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University of Tasmania

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Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management (Aged Care)

  • Graduate Certificate

This course is offered on a part-time basis. All units are delivered primarily off campus (by distance).

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Course Code
Study Mode
In person, Online
Intake Months

About this course

This course is offered on a part-time basis. All units are delivered primarily off campus (by distance).

The effective governance and management of aged care services is a critical requirement to ensure: safe, high-quality care for vulnerable older Australians; and, the financial viability of organisations.

This course is designed for health care professionals looking to develop skills in effective leadership, governance and management of aged care services. Your studies will cover a range of governance arrangements, including accountability and transparency requirements for staff, managers and boards. Key assessments will test your ability to critically assess the knowledge, structures and systems required to effectively govern, organise and manage residential aged care organisations. You will also learn to identify, monitor and improve key elements of organisational functioning, within complex health networks.

For more information about the Australian Institute of Health Service Management (AIHSM) including our people and our industry partners please visit here.

Entry requirements

a) Australian Bachelor Degree or equivalent level standard in any other institution in an unrelated discipline and a minimum of one year relevant work experience in the health sector OR

b) A minimum of five years approved relevant work experience in the health sector or other special circumstances (e.g. post-secondary qualifications) as approved by the Dean or delegated authority.

Study locations

Distance Sydney

Rozelle - Sydney


What you will learn

CLO1Critically analyse leadership theories and styles in Aged Care contexts
CLO2Demonstrate a range of decision making and leadership skills in problem solving, change and conflict management, accounting for and respecting cultural diversity and the needs of healthcare stakeholders.
CLO3Analyse foundational and contemporary health service management theory, principles and processes, and reflect on their efficacy in current practice.
CLO4Demonstrate leadership communication on management, motivation, and workplace culture required for effective leadership.

Course structure

This course comprises 4 x 12.5 credit point coursework units and is offered part-time by distance study.

The recommended pattern of enrolment for students commencing in Semester 2, 2021 OR Spring School (late), 2021 is:

Semester 2, 2021 OR Spring School (late), 2021

  • BAA541 Aged Care Governance: Context, Reforms and Systems
  • BAA752 Foundations of Integrated Care

Semester 1, 2022

  • BAA542 Aged Care Leadership and Management: Effective Internal and External Integration
  • BAA750 Delivering Integrated Care (requires prior completion of BAA752)

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