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Health Administration

Graduate certificate

This multidisciplinary course provides a foundation of the key disciplines of health administration.

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  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Health Administration
  • Duration
    6 months full-time
  • Credit
    100
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Semester 1, 2023

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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 Health Administration at Curtin?

Professional recognition

Accredited by the Australasian College of Health Service Management.

Top 1 %

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.

Outline

Outline

Healthcare systems across the world aim to deliver quality, safe and effective care to the population. However, many systems face challenges of limited resources, changing healthcare needs and rapidly advancing technology.

This multidisciplinary course will provide you with a foundation of the key disciplines of health administration. It is designed for health service professionals from a variety of areas who want to enhance their knowledge of policy and management issues within the health care environment.

This course will prepare you for senior management, administrative and planning positions in hospitals and other health services areas. It is offered online, allowing you to fit your study in around your life.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Please note: This course is only available to Australian and New Zealand applicants.

What you'll learn

  • Apply discipline knowledge, understand its theoretical underpinnings, and ways of thinking in Health Administration
  • Apply logical and rational processes to analyse the components of complex heath systems issues; Think creatively to generate innovative solutions.
  • Decide what information is needed and where it might be found using appropriate technologies; Make valid judgements and synthesise information from a range of sources.
  • Effectively communicate in ways appropriate to Health Administration, mindful of audience and purpose.
  • Use current technologies applicable to health care organizations effectively; recognising their advantages and limitations.
  • Use a range of learning strategies; Take responsibility for one’s own learning and development; Sustain intellectual curiosity; know how to continue to learn as a Health Administration graduate.
  • Think globally and consider issues from a variety of perspectives; evaluate healthcare systems nationally and internationally
  • Provide ethical and professional standards of health administration with sensitivity to political, social, cultural, geographical, technological and global influences; particularly indigenous populations.
  • Work independently and in teams; Demonstrate leadership, professional behaviour and ethical practices within the Health discipline.

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.

A bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

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 $12,036*

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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