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Graduate Certificate of Health Administration

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Become the leading force in the delivery of modern healthcare.

Advancing health and changing lives

With rapid growth of the health-care sector, the world’s demand for healthcare practitioners expertly trained in managerial practices is also rising. A Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, the pathway to exploring concepts key to management systems and outcomes and leadership practices within health, provides skills applicable to managerial decision-making across healthcare settings.

With training focused on managerial learning outcomes and supported by exercises that highlight real-world practice, the Graduate Certificate in Health Administration will make you graduate ready to revolutionise systems of health management. Our course encompasses the complexities of healthcare leadership by teaching health system change and clinical leadership, safety and quality systems, health policy and law, and financial management in healthcare. You’ll leave with the confidence and skillset of a career-minded health professional.

What you will learn 
  • Health policy
    Explore how policy theories, stakeholders and policy actors and processes address major health policy challenges
  • Healthcare financial management
    Examine and apply financial management principles specific to the healthcare environment

You must complete four of the 6 core units of the Master in Health Administration, providing a chance to expand your knowledge in managerial and decision-making practices necessary for a future in health-care administration.


Need further clarification about our online course structure?

You can submit an enquiry directly to our student consultants by using the form listed on our contact us page. You’ll have the opportunity to schedule a call if you’d like to receive further information.

Core units

You must complete four of the following unit.

Health systems and policy

Leading and managing in public health and health care

Introduction to health law principles

Developing health systems

Safety and quality in health care

Healthcare and financial management

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline* with at least a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60% or an equivalent GPA approved by the Faculty and a minimum of two years of relevant work experience**

.1. *Relevant discipline includes – medical, nursing, allied health, other health related degree eg chiropractic, psychology, public health, environmental health, paramedic, imaging (radiology, nuclear medicine), biomedical engineering, dietetics/nutrition, pharmacy, social work, medical science/biomedical science/immunology, health science, laboratory science, science, and health economics; or in a non-related discipline, e.g. education, law, media, IT, journalism, communications, arts.
2. Relevant work experience includes – work experience relevant to the person’s undergraduate or higher degree, in professional practice, in a related eld, or that demonstrates application / work experience gained in a relevant eld even if the Bachelor’s degree was not in a related discipline. Relevant work experience includes in the health industry (eg Government, policy, provider eg hospital, clinic), non government organisation (NGO), academic or research institution, consulting, pharmaceutical company etc.

English requirements

Applicants must meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements apply for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Applicants require a curriculum vitae (CV), relevant work experience or a statement from employer to substantiate period of employment.


If you need help understanding the above entry requirements, reach out to our student consultants on our contact us page and schedule a booking for a chat.

For the Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, the estimated cost is $3812.50 per unit. You may be eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan to cover part or all of your tuition. Fees are subject to change annually.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.


Looking for clarification on fee’s or scholarships?

Enquire with our student consultants and schedule a call to get your questions answered.

Health Administration at Monash Online

The Graduate Certificate of Health Administration at Monash Online has been designed to offer students an entry pathway into the field of healthcare administration under the guidance of industry leaders and expert health practitioners.

Offered by our distinguished School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, you’ll explore the fundamentals of health system design, the health policy process, clinical leadership, safety and quality improvement, health law principles, and financial management and expand your knowledge and competencies for managerial decision-making in the healthcare sector. The Graduate Certificate provides an entry into further study at the Master level or can be a credential for advancing your career.


Meet your academic team

Professor Jane Banaszak-Holl

Course co-ordinator

Professor Banaszak-Holl is a health services researcher, MPH5308 unit coordinator, and Post-Graduate Course-Coordinator in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. She has been supported internationally for research on strategic management and quality improvement in long-term care, using qualitative and quantitative methods to identify best practices in service delivery.

Professor Susannah Ahern

Course co-ordinator

Professor Ahern is a medical administrator and academic in health services research and management at Monash University. As the Head, Clinical Outcomes data Reporting and Research Program at Monash University, she is the Monash Academic Lead for six national clinical quality registries, and coordinates and teaches into the Master of Health Administration course.

I have enjoyed interacting, learning and engaging with like-minded people the most. These interactions have given me motivation and inspiration to keep going and quench my thirst for further knowledge as well as advance my professional career.

Angela Weerasekera

Angela Weerasekera

Masters in Health Administration

Industry insights

With a Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, you will be well-placed to take your next step into a leadership position within the health-care industry, applying your skills in any of the following roles:

  • Healthcare or clinical manager
  • Community health program leader
  • Clinical quality and safety manager
  • Healthcare management consultant
  • Healthcare services researcher
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Very strong
The Australian government rates job growth for health managers as very strong.

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14.9% growth is predicted over a five-year period for the health sector.

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$110,000 is the most common salary for a Health Manager in Victoria.