Master of Health and Human Services Management

Deakin University

Program Overview

Build the leadership, managerial and analytical skills to influence positive change in healthcare with the Master of Health and Human Services Management. Open the door to senior roles within the health sector and use your platform to improve healthcare delivery and contribute to healthier communities.

Want the skills to lead from the front in the growing health and human services sector?



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 38,000


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 70

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Course structure

To complete the Master of Health and Human Services Management students must attain 16 credit points. All units except Major Research Project units are equal to 1 credit point.

The course comprises 10 core units (these are compulsory) and 6 Specialisation units (you can choose which ones to study according to the prescribed units in each of the Specialisations in the course structure).

All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).

Core units

  • Academic Integrity (0 credit points)
  • Fundamentals of Health Informatics
  • Contemporary Health Issues and Policies
  • Health Economics 1
  • Economic Evaluation 1
  • Research Literacy
  • Resource Allocation and Priority Setting
  • Health Law and Ethics
  • Financial Interpretation
  • Business Process and Operations Management
  • Human Resource Management

Entry will be based on performance in:

  • a Bachelor degree or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline

  • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

Recognition of prior learning
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
$38,000 for 1 yr full-time AUD

The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning.

The healthcare sector is projected to be Australia’s biggest and fastest-growing sector over the next five years*. With a Master of Health and Human Services Management, you will have an incredibly important role to play in managing the new projects, services and jobs that emerge from this growth.

Your specialised skills combined with your practical experience will prepare you for management and leadership roles across a variety of areas including:

  • public health departments
  • hospital management
  • nursing home management
  • clinic management
  • medical practices
  • mental health organisations
  • community health centres
  • rehabilitation centres
  • skilled nursing facilities
  • healthcare associations
  • welfare and human service delivery organisations
  • policy roles within government
  • major healthcare infrastructure projects

Recent graduates have gone on to work in international agencies with a presence in public health, divisions of general practice, health administration departments, hospitals and associated networks.

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