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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleFacCertHSM
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Gippsland)
Course coordinator

Karen Crinall


  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.


This course is designed to meet the needs of professionals in the social, community and human services sectors who have moved from direct practice into a managerial role, but who do not hold an appropriate undergraduate degree. The program offers an alternative entry to graduate study, with the option to advance via the graduate diploma to the masters if a credit average is achieved. The curriculum includes program planning and evaluation, management and leadership, and offers a unique focus on exploring the role, function and responsibilities of the human service organisation in rural, regional and urban environments. The course content is designed to allow students to adapt topics and assignments to their own experience and professional context.


Students completing this course will have:

  • a familiarity with diverse aspects of the academic discipline
  • a familiarity with the world view of the field of study
  • a familiarity with the secondary literature in the field of study
  • a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study
  • advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • developed sound analytical skills
  • developed the ability to use relevant technology such as databases, information management systems and search engines effectively.


This course consists of two 12-point core units.


Students complete:

  • HSM4301 Program planning and evaluation in the human services
  • HSM4302 Management and leadership in the human services

Progression to further studies

Students who complete the faculty certificate with a minimum credit average, may apply to transfer to course 3789 Graduate Diploma in Human Services Management.


Faculty Certificate in Human Services Management