Deepen your knowledge and have a broader impact on society by studying one of our health and community services courses.
This course will give you an opportunity to think about new pathways such as new leadership practice, clinical practice, policy practice, or research. As a graduate of this course, new doors will open for you; through the connections you make and the ideas that you connect with.
According to projections, the health and community services sector will grow more rapidly than any other in the next five years*. As a result, the University of Melbourne has developed the Health and Human Services program to meet this growing demand.
Designed for those working in the health, mental health and human service fields, this course will broaden your knowledge and allow you to become an expert in your field. Whether you are a counsellor, nurse or therapist, you’ll learn to navigate the complex and growing challenges faced by health and human services professionals today, to improve the outcomes of individuals and society more broadly.
Alternatively, students can undertake the Specialist Certificate in Implementation Science to gain advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in using methods of implementation science in professional practice.
As a graduate of the Health and Human Services course you will gain the same qualification and graduation certificate as an on-campus student because you will achieve identical learning outcomes from the same academics that teach our on-campus courses. If you complete your master’s you will also be invited to attend a graduation ceremony in Melbourne.
Interested in studying a course face-to-face? Explore our range of award and short courses relevant to you.
*Australian Government, Department of Employment, 2016 Industry Employment Projections Report.
Online course options
Next term starts: 7 October 2019
Applications close: 23 September 2019
|Course name||Part-time duration*||Core subjects||Elective subjects||Capstone subjects**||Total course fee***|
|Master of Health and Human Services||2 years||6||1|
|Graduate Certificate in Health and Human Services||1 year||4|
|Specialist Certificate in Health and Human Services||6 months||2|
|Specialist Certificate in Implementation Science||6 months||2|
|Domestic and Family Violence (single subject)|
*The program will be offered part time however the request for full-time load will be considered on a term-by-term basis.
**Capstone subjects vary, and may involve work placements, project-based learning, a research project, or a coursework subject outlining business best practice. Please review the course page for more information on this component.
***The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5 per cent per annum.
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Discuss your path
Talk with a dedicated online student support consultant via the chat function at the bottom right of this page, via phone or by filling out the enquiry form to understand more about this program, including:
- Entry requirements
- Time commitment for subjects
- Fees and payment options.
Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
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