and frameworks. Understand how clinical safety, quality, and accountability are critical when managing health services.

100% online

Murdoch University

Step up to leadership in nursing and health care

A postgraduate qualification for healthcare professionals seeking career advancement. Open doors to management with skills in mentoring, supervision, and coaching. Bolster your knowledge of safety and quality. Explore ethics, law and policy.

100% online

6 months full time or part time equivalent

Charles Sturt University

Become a strategic health services leader

For health professionals looking to upskill in leadership. You’ll gain skills to plan, implement and monitor health services delivery. Navigate funding, regulatory and policy matters. Innovate and make changes with confidence.

100% online

Approx. 1.5 years full time or part time equivalent

University of Notre Dame Australia

For registered nurses seeking leadership capabilities

Learn how to manage conflict and foster collaboration in healthcare settings. If you’re an experienced nurse and ready for the challenge of leadership, start with this postgraduate nursing course. Make confident decisions, plan, and manage resources.

100% online

6 months full time or part time equivalent

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What does a health management course cover?

While subjects vary between courses, most cover business topics and the health system.

Learn to take the lead in healthcare with exceptional administration and management skills. Master contemporary professional management practices including mentoring, clear communication, delegation, leading by example, and consistent and transparent actions. Sharpen your financial management skills. Consider human factors, hire the right people, and retain them.

With expert guidance from experienced academics, you’ll deepen your knowledge of the health system. Explore theory, practice, and the latest thinking in health management. Deep dive into the workings of healthcare workplaces. Learn and engage in the principles of health service management. Envision future directions of health services.

Health management course highlights

  • Hear insights from industry experts and academics.
  • Engage with local and national leaders in the field.
  • Gain interdisciplinary experience through cohort networking.

Health management course specialisations

  • Improve both quality and safety in patient care and facilities.
  • Apply research outcomes to your own work settings or policy environment.
  • Explore sector specific specialisations including aged care and nursing.

Health management careers

Through Open Universities Australia, you can apply your practical studies with leading Australian universities to a range of healthcare environments. Gain entry to, or progress your career in health services management, humanitarian organisations, social welfare management, and public and private hospital and community settings.

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