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Health Leadership and Workforce Management G (11589.1)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Nursing


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For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

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This unit will explore workforce management within health in the context of health leadership. It will provide students with insight into policy, procedures and legal frameworks. Recruitment and retention strategies are a focus within this unit, and workplace culture will be analysed. Additionally, communication strategies around policy, performance issues and difficult conversations will be explored. An important aspect of this unit is the intensive face to face workshop which will bring together the elements of the unit and provide opportunities for practical skills application.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Critically evaluate workforce management policy based on an understanding of global and local health workforce legal framework;

2. Identify and discuss factors including policies, procedures, work environment, and team characteristics which contribute to recruitment, retention and workplace culture within a health setting; and

3. Engage in crucial and difficult workforce management conversations as a manager and/or leader.

Contact Hours

8 hours of workshops, 1 hour of practical session, 15 hours of online communication and 85 hours of individual study throughout the teaching period.


11587 Growing as a Leader in Health G



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