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.
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.
|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
2 years part-time
2 years 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 eligible to receive the Master of Healthcare Leadership, students must complete the equivalent of 12 units (144 credit points), comprising:
- 11 core units (132 credit points); and
- 1 equivalent elective unit (12 credit points).
Students may be eligible to exit with a Graduate Diploma of Healthcare Leadership after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising any eight units.
Students may be eligible to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership after completing the equivalent of 4 units (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 the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising any four units.