The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership is an entry-level management course introducing students to critical concepts of accountability, policy and management in healthcare. The course is also a pathway to further postgraduate study in the Master of Healthcare Leadership.
Units of study focus on strategic health management, leading change, health systems, policy and principles and practice of clinical accountability.
The course will appeal to professionals from nursing or allied health backgrounds, such as physiotherapy, osteopathy, counselling or optometry who are looking to extend their career into management and leadership roles.
Strategic health management, leading change, health systems and policy; principles and practice of clinical accountability.
|Graduate Attribute||Course Learning Outcome|
Exercise critical thinking, judgement (and in some courses research processes) in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
Apply knowledge and skills creatively in broad disciplinary and community related challenges
Demonstrate well developed judgement and use of ethical framework(s) in scholarly, and professional situations
Apply sustainability principles to relevant scholarly and professional contexts
|Knowledge of a discipline|
Demonstrate an advanced theatrical and technical knowledge in one or more disciplines or areas of practice
Reflect on, assess and regulate their own learning and research capabilities and performance with personal autonomy and accountability
Locate, analyse, evaluate, manage and use information from a range of sources
|Communication and social skills|
Communicate to demonstrate understanding of theoretical concepts and to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
Work in collaboration with others and in a team to achieve self-determined goals
Demonstrate an understanding of Indigenous Australian contemporary realities and protocols
Demonstrate cultural competence in local, Australia-wide and/or global settings
8 months part-time
8 months full-time
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See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.
To be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points) comprising all 4 core units
Schedule of units
|Title||Level of learning||Note|
|HEA93001 - Leading Change in Healthcare||Advanced|
|MNG91220 - Strategic Health Management||Introductory|
|CMM93010 - Health Systems, Policies and Practices||Advanced|
|HEA93020 - Principles and Practice of Clinical Accountability||Advanced|