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.

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  • 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
    HSM404 Management and Leadership of Health and Aged Care Services
    HSM402 Human Resources Management (Health Services)
    or
    HSM406 Resourcing Health and Aged Services
    or
    HSM409 Evidence-based Health Care Delivery

    Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management (64 points)
    HSM401 Reflecting on Health Care Systems
    HSM404 Management and Leadership of Health and Aged Care Services
    HSM409 Evidence-based Health Care Delivery
    HSM406 Resourcing Health and Aged Services
    HSM512 Evaluating Health Service Performance
    HSM402 Human Resources Management (Health Services)
    HSM510 Health Planning
    HSM408 Current Issues in Health Services Management
    or
    HSM405 Developing Systems for Safety in Health and Aged Services

    Master of Health Services Management  (96 points)
    The masters is comprised of 64 points of core subject and completion of either 32 points of research or management practicum stream
    HSM401 Reflecting on Health Care Systems
    HSM404 Management and Leadership of Health and Aged Care Services
    HSM409 Evidence-based Health Care Delivery
    HSM406 Resourcing Health and Aged Services
    HSM512 Evaluating Health Service Performance
    HSM402 Human Resources Management (Health Services)
    HSM408 Current Issues in Health Services Management
    or
    HSM405 Developing Systems for Safety in Health and Aged ServicesHSM510 Health Planning

    Research stream
    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    HLT506 Research Methods in Health Science B
    HLT508 Health Master’s Project (16)

    Managment Practicum stream
    HSM500 Online Management Practicum (32)

    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
    Two subjects out of:
    HSM402 Human Resources Management (Health Services)
    HSM409 Evidence-based Health Care Delivery
    HSM406 Resourcing Health & Aged Services

    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
    HSM408 Current Issues in health Services Management or HSM405 Developing Systems for Safety in Health and Aged Services
    HSM406 Resourcing Health & Aged Care Services

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

    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

    Management Practicum Stream
    HSM408 Current Issues in health Services Management or HSM405 Developing Systems for Safety in Health and Aged Services
    HSM406 Resourcing Health & Aged Services

    Year 2, session 2
    Research Stream

    HSM510 Health Planning
    HLT506 Research Methods in Health Science B

    Management Practicum Stream
    HSM512 Evaluating Health Service Performance
    HSM510 Health Planning

    Year 3, session 1
    Research Stream

    HSM408 Current Issues in health Services Management or HSM405 Developing Systems for Safety in Health and Aged Services
    HLT508 Health Master’s Project (16) (commence)

    Management Practicum Stream
    HSM500 Online Management Practicum (32) (commence)

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

    Management Practicum Stream
    HSM500 Online Management Practicum (32) (complete)

    Students may commence the course in session 2 however as most subjects are only offered in 1 session they should contact the Courses Director for advice on their enrolment.

  • 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 2014 only and are subject to change in future years. Tuition fees quoted do not include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

    Alumni discount

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

    Tuition costs
    Fee-paying place

    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
    2400*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2014.

    More information about fee-paying places

    Commonwealth supported place

    You will make a student contribution (formerly HECS) towards the cost of your tuition fees. Commonwealth supported places may be limited for this course.

    Options:

    1. Defer your payment using a HECS-HELP loan, which is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold
    2. Pay your student contribution fee up-front each session
    9896*Student contribution fee for your first year of study

    * This is an estimated fee for your first year of study based on a full-time study load (eight 8 point subjects). Should you be studying less than eight subjects in your first year, the fees would be decreased proportionally. This figure excludes the Student Services and Amenities fee. If your entire course is less than the equivalent of one year of full-time study, then the figure displayed is calculated as a percentage of a full-time study load e.g. 50%.

    More about Commonwealth supported places

    Distance education (offshore) study mode
    2600*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2014.

    More information about international student fees

  • Course details
    Enrol Type Mode Campus Fee type Session1 Session2 Session3 Admission Code
    Direct Distance Education Bathurst FPPG Y Y N OSGB
    Direct Distance Education Bathurst FPOS Y Y N JSGB
    Direct Distance Education Bathurst CGS Y N N ESGB

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FFPG: 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

    Apply direct to CSU for on campus (non-school leavers only), distance education and postgraduate study.

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    Apply direct to CSU

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

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    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

  • 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.

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