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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Nudgee , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Leadership and Management in Health Care

The aim of this course is to prepare graduates to become ethical, effective health leaders and managers who support innovation and who are able to take the lead in the strategic development of a range of organizations, leading to culturally safe, resource-efficient health care within local, national and global health contexts.

The course has a strong focus on strategic organizational management, leading change in health service delivery, clinical redesign and in being a facilitative leader who is able to engage staff in developing innovative quality improvements.

This course will appeal to those who want to develop strong leadership and effective management skills that can be applied across a range of health care environments.
The two-year course is offered at the Master level only with exit options being the Graduate Certificate in Health Administration and the Graduate Diploma in Health Administration.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements ensure the academic integrity of a course is maintained and preserves the university's learning, assessment, and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.
There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge, and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit.

  • compliance with the policies, procedures and regulations which are applicable to all students at ACU.
  • the mandatory requirements associated with the course of study, eg attendance, completion of assignments.

Campus Information

North Sydney

40 Edward Street, North Sydney NSW 2060 PO Box 968, North Sydney NSW 2059


  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

Application Processing
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Graduates will be well-equipped to lead and manage a range of health care services from a local, national and global perspective. Potential roles include health services manager, nurse unit manager, Chief Executive Officer in a health facility, leader or manager in a humanitarian or social welfare organization or manager of a public or private health-related facility.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Leadership and Management in Health Care, an applicant must have completed:

  • the equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree in a health or human services related discipline;
  • the equivalent of an Australian Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Health Administration;
  • the equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree in any discipline and relevant work experience in a health or human services role.

Minimum English Language Requirement

  • Applicants must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy and require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands)