Master of Health Services Management, Monash University

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Master of Health Services Management for 2015


Why study Master of Health Services Management?

If you are working or planning to work in middle or senior management roles in health care, this course will help you prepare for and advance your career.

The course coordinator, Professor Just Stoelwinder, is one of Australia's most senior and respected health care managers and management and policy academics.

You will study ten core units and two electives. You can study part-time (Multi-mode) online with Block Days (six semesters) or on-campus full time (three semesters) at The Alfred Hospital, one of Melbourne's busiest hospitals and where we have a major teaching and research presence.

The core units cover:

  • law for health systems;
  • clinical leadership and management;
  • improving health care quality;
  • financial issues in health care management;
  • foundations health policy;
  • epidemiology and biostatistics;
  • reform and development of health services; and
  • a health services management case study.

You can choose your electives from units offered in our Master of Public Health or other approved master-level management units.

You can also exit the course early with a Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management or a [[][Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management] if you meet the requirements.

Professional recognitions


This degree satisfies the requirements of The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) Fellowship providing the successful completion of the following core units: MPH5040, MPH5041, MPH5213 and MPH5283.

This degree is accredited by The Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) for College entry and advancement purposes.


Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students


1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Commonwealth supported place not offered for this course.

Domestic fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 22,400 AUD

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.


First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)


  • On-campus at MMS-ALFRED: full-time
  • Off-campus: full-time, part-time

This course is only available to domestic students in off-campus mode.


Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Course code: 2872

CRICOS code: 038564F

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Enquiries should be directed to the Postgraduate Office, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne VIC 3004.
Telephone: + 613 9903 0563


Sorry, this course is not currently available to International students.

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Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Students must have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline and relevant professional experience. The department will individually assess applications from students without a degree who have extensive professional experience.

Extra requirements

Relevant Work Experience (CV) must be submitted before an application can be assessed

Statement of purpose (250 words) outlining reasons for undertaking course must be submitted before an application can be assessed

Academic transcripts must be provided before an application can be assessed.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.


When online applications close, domestic applicants should apply directly to the department via our Direct Application Form available on our website

Semester one (March)

Apply directly to Monash

Applications for this course are made directly to the department.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

Apply directly to Monash.

If you need more information, contact the faculty.

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