Charles Darwin University

Graduate Certificate of Health Services Management

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00300K

The Graduate Certificate of Health Services Management is designed to extend knowledge gained through your undergraduate health studies. This course will prepare you for management within the healthcare sector, by developing your understanding of:the impact of technological innovation in healthcare management and service deliverymanaging human and financial resourcesplanning for change in different contexts.You will explore delivery processes, critical reflection on own decision-making processes, and the effects of policy and politics on health care provision and access.It is expected that you will already be employed or have recent management experience within the health sector. As part of this course, you will undertake assessments which have direct applications to your professional practice and context.On completion of this course, you may progress to the master’s qualification specific to your discipline, with advanced standing for completed studies.


This course consists of core units building on a foundation of healthcare knowledge and skills. This course will introduce concepts of change management, the impact of innovative technologies in healthcare management and service delivery, managing human and financial resources and planning for change in different contexts.A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirementsCore Units(3 units)40cpCompulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:HEA506 Health WorkforceHEA515 Health InformaticsHEA516 Leading for Change (20 credit points)Specialist Electives(0 units)0cpThere are no specialist elective units in this courseElectives(0 units)0cpThere are no elective units available in this course. 40cpTotal Credit PointsStudents who commenced in or after 2013The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award. Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information. 


  • Health and Medicine

Standard entry requirements

  • Successful completion of a bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification in health studies, management or business and evidence of recent experience in a health setting in a management capacity
  • OrConsideration will also be given to applicants who demonstrate at least five years appropriate professional experience in middle to higher level management in a health service organisation.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
CDU Online International: $14,760 No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year

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