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Health Administration (1.5 years)

Develop an understanding of management theories and principles and how they apply in health and aged care management. You will strengthen your practical management skills and develop the critical analytical skills needed to prepare you for future developments in health and aged care services.

The courses will enhance your understanding of health and aged care systems including leadership, financial management, operations management, safety and quality, health law, ethics, informatics and digital health. You will have opportunities to apply these skills to your own work settings and policy environment.

Quick Facts

Duration: 1.5 years
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $38,000
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
CRICOS code: 011341K
Delivery mode: On campus

What you will study

You will apply theory to management problems, use management tools and techniques, and reflect critically on your own practice as a manager.

You are also able to pursue your personal interests by taking topics in public health, business, public administration, education and other disciplines at Flinders and other institutions. Topics cover areas such as health and aged care systems and policy, health law and ethics, safety and quality in health care.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Across the world, the health and aged care sectors are experiencing substantial reform and are growing rapidly. These courses enable individuals from any professional background working in health-related areas to deepen the knowledge base on which their practice is based.

Potential occupations include management and executive positions in health and aged care for:

  • doctors
  • nurses
  • allied health professionals
  • other professionals involved in these industries – eg. accountants, policy workers.

Potential employers include:

  • public and private hospitals
  • aged care institution
  • community health
  • private practice
  • not-for-profit organisations
  • bureaucracies and corporate agencies.