Graduate Certificate in Leadership (Health and Human Services) (M5S)

Overview  2016


ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

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mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 1.5 Years


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.


Semester 1, Semester 2

Full Fee Paying 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 designed to enhance the professional skills of health and human service professionals, clinical leaders, managers and policy/planning practitioners working, or aspiring to work,  in leadership or management positions within  the broad health and human service sectors in Australia and internationally.  Graduates will develop in-depth contemporary knowledge of health and human service systems across a range of leadership and management dimensions including system planning, policy, strategy, governance, risk management, legal issues,  ethics,  health economics, financial management, quality & safety, leading & managing change ,  professional supervision, epidemiology ,  evaluating data/ evidence and translating evidence into practice.  The course is able to be completed entirely via distance study methods but can be supported with optional mixed method delivery in some components of study at Hobart, Launceston, Burnie and Rozelle campuses particularly through short course intensives.

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership (Health and Human Services)  qualifies individuals who will apply a specialised body of knowledge and skills related to health & human service provision, system improvement, research and practice in a range of contexts for highly skilled professional practice, scholarship and as a pathway for further learning.

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate program will:

  1. Integrate  and relate specialised knowledge of the health & human service system and the  leadership and management skills and knowledge to situate professional practice within the challenges facing health & human service delivery;
  2. Source, analyse, synthesis, evaluate and apply information relevant to improving health & human service delivery across diverse contexts;
  3. Analyse,  generate and communicate  effective responses to complex problems and challenges in the context of leading & managing health & human service delivery and personal professional practice;
  4. Communicate effectively with peers, using a range of  different  modalities; and
  5. Apply learning to demonstrate autonomy, flexibility,  judgement , responsibility and accountability as a health & human service professional.

Career outcomes

Middle and senior leadership/management positions within the health and human service system including: clinical leadership positions,  professional discipline leadership positions,  operational management positions within government and  non-government organisations,  senior policy and  administrative positions within government and non-government organisations,  service planning & commissioning roles within government and private practice leadership & management.

Course structure

Health LEADS Australia is a nationally-agreed leadership framework for health and human services. In this unit students will engage with this framework on a number of levels. They will evaluate the utility of Health LEADS Australia framework in relation to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores the principles, theories and practice of epidemiology. Students are provided with a comprehensive introduction to the collection and interpretation of epidemiological data within the framework of health. The unit content covers the broad areas of disease distribution,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides an overview of the Australian health system. On completion, participants should have (i) a sound appreciation of the complexities of Australian Healthcare Agreements and other funding mechanisms and be able to critique the strengths and weaknesses of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

and one elective from the following

This unit examines current concepts, trends and barriers in risk, risk management and governance including clinical governance. In particular it explores the content and relationship between medico-legal issues; clinical error; consumer rights and services; occupational health systems; quality of service…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit aims to provide participants with a basic understanding of health economics, its value and limitations. It will familiarise participants with the application of economic theory to health and health care issues, and review and analyse policy and practice…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores the legal and ethical issues arising within decision-making in the contemporary health care environment. Issues to be explored include duty of care and negligence, security, privacy, confidentiality and the workplace. The unit draws on principles of law…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Positive psychology addresses the conditions and processes that enable people, groups and institutions to flourish and function at an optimal level. The aim of this unit is to gain a clear understanding of the essential elements toleadership, and to incorporate…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

Standard Entry: requires an undergraduate degree from an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institution.  This includes a process to assess the equivalency of qualifications received from overseas institutions as approved by the Course Coordinator.

Alternative Entry:  Where this standard is not able to be met the following alternative criteria for equivalency can be considered by the Course Coordinator:

  1. Five years of relevant work experience demonstrating the relevance of the course and the prospective student's capacity to successfully undertake postgraduate study including reading, writing, analysis and research.
A record of high achievement with any uncompleted undergraduate study (Distinction Average)  -
Graduate Diploma of Leadership (Health and Human Services) and Master of Leadership (Health and Human Services) to M9D (Professional Doctorate of Health). Also articulates with Bachelor of Health and Human Services (Leadership) Prof Hons

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for Domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.


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

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