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What will I learn?

This course is designed to prepare ethical and effective health care leaders and managers who will be able to lead health service delivery into the future. The course has a strong focus on strategic organisational management, leading change in health service delivery, clinical redesign and in being a facilitative leader who is able to engage staff on developing innovative quality improvements.

This course will appeal to those who want to develop strong leadership and effective management skills that can be applied across a range of health care environments. The course is offered at master's level only, with exit options being the Graduate Certificate in Health Administration or the Graduate Diploma in Health Administration.

Careers

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • health services management and/or leadership
  • nurse unit management
  • humanitarian or social welfare organisation management and/or leadership
  • public or private health-related facilities management and/or leadership

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences

CRICOS

097207E

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$25,296.00 (13,62,931) per year
Estimate total cost: AUD $50,592; Unit fee: AUD $3,162

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

Australian Catholic University

North Sydney Campus,

40 Edward Street,

NORTH SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2060, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold the equivalent of an Australian bachelor degree from a recognised university or institution with a pass average. Individual courses may also have additional specific requirements. English language proficiency requirement: Overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with an individual score of 6.0 for all tests); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 79: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 13 in reading and 12 in listening; ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE of 176 (Minimum individual score of 169 in all tests).

For international students

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Leadership and Management in Health Care, an applicant must have completed:

the equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree in a health or human services related discipline; OR
the equivalent of an Australian Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Health Administration; OR
the equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree in any discipline and relevant work experience in a health or human services role.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.5; Individual score of 6.0 in all tests

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 79: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 13 in reading and 12 in listening

ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 176; Individual score of at least 169 in all tests

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Australian Catholic University

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  • Top 2 per cent in THE World University Rankings 2022
  • Top 20 ‘Generation Y’ universities in THE Rankings 2021
  • Home to 3,400+ international students from 90+ countries
  • Top 300 university worldwide

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