Master of Advanced Health Services Management

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1.5 to 2 years full-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$23,500.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree or higher


Commencing in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Next start date

Trimester 3, 2022 (more)

Applications close

Monday, 24 October 2022

About this program

You will study a wide ranging and diverse base of specialist health management courses. If you are a graduate or manager in health, aged or community care services and you want to develop your skills and understanding of contemporary health or social care management issues, these degrees will help you achieve your goals. Through flexible teaching and research options, you will learn about key areas of health sector policy, governance, operations and evidence-based practice management.

You will develop skills and knowledge in current management theory and practice, develop your leadership skills and style and gain an in-depth understanding of health workforce planning. You will also learn about managing human resources, planning and implementing health programs, and managing performance and health budgets from respected industry practitioners and academics. Additionally, you will develop skills in strategic decision making and change management and an understanding of the role of innovation and the application of technology in health services management. You will develop research and project management skills that will provide a sound basis for your current work role and your future endeavours.


The Master of Advanced Health Services Management offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:

If you have: You may be eligible to complete this program in:
Bachelor, related discipline 2 years full-time
Bachelor Honours, related discipline
Graduate Certificate, related discipline
Graduate Diploma, related discipline
1.5 years full-time (with 40 credit points of advanced standing)

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
3082 Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management Online, South Bank Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
3336 Graduate Certificate in Digital Health Online, South Bank Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
5586 Master of Health Services Management Online, South Bank Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
5627 Master of Advanced Health Services Management (this program) Online, South Bank Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Note: Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

The Master of Health Services Management is offered full time and part-time online and at our South Bank campus. As a student of Health Services Management you can choose your attendance mode according to your personal and work commitments.

You will be classed as a part-time student if you are enrolled in less than 30 credit points per trimester. As a part-time student, you will generally attend 6 hours of scheduled classes per week.

As a full-time student, you will generally attend 12 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester.

Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week to accommodate part-time and working students unavailable to attend classes during the day.

International students residing outside Australia may enrol in this program. International students must be enrolled in at least 30 credit points per trimester.

The Master of Advanced Health Services Management is offered fully online. You can access course materials, participate in learning activities, lodge assessment items and access support services via the University's teach platform Learning@Griffith. There is no requirement for on-campus attendance and access to a reliable computer with internet connection is essential. Internet-fully on-line, if it suits you, some courses may be taken at the South Bank campus.

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

The program provides the opportunity to undertake Work Integrated Learning (WIL) through full-time workplace placement in a healthcare organisation. The aim of WIL is to provide students with the opportunity to translate the content of the postgraduate program to the context of the workplace. This translation will occur with support from an academic supervisor and a workplace supervisor. The WIL component is a key to competency development as well as a translational learning opportunity. This experience will allow the student to develop the necessary attributes, skills and competencies expected in a health service management postgraduate professional. This WIL component offers a unique and exciting opportunity for students to work in contemporary healthcare facilities with health leaders and managers.

Work-integrated learning (professional placement) requires attendance in approved workplaces in Australia or internationally on a full-time basis during the WIL course.

Work-integrated learning activities integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

The work-integrated learning component of the program is designed as an opportunity to integrate the theoretical knowledge learned over the first two or three trimesters of the program. Accordingly, students may only undertake their industry placement after successful completion of the course work component of their degree program.

Students should be aware that the work-integrated learning component is undertaken across 13 weeks and is only available to students who have completed 80 credit points of courses. Students are required to complete Fit for Placement compliance requirements in the trimester prior to undertaking WIL and cannot progrss on a WIL placement without this. Students will enrol in all four parts of the work-integrated learning course prior to undertaking the 13 week work-integrated placement. Students should note that part-time placements are available; however these placements must be approved by the Program Director.

My career opportunities

You may find opportunities in Australia and overseas in various roles in health and social care leadership, policy, governance, quality and safety.

Program accreditation

Professional recognition

Students who complete this degree may be eligible for membership to the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM).

Professional Practice requirements

There are placements associated with this program and before undertaking professional experience placements, all students in this program are required to have completed the following by the end of their first trimester of study:

  • Vaccinations and Health Tests
  • Licenses and Certificates
  • Online Training
  • Health Placement Requirements

Students should refer to the checklist of professional practice requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Professional Practice website for full details of the requirements regarding professional placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Master of Advanced Health Services Management (5627)

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Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information

Additional fee information

Throughout your program you may be required to pay for the following items:

costs associated with Fit For Professional Practice requirements (vaccinations, serology tests, Australian National Police Check from AFP and sometimes Tuberculosis test, depending on which TB test a student takes). See Fit for Professional Practice Placement website for more details.