Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management

Qualification: Graduate Certificate
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 1 year part-time
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Awarded by: Charles Sturt University

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About this course

The Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management course, offered by Charles Sturt University, is the perfect stepping stone for health professionals looking to make the leap into management.

Coordinating health services and ensuring an integrated and holistic approach to patient care is a complex task. This program is designed to address gaps in your knowledge and to equip you with the advanced administrative skills needed to oversee and deliver health services.

Whether you work as a registered nurse, physiotherapist or disability support worker, the course will give you a foundational understanding of healthcare systems and give you a better understanding of the role of a manager in a healthcare context.

You will also learn about human resource management as applied to the healthcare sector, how to resource health and aged services, and gain an evidenced-based understanding of healthcare delivery.

Eligibility

There are two different entry pathways to this course: Entry type 1

  • Be a health professional currently employed in the industry with substantial experience

OR

  • Be a business-related professional with health industry experience that does not hold an undergraduate degree

Entry type 2

  • Hold an undergraduate degree with at least two years of experience in a health-related field or a business-related industry connected with healthcare

All applicants must provide a comprehensive CV, letters of reference and application documentation to formally authenticate their experience.

Areas of study

In this health services management course, some of the subjects you will study include:

  • Resourcing health and aged services
  • Evidence-based health care delivery

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How will this course advance my career?

Completion of this postgraduate course will give you a greater understanding of the Australian healthcare system, and equip you with the managerial skills needed to deliver quality healthcare services.

Take your healthcare career in a new direction, or take on greater responsibility in a range of managerial roles.

How else will I benefit from this graduate certificate?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management from Charles Sturt University.
  • Studying online/by correspondence means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s highly valued.
  • CSU ranks highly for graduate employment. A recent survey showed that 87% of all CSU graduates find employment within four months of completing their degree.
  • CSU courses are developed with the utmost flexibility so students can complete their course around other commitments. You can choose to study just one subject per session or, with approval, fast-track the completion of your degree.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.

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Financial assistance

Courses that are not Commonwealth supported places require students to contribute the full cost of their course. You may be eligible for a loan to help pay for tuition fees through the Commonwealth Government FEE-HELP program.

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CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.

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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).

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One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology.
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.

You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.

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