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CH80 - Graduate Certificate in Hospital and Health Services Management


Course Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Hospital and Health Management will provide contemporary knowledge and skills to enable health care managers to excel in Australia’s complex and dynamic health care environment. This course examines International and National healthcare, contemporary reform agendas and governance in health care organisations while allowing you to apply this understanding to your own work-place. You will learn to identify and minimise risk, to determine access and equity issues and examine organisational culture to effect positive organisational performance.

Career Information

Successful graduates would be eligible for employment in managerial positions in hospitals (public, private and not-for-profit), the health services sector and community settings.

Course Details
Duration 1 years full-time or 2 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 24
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 8 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 8, 16, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) GradCertHospHlthSerMgt
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Certificate

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
  • ROK - 092914G
  • BNE - 092914G
  • CNS - 092914G
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2019


Term 1 - 2019


Term 2 - 2018

All units are offered by distance.

Term 1 - 2018

The Course Coordinator is located in Noosa Campus.

Term 1 - 2017

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International Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2018

All units are offered by distance.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2018

The Course Coordinator is located in Noosa Campus.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2017

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to have a bachelor degree or to show substantial equivalent experience as a health leader or manager in a healthcare setting.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

Not applicable.

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation
Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2019 11
2018 5
2017 3
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Evaluate Australian health care models against international models
  • 2. Analyse the relationship between Commonwealth and State funding and health care reforms and their relevence to managing a health care organisation
  • 3. Compare health care governance models across Government, non-Government, private and charitable health sectors
  • 4. Analyse management responsibilities in recent health care reform in relation to equity and access
  • 5. Examine health data to manage risk and initiate innovation
  • 6. Evaluate the impact of organisational culture on health care organisational performance.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

To be eligible to graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Hospital and Health Services Management, students must successfully complete:

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HHSM20001 Australian Health Care Structures
HHSM20002 Managing Access and Equity in Health Care Settings
HHSM20003 Using Health Data: Recognising Risk to Initiate Change
HHSM20004 Organisational Culture in Health Care Settings
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.