Onshore (Australia) Program
1 x 4-hour Workshop per semester
2 x 1-day Intensive Workshops per semester
1 x 2-hour Online Exercises weekly
3 x 50-minute Online Tutorials per semester
90 hrs of Independent Study per semester

Offshore (Singapore) Program
1 x 1.5 days Intensive Workshop per semester
1 x 4-hour Workshop per semester
1 x 2 hours Online Exercise weekly
95 hours of Independent Study per semester
Enrolment not permitted
HSMT9012 has been successfully completed
Course context

Topic only available to students meeting the eligibility requirements for entry to the postgraduate health and aged care administration courses.

Assignments; Tutorial participation; Tutorial presentation
Topic description

This topic provides an introduction to leadership and management theory with a focus on current trends in leading and managing people in health and aged care settings. Specific areas explored include working with multidisciplinary teams, making the transition from health professional to leader/manager, understanding one's own leadership and management style and performance management. As a foundation topic, the syllabus will also cover academic writing and presentation skills at the postgraduate level.

Educational aims

This topic aims to provide students with a foundation for understanding and applying leadership and management theory and to equip students with a range of leadership and management skills and basic study approaches.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of current concepts in leadership and management theory as it relates to health and aged care
  2. Apply this theory to leading people in health and aged care settings
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the principles of working with multidisciplinary teams
  4. Present insight into their own leadership and managerial style and need for further development
  5. Demonstrate enhanced skills in managing staff performance
  6. Make competent oral and written presentations
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of the methods of writing academic papers

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.