The University of Newcastle, Australia
Fast facts

Newcastle City

Start dates
  • First intake in 2021
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

UON program code: 40219

Program handbook


The Graduate Certificate in Health Economics, Management and Policy is designed to develop skills in strategic health leadership and management, healthcare policy and governance, and health economics for current and future health management professionals - such as healthcare managers, policymakers, or analysts -  to utilise in response to challenges faced by the health sector.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Demonstrate effective oral and written skills to communicate complex health economics, management and policy information to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrate effective independent or collaborative work skills to apply specialised knowledge and expert judgement to health economics, management and policy tasks.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical problem solving skills to be able to justify sound health economics, management and policy solutions.
  • Have applied specialised knowledge of theories, models and concepts relevant to health economics, management and policy.
  • Have demonstrated skills to apply relevant principles and methodologies to research in health economics, management and policy.


Information correct as at6 Apr 2020 7:47 pm
Program code40219
AQF level

Level 8 Graduate Certificate

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Australian students - 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Term typeTrimesters
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Business and Law
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Law School
  2. Newcastle Business School
Relevant University rules and policies

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Entry into the Graduate Certificate in Health Economics, Management and Policy will be available to applicants who have:

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent) or higher in any discipline, or
  • Diploma qualification (or equivalent) in any discipline + 2 years’ relevant work experience, or
  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant work experience.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.

Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

40 units

Program duration

0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

Program requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Health Economics, Management and Policy is an AQF Level 8 coursework program of 40 units. Students are required to complete 10 units of core courses and 30 units of directed courses. All courses included in the program are 10 units. 

Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Students are required to complete 10 units of Core courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6380Health Economics and Finance
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

ted courses

Students are required to complete 30 units from the Directed course list.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6381Health Plan Design and Payments: Theory and PracticeNot currently offered10 units
GSBS6382Applied Economic Evaluation in HealthcareNot currently offered10 units
GSBS6383Health Systems, Policy and GovernanceNot currently offered10 units
GSBS6384Strategic Health Leadership and ManagementNot currently offered10 units
LAWS6090Health Law
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Additional information

Additional Information (Prospective Students)

All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.