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GC-CLLEAD

Clinical Leadership

Graduate certificate

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

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  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Clinical Leadership
  • Duration
    1 year part-time
  • Credit
    100
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Semester 1, 2023

Applications now open!

12 February 2023

Semester 2, 2023

10 April 2023

6 July 2023

Semester 1, 2024

14 August 2023

8 February 2024

Semester 2, 2024

8 April 2024

4 July 2024

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Why study Clinical Leadership at Curtin?

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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

Outline

Outline

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 Graduate Certificate in Clinical Leadership 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. 

What you'll learn

  • apply discipline knowledge, principles and concepts in accordance with relevant practice codes, standards and legislation
  • apply critical thinking and reflective practice to clinical practice to generate innovative solutions
  • access, evaluate and synthesise information relevant to clinical leadership and the promotion of optimal outcomes for clients
  • communicate effectively and work collaboratively with clients, carers, families, communities and the interdisciplinary health care team
  • utilise technology safely and appropriately for the diagnosis and management of clients
  • participate in research and critically appraise research findings and incorporate evidence based knowledge into clinical practice
  • relate policy, practices and standards to international trends
  • demonstrate cultural competence in the care of all clients, families and communities
  • demonstrate professional, legal and ethical accountability within the scope of practice for safe health care delivery

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Prospective students must have a bachelor degree in a relevant clinically based health or allied health field or in a related area. Entry to the course is competitive, with a high course weighted average required (indicative 70 or above); a minimum of 12 months postgraduate experience with current health professional registration/accreditation.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $12,669*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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