Masters by Coursework
- Master of Health Administration
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 2 years full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth
Learn the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the complexities of leading and managing the delivery of services in a modern healthcare environment.
My studies have enhanced my knowledge and skills in academic teaching, research and administration, as well as my employment opportunities. Because of my experience in health care, it was easy to connect what I learned in class to my real work situation, especially in relation to leadership in healthcare.
Accredited by the Australasian College of Health Service Management.
Highly ranked course
The course has been ranked 2nd in Australia and 27th worldwide for health management courses - Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking 2018
Get the Curtin edge
Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.
Lead the way! 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. Our postgraduate courses in health administration will develop the practical leadership and management skills needed to address challenging issues in these changing healthcare environments, and to manage relationships with other service providers, consumers and policymakers.
This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the complexity of delivering and planning for services in a modern healthcare environment.
It is designed for clinicians, managers and administrators who want to deliver high quality, safe and effective healthcare.
It is possible to exit this course with a Graduate Certificate in Health Administration or a Graduate Diploma in Health Administration once you have completed certain units.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- Will prepare you for senior management, administrative and planning positions in hospitals and other health services areas.
- Offered off-campus, allowing you to fit your study in around your life.
- The course is accredited by the Australasian College of Health Services Management.
- The course has been ranked 2nd in Australia and 27th worldwide for health management courses.
What you'll learn
- Apply knowledge from the discipline Health Administration and understand its theoretical underpinnings. Extend the boundaries of knowledge through research.
- 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.
- Provide ethical and professional standards of health service management with sensitivity to political, social, cultural, geographical, technological and global influences
- 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
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Essential course prerequisites
If you are studying in Australia on a student visa, you must study on-campus and full-time.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
International student indicative fees for 2020
Fee year: 2020
|International onshore – fee paying||Cost|
|Offer letter (100 credit) published fee||$17,800*|
|Total indicative course fee||$71,500*|
|Indicative year 1 fee||$35,600*|
Fees are indicative only.
*Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
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Semester 1 and Semester 2
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- Curtin course code: MC-HLADMN
- CRICOS code: 006110A
- Last updated on: February 16, 2020