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Clinical Leadership Specialisation

Postgraduate specialisation

Develop an advanced understanding of leadership roles and responsibilities within professional healthcare contexts.

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  • Qualification
    Clinical Leadership Specialisation (M AdvPrc)
  • Credit
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You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

The Clinical Leadership specialisation is available to study as a graduate certificate and as part of the Master of Advanced Practice.

Key components include:

  • leadership theories applied to healthcare and research in clinical practice, which will prepare you for leadership roles within professional healthcare
  • relevant practice codes, standards, policy and legislation; and critical-thinking skills that generate effective solutions to healthcare team issues 
  • access and synthesis of information relevant to clinical leadership and the promotion of optimal outcomes for clients 
  • collaborative research that may lead to improvements in clinical practice. 

An important part of this specialisation is a clinical placement that also emphasises interprofessional learning and collaboration skills. 

The Clinical Leadership specialisation is offered in semesters 1 and 2 at both Curtin Perth and Curtin Singapore. 

This specialisation is available to international students studying in Australia on a student visa.  

See our handbook for more information. 

Why study

  • Curtin is an industry-partnered university and we have designed this specialisation to meet the health sector’s demand for advanced expertise in clinical leadership.
  • The graduate certificate is a progressive course in that you can choose to pause your postgraduate studies after gaining that qualification or continue studying for your master’s degree.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

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Fees & charges

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  • Curtin course code: SPPC-CLLDR
  • Last updated on: 24/09/2022