Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from an approved Field of Education (FOE) or a graduate certificate in health services management from a recognised higher education institution.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing); TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 577 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 177; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 58 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE5.

Course Details

Degree overview

  • In one year of full-time study, develop more advanced leadership and management skills to apply across the health and ageing sectors.
  • Enjoy flexible study options through online and on-campus learning so you can advance your career while you study.
  • Enjoy a blend of health and business courses for a contemporary health management focus.
  • Study course content informed by the competency framework developed by the Australasian College of Health Services Management.
  • Study a curriculum informed by above world-class research in public health and health services, business and management.
  • Join South Australia’s No. 1 university for graduate careers and teaching quality in health.

What you'll learn

You'll develop the skills and knowledge to:

  • Understand theoretical and practical knowledge of organisational behaviour and the psychology of individuals and groups, including motivation and leadership.
  • Lead a multi-stakeholder environment and handle social leadership challenges responsibly.
  • Learn what it means to be an effective and responsible leader.
  • Provide planning, budgeting and identify cost efficiencies to contribute in financial decision-making.
  • Effectively plan, manage, execute and deliver projects to completion.
  • Develop and enhance your understanding of the quality, safety, and risk management standards which apply in health and aged care.
  • Prepare for leadership roles in health within Australia and internationally.

You can also tailor your studies by choosing two elective subjects to align with your area of interest. You may wish to gain skills required to design and evaluate complex health interventions, or pick electives which will enhance your analytical skills.

This is a more advanced formal qualification than the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management.

Career outcomes

Your career

Graduates will be competitively placed for senior leadership roles, such as:

  • Clinical Manager
  • Practice Manager
  • Aged Care Manager
  • Health and Welfare Services Manager
  • Medical or Hospital Administrator
  • Primary Health Organization Manager
  • Theatre Manager.

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Level of Study: Graduate Diploma

CRICOS Course Code: 102765F

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG 6

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