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Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, Policy and Leadership

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    6 months full time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates!

  • Awarded by:

    Murdoch University

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What you'll learn

About this course

Interested in learning about the complexities of the healthcare system? Want to develop your leadership and management skills and open up a range of healthcare career pathways? Then this Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, Policy and Leadership at Murdoch University is for you.

You'll gain theoretical insights and apply practical problem-solving applications to the complexities facing today's healthcare system. Focus your knowledge by specialising in one of three topics: administration and leadership, informatics and analytics or policy and evaluation.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completed a bachelor's degree in any field

All students must satisfy Murdoch University's minimum English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English Language.

Areas of study

In this health administration, policy and leadership course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Health economics and finance

Plus all units from one of the following specialisation options:

Administration and Leadership Specialisation

  • Strategic health leadership and management
  • Financial management decision making
  • Organisational behaviour and management

Informatics and Analytics Specialisation

  • Health policy and governance
  • Advanced topics in health informatics and bioinformatics
  • Principles of health informatics

Policy and Evaluation Specialisation

  • Policy research and evaluation
  • Health policy and governance
  • Strategic health leadership and management

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

One of the top 500 universities in the world (2016-2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings), Murdoch University has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Across its campuses in Australia, Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch offers over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate courses spanning a broad range of disciplines, including veterinary science, Information Technology, law, business, psychology and counterterrorism. Murdoch University is part of the Innovative Research Universities network, a group of universities that advises the Australian government on higher education policy.
Murdoch University is committed to providing tailored support to all its students in order to help them meet their educational objectives. It provides a wide range of dedicated services, including career and employment assistance, counselling, disability support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs and study advice. In addition, students have access to a wide range of services including mentoring for first-year students and bespoke programs to support learners who are elite athletes, international students, LGBTIQ students or reservists in the Australian Defence Force.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, Policy and Leadership from Murdoch University.

You'll have knowledge of balancing efficiency and equity in healthcare systems and how global health trends (e.g. aging and lifestyle changes) can be dealt with in a healthcare organisation.

You'll also understand the importance of good management when it comes to solving the range of challenges facing the healthcare sector. With this qualification, you'll be well on your way to securing a leadership or management position within the healthcare sector.

Curious about where a career in health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Health Information Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Admissions Clerk

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.

Murdoch University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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