Master of Leadership and Management in Health Care

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
097207E
Location:
  • North Sydney
Duration:

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Description

The aim of this course is to prepare graduates to become ethical, effective health leaders and managers who support innovation and who are able to take the lead in strategic development of a range of organisations, leading to culturally safe, resource-efficient health care within local, national and global health contexts.

The two year course is offered at Master level only with exit options being the Graduate Certificate in Health Administration and the Graduate Diploma in Health Administration.

Course duration

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • North Sydney (Multi-mode)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Deferment is not available.

Credit Points

160

Exit Point

A student who has completed the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Health Administration or the Graduate Diploma in Health Administration may exit with the relevant award.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $19252 Fee-Paying (indicative only)

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

A 10% rebate on fees will be offered to domestic ACU graduates (from any faculty) enrolling in full fee-paying postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences to commence studying in 2015 and until further notice. Conditions apply.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Leadership and Management in Health Care, an applicant must have completed either:

  1. the equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s degree in a health or human services related discipline; OR
  2. the equivalent of an Australian Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Health Administration; OR
  3. the equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s degree in any discipline and relevant work experience in a health or human services role.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission.

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Applying for admission

Direct Applications

Career paths

Graduates will be well-equipped to lead and manage a range of health care services from a local, national and global perspective. Potential roles include health services manager, nurse unit manager, Chief Executive Officer in a health facility, leader or manager in a humanitarian or social welfare organisation or manager of a public or private health-related facility.

English language requirements

Applicants require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).

Pathways to further study

This course will provide a solid foundation for graduates who wish to pursue further study in the health industry.

More course information

This course is suitable for health practitioners of any health-related discipline including registered nurses, medical practitioners, medical scientists, social workers, pharmacists or dentists, among others, who occupy or aspire to leadership or management roles within the health service industry.

Students will be supported to develop comprehensive, theoretically-based knowledge and a suite of skills that can be applied in leading and managing health services across a range of health settings.

A career in health care leadership and management means that students will have opportunity to make a real difference to the health and social welfare of the individual, the organisation and to the community.

Contacts for future students

Enquiries:

Description

The aim of this course is to prepare graduates to become ethical, effective health leaders and managers who support innovation and who are able to take the lead in strategic development of a range of organisations, leading to culturally safe, resource-efficient health care within local, national and global health contexts.

The two year course is offered at Master level only with exit options being the Graduate Certificate in Health Administration and the Graduate Diploma in Health Administration.

Course duration

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Start dates and campus availability

North Sydney
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020 , 15-Feb-2021 , 26-Jul-2021

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Credit Points

160

Exit Point

A student who has completed the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Health Administration or the Graduate Diploma in Health Administration may exit with the relevant award.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course costs

  • Unit Fee: $2894.00 (2020)
  • Average first year fee: $23152.00 (2020)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $46304.00 (2020)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Essential requirements for admission

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Leadership and Management in Health Care, an applicant must have completed:

  • the equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree in a health or human services related discipline; OR
  • the equivalent of an Australian Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Health Administration; OR
  • the equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree in any discipline and relevant work experience in a health or human services role.

Applicants must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy and require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Career paths

Graduates will be well-equipped to lead and manage a range of health care services from a local, national and global perspective. Potential roles include health services manager, nurse unit manager, Chief Executive Officer in a health facility, leader or manager in a humanitarian or social welfare organisation or manager of a public or private health-related facility.

English language requirements

Applicants require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).

Pathways to further study

This course will provide a solid foundation for graduates who wish to pursue further study in the health industry.

More course information

This course is suitable for health practitioners of any health-related discipline including registered nurses, medical practitioners, medical scientists, social workers, pharmacists or dentists, among others, who occupy or aspire to leadership or management roles within the health service industry.

Students will be supported to develop comprehensive, theoretically-based knowledge and a suite of skills that can be applied in leading and managing health services across a range of health settings.

A career in health care leadership and management means that students will have opportunity to make a real difference to the health and social welfare of the individual, the organisation and to the community.

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