24 months
39000 AUD/year
27600 AUD/year
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The Master of Health Administration from La Trobe University will help you develop the skills and experience you need to lead and manage projects, health agencies, services and programs. 

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The Master of Health Administration from La Trobe University will prepare you to advance into leadership and management in the public and private sectors in general management and in specialist roles in areas such as project management, quality management and the management of particular health professions.

Our teaching staff have clinical qualifications in areas such as medicine, physiotherapy, nursing, organisational psychology and statistics, and in health administration research. They've worked in senior healthcare management roles in Australia and overseas, with organisations such as the Toronto Hospital (Canada), Inner and Eastern Healthcare Network (Melbourne) and various consulting firms, as well as having extensive governance experience.

The range of electives allows you to further explore health economics and finance, health law and ethics, and process redesign.

The subject timetable is designed to give you the flexibility you need to successfully balance study with your other commitments: the combination of evening, block and online study modes means that you can choose when and how you study.

Career outcomes

This course is designed to advance your career in healthcare management and will prepare you for a range of senior management roles in the public and private sectors.

Our graduates have taken on roles in prominent healthcare organisations including Cancer Council Victoria, Northern Health, Western Health, Cabrini Health, Australian Red Cross Blood Service and Beijing Cancer Hospital.


  • This course covers the core competencies outlined by the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM). It helps you become a skilled expert with the confidence and knowledge for the leadership role you want.
  • Some subjects are also recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) for the Fellowship Training Program in medical administration.

Programme Structure

Subjects include:
  • Comparative Health System
  • Managing System Improvement (includes a crisis management module)
  • Financial Management in Health Services
  • Management and Leadership in Health
  • Health Care Quality
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics (includes health data analysis)
  • Health Law and Ethics
  • System Thinking and Leadership


The Master of Health Administration will equip you for a leadership role in healthcare management. You aspire to manage health agencies or system improvements, staff, projects or research.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits
  • 180 total credit points; 12 subjects; 15 credit points a subject
  • Opportunities for alternate entry include special consideration and advanced standing.



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

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  • Successful completion of a 3 year Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent).
  • 180 credit point pathway – COGNATE ENTRY (18 months):
  • Successful completion of a 3 year Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent) in a Health related field and be eligible for registration with AHPRA. The list of AHPRA eligibility for registration

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    27600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27600 AUD per year during 24 months.


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