Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership


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Program Description

  • Start your journey towards an MHL.
  • 100% online, shift work-friendly learning.
  • Become a leader across a diverse range of healthcare fields.

Basic Information

  • Duration: 8 months, part-time
  • Study periods: January, March, April, July, September, November
  • Fees: $2190 per unit
  • Units: 4
  • Rankings: Nursing research ranked the highest possible classification in the ERA national report.

Lead the change in healthcare

The Australian healthcare sector is undergoing rapid and widespread change, increasingly disrupted by new technologies and a changing workforce as well as population. Whether you are a registered nurse or allied health professional, a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership can enable you to take a significant step forward in your career in Australia’s largest industry.

By completing Southern Cross University’s Online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership you will gain knowledge to meet the challenges and grab the opportunities of leadership in multidisciplinary and complex healthcare delivery. You’ll extend your knowledge in evidence based-care, and learn how to lead teams of health professionals in Australia’s healthcare systems.

Our aim is to produce graduates that are career-ready. So join one of the world’s best universities under 50 years old and advance your career in healthcare.

Entry requirements:

To qualify for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership, all applicants must:

  • Have successfully completed a minimum (3) year Bachelor qualification, or equivalent, in a health-related discipline;
  • Provide evidence of minimum one (1) year full-time and current work experience at degree level in a health-related field and/or as acceptable to the School Board;
  • Be proficient in English.

Why choose an online Healthcare Leadership qualification with Southern Cross University?

What you can study

To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership you will complete the below four (4) units:

The units are:

  • Leading Change in Healthcare
  • Strategic Health Management
  • Health Systems, Policies and Practices
  • Principles and Practice of Clinical Accountability

The ideal pathway to a Master of Healthcare Leadership

Sometimes life can get in the way, which is why we have made postgraduate study as flexible as possible. The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership provides you with the first significant step to advancing your career. The best part? If you finish your Graduate Certificate and want to take your learning further, everything you complete will be credited towards your online Master of Healthcare Leadership.

Careers in Healthcare Leadership

  • Unit Manager
  • Quality and Clinical Governance Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Chief Executive
  • Care Manager
  • Practice Owner
  • Hospital CEO
  • Medical Practice Manager
  • Pharmaceutical Project Manager
Last updated Aug 2019

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