Healthcare Leadership, Master

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #401 (WUR) Online
A Master of Healthcare Leadership is a game-changing credential – graduates earn almost $35,000 more, per year, than their undergraduate counterparts (Graduate Careers Australia). This Healthcare Leadership program is offered by the Southern Cross University Online.


A masters will open doors to roles and industries you’d never before considered. Move up in your discipline, or dive into a new career – graduates are working in health, as specialist managers and business, HR and even marketing (Graduate Careers Australia).
258000 new jobs
Join the health job boom – healthcare is projected to make the largest contribution to Australian employment growth in the next four years, to make up 18.7% of the labour market (
Set yourself apart
Just 14.4% of health care workers hold a postgraduate degree – join a growing cohort of decision makers and leaders (
Invest in your healthcare future

The Master of Healthcare Leadership is designed to help translate your years of experience in direct care, supervision, training, management and implementing change, into the credentials you need to progress into management and leadership. Use it to move up within nursing, midwifery or allied health, or take a leap into a completely new health arena.

You will learn management and leadership, clinically applicable and rigorous research skills alongside other healthcare professionals in units taught by highly qualified industry experts. Plus, your assessments will take inspiration from situations you’re facing every day, which means you will be able to apply what you learn at your workplace immediately.

Whether you’re a nurse or midwife with a diploma and many years of experience wanting to move out of direct care, from an allied health background wanting to start your own practice, or from a non-health background, a Master of Healthcare Leadership is designed to give you more flexibility, more opportunities and more transferable skills to lead change and innovation in a healthcare setting.
Accelerated and flexible
The Southern Cross University Online Master of Healthcare Leadership fits seamlessly around work, family, and life. It’s 100% online, and you can begin at any of six different times throughout the year. It’s accelerated and you can apply for credit based on professional experience and previous study, so you may graduate in just 12 months part time.
Affordable and encouraging
Our courses are some of the most affordable in the country. And our study environment is personalised and supportive. You’ll have your own student success advisor, always available to help you persevere and progress. You’ll also develop personal connections with our academics, just as if you were learning on campus.

Programme Structure

Part A
  • Health Research Methodology
  • Evidence Based Health Practice
  • Graduate Studies Project (double-weighted)
Part B
  • Leading Change in Healthcare
  • Strategic Health Management
  • Health Systems, Policies and Practices
  • Principles and Practice of Clinical Accountability
  • Healthcare Professional Portfolio A
  • Leadership and Management in Health
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Social and Emotional Competence in the Workplace
  • Teaching and Supervision in a Clinical Setting

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    12 units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)
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English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

To qualify for entry into the Master of Healthcare Leadership, you must:
  • have a Bachelors degree (or a similar qualification) in a health-related field
  • be proficient in English.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1990 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1990 AUD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1990 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1990 AUD per module and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
*Tuition fees per unit


StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.