Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

The Master of Health program is offered online via either a full-time or part-time study mode, providing working professionals with a convenient way to engage with contemporary global debates and developments in their professional area of interest while at the same time upgrading their qualifications. Streams: Health Leadership; or Research Practice. Students can choose from two separate Masters level pathways including a health leadership pathway where students are supported to develop knowledge and skills that can be applied directly into one's own health practice area. The research pathway on the other hand offers students an opportunity to develop advanced level skills and knowledge in research practice that will support the discovery and translation of evidence into practice. The research intensive stream offers a potential pathway into a doctoral program. The program is a 240 points degree (8 x 30 credit point courses) which is available to graduates holding both three and four year qualifications. Credit can be applied for, and commonly a graduate with a 4 year degree can complete the program after successfully completing 4 (30 credit point) courses. This is one course per semester over two years of part-time study.


The program is delivered in an online mode with structured discussion forums and collaboration. A full-time student would be expected to contribute approximately 40 hours / week to the program. A part-time student would be expected to contribute approximately 20 hours / week to the program. The amount of time required will depend to some extent on the elective courses chosen.


  • Health Services Management
  • Health Practice
  • Health Research

Standard entry requirements

Entry into the Master of Health program is predicated on completion of undergraduate study to third year or equivalent. Advanced Standing: Credit for up to four courses (120 credit points) may be granted to candidates who have successfully completed a fourth year of university study.

Study pathways

This program has been developed with student flexibility in mind. Students can choose to exit with a Graduate Certificate or Health or a Graduate Diploma of Health, allowing the candidates to complete the program in smaller stages of study. Applicants who hold a Bachelors degree as their highest level of prior study will be required to undertake 120 credit points of inductor courses prior to progressing to one of the Masters streams. A student who has successfully undertaken a Graduate Certificate in a Health related discipline would be eligible for advanced standing of 60 credit points towards their introductory courses. In instances where a student has successfully completed a 'fourth year' of higher education studies in a health related discipline (eg. a three year bachelor degree plus one year of honours or a four year undergraduate degree, or a Graduate Diploma) the program for a Master level qualification will be a minimum of 1 year FT study or equivalent. Students who meet these entry requirements would transition directly into the second year of the program and into a stream of their choice. Students who successfully complete the Master of Health - Research Practice stream may be eligible for entry to a PhD program.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Gippsland (Churchill) Domestic: $35,000
International: $43,800
No information available Yes No information available
Mount Helen (Ballarat) Domestic: $35,000
International: $43,800
No information available Yes No information available

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