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Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership

Graduate Certificate

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    GradCertHlthLdr

  • Course code

    1008108

  • Credit points

    48

  • Equivalent units

    4

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

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 clinical disciplines (e.g. nursing, midwifery, dentistry), and/or allied health disciplines (e.g., physiotherapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, psychology, social work), who are looking to extend their career into management and leadership roles in healthcare, social and community care services.

Our interactive, collaborative and flexible learning environment assist you to link the theories you learn to the real-world issues via different pathways, including provision of high quality and at the same time, cost-efficient services via strategic leadership approaches; planning for positive changes in health, social and community care systems/policies/practices; and evaluating healthcare, social and community care services via clinical accountability and governance frameworks.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Assess professional learning, and performance with personal autonomy, accountability, resilience, and adaptability.

GA2: Creativity

Apply sustainability frameworks to optimise health, social, and community care services.

GA3: Ethical practice

Appraise professional standards or competencies and ethical frameworks in informing professional learning in health, social and community services.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Work independently and collaboratively to generate frameworks in health, social and community care services.

Contribute to scholarship as a basis for professional inquiry and knowledge translation to ensure the provision of quality health, social and community care services.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Demonstrate the application of leadership and management frameworks in the current health, social and community care system.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Demonstrate an understanding of existing systems, policies and practices to improve health, social and community care services.

GA7: Cultural competence

Demonstrate cultural responsivity and respect for the identity, dignity, and diversity of all people.

Students will complete all four core units: Strategic Health Management; Leading Change in Healthcare; Health Systems, Policies and Practices; and Principles and Practice of Clinical Accountability.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
SCU Online Summer Term , Term 1 , Term 2 , Term 3 , Term 4 , Term 5 N/A N/A

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

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

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

PBHL5017 Governance and Accountability in Health Care
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
Anti-requisites HLTH5005 - Principles and Practice of Clinical Accountability
PBHL5016 Leading Change in Health Care
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term3
Term3
Anti-requisites HLTH5001 - Leading Change in Healthcare
PBHL5014 Strategic Planning and Management in Health Care
Summer Term
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
Term4
Anti-requisites MGMT5004 - Strategic Health Management
PBHL5018 Envisioning Health Systems, Policies and Practices
Term1,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Anti-requisites MGMT5001 - Health Systems, Policies and Practices

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
PBHL5016 Leading Change in Health Care
PBHL5014 Strategic Planning and Management in Health Care
PBHL5018 Envisioning Health Systems, Policies and Practices
PBHL5017 Governance and Accountability in Health Care