Graduate Certificate in Leadership (Health and Human Services) (M5S)

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

This course is designed to enhance the professional skills of health and human service professionals, clinical leaders, managers and policy/planning practitioners working, or aspiring to work,  in leadership or management positions within the broad health and human service sectors in Australia and internationally.  Graduates will develop in-depth contemporary knowledge of health and human service systems across a range of leadership and management dimensions including system planning, policy, strategy, governance, risk management, legal issues,  ethics, health economics, financial management, quality & safety, leading & managing change ,  professional supervision, epidemiology ,  evaluating data/ evidence and translating evidence into practice.  The course is able to be completed entirely via distance study methods but can be supported with optional mixed method delivery in some components of study at Hobart, Launceston, Burnie and Rozelle campuses particularly through short course intensives.
  • 1 Demonstrate contemporary knowledge of effective health & human services leadership and management in professional practice.
  • 2 Lead the assessment and planning of interventions and services to improve access and quality and safety in health & human service delivery, in local national and international contexts.
  • 3 Communicate effective and innovative leadership responses to health and human services problems with a range of audiences in the context of professional practice.
  • 4 Apply leadership & management competencies in professional practice, including expert judgement, self-management, reflective and ethical practice.
  • Career outcomes

    Middle and senior leadership/management positions within the health and human service system including: clinical leadership positions,  professional discipline leadership positions,  operational management positions within government and  non-government organisations,  senior policy and  administrative positions within government and non-government organisations, service planning & commissioning roles within government and private practice leadership & management.

    Course structure

    This unit provides health and human service professionals with the opportunity to critically analyse a range of contemporary leadership frameworks and theories. There is a focus on the exploration and practical application of theories and techniques to improve understanding of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This broad unit introduces students to the interrelationship between health law and ethics, strategic planning, financial resourcemanagement and health policy development. It aims to help students develop a clear understanding of the dynamics of the healthcare environment and the importance…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit aims to provide a broad understanding of governance, clinical governance and risk management within the field of health and human services covering the relatively recent development and changes that have occurred in these areas. The Unit will also…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Choose one of the following units:

    Globally, health systems are tasked with responding to contemporary challenges and the related disease burden and health needs of their population. This unit takes a systems approach to examine how health systems are designed, the key components, who pays, and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Positive psychology addresses the conditions and processes that enable people, groups and institutions to flourish and function at an optimal level. The aim of this unit is to gain a clear understanding of the essential elements to leadership, and to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Entry requirements

    Completed undergraduate degree at AQF7 level from an Australian higher education provider in a health or human welfare studies and services field, or equivalent overseas qualification 

    or

    Where this standard is not able to be met the following alternative criteria for equivalency may be considered by the Course Coordinator: Completed undergraduate degree at AQF7 level from an Australian higher education provider in any discipline (or equivalent overseas qualification) AND at least five years relevant professional and/or industry experience in a health or human welfare studies and services field.

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

    Applications for credit can be made in your course application. Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

    Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your credit transfer.

    Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Leadership (Health and Human Services) can articulate into the Graduate Diploma and Master of Leadership (Health and Human Services). The Graduate Certificate in Leadership (Health and Human Services) is an exit award for the Graduate Diploma and Master of Leadership (Health and Human Services).

    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.

    How can we help?

    Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

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