Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management (Safety and Quality) (35C)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 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

Online
Semester 1, Semester 2

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

Develop your Health Service Management (Safety and Quality) skills and knowledge to meet today's workforce shortages and demands.

In this course, you'll gain the knowledge, analysis skills and practical competencies through using the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and National Model Clinical Governance Framework as the focus for study. The underlying theories and models, purpose, evidence for, application and systems to review each of the standards will be investigated. You'll also get opportunities to engage with Australian experts and participate in industry case studies and analysis.

The Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management (Safety and Quality) is offered on a part-time basis.

The certificate is delivered fully online, with optional half-day masterclasses (2-3 per semester) which will be delivered on campus in Sydney. Students will have the option to participate via videoconference.

Tuition fee discount available in 2023

Domestic students commencing this degree in 2023 may be eligible to receive a 25% HECS and SSAF fee waiver. Fee waivers will be automatically applied on enrolment.

Key contacts
Current student enrolment questions and adviceUConnect
Course CoordinatorDr Helen Almond

For more information about the Australian Institute of Health Service Management (AIHSM) including our people and our industry partners please visit here.

The Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management (Safety and Quality), developed and delivered by the Australian Institute of Health Service Management.

The overall purpose of the Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management (Safety and Quality) course is to develop graduates who have in-depth understanding and practical application of the National Model Clinical Governance Framework and National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHSS). The course provides the knowledge and competencies for students to review the overarching National Model Clinical Governance Framework to determine appropriate systems for governance, accountability and transparency to meet the health industry needs. Students will also review their organisational management requirements and clinical systems for effectiveness.

The units are developed in collaboration with industry to reflect industry practices and to develop graduates to meet workforce shortages and demands. Graduates will be able to apply critical, technical and creative skills to making ethical and social decisions and judgements in complex health information setting. A blended learning approach enables students to engage with local and national leaders, and partake in actual industry assessments strategies, including data analysis, case studies and projects.

Articulation into further study in the Master of Health Service Management is possible on completion of the Graduate Certificate.

For more information about the Australian Institute of Health Service Management (AIHSM) including our people and our industry partners please visit here.

  • 1 Critically analyse clinical safety and quality in healthcare.
  • 2 Critique and communicate safety and quality issues related to the delivery of health services considering social, environmental, political and economic factors.
  • 3 Analyse foundational and contemporary health service management theory, principles and processes, and reflect on their efficacy in current practice.
  • Course structure

    This course comprises 4 x 12.5 credit point coursework units, to be completed over one or more semesters.

    If you are starting in 2023 you can find your course planner here – this helps you plan what units to enrol in and when.

    Theories of regulation, governance and national standards for accreditation are reviewed to provide a foundation for organisational management requirements and clinical systems for effective, sustainable high-quality healthcare. Healthcare organisations need for effective understanding of and approaches to risk management, interprofessional…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    The implementation science and organisational reliability fields of knowledge are drawn upon to illuminate safety and quality centrality to clinical governance. This knowledge is used to investigate how to achieve effective performance and monitoring systems that support and promote clinical…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    The organisational resilience and communication fields of knowledge provide frameworks to review clinical governance arrangements. Additionally, quality improvement theory, techniques and approaches are addressed to equip professionals with the practical skills to enhance safe, high-quality care. This knowledge is used…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit investigates healthcare principles and models for engagement between healthcare users, their carers and family, and professionals. The importance of consumer engagement and its association with effective, sustainable organisational governance systems is studied. This involves examining theories, systems, processes…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Entry requirements

    a) Australian Bachelor Degree or equivalent level standard in any other institution in an unrelated discipline and a minimum of one year relevant work experience in the health sector

    OR

    b) A minimum of five years approved relevant work experience in the health sector or other special circumstances (e.g. post-secondary qualifications) as approved by the Dean or delegated authority.

    Students completing the Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management (Safety and Quality) will receive advanced standing for four 12.5 credit point units of the Master of Health Service Management.

    Students completing the Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management (Safety and Quality) will receive advanced standing for two 12.5 credit point units of the Master of Health Information Management and may apply for credit for units BAA753 and BAA756 within the MHIM.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    Cost shouldn’t get in the way of you studying.

    If you’re a domestic undergraduate student, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place in this course. This means your fees will be subsidised by the Australian Government. You’ll only need to pay the student contribution amount for each unit you study within the course.

    You may also be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. If eligible, you’ll only have to pay your tuition fees once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Further information is available at Scholarships, fees and costs.

    Student contribution

    Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study. This means that how much you’ll pay will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

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

    Scholarships

    Domestic students

    The Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management (Safety and Quality) is available with 25% HECS and SSAF fee waiver for eligible domestic students commencing study in 2023.

    Fee waiver details

    For domestic students commencing study in 2023, we are pleased to offer this degree with a 25% HECS and SSAF fee waiver.

    This waiver is valid for study commenced up to 18 February 2024 provided that the following eligibility criteria are met. You must be enrolled in unit(s) within this course by that date in order to be eligible.

    If you are eligible, the waiver will be automatically applied upon enrolment. The waiver is not available for OUA students.

    1. You are an Australian citizen or permanent resident (i.e. eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place [CSP]).
    2. You are enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management (Safety and Quality) and commence study 2023.
    3. You must be enrolled in a minimum of one unit and must remain enrolled until after the University Census Date relevant to the semester of study. If you are on an approved Leave of Absence (LOA), you are exempt from this requirement for the duration of your approved LOA.
    4. To retain this fee waiver, you must engage with your enrolled units. If you have not engaged and receive a result of AN (Absent deemed failed) for all enrolled units in a given study period, will not retain the waiver/discount from the following study period onward. You cannot then apply to have the waiver/discount reinstated.
    5. Not be excluded from the course based on academic progress or misconduct.

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

    How can we help?

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    1300 363 864
    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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