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Master of Healthcare Leadership

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    2 years part-time

  • Start date:

    6 start dates each year – enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    Southern Cross University

  • Career Outcomes:

    Program Manager | Hospital Administrator | Nurse Unit Manager | Clinical Governance Manager | View all

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About this course

Regardless of your study and employment background, the online Master of Healthcare Leadership will allow you to pursue exciting new career opportunities within the health industry in Australia.

By completing this course, you will gain a broad-based understanding of the current state of the health care industry, learn what it takes to provide great clinical leadership, translate research findings into policy and gain a greater understanding of the health system as a whole.

Providing insights and experience that directly correlate to workplace situations, this full-online course from SCU Online will ensure you start your career off on the right foot.

Flexible exit options

If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Master of Healthcare Leadership, you could still be eligible to receive a postgraduate qualification.

Depending on the units you've completed, you may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership (4 units) or a Graduate Diploma of Healthcare Leadership (7 units).

How to Get In

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

  • Demonstrated professional standing - either a bachelor's degree (or a similar qualification) from a university, or other experience equivalent to a degree; AND
  • Be proficient in English

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria:

  • If you have a Graduate Diploma of Advanced Health Practice, you may be granted advanced standing for up to eight units
  • If you have a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Health Practice, you may be granted advanced standing for up to four units

Areas of study

In this healthcare course, the subjects you may study include:

Part A

  • Evidence based health practice
  • Health research methodology
  • Graduate studies project (double weight unit)

Part B

  • Strategic health management
  • Principles and practice of clinical accountability
  • Leading change in healthcare
  • Health systems, policies and practices

Part C

  • Healthcare professional portfolio
  • Teaching and supervision in a clinical setting
  • Social and emotional competence in the workplace
  • Leadership and management in health
SCU Online Established to meet the needs of busy working professionals seeking to advance their careers with a postgraduate qualification, SCU Online puts flexibility and convenience first. All qualifications are accredited through Southern Cross University, so you’ll earn your degree from one of the top 500 universities in the world (2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings). To cater to a variety of learning styles, SCU Online employs a diverse range of contemporary teaching methods and online content, including educational videos, collaborative discussion boards and interactive tutorials. With experienced teaching staff committed to delivering engaging learning experiences, students are empowered to succeed. SCU Online’s course range extends across industries such as business, accounting, healthcare, engineering and IT management.
SCU Online is 100% online, so you can easily access your course materials anywhere, anytime. With a strong focus on accessibility and flexibility, SCU Online is one of the few Australian universities with an accelerated learning program made up of six 7-week study periods. This means that you can tailor your study load and timetable according to your personal commitments. All courses feature an extensive repository of resources including, video, academic readings, textbooks, case studies, interactive discussion boards and dynamic tutorials. And, a dedicated Student Success Advisor is on hand to guide you every step of the way, offering valuable advice and tips to help all students achieve their study goals.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Master of Healthcare Leadership from Southern Cross University.

Take your healthcare career in a new direction or begin your career in a leadership role.

  • Program Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Nurse Unit Manager
  • Clinical Governance Manager
  • Care Manager
  • Practice Owner
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

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

Alternatively, you can pay-as-you-go for each unit.

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 $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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