Master of Healthcare LeadershipMasters by Coursework
2 years part-time
Two years of accelerated part-time study. Duration may vary depending on unit availabilities, previous study or work experience.
If you're working in a health science discipline, like nursing, allied health or mental health, our engaging, flexible and interactive online Master of Healthcare Leadership course will help you meet the challenges and grab the opportunities of leadership in multidisciplinary and complex healthcare delivery.
You’ll extend your current knowledge in evidence-based care, and learn how to effectively lead teams of health professionals in Australia’s public and private healthcare systems.
Start when it suits you, power through six units a year, and complete your degree in two years. If you have a Graduate Diploma of Advanced Health Practice, you may be granted advanced standing for up to eight units. Four units may be awarded to individuals with a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Health Practice.
Learn more about the online course offering.
Apply for the CEW Bonnie Boezeman AO scholarship to study this course.
|Graduate Attribute||Course Learning Outcome|
demonstrate cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
demonstrate the application of skills with creativity and initiative to an area of further learning
integrate ethical and legal principles into health practice
|Knowledge of a discipline|
demonstrate command of a body of knowledge that includes a critical understanding of recent developments in a discipline and /or area of professional practice
apply knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and /or learning
demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy and accountability
demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
|Communication and social skills|
communicate effectively with clients and others in interprofessional teams
apply a critical understanding of health care provision that is informed by cultural awareness and cultural competence
Units of study focus on clinical practice management, leadership in health systems and building skills to support evidence-based health practice, all of which are required of healthcare professionals looking to take on leadership roles in complex public and private healthcare.
Each unit runs for seven weeks, with six teaching periods per year. There are a maximum of 12 units. And because we're focused on your employability, we've introduced a new portfolio unit that enables you to build a professional portfolio that incorporates learning in other areas, such as your continued professional development and informal learning.
|Location||Teaching period||UAC code||QTAC code|
|SCU Online||Study Period 1 , Study Period 2 , Study Period 3 , Study Period 4 , Study Period 5 , Study Period 6||N/A||N/A|
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.
To be eligible to receive the Master of Healthcare Leadership, students must complete 144 credit points, comprising:
- all core units; and
- one elective unit.
Students may be eligible to exit with a Graduate Diploma of Healthcare Leadership after completing 96 credit points, comprising any eight units.
Students may be eligible to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership after completing 48 credit points, comprising the following four core units:
- HEA93001 - Leading Change in Healthcare
- MNG91220 - Strategic Health Management
- CMM93010 - Health Systems, Policies and Practices
- HEA93020 - Principles and Practice of Clinical Accountability
Students may be eligible to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Health and Human Sciences after completing 48 credit points, comprising any four units.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Level of learning||Notes|
|HEA93002||Discovery and Enquiry in Health: The Critical Literature Review||Advanced|
|HEA93003||Pitch and Propose||Advanced|
|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|
|CMM91025||Social and Emotional Competence in the Workplace||Introductory|
|CMM93002||Leadership and Management in Health||Intermediate|
|CMM91010||Healthcare Professional Portfolio A||Introductory|
|TCH93001||Teaching and Supervision in a Clinical Setting||Intermediate|