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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleGradDipHSM
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Gippsland)
Course coordinator

Karen Crinall

Notes

  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.

Description

This course is designed to meet the needs of professionals in the social, community and human services sectors who have moved, or who wish to move, from direct practice into a managerial role. The curriculum includes program planning and evaluation, management and leadership, strategic planning, development of quality standards and best practice models, human resource management, problem-solving and organisational culture and environment analysis. The course offers a unique focus on exploring the role, function and responsibilities of the human service organisation in rural, regional and urban environments. The course content is designed to allow students, whether local or international, to adapt topics and assignments to their own experience and professional context.

Objectives

Students completing this course will have:

  • an understanding of diverse aspects of the academic discipline
  • an understanding of the world view of the field of study
  • a familiarity with the secondary literature in the field of study
  • a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study
  • advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • developed sound analytical skills
  • developed the ability to use relevant technology such as databases, information management systems and search engines effectively.

Structure

This course consists of four 12-point core units.

Requirements

Students complete:

  • HSM4301 Program planning and evaluation in the human services
  • HSM4302 Management and leadership in the human services
  • HSM4303 Human services management: Structure and context
  • HSM4304 Human services management: Principles and process

Progression to further studies

Students who complete the graduate diploma with a minimum credit average, may apply to enter course 3790 Master of Human Services Management.

Alternative exit(s)

After successful completion of 24 points, students may apply to exit the program with a Graduate Certificate in Arts .

Award(s)

Graduate Diploma in Human Services Management