Health and human services management


Take your health career to the next level. Equip yourself with the knowledge required of high-level health management professionals. Learn how to lead and administrate healthcare services and hospitals through to welfare and non-government organisations.

Get work-ready

Graduate from a school ranked in the top 200 worldwide for public health.^ You'll 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. Align your study options with your career aspirations and interest areas so you can excel in your chosen field.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Advance your career

The unique combination of units from public health, economics, management and business administration will help develop your leadership and management skills in health. These skills are relevant for hospitals through to disability services and will give you an edge over your peers.

Graduate in demand with 301,000 new jobs by 2026

The healthcare and social assistance industry is the largest growing employment sector in Australia. It’s projected to grow by nearly 16% by November 2026 with 301,000 new jobs created.*

Choosing the right course

If you're interested in a career in this discipline, Deakin can help you get there.

Are you new to this area of study?

If you haven't previously completed an undergraduate degree, you'll need to complete an undergraduate course before moving on to our specialised postgraduate courses.

Browse the undergraduate offerings in some of our other health sciences and allied health and nursing and midwifery disciplines.

Are you working or studying in this area?

If you've completed an undergraduate course in any area, Deakin's postgraduate options in health will help you reach your career goals, especially if you have work experience in the health or business sectors.

This course helped my career as I now have a relevant and practical degree, which is sought after in the healthcare industry.

Louisa Whitwam

Master of Health and Human Services Management

Career opportunities

Our Master of Health and Human Services Management, and graduate diploma and graduate certificate study options, are offered fully online, so you can study anywhere at any time. Career opportunities for graduates of our course exist in:

  • government departments and agencies
  • hospitals and primary healthcare services
  • non-government organisations
  • welfare organisations.

Some of our recent graduates have gone on to work for local and international agencies in:

  • divisions of general practice
  • health administration departments
  • hospitals and associated networks
  • public health.

Health industry recognition

Deakin's Master of Health and Human Services Management is now accredited by the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM). As a graduate, you may apply for membership with the ACHSM, offering you even more career opportunities in the booming health sector.

Industry-leading research

If you're passionate about health and human services management, you can also complete a higher degree by research. Research can be undertaken through our research groups, and you'll further your research abilities and become an indispensable expert in your field.

Research related to this discipline is conducted by Deakin Business School research.

Learn more about researching with us


^ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022
*2021 Employment Outlook - for the five years to November 2026, Australian Government National Skills Commission.
**Australian Government Labour Market Information Portal. 2019 Employment Projections - for the five years to May 2024

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