Master of Health Services Management

University Of South Australia

Program Overview

  • Advance into leadership and management positions across the diverse health and ageing sectors.
  • Benefit from flexible study options through online and on-campus learning.
  • Enjoy a unique blend of health and business courses for a contemporary health management focus.
  • Partner with industry while completing a major project targeting real world health management issues.
  • Study a curriculum informed by above world-class research in public health and health services, business and management.
  • Study course content informed by the competency framework developed by the Australasian College of Health Services Management.
  • Join South Australia’s No. 1 university for graduate careers and teaching quality in health.
  • UniSA is an unstoppable university for unstoppable people. As one of the World’s Top Young Universities, we’ll ensure you get the experience your future profession demands so it’ll feel like you’re studying one minute and in a career the next.


  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 29,400



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This master’s degree will expand your knowledge and skills in management, administration, leadership, project management, strategic management, financial management and more.

Through a unique blend of health and business courses, you'll learn to:

  • Provide the overall strategic direction and management for a service, facility, organisation or centre.
  • Work in senior levels of management influencing high-level organisation, financial and administrative decisions.
  • Prepare for leadership roles in health within Australia and internationally.
  • Develop and strengthen project management processes to plan, manage, execute and deliver successful projects.
  • Develop competencies in designing rigorous quantitative research to inform healthcare knowledge, practice, and policy.
  • Undertake administrative operations such as reporting and budget planning.
  • Understand business analytics, the accounting environment and health economics within organisations.

Degree structure

  • People, Leadership and Performance
  • Responsible Leadership in Health
  • Quantitative Design for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Research

Applicants are required to have successfully completed a bachelor's degree from a recognised higher education institution. Credit of 0.5 EFTSL will be awarded to applicants who have completed a bachelor's, graduate certificate or graduate diploma in the area of Health Services Management or Health Administration. Credit may be available for applicants with other health or business related qualifications and will be assessed on a case by case basis.

English language entry requirements

International students who are working with English as an additional language must have obtained one of the following standards within the last two years prior to admission. Possession of one or more of these standards, in addition to the academic entry requirements, does not, in itself, guarantee a place at the University of South Australia. Applications are considered on an individual basis and selection is competitive. Where previous study/work experience was conducted in English, the application must be accompanied by certified documentation from the educational institution/employer certifying that the language of instruction/employment was English.

English language test

  • IELTS total [6.5]
  • IELTS writing [6.5]
  • IELTS speaking [6.5]


AUD$ 29,400 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

The Master of Health Services Management will prepare you for a range of leadership and management positions in the health and aged care sectors.

Graduates can work in a wide variety of senior leadership roles, such as:

  • Clinical Manager
  • Practice Manager
  • Aged Care Manager
  • Health and Welfare Services Manager
  • Medical or Hospital Administrator
  • Primary Health Organisation Manager
  • Theatre Manager.
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