Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Health Services Management

Duration1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Location
Online
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOnline
Course codeCH80
First-year fee
$6,316 (Indicative) (CSP)
$13,818 (Indicative) (FFP)
This course offers Commonwealth Supported Places, meaning you may be eligible for significant fee savings.
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Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Health Services Management is designed for experienced and aspiring managers working in healthcare and emergency settings to excel in Australia's complex and dynamic health care environment. A highly contextual course to advance your career, develop your knowledge of contemporary management practices in health care organisations, explore the foundations of emergency and disaster management, and examine global public health and alignment with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Studying the Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Health Services Management will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills to confidently lead multidisciplinary teams in healthcare and emergency settings and expand your skillset to manage a health program or intervention.

The Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Health Services Management will provide you with contemporary knowledge and skills to enable health care managers to excel in Australia’s complex and dynamic health care environment.

This course examines contemporary management of people and organisations, including effective human resource management in an increasingly dynamic and global environment. You will examine the emotional intelligence model that will allow you to identify the key competencies required of managers to effectively work with and through others. In this course, you will explore local and global concepts of emergency and disaster management and the frameworks that underpin effective management of emergency events. Drawing on your experience, you will explore the concept of leadership, particularly how leadership styles impact an emergency and disaster management environment. Through the exploration of global health issues, you will explore the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as they relate to global public health and examine a range of public health issues including communicable disease, climate change, gender equity and food security, preparing you to take on lead roles in health care projects and interventions.

Designed to provide contextual learning opportunities, the course includes practical assessments and reflective practice. You will also benefit from a flexible course structure that can be studied online or on-campus, full-time or part-time, to suit you and your commitments.

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates would be eligible for employment in managerial positions in hospitals (public, private and not-for-profit), the health services sector and community settings.

Structure & Availability

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete four core units.

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Online Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Available Online
Term 1, 2025Available Online

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

This course has no residential schools.

Requirements

Recommended study

Not applicable.

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold one of the following:

  • A completed Australian Bachelor degree, or higher Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent qualification; or
  • A minimum of 5 years experience as a health leader or manager in a healthcare and emergency service setting.

Professional experience must be shown in a letter of employment which is presented on a company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority. The letter must contain position title, duties performed and length of service.

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent); or
  • bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or United States of America.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.

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You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$6,316
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$13,818

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is four units over one term for a graduate certificate or eight units over two terms for a graduate diploma or masters degree). Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

Commonwealth supported places

With Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) available for this course, you may be eligible for significant fee savings. If you are not eligible for a CSP or if CSPs are full, you will be required to pay full fees. Find out more about CSP eligibility criteria.

Government assistance and HELP loans

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. If offered a CSP, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees. Learn more about paying for university.

Other study costs

Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

How to apply

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.  Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).  If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy.  Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

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