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This certificate is designed for current and future leaders in the dynamic field of health focusing on strategy and leadership skills required for successful innovation.

The Sydney Professional Certificate in Leadership in Health consists of two postgraduate units of study that combine online and intensive on-campus teaching. This professional certificate explores how successful innovation in health care happens at all levels - system, organisational and personal.

It starts with a focus on the ‘business of health’ that is embedded in the complex mix of public and private sectors - in both funding and delivery. Students will explore the financial, policy and regulatory eco-systems in which health care is financed and delivered. Case studies develop a critical understanding of public and private sector health industry business models. With this background, students will undertake practical exercises to develop and document strategy in an organisation of their choosing. How to go about implementing this strategy by will be linked to the ‘leadership of health’ through consideration of leadership theory so as to develop an understanding of leadership both in terms of personal style and inside organisations. 

Units of study:

  • Business of Health (HPOL5006)
  • Leadership and Strategy in Health (HPOL5012)

Please see below under What you’ll study for unit of study details.

Who should study this course?

Public health and health professionals who wish to gain a deeper understanding of leadership within the health industry.

Subject areas
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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information.

Standard closing dates:

Semester 2 - 15 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 2 (July)

This course is not available to International Students.

This course is not available to International Students.

Starting date

What you'll study

Students doing this certificate complete the following units:

  • Business of Health (HPOL5006) - nb. the workshop for this unit is in mid-July
  • Leadership and Strategy in Health (HPOL5012)

Both units are only offered in Semester 2. If these units are completed in the same semester, the certificate can be completed in 6 months part-time.

Units of Study

Admissions criteria

Admission to the Sydney Professional Certificate in Leadership in Health requires a Bachelor degree or equivalent professional experience.

Credit for previous study

For more information about the University’s credit policy, please see the Credit for Previous Studies page.

Course opportunities

Completion of a Sydney Professional Certificate in Leadership in Health can be used as credit and articulate to a:

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