Graduate Certificate in Health Sector Leadership

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Graduate Certificate in Health Sector Leadership


Program summary

Student profile

Become a leader in health

Health is one of Australia’s fastest growing sectors, and with this growth comes new opportunities and challenges for skilled leaders. This specialised postgraduate qualification equips you with the skills and knowledge you need to advance your career in health, and to be a successful leader in delivering quality, people-centred care across a range of organisations.

In this program you will:

  • Learn the foundations of positive, effective leadership, including strategic management, organisational behaviour and team development
  • Understand the current opportunities and challenges within the health sector, including the National Disability Insurance Scheme rollout, the Royal Commission into Aged Care, and the impacts of an ageing population
  • Use action learning frameworks to apply your knowledge, develop your reflective skills and initiate change by solving real problems that arise in the contemporary workplace
  • Customise your learning and assessment to suit your professional experience and career goals.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be eligible to further your studies and career through USC’s Master of Management specialising in Health Sector Business Management.

Admission Requirements

Completion of a three year Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7) from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent*

*Applicants who do not possess an undergraduate degree but have at least three years relevant full-time equivalent work or other relevant experience may be admitted.

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What will I study

Program structure

Required courses (4) 48 units

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
ACC701 Accounting for Managers
Sunshine Coast: Session 5
South Bank: Session 5
Pre: Enrolled in any PGRD Program or (enrolled in Program SC410 or SC411 and 280 units completed towards these Programs)
Anti: MBA705 and MBA717 or EMB755 and EMB767
MGT701 Leading and Managing Organisations
Sunshine Coast: Session 3
South Bank: Session 3
Pre: Enrolled in any PGRD Program or (enrolled in Program SC410, SC411, SC425, SC404 or SC405 and 280 units completed towards these Programs)
Anti: MBA707 or EMB757
MGT703 Strategic Management
Sunshine Coast: Session 2, Session 7
South Bank: Session 2, Session 7
Pre: Enrolled in any PGRD Program
Anti: MBA712 or EMB762
HSM701 Contemporary and Emerging Issues in Health Sector Business Management
  • Session 6
Pre: Enrolled in any Postgraduate Program.

Total units: 48

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the program structure

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students
  1. Download and complete the Application for postgraduate coursework form.
  2. Lodge the completed application form with supporting documentation to Student Central by the due date.
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How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in the correct courses (subjects).

Continuing students

Before you enrol it's important to check your commencing program structure and the published recommended study sequence to make sure you study the right courses at the right time and will be ready to graduate from your degree when you plan to.

To better understand your program structure and for instructions on how to review your progress and plan your remaining courses, visit the Managing your progression page.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

Need assistance?

View step-by-step instructions to enrol at How do I enrol?

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key dates, including the last day to add, drop or swap a course or class and Census dates.

Search for answers and ask questions about enrolling or contact Student Central.

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