courses

3789

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleGradDipHSM
Total credit points required48
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3789
Course coordinator

Karen Crinall

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • 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.

Outcomes

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:

  • APG4571 Human services management: Structure and context
  • APG4572 Human services management: Principles and process
  • APG4761 Program planning and evaluation in the human services
  • APG4762 Management and leadership in the human services.

Progression to further studies

Students who complete this course with a minimum credit average are eligible to apply for entry into 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