In a nutshell
The Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management course, offered by Charles Sturt University, is the perfect stepping stone for health professionals looking to make the leap into management.
Coordinating health services and ensuring an integrated and holistic approach to patient care is a complex task. This program is designed to address gaps in your knowledge and to equip you with the advanced administrative skills needed to oversee and deliver health services.
Whether you work as a registered nurse, physiotherapist or disability support worker, the course will give you a foundational understanding of healthcare systems and give you a better understanding of the role of a manager in a healthcare context.
You will also learn about human resource management as applied to the healthcare sector, how to resource health and aged services, and gain an evidenced-based understanding of healthcare delivery.
What you’ll need
There are two different entry pathways to this course:
Entry type 1
- Be a health professional currently employed in the industry with substantial experience; OR
- Be a business-related professional with health industry experience that does not hold an undergraduate degree
Entry type 2
- Hold an undergraduate degree with at least two years of experience in a health-related field or a business-related industry connected with healthcare
All applicants must provide a comprehensive CV, letters of reference and application documentation to formally authenticate their experience.
- Resourcing health and aged services
- Evidence-based health care delivery
Why Charles Sturt University?
One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology.
Charles Sturt has 16 campuses in the eastern states of Australia. All CSU students can attend any campus for support and to use available facilities. Campus locations include: Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga.
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.
You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.