Graduate Certificate of Health Management - 2019

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

Other commencement years for this course: 2018, 2017 and 2016

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code


Credit points


Abbreviated title


Managing faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Admission and fees


Course progression map

M4006 (pdf)

Course type

Graduate certificate

Standard duration

1 year PT

You have a maximum of 3 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

Multi-modal (Alfred Hospital)

You are required to attend a number of compulsory blocks of on-campus/on-site study days.


Graduate Certificate of Health Management


  • This course is not available to international students.


This course, offered by the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, targets professionals working within the health care sector who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in the management of health services. It provides core competencies in health management, including leadership, human resource and financial management of health services.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework Level 8 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework Level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:

  1. apply a detailed understanding of the principles of financial and resource management to a health care context
  2. understand the difference between leadership and management
  3. critically appraise the interface between health care management theory and practice
  4. develop skills in the analysis of management problems and problem solving techniques
  5. demonstrate the interpersonal, communication and team leadership skills appropriate for senior health care managers
  6. demonstrate skills in literature review, report writing, oral presentations, verbal and visual communications
  7. demonstrate knowledge and develop skills in two areas of interest.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by The Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) for college entry and advancement purposes.


The course comprises 24 points structured into four units.


The course progression mapcourse progression map ( provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

You must complete 4 units (24 points) from the following:

  • MPH5266 Clinical leadership and management
  • MPH5268 Economics and financial management in health care
  • MPH5265 Law for health systems
  • MPH5267 Principles of health care quality improvement
  • MPH5269 Foundations of health policy
  • MPH5272 Principles of health systems

Progression to further studies

Successful completion of this course may provide a pathway to the Graduate Diploma of Health Management.