Graduate Diploma of Health Leadership

School of Medicine, Fremantle Campus

At the University of Notre Dame Australia, School of Medicine, we are dedicated to the provision of education that is designed and presented in collaboration with the health sector to support the translation of learning into practice.

The Graduate Diploma of Health Leadership further develops students understanding of key leadership principals in areas of interest to them, choosing from management and leadership courses provided across the university. Students in their final year of study in the Master’s program will complete a workplace leadership project to consolidate their research training.

  • Why study this degree?

    The Graduate Diploma of Health Leadership (GDHL) comprises a comprehensive overview of the core principles of management and leadership within the complex health arena, in which consumers and their significant others play a central role. Students complete three foundational courses focused on leadership theory, systems-focused thinking and ethics for professional life, with a further three self-selected specialist courses.

  • Program summary

    The Graduate Certificate will be provided through Master Classes to engage both academic and health industry speakers to provide an engaging, thought provoking and safe space to explore the complexities of health and health leadership. Master classes provide a space for the sharing of ideas, exploring solutions, networking and building communities of interest.

    This first year will then translate into an on-campus learning experience in the Graduate Diploma year through the Notre Dame core course Ethics in Professional Life and a variety of electives to engage students in areas of interest to them. These courses are provided through a number of schools at the university, further facilitating students to seek topics of interest to them, in the school of their choice.

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Mode of study and assessment

    The Graduate Diploma and Master year of study allows students to undertake the program in a part-time capacity, selecting from the available list of courses in the program regulations.

  • Entry requirements

    To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate/Diploma/Master of Health Leadership applicants must meet the following specific requirements:

    • As a minimum qualification, a recognised Bachelor degree in a health profession
    • Evidence of specific professional and/or industry experience.

    WA Health nursing and midwifery employees require evidence of organisational support. Please refer to the online application form for health manager/executive signature.

  • Fees and costs

    Standard university fees apply for the Diploma and Master year.

    More information can be found at the Fees page.

    International students are not eligible for this program.

  • Scholarships

    Refer to your health service or the WA Health website for further information on scholarships for WA health professionals.

  • More information

    For more information, please email the program coordinator Kylie Russell.

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