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COURSE

Graduate Certificate in Health Administration

GC-HLADMN

TAUGHT BY: School of Public Health

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

6months

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

100

About offering

Healthcare systems across the world aim to deliver quality, safe and effective care to the population. However, many systems face challenges of limited resources, changing healthcare needs and rapidly advancing technology.

This multidisciplinary course will provide you with a foundation of the key disciplines of health administration. It is designed for health service professionals from a variety of areas who want to enhance their knowledge of policy and management issues within the health care environment.

This course will prepare you for senior management, administrative and planning positions in hospitals and other health services areas. It is offered online, allowing you to fit your study in around your life.

Please note: This course is only available to Australian and New Zealand applicants.

What you'll learn

  • Apply discipline knowledge, understand its theoretical underpinnings, and ways of thinking in Health Administration
  • Apply logical and rational processes to analyse the components of complex heath systems issues; Think creatively to generate innovative solutions.
  • Decide what information is needed and where it might be found using appropriate technologies; Make valid judgements and synthesise information from a range of sources.
  • Effectively communicate in ways appropriate to Health Administration, mindful of audience and purpose.
  • Use current technologies applicable to health care organizations effectively; recognising their advantages and limitations.
  • Use a range of learning strategies; Take responsibility for one’s own learning and development; Sustain intellectual curiosity; know how to continue to learn as a Health Administration graduate.
  • Think globally and consider issues from a variety of perspectives; evaluate healthcare systems nationally and internationally
  • Provide ethical and professional standards of health administration with sensitivity to political, social, cultural, geographical, technological and global influences; particularly indigenous populations.
  • Work independently and in teams; Demonstrate leadership, professional behaviour and ethical practices within the Health discipline.

Why study Graduate Certificate in Health Administration

  • These courses will prepare you for senior management, administrative and planning positions in hospitals and other health services areas.
  • They are offered off-campus, allowing you to fit your study in around your life.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution.

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact tne_pathways@curtin.edu.au.

Fees and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Student type Cost

Domestic

What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?

A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.

Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.

$11,300*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

No international fee data available

Where you can study

View the academic calendar for semester and trimester start dates.

Bentley Campus

On Campus and Online
Semester 1 and Semester 2

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How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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Where to get further information

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  • Curtin course code: GC-HLADMN
  • This offering was last updated on: September 24, 2018