Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management (Aged Care) (35D)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Part time only
Part time only
Minimum 1 Years, 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

Rozelle - Sydney
Semester 2
Distance Sydney
Spring school (late)

Commonwealth Supported and Full Fee Paying places available (check your Letter of Offer for details)

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 809KB) for courses that are offered to international students

This course is offered on a part-time basis. All units are delivered primarily off campus (by distance).

The effective governance and management of aged care services is a critical requirement to ensure: safe, high-quality care for vulnerable older Australians; and, the financial viability of organisations.

This course is designed for health care professionals looking to develop skills in effective leadership, governance and management of aged care services. Your studies will cover a range of governance arrangements, including accountability and transparency requirements for staff, managers and boards. Key assessments will test your ability to critically assess the knowledge, structures and systems required to effectively govern, organise and manage residential aged care organisations. You will also learn to identify, monitor and improve key elements of organisational functioning, within complex health networks.

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The Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management (Aged Care), developed and delivered by the Australian Institute of Health Service Management is available through the College of Business and Economics. It is a part time course, specifically focused on the effective leadership, governance and management of aged care services.

The effective leadership, governance and management of aged care services is a critical requirement to promote safe, high quality care for vulnerable older Australians; and, the financial viability of organisations. Accompanying the growth and demand for services over the next decade, is the need for well lead and managed organisations providing high quality care.

The course will critically assess the theoretical and practical knowledge, structures and systems required to effectively govern, lead and manage aged care organisations: residential care or homecare. A review and critique of governance arrangements, including accountability and transparency requirements for staff, managers and boards will be undertaken. The processes and activities to identify, monitor and improve key elements of organisational functioning, within complex health networks, will be examined.


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

CLO1Critically analyse leadership theories and styles in Aged Care contexts
CLO2Demonstrate a range of decision making and leadership skills in problem solving, change and conflict management, accounting for and respecting cultural diversity and the needs of healthcare stakeholders.
CLO3Analyse foundational and contemporary health service management theory, principles and processes, and reflect on their efficacy in current practice.
CLO4Demonstrate leadership communication on management, motivation, and workplace culture required for effective leadership.

Course structure

This course comprises 4 x 12.5 credit point coursework units and is offered part-time by distance study.

The recommended pattern of enrolment for students commencing in Semester 2, 2021 OR Spring School (late), 2021 is:

Semester 2, 2021 OR Spring School (late), 2021

  • BAA541 Aged Care Governance: Context, Reforms and Systems
  • BAA752 Foundations of Integrated Care

Semester 1, 2022

  • BAA542 Aged Care Leadership and Management: Effective Internal and External Integration
  • BAA750 Delivering Integrated Care (requires prior completion of BAA752)

Core units

This unit will critically assess the knowledge, structures and systems required to effectively govern, organise and manage residential aged care organisations. The aged care sector will be reviewed within the Australian healthcare context, its specific historical trajectory of development and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySpring school (late)
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

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

This unit will critically examine the processes and activities to identify, monitor and improve key elements of aged care organisational functioning, within complex health networks. A review and critique of governance arrangements, including accountability and transparency requirements for staff, managers…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit provides students with an opportunity to develop the skills and capacity to apply integrated care in healthcare contexts. Students will draw on theories, models and tools from the literature of integrated care and assess their application in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

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

The unit enables students to examine the foundation of implementing integrated care in health and across Australian communities. There is a specific focus on investigating inter-professional collaboration and practice for the delivery of whole of person care. Students will examine…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySpring school (late)
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1
Rozelle - SydneySemester 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 Aged Care in Health Service Management (Aged Care) will receive advanced standing for four 12.5 credit point units of the Master of Health Service Management.

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.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a 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.

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