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Sydney Professional Certificate in Leadership in Health

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    Sydney Professional Certificates comprise of two units of study, totalling 12 credit points. You only pay for these units as you enrol each semester.

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Overview

This certificate is designed for current and future leaders in the dynamic field of health focusing on strategy and leadership skills required for successful innovation.

The Sydney Professional Certificate in Leadership in Health consists of two postgraduate units of study that combine online and intensive on-campus teaching. This professional certificate explores how successful innovation in health care happens at all levels - system, organisational and personal.

It starts with a focus on the ‘business of health’ that is embedded in the complex mix of public and private sectors - in both funding and delivery. Students will explore the financial, policy and regulatory eco-systems in which health care is financed and delivered. Case studies develop a critical understanding of public and private sector health industry business models. With this background, students will undertake practical exercises to develop and document strategy in an organisation of their choosing. How to go about implementing this strategy by will be linked to the ‘leadership of health’ through consideration of leadership theory so as to develop an understanding of leadership both in terms of personal style and inside organisations. 

Units of study:

  • Business of Health (HPOL5006)
  • Leadership and Strategy in Health (HPOL5012)

Please see below under What you’ll study for unit of study details.

Who should study this course?

Public health and health professionals who wish to gain a deeper understanding of leadership within the health industry.

Subject areas

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status
The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

How to apply

What you'll pay

Sydney Professional Certificates comprise of two units of study, totalling 12 credit points. You only pay for these as you enrol each semester.

The fee displayed on the right hand side of the page shows an indicative postgraduate full-time study load of 48 credit points across one year. A professional certificate is equivalent to a quarter full-time load. 

What you'll study

Students doing this certificate complete the following units:

  • Business of Health (HPOL5006) - nb. the workshop for this unit is in mid-July
  • Leadership and Strategy in Health (HPOL5012)

Both units are only offered in Semester 2. If these units are completed in the same semester, the certificate can be completed in 6 months part-time.

Units of Study

Admissions criteria

Admission to the Sydney Professional Certificate in Leadership in Health requires a Bachelor degree or equivalent professional experience.

Course opportunities

Completion of a Sydney Professional Certificate in Leadership in Health can be used as credit and articulate to a:

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protective clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through a government approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government. Further information is available from https://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/living-costs/health-insurance.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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