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Coordinate health services with the aim of delivering better outcomes for patients and local communities

The healthcare industry in Australia is complex, comprising a number of organisations across public and private sectors. As a result there is a growing demand for resourceful healthcare managers to interpret the complex challenges facing the industry, relying on their initiative and foresight to deliver high-quality healthcare outcomes for patients.

Healthcare managers focus on coordinating health services in order to provide better outcomes for patients and local communities. If you are interested in ensuring that health care is accessible and delivered in an efficient and socially responsible manner, then a career in health management may be for you.

The Graduate Diploma in Health Management emphasises fast-thinking, future-ready skills and strategies to make you not only employable, but also ready to take on a range of managerial challenges specific to the healthcare industry. Whether you are planning to work in health care or in the formation of health policy, completing the Graduate Diploma in Health Management will put you on the path towards a fulfilling career in the healthcare industry.

Professional networks continue to be vital entry points into many professions while also providing opportunities for ongoing professional development. When you graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Health Management you will be eligible for membership with the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM), the peak professional organisation for health care managers in the Australasian region.

You also have the option to continue your study to attain a full Master of Health Management.

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Entry criteria

You can gain entry into the Graduate Diploma in Health Management with the following:

  • a completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher) in health, business or law; or
  • a completed recognised bachelor degree in any other discipline with three years (full-time or equivalent) relevant professional work experience.

This course is not available to international students.

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Course units

Core units

Contemporary Health Management

Health Systems

Population Health

Leadership in Health Management

Health Economics: Applications and Policy

Health Care Law and Ethics

Elective units (choose 2)

Introduction to Disaster Risk Management

Disaster Planning and Preparedness

Disaster Response and Recovery

Leadership in Disaster Management


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Career opportunities

Upon completion of the Graduate Diploma in Health Management, graduates will possess a general overview of health management best practice and practical skills they can apply in their current and future roles within the health industry.

Health Policy Adviser

Become an expert in healthcare policy and learn to impart this valuable knowledge while influencing organisational health policy in meaningful ways.

Health Data Manager

Interpret and manage health information and data to ensure health care networks run in an efficient and organised manner.

Health Services Representative

Handle patient complaint and escalation processes with sensitivity and timeliness.

Health Services Manager

Work at a management level to plan, implement, and coordinate various health and welfare programs and services.

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Fit study into your life, when it suits you. If you study on your lunch break, or after your kids are in bed, you can access everything you need, wherever you are.

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