Leadership in Health and Human Services
Become a leader in health and human services.
Every health organisation needs qualified and passionate leaders. This course will give you the skills to accentuate your natural leadership qualities, or help you find skills you didn’t know you had. The course focuses on providing skills to emerging, middle and senior managers, clinicians, and health professionals working within health and human services.
While studying, you’ll develop in-depth contemporary knowledge of health and human service systems across a range of leadership and management dimensions.
Master of Leadership (Health and Human Services)
1.5 years min, 7 years max
Graduate Diploma of Leadership (Health and Human Services)
1 year min, 5 years max
Graduate Certificate in Leadership (Health and Human Services)
0.5 year min, 3 years max
Study entirely via distance or with an optional mixed method delivery system.
Engage in work-based application of theory that builds critical thinking skills.
Flexible pathways and timelines to help maintain a work/life/study balance.
Take this pathway to study units in Systems Thinking in Public Health and Health Economics. Systems thinking is an approach to public health that allows us to understand and manage complex problems. Health economics aims to provide participants with a basic understanding of health economics, its value, and limitations.
Professional practice pathway
This pathway will allow you to study professional practice units. Develop professional competencies through a program of work-integrated learning in professional practice.
Take on a major project as the final part of your master’s degree. This provides an opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of original, independent research, building on and focussed on the topics that are of particular interest to you.
The revised Leadership Course has additional choice at the Masters level of study. Students can choose between three optional pathways.
- undertaking a supervised Work-Based Research Project
- continuation of Coursework by Distance study
- an Advanced Leadership in Practice/Guiding Transformation twelve-month program
37.5 credit points
- Leadership in Health and Human Services
- Management in Health and Human Services
- Risk Management and Governance
Then study one of the following electives:
- Global Health Systems
- Positive Psychology & Leadership
Study the Graduate Certificate core units, plus "Global Health Systems".
- Evaluating Health Interventions
- Leading and Managing Change in Health and Human Services
Followed by a choice of two electives out of 14 diverse choices.
Meet the requirements of the Graduate Diploma, then choose between a:
- Coursework pathway
- Professional practice pathway
- Research pathway
The healthcare industry is expected to grow by over 15 percent over the next five years. This program has a clear focus on providing multidisciplinary leadership and management skills designed to equip emerging, middle and senior managers, clinicians, health professionals, administrators, policy officers, teachers and counsellors working within the broad fields of health and human services.
By undertaking these courses, you will be better equipped to tackle the leadership and management roles you are either currently fulfilling or aspire to reach within the Health and Human Services Sector.
Projected number of new healthcare jobs
Five years to 2024
Full-time role share of employment market
In the healthcare industry
Percentage of unfilled vacancies in healthcare
In 2017/18 financial year, up from 34% in previous year
Entry requirements vary across courses and are available on each individual course page, which you can access from Course Options. We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Credit for prior learning
The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition for Prior Learning.
English language requirements
For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.