Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management

The Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management will give students the opportunity to analyse the complex problems of the evolving healthcare sector.

The course is designed to provide post-graduate education for future healthcare leaders and equip them with the knowledge and skills required for them to succeed. Students will gain a deep and holistic understanding of healthcare as it relates to intersecting industries, such as finance, governance, public policy, systems, and economics.

Students will benefit from a curated faculty that includes industry experts within the healthcare sector. Graduates will leave with the knowledge, acumen, and expertise required to tackle the current complications and complexity within the Australian healthcare sector.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management
Award abbreviation
GCHLM
Course code
42200
Course type
postgraduate certificate
Status
current / 2020
Administered by
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

Course details

Intake periods
Throughout the year
Attendance type
part-time only
Credit points required
24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1.5 years
Time limit
2 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Allan Trench
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3; N/A = not available in 2020; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2021 or 2022.

Take all units (6 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
T2MGMT5530Healthcare Systems, Policy and Governance
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership and Management; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience
Seminar up to 3 hours per week

Take units to the value of 18 points:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
T2MGMT5531Strategic Management and Innovation in Health
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in the Master of Business Administration or Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership and Management
Incompatibility:
MGMT5615 Selected Topics in Management (for 2019)
trimester—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
T3MGMT5532Leadership in Healthcare
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership and Management; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Lectures/seminars: up to 3 hours per week
NSMGMT5533Change and Transformation in Healthcare Organisations
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership and Management; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Lectures/seminars: up to 3 hours per week
NSPUBH5763Leadership and Management of Health Services
One week full time, plus pre-intensive week online activities.
N/APUBH5801Economic Evaluation of Health Care
Prerequisites:
PUBH5752 Health Systems and Economics or equivalent
1 week full-time

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/postgraduate/student-procedures'>student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3.(1) To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

(2) Applicants that are eligible for admission on the basis of 4 (1) (b) with at least 8 years of relevant professional experience (English speaking) are deemed to have satisfied the University's English language competence requirement.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and at least three years of relevant, documented professional experience; and

(i) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent; or

(ii) a valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of at least 5501; or

(iii) at least two additional years of relevant documented professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course;

or

(b) at least eight years of relevant, documented professional experience considered by UWA (following a formal assessment process) to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.

1GMAT scores are valid for five years.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 42200 Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management (24 points)
  • 42520 Master of Business Administration (72 points)
Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.The Faculty, on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners, may assign the progress status of 'Excluded' to a student who has failed to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.