Graduate Diploma in Health Service Management (4777)

  • Approved Abbreviation: GDHlthServicesMgt
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4777
  • AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 0101796
This program applies to students who commenced in 2020 or later.

The Graduate Diploma in Health Service Management provides students with an opportunity to develop advanced skills in health service financing, planning and evaluation, as well as governance in healthcare settings. It also explores the socioeconomic, behavioural, biological and societal determinants of health and disease, providing a sound knowledge in epidemiology and the use of healthcare data for decision-making. It provides an entry point to the Master of Health Science (Health Service Management) for those who wish to continue on their professional development journey with further studies.

Study Mode

One year full-time or Two years part-time.

Program Advice

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Online Full Time Online See above
Online Part Time Online See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal See above


An undergraduate or higher degree in a relevant health-related discipline


A graduate diploma or graduate certificate in any discipline and two years full-time equivalent work experience in a relevant health-related discipline

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application. 

Statement of Service form

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Students must complete the following subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
Domain Subjects
PUBH 7016Introduction to Epidemiology10
PUBH 7033The Social Determinants of Health10
PUBH 7031Health Systems and Policy10
HLTH 7025Healthcare Data for Decision-Making10
Focus Subjects
HLTH 7022Advanced Health Service Management10
PUBH 7030Health Systems Planning and Evaluation10
HLTH 7024Health Services Financing10
HLTH 7029Quality and Safety10
Total Credit Points80

Students: for further information on recommended progression please click the below link

Postgraduate Public Health Progression