Graduate Diploma of Health Administration

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This online Graduate Diploma in Health Administration program offers students an opportunity to build on their administrative or management foundations by evaluating current approaches to policy development and implementation in healthcare delivery. The structure of this course allows students to select a project stream or a research stream relevant to health administration. Graduates may seek employment in health administration in government and private healthcare facilities and community organisations.

Course Fee:

Australian: $19,252

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree in a health discipline or equivalent


80 credit points. 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.

Subjects you can Study:

Health administration

Study Pathways:

Graduates can progress to a Master of Health Administration and continue with their chosen coursework stream or research stream. Students may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, provided they have completed the required units specified within the degree (40 cp from Health Administration units).

Further information:

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.

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Online 1 year
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 2 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Full time 1 year
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

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