Course summary

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.

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.

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.

Course Learning Outcome

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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


Course overview

Course code

1008108

Course abbreviation

GradCertHlthLdr

Credit points

48

Equivalent units

4

Duration

8 months part-time

Duration

8 months full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
SCU Online Summer Term N/A N/A

Fee information

Fee paying


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
SCU Online Summer Term N/A N/A

Course requirements

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


Course progressions

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. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

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

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