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Advancing health and change lives
A rising demand
This course is the pathway to exploring concepts key to management systems and outcomes and leadership practices within health, providing skills applicable across healthcare settings.
Strong job growth rate
14.9% growth predicted over a 5-year period.
Safety & quality in healthcare
Explore impacting factors
These factors are historical, political and social.
Accelerated & 100% online
Study that’s flexible
Coursework and assessments designed to fit around your needs.
Support seven days a week
Learning advice and study assistance
Dedicated support services designed for your study discipline.
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
- Safety and quality in healthcare
Explore the historical, political and social factors impacting on quality measurement in health care with The School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.
- 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.
Pathways to a masters degree
You can graduate with a Graduate Certificate of Health Administration in approximately 0.7 years part-time accelerated, after completing 4 units (12 credit points).
You can also continue studying after completing approximately:
- 1.4 years part-time accelerated, 8 units (48 credit points total), and you’ll receive a Graduate Diploma of Health Administration; or
- 2 years part-time accelerated, 12 units (72 credit points total), and you’ll receive a Master of Health Administration
0.7 years part-time accelerated
- Health systems and policy
- Leading and managing in public health and health care
- Developing health systems
- Safety and quality in health care
0.7 years part-time accelerated
- Healthcare and financial management
- Introduction to management
- Healthcare improvement and learning systems
- Introduction to health law principles
1.4 years part-time accelerated
- Biostatistics: Concepts and applications
- Epidemiology: Concepts and applications
- Healthcare and economic management
- Managing digital health
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.
You must complete four of the following units:
Health systems and policy
Leading and managing in public health and health care
Developing health systems
Safety and quality in health care
Healthcare and financial management
Introduction to health law principles
An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline* with at least a pass (50%) average,
AND a minimum of one to two years of relevant industry/management experience**
*Relevant cognate disciplines include; medical, nursing, allied health, (other health related degree e.g. 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 economics, law, or business
**Relevant work experience in the field of health and public health administration in the health industry, e.g. government, policy, provider such as hospital, clinic, or non-government organisation.
The Graduate Certificate of Health Administration is not currently accepting international applications.
Applicants must meet the English language requirements.
University entrance requirements
Minimum entrance requirements apply for admission to Monash University Australia.
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 $4,125.00 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 fees or scholarships?
Enquire with our student consultants and schedule a call to get your questions answered.
The Graduate Certificate of Health Administration is accredited by The Australasian College of Health Services Management (ACHSM).
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 Susannah Ahern
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.
Professor Peter Bradford
Dr Bradford has a medical degree, a Masters in Public Health, and Fellowships in two Colleges relating to Medical and Hospital Management. He has had 35 year career, most recently as Executive Director Clinical Governance and Medical Services at Melbourne Health (The Royal Melbourne Hospital) and prior to that in similar roles in remote, rural, outer metropolitan, and teaching hospitals in Victoria and the Northern Territory.
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.
Masters in Health Administration
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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.
Studying online, the Monash way
Courses designed for online
Gain a world-class education, delivered through a dynamic virtual classroom and taught by leading academics.
Support seven days a week
You’ll have ongoing access to dedicated support services that have been specifically designed for your discipline.
Equipped for career success
You’ll graduate as an in-demand employee, ready to take the next step in your career.
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