Graduate Certificate of Healthcare Management

Postgraduate coursework

The Graduate Certificate of Healthcare Management will equip you with the essential skills required to manage and lead healthcare services in Australia and overseas.

Key facts

Duration

0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 2 2022 close 26 June 2022

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 3 2022 close 30 October 2022

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course overview

Jointly run and managed by the Deakin Business School and the School of Medicine, the Graduate Certificate of Healthcare Management aims to develop business acumen in healthcare practitioners. Develop the essential skills and capabilities required to manage and lead healthcare services in Australia and overseas. If you’re a physician, nurse, nurse practitioner, allied health professional or healthcare manager facing increasing management responsibilities or seeking to advance into a more management-focused role, this course will particularly benefit you.

On successful completion of this course, you may enrol in the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Business Administration (Healthcare Management).

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Course information

Award granted
Graduate Certificate of Healthcare Management
Year

2022 course information

Deakin code
M543
Level
Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Healthcare Management, students must attain a total of 4 credit points, consisting of 2 credit points of core units, 2 credit points of elective units from a specified list, plus completion of MAI010 Academic Integrity Module.

Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

 

2

Core units

2

Elective unit

4

Total units

Core units

 

  • Strategy and Value Creation ^
  • Healthcare Operations
  • ^MBR code denotes residential version of the unit

    Compulsory 0-credit point module

    To be completed in the first trimester of study:-

  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Elective units

    2 credit points of specified elective units, comprised of:

    1 credit point from Business & Law units found within the Master of Business Administration (Healthcare Management) [excluding MBA707]:

  • The Deakin Advantage: Leadership and Professional Development
  • Financial Decision Making
  • The Economic Environment *
  • Marketing, Positioning and Consumers *^
  • Business Processes and Technology
  • Leading People in Organisations ^
  • ^MBR code denotes residential version of the unit

    *MBT code denotes study tour version of the unit

    1 credit point from the following list of Faculty of Health HME-coded units found within the Master of Business Administration (Healthcare Management)

  • Fundamentals of Health Informatics
  • Healthcare Financing
  • Health Law and Ethics
  • Clinical Governance
  • Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2* - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

      * Full time study is not available in Trimester 2

    Trimester 3* - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

      * Full time study is not available in Trimester 3

    * Full time study is not available in Trimester 2 or Trimester 3

    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - International students should note that, due to visa regulations, this course can only be undertaken while living outside Australia.

    Additional course information

    Mandatory student checks
    Any unit which contains work-integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. Refer to the relevant unit guide.

    Course duration
    - additional information
    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Mandatory student checks

    Units which contain work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. These requirements will be detailed in unit guides upon enrolment.

    Workload

    As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Participation requirements

    Units in this course may have participation requirements that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.

    Placement can occur at any time, including during the standard holiday breaks listed here: https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/key-dates.

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

    Work experience

    This course does not require students to complete compulsory work integrated learning units.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Minimum admission criteria:

    • Bachelor degree in any discipline and two years relevant work experience,* or
    • three years of relevant work experience*

    *Must be in a managerial or professional role with evidence of leading teams, including either direct or indirect reports as a supervisor or manager.
    Applicants must demonstrate decision making responsibility in a range of areas including budgetary oversight, staffing and management, involvement in strategy and planning development and operational implementation or other relevant professional experience at senior management, executive or company director level.

    The following considerations may also be applied:

    • Full-time, minimum 12 months clinical internships taken post-graduation by MBBS/BMBS/MBChB/BDS graduates may be considered equivalent to one year of the required 3 years’ professional work experience.
    • All recognised^ postgraduate medical and/or dental fellowships may be considered as relevant professional work experience (^recognised by their country’s licensing or regulatory bodies).

    All applicants must provide the following with their application:

    • current CV,
    • current contact details of two referees who can be contacted concerning your work experience,
    • a one page brief outlining why you believe that your work experience would be valued by your peers.

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a range of Admission categories.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

    Recognition of prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    The available fee places for this course are detailed above. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.

    The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year as they started. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning.

    One year full-time study load is typically represented by four credit points of study for Graduate Certificates. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together four credit points of a typical combination of units for your course.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

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    Postgraduate bursary

    If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 10% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.

    Learn more about the 10% Deakin alumni discount

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    Entry pathways

    This course provides a pathway into: Graduate Diploma of Business Administration [M601], Master of Business Administration (MBA) [M701] or Master of Business Administration (Healthcare Management) [M703].

    Further study options

    M601 Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
    M701 Master of Business Administration
    M703 Master of Business Administration (Healthcare Management)

    Contact information

    Prospective students:
    Prospective Student Enquiry Centre
    1800 693 888
    myfuture@deakin.edu.au

    Current students:
    Student Services Network
    61 3 9244 6555
    buslaw@deakin.edu.au

    Careers

    Career outcomes

    Deakin's Graduate Certificate of Healthcare Management has been developed to fill a gap in Australia and the Asia-Pacific for qualified professionals with skills and knowledge to lead and manage healthcare service delivery. This course will benefit physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, allied health professionals and healthcare managers who face increasing management responsibilities or seek advancement into more management-focused roles.

    Professional recognition

    Deakin Business School is in the top 1% of business schools globally by holding both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations. These prestigious accreditations are awarded to business schools that meet strict standards of quality, academic and professional excellence, and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing improvement and innovation in their courses, ensuring our graduates are employable worldwide

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

    Demonstrate an understanding of how contemporary business processes impact and drive the management of healthcare systems

    Communication Articulate complex business situations and challenges facing healthcare services and communicate insights and recommendations in addressing these
    Digital literacy

    Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award

    Critical thinking Critically analyse and evaluate complex business and organisational issues that underpin the functioning of healthcare services
    Problem solving

    Apply problem-solving skills to analyse, develop and recommend solutions for complex business and management issues relevant to the provision of healthcare services

    Self-management

    Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award

    Teamwork

    Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award

    Global citizenship

    Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award