Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management

Build quality leadership and management skills to progress your career in the health care industry.

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Murdoch code

C1116

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

1

Selection rank

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Prepare for the real world

Gain experience in our state-of-the-art clinical teaching wards and modern simulation suites.

Get hands-on experience

Complete 18 weeks of work experience in hospitals, aged care and community settings throughout WA.

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You can apply to start studying at the following times.
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Open Universities Australia Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Murdoch University Dubai, UAE Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
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Overview

If you work within a healthcare environment and want the skills to navigate, lead change and drive innovation, this is the course for you.

This course is ideal for health and clinical administrators, coordinators and supervisors who are looking to step into a leadership or management role. It provides the hard and soft skills needed within a clinical context, including leadership and managerial skills, financial management in healthcare, policy and human factor considerations.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to apply for the Master of Health Care Management and you will be exempt from the units you’ve already completed that are common to both degrees.

3 reasons to study a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management at Murdoch

  • Learn in a virtual classroom in this fully online course to help you fit study into your working life.
  • Looking to continue on and complete a Master in as little as 18 months? We offer a 1.5 year Master of Health Care Management where you can use the units you’ve already completed in this course as credit.
  • Take advantage of free workshops and seminars to help you with writing, statistics and data analysis, ethics, how to run surveys and research as a postgraduate student.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • Safety and quality in health care.
  • Leadership in health care.
  • Bioethics and law for health care leadership.
  • Health policy in Australia and beyond.

Your career

As a graduate of this course, you will fulfil industry demand for increased middle management skills. The delivery of high quality services is essential within the health industry, particularly in private and aged care sectors. Careers could include:

  • Accreditation Coordinator
  • Quality and Risk Manager
  • HR Projects Director
  • Health Care Clinic Manager
  • Clinical Nurse Manager

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Study areas

Apply to start

You can apply to start studying at the following times.
Available Not Available
Internal External
Open Universities Australia Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Murdoch University Dubai, UAE Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
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Structure

To help plan the structure of your course, search for our suggested course plans.

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English Requirements

You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.

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Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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