Health Management

UNE’s postgraduate Health Management degrees equip you with the knowledge and skills to:

  • lead and manage health systems and services
  • lead and manage people working in health and social care
  • develop yourself as a leader and manager in contemporary and complex healthcare.

The profession of health management covers a broad range of leadership and management appointments that continue to expand with the growth and demands of the healthcare sector. At UNE, our postgraduate students come from a range of disciplinary backgrounds in health and social care including nursing, social work, medicine, community development and human services work, business, human resources and information systems.

UNE Health Management graduates are prepared for senior and middle management roles within the public, private and not for profit health, aged care and community care sectors. UNE is fortunate to have academic staff at the School of Health with a variety of experience of value to health managers. Their research is at the cutting edge of contemporary health management, both locally and internationally.



The course is accredited by the Australasian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM).

Advanced Standing

UNE recognises the experience many applicants for Health Management courses bring to their study and offer substantial advanced standing to those who can provide evidence of their prior learning acquired through formal study or informal, on the job experiences. For more information please visit:

Study Fully Online

Flexibility is the key to our online learning programs. Whatever your commitments you can study at any time or place around the world – at home, travelling or at work. At UNE, our online teaching is designed to be inclusive and to create a learning community for all students to engage with each other as well as academic staff.

Career Opportunities

At UNE our postgraduate health management programs are designed to give you the skills to innovate, lead and manage in exciting and dynamic health care environments.
Whether you are an allied health professional, nurse, medical practitioner, researcher or policy analyst, or other professional interested in developing your abilities in health management, UNE’s Health Management courses will develop your knowledge and skills to progress your career.

Research Degrees

Both the Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy are offered by the School of Health. Candidates can undertake research in an area related to health management under the supervision of our knowledgeable research supervisors.

Health Management Internship Program

The Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) provides a prestigious two-year Health Management Internship Program (HMIP). This offers high-potential Interns the opportunity to develop the skills, competencies and knowledge required to start a career in managing the challenges and complexities of health service delivery. Throughout the two years of the program, Management Interns are exposed to a variety of different workplace and educational opportunities. As of 2018, the ACHSM has selected the UNE Master of Health Management course as the program that the interns will be enrolled in.

Contact Us

Adjunct staff for Health Management
Dr David BriggsAdjunct
Mr Stuart SchneiderAdjunct Assoc Professor

Ms Anne SmythAdjunct Senior
Staff contacts
Associate Professor Godfrey IsouardAssociate Professor

Dr Md Shahidul Islam

Lecturer in Health Management