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Graduate Diploma of Health Services Management

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CSU's Graduate Diploma of Health Services Management program is designed for practising health sector managers or aspiring health services managers who want to gain the skills needed to function effectively as managers in the broad health services context.

The Graduate Diploma of Health Services Management is related to:


  • Why study this course?

    Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Health Services Management have acquired core knowledge, skills and attitudes required for effective management practice and leadership in a health services context. They are able to examine the culture of health service delivery, and working from an evidence based framework, can make decisions with a consideration of contemporary and emerging issues in the funding, financing, regulatory and policy influences on managerial practice. Graduates can lead the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health service delivery.

    The Graduate Diploma of Health Services Management is suitable for health managers with backgrounds in medicine, nursing, allied health, paramedical science, commerce, accounting or general business administration. A key feature of the course is its capacity to meet the diverse needs of students from different professional and occupational groups, and backgrounds of employment.

    To be eligible for this course, applicants must have a degree in a health-related or business-related area or a Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management.

    The Graduate Diploma aims to equip students with the skills, 'know how' and 'know why' needed to function effectively as managers in the broad health services context.

    Professional recognition

    CSU's Graduate Diploma of Health Services Management program was designed in consultation with relevant professional bodies including the Australian College of Health Service Executives and the Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators, taking cognisance of their accreditation requirements.

    This course is accredited with the Australian College of Health Service Executives.

    Applicants interested in pursuing affiliation with the relevant professional organisations should contact the Course Coordinator in the first instance to ascertain their eligibility for membership. Phone info.csu on 1800 334 733 or make an online enquiry for the appropriate contact details.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management (32 points)
    HSM401 Reflecting on Health Care Systems
    HSM402 Human Resources Management (Health Services)
    HSM404 Management and Leadership of Health and Aged Care Services
    HSM409 Evidence-based Health Care Delivery

    Graduate Diploma in 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

    Master of Health Services Management  (96 points)
    The masters is comprised of 64 points of core subject and completion of 32 points of research, leading change project or management practicum stream
    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
    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    HLT506 Research Methods in Health Science B
    HLT508 Health Master’s Project (16 points)

    Leading Change Project stream
    HSM411 Creativity, innovation and change (Health services)
    HSM412  Leading for Change (Health Services)
    HSM514  Change Project (Health Services) (16 points)

    Management Practicum stream
    HSM500 Advanced Management Practice (32 points)

    Enrolment pattern

    Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management
    Session 1 Intake
    Year 1, session 1
    HSM401 Reflecting on Health Care Systems
    HSM404 Management and Leadership of Health and Aged Care Services

    Year 1, session 2
    HSM402 Human Resources Management (Health Services)
    HSM409 Evidence-based Health Care Delivery

    Session 2 Intake
    Year 1, session 2
    HSM401 Reflecting on Health Care Systems (single subject enrolment)

    Year 2, session 1
    HSM404 Management and Leadership of Health and Aged Care Services (single subject enrolment)

    Year 2, session 2
    HSM402 Human Resources Management (Health Services)
    HSM409 Evidence-based Health Care Delivery

    Graduate Diploma of Health Services Management
    Session 1 Intake

    Year 1, session 1
    HSM401 Reflecting on Health Care Systems
    HSM404 Management and Leadership of Health and Aged Care Services

    Year 1, session 2
    HSM402 Human Resources Management (Health Services)
    HSM409 Evidence-based Health Care Delivery

    Year 2, session 1
    HSM406 Resourcing Health & Aged Care Services
    HSM408 Current Issues in health Services Management

    Year 2, session 2
    HSM510 Health Planning
    HSM512 Evaluating Health Service Performance

    Session 2 Intake
    Year 1, session 2
    HSM401 Reflecting on Health Care Systems

    Year 2, session 1
    HSM404 Management and Leadership of Health and Aged Care Services

    Year 2, session 2
    HSM402 Human Resources Management (Health Services)
    HSM409 Evidence-based Health Care Delivery

    Year 3, session 1
    HSM406 Resourcing Health and Aged Services
    HSM408 Current Issues in Health Services Management

    Year 3, session 2
    HSM510 Health Planning
    HSM512 Evaluating Health Service Performance

    Master of Health Services Management
    Session 1 Intake

    Year 1, session 1
    HSM401 Reflecting on Health Care Systems
    HSM404 Management and Leadership of Health and Aged Care Services

    Year 1, session 2
    HSM402 Human Resources Management (Health Services)
    HSM409 Evidence-based Health Care Delivery

    Year 2, session 1
    Research Stream
    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    HSM406 Resourcing Health & Aged Services

    Leading Change Project and Management Practicum Stream
    HSM408 Current Issues in health Services Management
    HSM406 Resourcing Health & Aged Services

    Year 2, session 2
    Research Stream
    HSM510 Health Planning
    HLT506 Research Methods in Health Science B

    Leading Change Project and Management Practicum Stream
    HSM512 Evaluating Health Service Performance
    HSM510 Health Planning

    Year 3, session 1
    Research Stream
    HSM408 Current Issues in health Services Management
    HLT508 Health Master’s Project (16) (commence)

    Leading Change Project Stream
    HSM412 Leading for Change (Health Services)
    HSM514 Change Project (Health Services) (commence)

    Management Practicum Stream
    HSM500 Advanced Management Practice (32) (commence)

    Year 3, session 2
    Research Stream
    HSM512 Evaluating Health Service Performance
    HLT508 Health Master’s Project (16) (complete)

    Leading Change Project Stream
    HSM411 Creativity, Innovation and Change (Health Services)
    HSM514 Change Project (Health Services) (complete)

    Management Practicum Stream
    HSM500 Advanced Management Practice (32) (complete)

    Session 2 Intake
    Year 1, session 2
    HSM401 Reflecting on Health Care Systems

    Year 2, session 1
    HSM404 Management and Leadership of Health and Aged Care Services

    Year 2, session 2
    HSM402 Human Resources Management (Health Services)
    HSM409 Evidence-based Health Care Delivery

    Management Practicum Stream
    Year 3, session 1
    HSM406 Resourcing Health and Aged Services
    HSM408 Current Issues in Health Services Management

    Year 3, session 2
    HSM510 Health Planning
    HSM512 Evaluating Health Service Performance

    Year 4, session 1 & session 2
    HSM500 Advanced Management Practice (32 points total but 16 Points each session)

    Leading Change Project Stream
    Year 3, session 1
    HSM406 Resourcing Health and Aged Services
    HSM408 Current Issues in Health Services Management

    Year 3, session 2
    HSM510 Health Planning
    HSM512 Evaluating Health Service Performance

    Year 4, session 1
    HSM412 Leading for Change (Health Services)
    HSM514 Change Project (Health Services)

    Year 4, session 2
    HSM411 Creativity, Innovation and Change
    HSM514 Change Project (Health Services)

    Research Stream
    Year 3, session 1
    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    HSM406 Resourcing Health and Aged Services

    Year 3, session 2
    HSM510 Health Planning
    HLT506 Research Methods in Health Science B

    Year 4, session 1
    HLT508 Health Master’s Project (16) (commence)
    HSM408 Current Issues in Health Services Management

    Year 4, session 2
    HLT508 Health Master’s Project (16) (complete)
    HSM512 Evaluating Health Service Performance

  • Admission information

    Standard Entry

    Students who hold an undergraduate degree in a health-related or business-related discipline and have a minimum of three years' experience in the health industry.

    Special Entry

    Applicants with a clinical qualification and health industry experience but who do not hold an undergraduate degree may apply to enter the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management. On successful completion of that program they may apply for admission to the Graduate Diploma of Health Services Management, and will be awarded 32 points of credit for the Graduate Certificate subjects successfully completed.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees are relevant for 2016 only and are subject to change in future years. Tuition fees quoted do not include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

    In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

    Tuition costs
    Fee-paying place
    2800*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    As a fee paying student, the Australian Government does not contribute towards your study costs. You pay a tuition fee for each subject you undertake.

    Options:

    1. Defer your payment using a FEE-HELP loan, which is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold
    2. Pay your tuition fee up-front each session

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2016.

    More information about fee-paying places

    Distance education (offshore) study mode
    3200*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2016.

    More information about international student fees

  • Course details
    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationBathurstFPOSYYNJSGB
    DirectDistance EducationBathurstFPPGYYNOSGB

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

  • How to apply
    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

    Apply online

    Apply direct to CSU

    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

    Apply online

    Recruitment agent

    Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

    International recruitment agents

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    Find out more about deferral

  • About the School
    The School of Biomedical Sciences

    The School of Biomedical Sciences provides students with an opportunity to engage in high quality learning experiences in the areas of clinical practice (paramedic), clinical science, health science and medical science. School staff are well known for both quality teaching and research, a combination that ensures students receive not only a quality education, but a connection to job opportunities in industry and commerce, the professions, and the public sector. Research programs are diverse, providing an exciting environment for graduate studies – where students are exposed to cutting-edge research in a range of disciplines. The School delivers courses across five CSU campuses at Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga.

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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