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Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management by Griffith University (Part-Time)

Provided by: Kaplan Higher Education Academy

Course Introduction

Since its opening in 1971, Griffith University has come to be regarded as one of Australia’s most innovative tertiary institutions and one of the most influential universities in the Asia Pacific region. Griffith is renowned for excellence in health research.
In 2014, Griffith achieved its best year in National Health and Medical Research Council funding outcomes, amounting to $11.1 million, including the award of 10 project grants, a senior fellowship, an early career fellowship and a Centre of Research Excellence grant.

Source: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/griffith-university?ranking-dataset=128777


Graduation and Degree
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structures will be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management from Griffith University.

The degree awarded will be the same as that to the on-campus graduates.

Curriculum Overview

This programme provides you with a wide range and diverse base of specialist health management courses. It is tailored for graduates or managers of health services wanting to develop their skills and understanding of contemporary health service management issues as well as for those people who will be commencing a career in the health care sector. This programme has been developed so as to support students and career aspirants to work both in the Singaporean healthcare system and in other Asian healthcare services and systems. Careers may be available for professionals interested in moving into the health services area, or for early and mid-career health professionals seeking advancement, broadening their expertise and/or moving into management.


Professional Accreditation

Accredited by Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHM). ACHSM is the peak professional body for health managers in Australasia and brings together health leaders to learn, network and share ideas. The mission of the college is to recognise, develop and support effective health leadership and management to deliver quality services and improve health and well-being.

Each course in this programme is 10-credit points except for Health Project, which is 20-credit points. To be eligible for the award of Master of Health Services Management, a student must complete 120-credit points. To be eligible to exit the programme with the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management, a student must acquire 40-credit points.

  • Healthcare Systems
  • Leadership in Management for Health Services
  • Health Economics
  • Change Management in Dynamic Healthcare
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Finance and Project Management
  • Health Workforce
  • Translating Clinical Innovation into Work Practice
  • Health Policy and Planning
  • Foundations of Research Inquiry in Health
  • Strategic Decision Making in Health
  • Health Service Managers and the Law
  • Health Project

Entry Requirements

Applicants for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management will normally:

  • Hold a Bachelor Degree in any discipline
  • OR a health-related diploma with two years of relevant work experience in the health or aged sector
  • OR have a minimum of five years equivalent full-time work experience in administrative, management and leadership roles within healthcare organisations (students would be expected to have career goals to work in health-related organisations).
Note: Progression for students admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management to the Master of Health Services Management is dependent upon achieving a minimum Pass grade in all of the Graduate Certificate courses.

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee covers university registration, study guides, intensive seminars and workshops, assignments, examinations (if applicable), projects, degree (if earned) and transcript.
  • Programme: SGD 8,916.67 (4 modules) payable in 2 instalments
  • Receive SGD 200 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our degree course. T&Cs apply.
Education Loan

Education loans are available, subject to meeting the bank's loan requirements. 


Non-tuition Fees

A non-refundable application fees are as follows:
  • Application fee: SGD 181.90

All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

*Note: All fees are subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 28 Jan 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact out course consultant.

Study Mode & Duration

  • You can plan your study schedule at your own pace in each semester.
  • Can be completed in 1 semester of 4 months (full-load study mode) or 8 months (half-load study mode).
  • Courses are fully taught by Griffith University faculty
  • Lectures/Workshops for each course are 16 hours via block-teaching
  • 100% assignment-based programme
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