Current Deakin Students
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This course sets you on track for the next step in your health career toward management and leadership.
Learn to make evidence-based decisions that focus on improving the quality of health service delivery – a sector that has seen strong growth in recent years.
Deakin’s Master of Health and Human Services Management focuses on business and management issues within health, making it the most relevant business administration course for the health sector.
This course is particularly well suited to those interested in working in the health and human services sector as well as those who currently hold senior positions in the industry.
You will develop core skills required for leadership and strategic planning, health needs assessment and evaluation, program planning and monitoring, resource and project management, communication and negotiation.
This course offers enormous flexibility, allowing you to choose a specialisation that aligns with your career aspirations and interest areas. Specialisations can be chosen from the health economics, public health, disability and inclusion, research and business administration.
There is also flexibility of choice between research and coursework, enabling you to construct a study program that best meets your interests and career aspirations.Read More
To complete the Master of Health and Human Services Management students must attain 16 credit points. All units except Major Research Project units are equal to 1 credit point.
The course comprises 10 core units (these are compulsory) and 6 Specialisation units (you can choose which ones to study according to the prescribed units in each of the Specialisations 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).
Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.
Students who commenced in between 2015 and 2018 should refer to previous handbooks. Students who commenced prior to 2015 should refer to the H746 Master of Health and Human Services Management course entry.
The MHHSM has five Specialisations: Public Health, Health Economics, Business Administration and Research. Students must choose one of the following Specialisations, in addition to the ten core units.
Public Health Specialisation
Plus two units from:
* Limited places in this unit are allocated based on an interview process and academic merit.
Health Economics Specialisation
Plus three units from:
Business Administration Specialisation
Plus one unit from:
Plus two units from:
Disability and Inclusion Specialisation
Plus two units from:
* Students choosing this option must obtain approval from the course director and have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70 or more
2020 course information
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.
Additional course information
There are two alternative exit points available from H756 Master of Health and Human Services Management:
- H556 Graduate Certificate of Health and Human Services Management consisting of 4 credit points
- H656 Graduate Diploma of Health and Human Services Management consisting of 8 credit points
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
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.
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must meet the course requirements.
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
Entry will be based on performance in:
- a Bachelor degree or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline
- other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent
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.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.
The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. 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 you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.
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.
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.
If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.
How to apply
Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. 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.
Why choose Deakin
As a graduate of this course you will be well prepared for management and leadership roles in public health, hospitals, welfare organisations, health services and the broader human health services sector, including government departments, health services and networks, local government and major health, welfare and human service delivery organisations. Recent graduates have gone on to work in international agencies with a presence in public health, divisions of general practice, health administration departments, hospitals and associated networks.
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
Apply a critical and advanced knowledge in the area of Health and Human Services Management including research and current professional practices in the areas of:
Communicate effectively with a range of individuals and groups, using a variety of modes and methods in a Health and Human Service context.
Select and use digital technologies to locate, evaluate and disseminate research to address complex health and human service management issues.
Critically evaluate and synthesise complex information, problems, ideas, concepts and theories within a health and human services context.
Apply creative strategies to address complex and ill-defined health and human services management problems.
Demonstrate critically reflective self-management with relevant workloads, commitments and timeframes while displaying a commitment to ethical health and human services management practice and lifelong learning.
Interact collaboratively and constructively with a diverse range of people across multiple teams and contexts to achieve targeted health and human services management outcomes.
Demonstrate a critical awareness and sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, religious, social and political issues in health and human service management contexts.