School of Population Health

FAQs Health Leadership and Management Short Courses

Why undertake a Short Course with UNSW Medicine?

UNSW Medicine has a rich history in building the future of the health industry. For more than 60 years our leading educators, researchers and clinicians have translated discoveries into breakthrough cures, public health strategies, policies and turned high achieving students into the leaders of healthcare with globally recognised qualifications. To deliver the courses, UNSW Medicine will partner with the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) who are known for going beyond traditional online learning. Together, the UNSW Medicine-AGSM partnership will deliver practical and interactive experiences that will enable you to develop new skills, integrate the best evidence base into your practice, shift behaviours and catalyse the next stage in your career.

Who are the courses aimed at?

Courses in Series 1 examine the foundations of health management from learning about the Australian Healthcare System to understanding how to lead teams and to creating a positive culture within the healthcare environment. Series 1 courses have been designed for health professionals from public and private health organisations who are making the transition from individual contributor to leader and influencer of people, or who have been leading others within the last 12 months in a clinical context or health care setting.

Courses in Series 2 cover the principles of value-based health care from understanding the theoretical basis through to designing and implementing value-based health systems. This series of courses has been designed for frontline and middle management to senior executive and leaders of public and private health organisations who aspire to innovate, transform and lead their health services towards value-based health care in Australia.

Courses in Series 3 have been designed for healthcare professionals, managers and leaders who aim to engage, influence, solve problems and lead others during demanding and uncertain times and into the future of healthcare. These courses are structured around the development of the required skills needed by effective leaders and managers in the health industry.

Do participants have exercises or other programs of work to complete?

Our short courses consist of a series of interactive workshops focusing on skills, knowledge and attitudes for application. You will commence the program by completing a self development action plan which will help guide your learning through the webinar and coaching sessions. After, you will complete 11-Hours of experiential learning where you will apply your newly acquired knowledge into your workplace. At the conclusion of the course, you will have the option to complete an assessment task towards obtaining a UNSW qualification.  Below is an example of the structure of our UNSW Health Management short course offerings:

Pre-work   Course prework will comprise of approximately 2 hours of pre-readings of relevant research papers, case studies or commentaries. In addition, students are required to spend approximately 1 hour creating a self-development action plan for use throughout the course.
Course   6 x 2-Hour engaging workshops through webinars over a 1-2 week block with critical reflections on evidence-based approaches through case studies. Focus will be on practical, take-away tools with interactive exercises and contemporary thinking which is immediately deployable in multiple healthcare settings and clinical contexts. You will hear from inspirational leaders in the field gaining their insights and lessons learnt.
Coaching   Virtual coaching following the webinar sessions to enable you to draw links between theory and your own practice.
Application   At the conclusion of the course, you will apply your newly acquired knowledge into your workplace within a supportive framework.

Satisfactory completion of an optional assessment task will enable you to gain 3 credit points towards an Executive Certificate in Health (total of 15 credit points required). The Executive Certificate in Health can be used as 6 units of credit of Recognised Prior Learning towards a postgraduate program in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine.



Will the program have only Australia specific content and case-studies?

The courses will be delivered by influential healthcare leaders and UNSW academics, with some courses featuring industry guest presentations. Whilst the courses are catering towards the Australian healthcare environment, the core principles may be applied to any healthcare context.

Do I receive a qualification at the end of the course?

Completion of an OPTIONAL assessment task at the conclusion of your UNSW Medicine Short Course will earn you credit points towards the Faculty of Medicine Executive Certificate in Health. A total of 15 short course credit points are required to earn the Executive Certificate in Health which can be used as 6 units of credit of recognized prior learning towards a School of Public Health and Community Medicine postgraduate program.

Does the program count towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points?

Yes it aligns with the personally recorded CPD requirements. You will receive a UNSW Certificate of Completion at the end of the course. For specific CPD requirements, please refer to your organisational, professional or college’s guidelines.

Do you have days/dates/times for the courses?

Each course has its own unique timetable. Please visit the timetable or calendar link on the School of Public Health and Community Medicine Short Course website for the latest class timetables.

What if I can’t attend a webinar? Can I access a recording?

Due to the webinars being designed around small group interactive learning, it is preferable for you to attend the live sessions. Webinars will be recorded for those who are unable to attend and will be available to be accessed approximately 2 hours after the conclusion of the webinar.

How do I register for the workshop?

Registration for the courses are available on our Short Courses Enrolment website or by contacting the AGSM Short Course Client Engagement Team who manage Medicine Short Course Enrolments on +61 2 9385 0330 or

What software/hardware do I need to participate in the courses?

The webinars will be delivered in Zoom, with learning materials available through the AGSM Navigator Virtual Learning Environment. Access to a tablet or computer with a webcam and microphone will be required.

Are discounts available for current Students?

Yes, 10% discount is available for all current students. To obtain a discount, you will need to be manually enrolled. Please contact the AGSM Short Course Client Engagement Team who manage Medicine Short Course Enrolments on +61 2 9385 0330 or for further details.

Are discounts available for large groups?

Yes, 25% discount is available for groups of 20 or more participants. To enroll a large group, please contact the AGSM Short Course Client Engagement Team who manage Medicine Short Course Enrolments on +61 2 9385 0330 or for further details.