School Of Health Sciences

Health Services Management PracticeWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400787.4


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
400278 - Health Services Management 2

400277 Health Services Management

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4656 Bachelor of Health Science, 2786 Bachelor of Business, (M4010 Health Management Major), 3711 Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Health Information Management), 6000 Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science or 6037 Diploma in Business/Bachelor of Business or 6038 Diploma/Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Health Information Management).

About this Unit
The unit begins with an overview of the complexity and variability of health services and provides an understanding of component organisations, federal and state policy issues and environmental factors including the role of the private sector and non-government organisations. The changing role of the health services manager and competencies required for effective managing are examined. Influences on organisations are reviewed, including structures, culture, power and politics. Various management functions are explored through 140 hours of placement e.g. strategic planning, performance management, people management including workplace relations, conflict resolution, resource management (financial and asset), risk management, health and safety in the workplace and quality assurance.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Prior to enrolling in this unit, students must have submitted a Student Undertaking Form and undertake to apply for a National Police Check, which is required to be submitted before placement, and a Working with Children Check Student Declaration. Students must also hold a valid and current First Aid Certificate from a Registered Training Organisation. Use the link to the Special Requirements webpage below for more information.

Special Requirements

Student Compliance Information for all Health-Related Placements

Students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements as well as any special, legislated, or policy-mandated requirements.

Western Course Requirements

Visit the Special Requirements webpage for details about your course.

Special Requirements

Mandatory NSW Health student placement policy requirements

To be able to undertake placement in any NSW Health facility you must be assessed as compliant with NSW Health student placement policy in the first year of your course, regardless of when you expect to go on your first placement. Access and read the NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet.

NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet

Please ensure that you

1. Find your existing National Police Check or apply for one

2. Gather documentary evidence of your vaccination history

3. Print and compete all relevant NSW Health forms relevant to the campus you are enrolled at or online enrolment requirements

4. Follow booklet instructions on how to have your compliance documents assessed by NSW health staff.

International students have additional requirements: the link to the booklet will inform you of these requirements.

School Requirements

Contact your School for further details regarding your School’s requirements, if any, such as

  • If you live outside of NSW or Australia and need to meet your state, territory or country’s compliance requirements
  • If you need to meet different state, territory or country compliance requirements.
  • NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) or other state equivalent, valid for your entire course.
  • Current approved first aid certificate valid for your entire course - approved course providers can be found at the Government Training website
  • Other non-health related requirements.

Student Compliance Resources are also available on the Placements Hub web page.


2786.2Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
2786.3Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
3711.1Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Health Information Management)CONTINUING
4656.1Bachelor of Health ScienceCONTINUING
4656.2Bachelor of Health ScienceCONTINUING
6000.1Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health ScienceCONTINUING
6037.1Diploma in Business/Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
6037.2Diploma in Business/Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
6038.1Diploma/Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Health Information Management)CURRENT


KT4001.1Health Services ManagementCONTINUING
KT4005.1Health Services ManagementCONTINUING
M4002.1Health Services ManagementCONTINUING
M4010.1Health ManagementCONTINUING

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