Graduate Certificate in Quality Services (Health and Safety) (H5Q)

Overview  2019

ATAR

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Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

This course is offered for professionals working as middle and senior managers in the health care
sector who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in the management of patient safety and service quality within health care organisations. It is appropriate for hospital administrators, risk and quality assurance managers, senior medical, nursing and allied health administrators.

The School of Health Sciences aims to create an educational environment which values critical, reflective thinking, life-long learning, acquisition of generic attributes and professional development.

The units provide students with specialised knowledge and tools to understand the importance of and participate in quality and safety in healthcare. The Graduate Certificate in Quality Services (Health andSafety) course objectives are:

* to provide students with an opportunity to gain knowledge of the internal and external factors that influence the delivery of quality services;

* to allow students to develop knowledge of existing health service models;

* to explore best practice models for quality service design;

* to develop students' knowledge, to critically review and communicate key information in relation to  theoretical models and frameworks of quality evaluation;

* to explore workplace culture and its impact on quality service delivery;

* to enable students to acquire knowledge about factors that facilitate or act as barriers to the development of a quality culture in the workplace;

* to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge about monitoring and measuring performance within a quality framework; and

* to apply knowledge of monitoring and measuring the quality of performance in complex simulated work contexts.

Career outcomes

Graduates may find employment in hospital administration, health administration or risk and quality assurance management.

Professional Recognition

Course structure

Schedule

Students completing this unit will have acquired knowledge of existing health service models, the internal and external factors that influence the delivery of quality services, and the best-practice models for quality service design.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students completing this unit will have acquired knowledge of existing health service models; the internal and external factors that influence the delivery of quality services, and the best-practice models for quality service design.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students completing this unit will have acquired knowledge about monitoring and measuring performance within a quality framework; apply knowledge of monitoring and measuring the quality of performance in complex simulated work contexts.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students completing this unit will have acquired knowledge about workplace culture and its impact on quality service delivery; to acquire knowledge about factors that facilitate or act as barriers to the development of a quality-culture in the workplace; apply this…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Domestic applicants must have an Australian bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline with at least two years work experience in the healthcare sector or be selected and sponsored through another agency, with evidence of equivalent qualifications and/or experience.

English Language

A minimum standard of English language proficiency must be met for entry into postgraduate programs in the University of Tasmania and can be demonstrated in any one of a variety of ways. Applicants for Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, and Masters by coursework degrees have the following English language requirements.

1. IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0)

2. TOEFL (PBT) 575 TWE 4.5; TOEFL (iBT) 88 (no score below 20)

3. PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50

4. UTAS DEAP Overall 60% (Writing 60%)

5. Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade

6. Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade

7. Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade

Student Support

Domestic student support including email availability of staff, online IT and student services and the Flexible Library Service available to students outside Tasmania is available through the usual systems. Some of this, such as discussion forums, will be built into MyLO.

Domestic applicants must have an Australian bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline with at least two years work experience in the healthcare sector or be selected and sponsored through another agency, with evidence of equivalent qualifications and/or experience.

English Language

A minimum standard of English language proficiency must be met for entry into postgraduate programs in the University of Tasmania and can be demonstrated in any one of a variety of ways. Applicants for Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, and Masters by coursework degrees have the following English language requirements.

1. IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0)

2. TOEFL (PBT) 575 TWE 4.5; TOEFL (iBT) 88 (no score below 20)

3. PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50

4. UTAS DEAP Overall 60% (Writing 60%)

5. Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade

6. Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade

7. Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade

Student Support

Domestic student support including email availability of staff, online IT and student services and the Flexible Library Service available to students outside Tasmania is available through the usual systems. Some of this, such as discussion forums, will be built into MyLO.

The course has articulation with the Graduate Diploma and Masters.

On completion of this course candidates may apply for credit into programs such as the MBA(Health Services).

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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