Master of Health Information Management (37E)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 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.


Distance Sydney
Semester 2

Full Fee Paying places available

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

The health information workforce is a rapidly developing one. The Master of Health Information Management (MHIM) is an advanced course designed to provide current and future health information management professionals with rigorous training focused on issues of contemporary professional health information management practice.

Recent industry reports and consultations have highlighted the health information workforce shortages. There is a need for appropriately qualified individuals; professional who have the skills and knowledge to fill decision-making roles to meet the increasingly complex nature of delivering and managing health services in a data-driven environment. This has become increasingly critical given the national move to Activity Based Funding, where hospitals must track their activity at all levels against agreed targets in order to optimise their funding. Added to that is the push for efficiencies in the system through the use of E-health initiatives (electronic medical records, personalised electronic health records, digitalisation) which will only serve to intensify the need for this professional sector of the health workforce in the coming years.

The MHIM is offered on a full fee-paying, part-time basis only (12 units over 2 to 3 years) to domestic students.  All units are delivered primarily off campus (by distance), with non-mandatory, supporting intensive seminars in Sydney (approximately 6-10 days of intensives per year).

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

Key contacts

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Course CoordinatorProf Melanie Lauva

Graduates from the Master of Health Information Management degree will have systematic and critical understanding of contemporary health information management and some specialised research skills for the advancement of professional practice.

Graduates will have:

  • cognitive skills to demonstrate expert understanding of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on that theory and practice;
  • cognitive skills and use of intellectual independence to think critically, evaluate existing knowledge and ideas, undertake systematic investigation and reflect on theory and practice;
  • expert technical and creative skills applicable health service management;
  • communication skills to explain and critique theoretical propositions, methodologies and conclusions;
  • communication skills to present cogently a complex investigation to communicate results to peers and the community.

Graduates will also demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:

  • with intellectual independence;
  • with initiative and creativity in new situations and/or for further learning;
  • with full responsibility and accountability for personal outputs;
  • with the ongoing capacity to generate new knowledge in the context of professional practice.

Career outcomes

The Master of Health Information Management (MHIM) is designed for those interested in pursuing a significant management or administrative role in the private or public health sectors. Successful completion of the MHIM provides graduates with a substantial background in relevant health information management theory, research and practice that should enhance your ability to plan and manage successfully in an increasingly complex national and international sector, and within the framework of societal values.

Course structure

Entry requirements

For admission to this course you need to have one of the following:

a) an Australian bachelor degree or equivalent level standard in any other institution majoring in a management, information management/technology or health related discipline and relevant work experience in the health sector; OR

b) an Australian post-bachelor degree (Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master, or Doctorate) or equivalent level standard in any other institution in any discipline and relevant work experience in the health sector; OR

c) an Australian bachelor degree or equivalent level standard in any other institution in an unrelated discipline and a minimum of two years relevant work experience in the health sector.

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).

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

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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