Course summary

If you're working in a health science disciplines such as nursing, allied health or mental health, our engaging, flexible and interactive online Master of Healthcare Leadership will provide you with 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. 

Apply for the CEW Bonnie Boezeman AO scholarship to study this course.

If you're working in a health science disciplines such as nursing, allied health or mental health, our engaging, flexible and interactive online Master of Healthcare Leadership will provide you with 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. 

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. The portfolio unit enables you to build a professional portfolio that incorporates learning in other areas, such as your continued professional development and informal learning.

Each unit runs for seven weeks, with six teaching periods per year. There are a maximum of 12 units.

Course Learning Outcome

Monitor professional learning, research capabilities and performance with personal autonomy, accountability, resilience, and adaptability.

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

Critically appraise the role of professional standards or competencies and ethical frameworks in advancing professional practice and professional learning in health, social and community services.

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

Contribute to research as a basis for critical professional inquiry and effective knowledge translation to ensure the provision of evidence-based health, social and community care services.

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

Demonstrate a critical analysis of existing systems, policies and practices to improve health, social and community care services.

Demonstrate research skills to interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions and communicate these to a variety of stakeholders.

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


Course overview

Course code

1208101

Course abbreviation

MHlthLdr

Credit points

144

Equivalent units

12

Duration

2 years part-time

Duration

2 years 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 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).

Exit Awards:

Students may be eligible to exit with a Graduate Diploma of Healthcare Leadership after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising the first eight core 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 first four 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

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors