A Graduate Certificate in Health Management is a popular and versatile course for health professionals who are seeking more responsibility in their career.
The 4-unit course provides management skills and a leadership qualification its own right. But you can also continue your studies to earn a graduate diploma (8 units) or masters (12 units).
Online courses can typically be completed over an 8-month period. You are able to do a subject every 2 months, all while working full-time if you want. Here are three of Australia's best online grad certs in the field of health management.
SCU Online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership
The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership from Southern Cross University is the introductory course for a well-rounded masters in health management and leadership. Participants may, for example, be nurses, therapists or social work managers. The 100% online course contains four (4) units: Strategic Health Management, Health Systems Policies and Practices, Principles and Practices of Clinical Accountability, and Leading Change in Healthcare. You complete units one at a time over 7-week blocks. The part-time course suits working professionals.
UTS Online Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management
The UTS Online Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management is for health and social care professionals who want to drive change to create safer, higher value and more equitable services and systems. Delivered part-time and 100% online, this course gives students a deep understanding of the complexities of the Australian health and social care systems and the skills to plan, evaluate and improve health systems and services. At the successful completion of your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to enrol into the Master of Health Services Management, where you’ll gain specialist knowledge in quality and safety, digital health, leadership or planning.
JCU Graduate Certificate of Nursing (Leadership and Management)
Leadership and Management is a major available in the Graduate Certificate of Nursing from James Cook University. The 100% online, part-time course is open to experienced, division 1 registered nurses. Students build confidence and knowledge to succeed in leadership and management positions in healthcare. You do four (4) subjects: leading and managing in health, ethics and health management, effective clinical governance, and persuasive communication. Continue the program for a graduate diploma (8 units) or masters (12 units). Each student is supported by a Student Success Advisor.