Master of Health Services Management

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Charles Sturt University

  • Career Outcomes:

    Practice Manager | Health Service Manager | Nurse Manager |

Course Rundown

Learn the important skills and insights to set yourself up for a new, exciting and rewarding career in health with Charles Sturt University’s Master of Health Services Management.

Through this course, you’ll come to better understand the Australian public and private healthcare system and how to deliver an efficient, effective and premium service. Go into depth about what makes an effective manager and leader within health services, and gain the skills to lead, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate health service delivery.

Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of online study and give your credentials a boost while maintaining other commitments. Plus, you’ll have access to, and be led by a dedicated and expert team of educators, who will share their extensive experience in the sector.


To be eligible for this course, you must meet the following:

  • Have an undergraduate degree and have at least two years' experience in the health industry; OR
  • Health industry experience and a Graduate Certificate in Health Services and a Graduate Diploma in Health Services; OR
  • An undergraduate degree and doing/done a management trainee program sponsored by the Australian College of Health
  • Meet the minimum academic and English language requirements 

What You’ll Learn

The Master of Health Services Management is comprised of 64 points of core subject and completion of 32 points of research, leading change project or management practicum stream. Students much complete a total of 96 points. 


Master of Health Services Management  (64 points) 

  • HSM401 Reflecting on Health Care Systems
  • HSM402 Human Resources Management (Health Services)
  • HSM404 Management and Leadership of Health and Aged Care Services
  • HSM406 Resourcing Health and Aged Services
  • HSM408 Current Issues in Health Services Management
  • HSM409 Evidence-based Health Care Delivery
  • HSM510 Health Planning
  • HSM512 Evaluating Health Service Performance

Research stream (16 points)

  • HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
  • HLT506 Research Methods in Health Science B
  • HLT508 Health Master’s Project 

Leading Change Project stream (16 points)

  • HSM411  Creativity, innovation and change (Health services)
  • HSM412   Leading for Change (Health Services)
  • HSM514   Change Project (Health Services) 

Management Practicum stream (32 points)

  • HSM500 Advanced Management Practice 

Why study with Charles Sturt University?

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.

Charles Sturt has 6 campuses in NSW, Australia. All CSU students can attend any campus for support and to use available facilities. Campus locations include; Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga.

Student Support

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.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Master of Health Services Management from Charles Sturt University.

This qualification is ideal for those who are wanting to advance to a leadership and management level and broaden their credentials within the public and private health sectors. 

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.

FEE-HELPYou 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, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider 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.