Graduate Diploma in Health Administration
Course information for - 2023 entry
Offered at 2 locations
- Study mode
- Attendance, Online
- 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
- Fees (first year)*
- Start dates
Semester 1 intake: Not availableMidyear (Semester 2) intake: Beginning July 2023Applications open April 2023
The Graduate Diploma in Health Administration offers students the opportunity to build on their administrative or management foundations by evaluating current approaches to policy development and implementation in health care delivery.
The structure of this course allows students to select a project stream or a research stream relevant to health administration.
The health professionals who graduate from this course will have the skills needed to work in a variety of roles, such as health administrators and managers in a variety of hospital and community settings.
To complete the Graduate Diploma in Health Administration, a student must complete 80 credit points (cp).
Sample program map
|Year - Study period||Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4||Unit 5|
HLSC603 Organisational Culture and Management
HLSC604 Quality and Safety in Health Care
HLSC607 Policy and Planning in Health Care
HLSC640 Interpreting Health Research
HLSC605 Leadership in Health Care
HLSC606 Workforce Management
PHIL623 Healthcare Ethics: Principles in Practice
This is a sample program only and units will vary depending on your campus and mode of study. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.
A student who has completed the following requirements from the specialisations in the Schedule of Unit Offerings may exit with the relevant award:
- Graduate Certificate in Health Administration: 40 cp from Health Administration Units.
Additional course information
The first 40 credit points of this course consist of the units in the Graduate Certificate in Health Administration.
Students then undertake three common units and elect to pursue either a project stream or a research stream for their final 10 credit points.
An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Health Administration, an applicant must have completed a Bachelor degree in a health discipline or equivalent.
International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission.
English language requirements
Applicants require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).
There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.
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Graduates can progress to a Master of Health Administration and continue with their chosen coursework stream or research stream.
All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.
A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:
- the number of units studied per semester;
- the choice of major or specialisation; and
- elective units.
The University reviews fees annually.
A 10% rebate on fees will be offered to domestic ACU graduates (from any faculty) enrolling in full fee-paying postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Conditions apply.
You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support.
You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.
How to apply
Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment.