Graduate Diploma of Health and Human Services Management

Postgraduate coursework

Gain the leadership, analytical and managerial skills needed to influence positive change in healthcare systems with the Graduate Diploma of Health and Human Services Management.

Key facts

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Current Deakin Students

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

Course information

Gain the leadership, analytical and managerial skills needed to influence positive change in healthcare systems with the Graduate Diploma of Health and Human Services Management. Set yourself up for senior roles in the health sector and use your platform to improve healthcare delivery and contribute to healthier communities.

Want to help effect positive change in healthcare and really make a difference?

Healthcare professionals are responsible for oversight of billions of taxpayer dollars that fund the sector. That is a significant responsibility, but it’s also an incredible opportunity to make positive changes that benefit individuals, communities and countries. With a Graduate Diploma of Health and Human Services Management, you’ll have a significant role to play not just in the allocation of precious resources, but also in the way healthcare organisations operate, evolve and deliver health services into the future.

The course is about more than just applying business and management skills in a health context. It explores what best practice looks like in the complex world of health services management. Everything you learn – and the way you learn – prepares you to navigate the exact challenges faced by health and human services professionals today.

During your Graduate Diploma of Health and Human Services Management you’ll complete eight credit points of study comprising 3 core units and 5 elective units. You will have the opportunity to select from a range of elective units on topics like resource allocation and priority setting, healthcare operations, human resource management and more.

You’ll develop core skills that allow you to make evidence-based decisions that improve the quality of health services. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Health and Human Services Management you will have the option of enhancing your skills by continuing on to the Master of Health and Human Services Management and will have already completed half of the credit points from the masters course.

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Course structure

To complete the Graduate Diploma of Health and Human Services Management students must complete 8 cp of studies, which consist of 3 core units and 5 elective units selected from lists in the course structure.

All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).

Core units

Core units

  • Academic Integrity
  • Health Economics 1
  • Research Literacy
  • Fundamentals of Health Informatics
  • Plus one of:

  • Financial Interpretation
  • Business Process Management
  • Plus four of:

  • Contemporary Health Issues and Policies
  • Economic Evaluation 1
  • Resource Allocation and Priority Setting
  • Health Law and Ethics
  • Healthcare Operations
  • Human Resource Management
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Diploma of Health and Human Services Management
    Year

    2022 course information

    Deakin code
    H656
    CRICOS code?
    107524E Burwood (Melbourne)
    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.

    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

    Trimester 2 - July

    Additional course information

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

    Mandatory student checks

    Any unit which contains work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a National Police Record Check, a Working with Children Check or other check. Refer to the relevant unit guide.

    Workload

    In the Faculty of Health 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

    In the Faculty of Health 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.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • Bachelor Degree or higher

    OR

    • two years relevant work experience or

    OR

    • evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number 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

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    $26,600 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place
    Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
    Not applicable

    Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.

    Search or browse through our scholarships

    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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    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Deakin Application Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.

    Contact information

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

     

    Careers

    Career outcomes

    The healthcare sector is projected to be Australia’s biggest and fastest-growing sector over the next five years*. With a Graduate Diploma of Health and Human Services Management, you will have an important role to play in managing the new projects, services and jobs that emerge from this growth.

    Your skills will help prepare you for future management and leadership roles across a variety of areas including:

    • public health departments
    • hospital management
    • nursing home management
    • clinic management
    • medical practices
    • mental health organisations
    • community health centres
    • rehabilitation centres
    • skilled nursing facilities

    Australian Government National Skills Commission Industry Employment Outlook 2021

    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 Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities

    Application of knowledge and skills in the selected stream of Health and Human Services Management that demonstrates creativity and initiative, evidenced through successful completion of a capstone assessment task.   

    Communication

    Demonstrate communication skills to interpret, articulate and transmit information and interact professionally with clients and colleagues in a Health and Human Services context

    Digital Literacy

    Independently select and uses appropriate digital tools to disseminate accurate information. 

    Critical thinking

    Consistently demonstrats critical reflection and analysis in evaluating theory and processes 

    Problem Solving

    Consistently identify multiple approaches to solving complex problems, demonstrating a high level of intellectual independence and autonomy

    Self-management

    Consistently and autonomously demonstrate responsibility and accountability for professional development including self-management 

    Teamwork

    Contribute and work effectively within a team environment demonstrating awareness of, and sensitivity to, difference amongst team members. 

    Global Citizenship

    Consistently and sensitively adapt practices to meet the cultural, ethnic, religious, social and political backgrounds of all stakeholders