The Graduate Diploma in Health Service Management provides students with an opportunity to develop advanced skills in health service financing, planning and evaluation, as well as governance in healthcare settings. It also explores the socioeconomic, behavioural, biological and societal determinants of health and disease, providing a sound knowledge in epidemiology and the use of healthcare data for decision-making. It provides an entry point to the Master of Health Science (Health Service Management) for those who wish to continue on their professional development journey with further studies.
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It explores the socioeconomic, behavioural, biological and societal determinants of health and disease, providing a sound knowledge in epidemiology and the use of healthcare data for decision-making.
The degree also provides an entry point to the Master of Health Science (Health Service Management) if you wish to continue on your professional development journey with further studies.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus, Online
Fees: AUD $31,584*
Delivery: On campus
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Graduates can look forward to career opportunities including:
- Health service management
- Project management
- Aged care management
- Human resource management
Health service manager
Health services managers work to improve efficiency and quality in delivering healthcare services. They are often called upon to work closely with physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, and other healthcare employees.
A healthcare project manager oversees a wide variety of projects within an organization. As a project manager you would need to identify issues, provide solutions, delegate tasks and monitor progress to stay on schedule and on budget. This is a fast-paced career with constant deadlines.
Aged care manager
As an aged care manager you will oversee frontline support, administration, human resources, and undertake corporate roles. You may work as a personal carer with elderly persons or families with people who receive aged care.
Human resource manager
The presence of a HR manager in a health care facility is essential in delivering effective services. Specific roles involve staffing and placement, legal research, employee management and decision making. The HR manager is responsible for developing a strong, reliable team.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.