This stream delivers the enhanced
knowledge, skills and confidence required to manage and lead in today's health
and human services. Students will undertake a range of independent,
observational, interactive and action learning in order to emerge with a deeper
understanding of the theory and practice of:
leadership, to respond to new and evolving situations
supervision, the skills required for quality practice in people management
resource management, the application of economic theory to health and human services
change and innovation, delivering on results
needs assessment and evaluation, of health programs and services
strategic engagement, in the governance, structure and functions of the service system
Designed for those seeking a flexible delivery approach, this stream facilitates the development of
professional learning networks designed to enhance students' existing workplace
activities and engagement. The interdisciplinary mix of management and
clinical, health and human services, and access to professionals with a wide
variety of expertise and experience provides a stimulating environment of
The evidence shows that graduates benefit from the educational experience in a multitude of ways. Career pathways may be broadened or deepened through the additional qualifications, professional engagement and cognitive understanding developed here (1).
For front-line health and human services staff, this stream offers key administrative and managerial skills and insights. Understanding these roles and requirements allow for greater project, program and organisational responsibilities. These skills are important in maintaining and raising standards of health and social care and in leading strategic planning, management and policy development.
For middle and senior managers and clinicians, there is the opportunity
to extend their field of knowledge. This stream prepares for transition to more senior roles.
(1) Gibbons, A., Shannon, E. A. (2013). Tertiary study: Barriers and benefits for health and human services professionals. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 53(3), 436-456.