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Southern Cross University (SCU)

  • 20% international / 80% domestic

Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership

  • Graduate Certificate

The Australian healthcare sector is undergoing rapid and widespread change, increasingly disrupted by new technologies and a changing workforce as well as population.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Duration
8 months part-time
Study Mode
Online
Intake Months
Jan, Mar, Apr, Jul, Sep, Nov
Domestic Fees
$9,560 total
International Fees
$9,560 total

About this course

Lead the change in healthcare

The Australian healthcare sector is undergoing rapid and widespread change, increasingly disrupted by new technologies and a changing workforce as well as population. Whether you are a registered nurse or allied health professional, a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership can enable you to take a significant step forward in your career in Australia's largest industry.

By completing Southern Cross University's Online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership you will gain knowledge to meet the challenges and grab the opportunities of leadership in multidisciplinary and complex healthcare delivery. You'll extend your knowledge in evidence based-care, and learn how to lead teams of health professionals in Australia's healthcare systems. Our aim is to produce graduates that are career-ready. So join one of the world's best universities under 50 years old and advance your career in healthcare.

Entry requirements

To qualify for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership, all applicants must:

  • Have successfully completed a minimum three (3) year Bachelor qualification, or equivalent, in a health-related discipline;
 AND
  • Be proficient in English.


Find out more about Rules Relating to Awards and Specific Award Rules.

We recognise and grant credit for past education, qualifications and/or work experience in a process called advanced standing. If you're eligible for advanced standing, this can impact the number of units you need to study, reducing the time and cost of your overall degree.

Find out more about applying for advanced standing.

Study locations

Online

What you will learn

Use contemporary theory to drive change

Lead positive change with the ability to research and present solutions to key stakeholders using the latest evidence-based theories in health practice.

Become a strategic healthcare leader

Further, develop the interpersonal skills needed for effective healthcare leadership, from social and emotional competence, leading effective learning and development of strategy.

Adapt to changing healthcare systems

Learn contemporary theory, compare health systems, practices and policies to improve quality and efficiencies of services by taking advantage of the latest technology.

Career pathways

  • Acting Nurse Manager
  • Aboriginal Health Worker
  • Clinical Coach
  • Clinical Nurse
  • Social Work Department Manager
  • Nurse Unit Manager
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Speech Pathologist

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Health Services & Support courses at Southern Cross University (SCU).
88.9%
Overall satisfaction
83.3%
Skill scale
74.6%
Teaching scale
91.8%
Employed full-time
$93.9k
Average salary