Graduate Certificate in Quality Services (Health and Safety) (H5Q)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 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

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 not currently accepting applications.
This course is offered for professionals working as middle and senior managers in the health care sector who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in the management of patient safety and service quality within health care organisations. It is appropriate for hospital administrators, risk and quality assurance managers, senior medical, nursing and allied health administrators.

By studying this course you’ll gain the skills necessary to implement initiatives for better patient care in your own workplace through developing and delivering your own quality and safety improvement project, focussing on patient-centred care and utilising a variety of models and frameworks to achieve best practice.

The School of Medicine aims to create an educational environment which values critical, reflective thinking, life-long learning, acquisition of generic attributes and professional development.

The units provide students with specialised knowledge and tools to understand the importance of and participate in quality and safety in healthcare. The Graduate Certificate in Quality Services (Health and Safety) course objectives are:

  • to provide students with an opportunity to gain knowledge of the internal and external factors that influence the delivery of quality services;
  • to allow students to develop knowledge of existing health service models;
  • to explore best practice models for quality service design;
  • to develop students' knowledge, to critically review and communicate key information in relation totheoretical models and frameworks of quality evaluation;
  • to explore workplace culture and its impact on quality service delivery;
  • to enable students to acquire knowledge about factors that facilitate or act as barriers to the development of a quality culture in the workplace;
  • to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge about monitoring and measuring performance within a quality framework; and
  • to apply knowledge of monitoring and measuring the quality of performance in complex simulated work contexts.
  • 1 Gain knowledge of the internal and external factors that influence the delivery of quality services.
  • 2 Develop knowledge of existing health service models.
  • 3 Explore best practice models for quality service design.
  • 4 Develop knowledge to critically review and communicate key information in relation to theoretical models and frameworks of quality evaluation.
  • 5 Explore workplace culture and its impact on quality service delivery.
  • 6 Acquire knowledge about factors that facilitate or act as barriers to the development of a quality culture in the workplace.
  • 7 Facilitate the acquisition of knowledge about monitoring and measuring performance within a quality framework.
  • 8 Apply knowledge of monitoring and measuring the quality of performance in complex simulated work contexts.
  • Career outcomes

    Graduates may find employment in hospital administration, health administration or risk and quality assurance management.

    Course structure

    Students completing this unit will have acquired knowledge about monitoring and measuring performance within a quality framework and apply knowledge of monitoring and measuring the quality of performance in complex simulated work environments.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Students completing this unit will have acquired knowledge about workplace culture and its impact on quality service delivery; to acquire knowledge about factors that facilitate or act as barriers to the development of a quality-culture in the workplace; apply this…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Students completing this unit will have acquired knowledge of existing health service models, the internal and external factors that influence the delivery of quality services, and the best-practice models for quality service design.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    During this unit students will acquire knowledge, critically review and communicate key information in relation to theoretical models and frameworks of quality evaluation.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Entry requirements

    This course is not accepting applications.

    Tertiary: FOR ELIGIBILITY TO BE ADMITTED TO THE COURSE: · AQF (or equivalent) undergraduate degree qualification, and be working in a health care setting. · A statement outlining area of work, and evidence of confirmation of employment. (Payslip or signed and dated statement confirming current employment status). FOR ELIGIBLITY TO RECEIVE A HECS FEE SCHOLARSHIP Registered Nurses who are employed with, or members of, a partner organisation: Registered Nurses who work for one of our partner organisations can be offered H4F - Quality and Safety specialisation, to study the year one units under a HECS fee scholarship.

    This course is not available to international students. Please enquire online for advice on alternative course options.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    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

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

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