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Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management - MGC601

Course Code: MGC601
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Nursing
UAC Code: 880823
English Language Requirements:

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 7.0, with no band score below 7.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Explore the challenges faced in a modern healthcare setting

This course explores leadership and management in healthcare. You will gain practical experience and theoretical knowledge of leadership tactics, resource management, HR issues and managing strategy implementation and change. 
 
Explore contemporary and real-world problems in healthcare through online learning with a  face to face workshop per unit. Units will enhance your skills and abilities through self-reflection, communication exercises, group work and face to face intensive content. 
 
This course allows you to tailor your learning outcomes to real experiences in your workplace. This approach makes it easier to fast track your learning towards your desired professional development outcomes.
 

Study a Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management at UC and you will:

  •  explore challenges facing those in leadership positions in a contemporary healthcare setting
  • develop a deeper understanding of current theory and best practice in health leadership 
  •  exercise self-evaluation and reflect upon personal performance for professional development
  •  learn to effectively implement newly gained skills and understanding of theory to your existing role
  •  engage in workshop intensives to apply practical knowledge in real-life scenarios
  •  benefit from professional networking opportunities across the health industry.
 

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Explore issues from your current work environment as topics in your learning. Engage with industry experts and peers through the attendance of practical workshops for strong professional networking opportunities.
 

Career opportunities

Open up career opportunities across both public and private clinical practices such as:
  •  Nurse Unit Manager
  •  Assistant Director of Nursing
  •  Leadership roles in policy
  •  Health service management
  •  Executive roles 
  •  Allied Health HP 4,5 & 6


Course-specific information

To apply for this course students must have an undergraduate degree in health and/or graduates working in the health sector in leadership positions. If you're unsure if you meet the entry criteria, please get in touch.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
Email health.student@canberra.edu.au or Phone (02) 6201 5838
Prospective Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

A. At least one year's work experience in the health sector; and
B. An undergraduate degree in a health discipline OR an undergraduate degree plus currently working in the health sector.

Assumed Knowledge

Work experience in the health sector.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Notes for Domestic Applicants

This course is only available for part-time enrolment.

Course Requirements

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management GradCert HealthLeadership&Mgt

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2021

CSP/Domestic Tuition Fee (see below)

The indicative CSP Student Contribution Amount for this course is $14,500
The domestic tuition fee rate for this course is $22,300

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. Graduate Certificate courses are typically 0.5 years in duration, so the total course fee will be half the above for such courses. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols.

Domestic students have access to Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) within this course. New applications will automatically be considered for a CSP. CSPs are university places subsidised by the Australian Government. CSP students are still required to pay a discipline-based Student Contribution Amount (SCA). The indicative SCA amount above only applies to commencing students.

Government financial assistance is also available to eligible domestic students regardless of the type of place they hold. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Critically analyse and evaluate core and contemporary concepts and theories of health organisation leadership and management. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Think globally about issues in their profession.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Be self-aware; and
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Analyse a range of issues and challenges in the delivery of safe, appropriate and evidence-based healthcare in a range of settings and contexts, and generate plans to address these challenges. UC graduates are professional:
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Interrogate the implicit and explicit hierarchies of power and influence in healthcare settings and discuss the impact of these hierarchies on the practice of health professionals and delivery of healthcare. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Be self-aware; and
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Develop and/or strengthen their capacity as leaders and/or managers who are able to reflect on their performance as individual practitioners and members of multidisciplinary teams. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Think globally about issues in their profession;
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
Make ethical, socially responsible and sustainable business decisions in a complex business environment demonstrating a high level of personal autonomy and accountability. UC graduates are professional:
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.

Course Duration

Standard 1 year part time. The maximum duration is 3 years.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2021 YES NO

Offerings

Enrolment Numbers

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