Postgraduate health programs
Ranked in the top 10 universities in Australia for postgraduate skill development by the Good University Guide 2022
Enrich your career with a Federation University postgraduate degree in health
Our strong industry partnerships means we can bring industry to you. Our courses are developed in collaboration with industry to meet the needs and demands of the local communities we serve. Our strong connections to communities and surrounding industry mean that we can regularly bring industry to you, with on-campus seminars, skills boot camps and mentorship opportunities - one of the many reasons why Federation is rated so highly for graduate employment outcomes!
Discover our programs
Advance your professional knowledge and skills in gerontological health. The new online Graduate Certificate in Health (Gerontology) aims to address the demand for education and workforce needs in caring for the elderly, recently identified by the Royal Commission Into Aged Care.
Explore contemporary issues and debates in the field of health through an elective based program, suited to your professional and personal interests. With a strong emphasis on flexibility, this program allows you to package a suite of electives based on your professional and personal interests.
Master of Health (Health Leadership) - Engage with contemporary global debates and developments in leadership, aligning your professional and developing areas of interest. Explore the role of collaboration as well as self-reflection, and engage in leadership action through work-integrated learning experiences, to assist in client health and service delivery excellence.
Health (Health Services Management)
Pursue your passion and drive change in the health sector to create safer and more efficient services with a Leadership or Health Services Management qualification. With a focus on safety and quality, learn how policy, leadership and strategic management each play a central role. Engage with contemporary global debates and developments in evidence-based leadership, and receive support to develop an understanding and expertise in your own specific area of professional interest.
- Graduate Certificate in Health (Health Services Management)
- Graduate Diploma of Health (Health Services Management)
- Master of Health (Health Services Management)
Master of Business Administration (Health Services Management)
If you’re currently working in the sector and aspiring to a management position, or have a non-health background with interest in the healthcare industry - this is the degree for you. Study the Master of Business Administration (Health Services Management) and you’ll unlock your potential to be a leader and a voice for change in the health industry.
Become a specialist nurse in mental health and deliver positive outcomes for clients and their families. These specialist postgraduate qualifications are available to successful nursing graduates. Created in response to the growing demand for specialist nurses with expertise in mental health and focusing on developing a deep understanding of the theory and clinical practice relationship.
With a wide range of paediatric health specialisations to chose from, you'll develop the advanced skills needed to guide families through their pregnancy and early child health journey.
- Graduate Diploma of Health (Child and Family Health Nursing)
- Master of Health (Child and Family Health Nursing)
- Graduate Certificate in Health (Perinatal and Infant Mental Health)
- Graduate Diploma of Health (Perinatal and Infant Mental Health)
- Master of Health (Perinatal and Infant Mental Health)
- Graduate Diploma of Health (Neonatal Care)
- Master of Health (Neonatal Care)
Become a leader in public health research - influence global populations and health systems. Our courses provide professionals from multidisciplinary backgrounds with enhanced skills to pursue a career in public health. Gain the knowledge and skills in relation to public health principles, values, ethics, research and practice for improving population health status locally and internationally.
Pursue your research interests within the allied health sector. Our research courses are designed for students undertaking allied health programs including occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech pathology, who wish to proceed with a full research training degree at masters level.
Flexible study options aim to develop critical thinking and research skills that are highly sought after in a competitive employment environment. Engage with contemporary global debates and developments, pursuing an area of interest, and further advance your theoretical knowledge and research skills supporting the discovery and translation of evidence into practice.
These qualifications offer an opportunity to engage with contemporary professional level issues at both a local and international level of relevance to your chosen specialisation of nursing. Graduates will engage critically with current debates in their chosen field in order to develop understanding for industry based engagement.
Advance your workplace health and safety leadership skills, using evidence based practice, with a qualification from the Victorian Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (VIOSH).
Why choose Federation for your postgraduate health studies?
We're ranked #1 in Victoria for Skills Development, as voted by The Good Universities Guide*
You'll join a university that puts student support and wellbeing first
A lot of people worry about pursuing a postgraduate course because they hear that learning at university is self-directed and you’ve got to battle through on your own.
Not at Federation University. We’re number one for student support – and that’s because we have services like these available to you every step of the way:
All our support and resources are available on-campus and online. Visit our Student Support Hub to learn more.
Affordable study fees, with Commonwealth Supported Places available
Want to return to study but worried about the cost? Use our comprehensive guide on course fees and find out about how you can subsidise your postgraduate education. Commonwealth Supported Places may be available for a limited number of courses in 2022.
Visit our Fees and payment assistance page to learn more.
International students are required to pay annual tuition fees for their respective program of study. The fees may vary depending on program and commencement year. A guaranteed 25% tuition fee scholarship applies to international students commencing in 2022.
We can make your previous studies count
International students can get in touch with us via our portal and we'll connect you with the best expert to help answer your questions.
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