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Southern Cross University (SCU)

Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership

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. 

  • Leading Change in Healthcare
  • Strategic Planning and Management in Healthcare
  • Envisioning Health Systems, Policies and Practices
  • Governance and Accountability in Healthcare

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;
  • Be proficient in English.

SCU 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. 

  • 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. 

2023 academic year student fees shown are subject to change. You may also be required to pay student amenities fees. Contact the university directly to confirm.

Fees shown are per unit. The number of units are listed below fees. Together they indicate the total fees for the course.

FEE-HELP loans are available to assist eligible full-fee paying domestic students with the cost of a university course.

Key Facts
  • Study Mode: Online
  • 8 months (part-time)
  • $2,580 per unit FEE HELP available
  • 4 units
  • Start Date: Jan, Mar, Apr, July, Sep, Nov