Innovate and create sustainable change in healthcare with the Graduate Certificate in Health Systems
The upcoming semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they’re on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.
The Graduate Certificate in Health Systems will positively challenge the way professionals understand and work within Australian and international health systems. Professionals will be facilitated to compare and benchmark health systems and identify opportunities for evidence informed innovation.
Campus and Bond University Experience
For the past 15 years, Bond University has been recognised as Australia’s number one university for student experience according to the Good Universities Guide. The outstanding student experience underpins the Graduate Certificate in Health Systems program, with students reaping the rewards of personal attention, small class sizes, world-class academics and flexible delivery modes.
Bond’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine is recognised for the excellence of its education and research in the medical, health and sports sciences. They have an established reputation for offering innovative degree programs and producing graduates who are work-ready and possess the leadership skills to improve local, national and global health and well-being.
- Complete the degree in 4 months (full-time) or 8 months (part-time)
- Taught in small groups using blended learning approaches including face-to-face intensive workshops and self-paced online modules
- Critically evaluate and benchmark health systems and practices
- Learn to navigate the research literature to update and inform local practice
- Apply learning to practice through individually designed assessments
About the program
The Graduate Certificate in Health Systems will positively challenge the way professionals understand and work within Australian and international health systems. The way in which the diverse population interacts with and uses healthcare services will be explored to promote equitable systems. Professionals will be facilitated to compare and benchmark health systems and identify opportunities for evidence-informed innovations. Show more
The Graduate Certificate in Health Systems will positively challenge the way professionals understand and work within Australian and international health systems. The way in which the diverse population interacts with and uses healthcare services will be explored to promote equitable systems. Professionals will be facilitated to compare and benchmark health systems and identify opportunities for evidence-informed innovations.
The Graduate Certificate can be completed in four months full-time or over multiple semesters part-time. Two core subjects must be completed, and two elective subjects as chosen. Show less
|Mode||On Campus and Remote|
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.
|Duration||1 semester (4 months)|
|Program type||Postgraduate Certificate|
|Study area||Health Sciences, Medicine|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
Students will undertake two required subjects plus two electives, from the list below of innovations and health subjects, to complete the Graduate Certificate.
- Health Systems: Australia and International (HPER71-111)
- Evidence-Based Practice and Policy (HPER71-110)
Plus two electives:
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENFB71-104)
- Managing People (MGMT71-104)
- Project Innovation and Change (MGMT71-326)
- Managing Strategic Change (MGMT71-311)
- Educating the Health Workforce (HPER-71-114)
- Generating Evidence Using Research Methods (HPER71-113)
- Knowledge Translation in Healthcare (HPER71-112)
- Planetary Health (HPER71-116)
- Sustainable Healthcare (HPER71-117)
- Systematic Review (HPER71-115)
- Translational Simulation in Healthcare (HPER71-118)
- Data Analytics for Decision Making (BMBA71-301)
The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee. Fees each semester may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.
Total program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2023: $21,800
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.
* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.
Academic entry requirements
Entry into the Graduate Certificate requires the following:
- A minimum Bachelor level degree in Health or a related program with a minimum GPA of 1/4 (equivalent to 4/7), or
- A minimum Bachelor level degree in a non-health related area with a minimum GPA of 1/4 (equivalent to 4/7) plus 3 years relevant work experience
For more information regarding eligibility, domestic students please contact 1800 074 074 and international students contact +61 7 5595 1024 for further details.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information
How to apply
The Graduate Certificate in Health systems is designed for professionals seeking to better understand and influence health systems. Graduates will be able to analyse factors affecting healthcare users’ access and outcomes and apply research to influence positive changes.
The degree will provide graduates with the ability to:
- Describe the Australian health system, its governance, and economic structures
- Benchmark and compare Australia’s health system with international comparators
- Evaluate the impact of the social determinants of health on healthcare access and outcomes
- Find, critically appraise, and apply high quality evidence relevant to the population, community and individual health needs
Successful graduates of Graduate Certificate in Health Systems are well-placed to progress to further studies via Bond’s Master of Healthcare Innovations program and receive full credit for subjects studied in this program.
Graduates may also be eligible to progress to further post-graduate research leading to potential career options in research organisations and academia.
As a graduate of Bond’s Graduate Certificate in Health Systems, you will have a competitive edge in your career. Employer satisfaction with graduates from Bond University has been rated highest in Australia for two years in a row, according to the 2019 Employer Satisfaction Survey published by the Department of Education and Training.
The Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine offers students 3 pathway degrees as study options (including the Graduate Certificate in Health Systems) that lead into the Master of Healthcare Innovations. These degrees can also be studied individually and cover a range of different areas that may suit individual needs. For more detail on each degree, please click the links below or submit an enquiry to discuss the best study option for you.
Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Practice (Available to Domestic students only)
The Graduate Certificate can be completed in twelve to eighteen months part time. Three core subjects must be completed, and one elective subject chosen. The Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Practice will transform the way professionals interpret and keep up to date with the growing volume of research evidence. It will deepen professionals’ critical thinking to apply evidence-based practice to maintain high quality practice and inform improvements where appropriate. It will also provide an understanding of research methodologies for students considering research higher degrees.
Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations
The Graduate Diploma can be completed in eight months full time or over multiple semesters part time. Six core subjects must be completed, and two elective subjects chosen. The Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovations will deepen professionals’ knowledge of health systems, evidence-based practice and organisational behaviour. Professionals will learn to use design thinking and problem solving strategies to lead, educate and influence colleagues and healthcare users towards improving and innovating healthcare practice.
Students may wish to study the above programs and transition into the Masters program, at which time they may wish to apply for credit for prior study.
Master of Healthcare Innovations
Master of Healthcare Innovations is offered full time over 3 semesters (one year), or part time over multiple semesters and is designed for professionals seeking their next challenge in healthcare.