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Graduate Certificate in Paramedic Service Leadership and Management

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Graduate Certificate in Paramedic Service Leadership and Management

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CSU's Graduate Certificate in Paramedic Service Leadership and Management has been designed for practising and aspiring paramedic service managers who seek formal qualifications to complement their paramedic experience.

  • Why study this course?

    CSU's Postgraduate Certificate in Paramedic Service Leadership and Management provides an international perspective and focuses on paramedic systems, leadership, professional identity and evidence-based management. It seeks to provide graduates with a fundamental understanding of major aspects of the leadership and management as it applies to the delivery of out-of-hospital medical care. The course aims to develop managerial competencies by equipping graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate effective and efficient practice at personal, professional and organisational levels.

    It examines the nature of management roles and the evolution of management thought from behavioural, political and symbolic dimensions.

    The course articulates into the Master of Health Services Management.

    The course aims to:

    • analyse the context of paramedic services within the health and emergency management systems
    • identify and evaluate major reforms and policy directions internationally for paramedic service systems
    • compare and contrast alternative theoretical conceptual frameworks of paramedic services and their usefulness in understanding the needs of the community and differentiate concepts of need, demand and provision of emergency medical services
    • examine paramedic service issues and a range of leadership and managerial practices involved in service provision
    • examine the principal demographic, social and epidemiological characteristics of communities and gain an understanding of the principles of customer focus and service development as they can be applied to paramedic services.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    The Graduate Certificate in Paramedic Service Leadership and Management consists of 32 points (4 subjects):

    HSM404 Management and Leadership of Health and Aged Care Services
    PHC404 Paramedic Systems
    PHC410 Paramedicine as a Discipline

    Restricted Electives:
    HSM402 Human Resources Management (Health Services)
    HSM403 Health and Aged Services Development

    Enrolment pattern

    Session 1

    HSM404 Management and Leadership of Health and Aged Care Services
    PHC404 Paramedic Systems

    Session 2

    PHC410 Paramedicine as a Discipline
    [Restricted Elective]

  • Admission information

    Entry to this program is open to those paramedics and emergency services managers with an undergraduate bachelors degree (or equivalent) in a relevant area; applicants who do not hold a bachelors degree may apply for entry to the course on the basis of extensive managerial work experience in paramedicine or emergency services. 

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Fees are relevant for 2016 only and are subject to change in future years. Tuition fees quoted do not include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

    In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
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    Tuition costs
    Fee-paying place
    2800*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    As a fee paying student, the Australian Government does not contribute towards your study costs. You pay a tuition fee for each subject you undertake.


    1. Defer your payment using a FEE-HELP loan, which is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold
    2. Pay your tuition fee up-front each session

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2016.

    More information about fee-paying places

    Distance education (offshore) study mode
    *Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2016.

    More information about international student fees

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession 1Session 2Session 3Admission Code

    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    32 credit points.

  • How to apply
    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

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    Apply direct to CSU

    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

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    Recruitment agent

    Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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    Find out more about deferral

  • About the School

    The School of Biomedical Sciences

    The School of Biomedical Sciences provides students with an opportunity to engage in high quality learning experiences in the areas of clinical practice (paramedic), clinical science, health science and medical science. School staff are well known for both quality teaching and research, a combination that ensures students receive not only a quality education, but a connection to job opportunities in industry and commerce, the professions, and the public sector. Research programs are diverse, providing an exciting environment for graduate studies – where students are exposed to cutting-edge research in a range of disciplines. The School delivers courses across five CSU campuses at Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga.

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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