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Human Services Management

Faculty Certificate in Human Services Management

The Faculty Certificate in Human Services Management is designed to meet the needs of professionals in the social, community and human services sectors who have moved from direct practice into a managerial role, but who do not hold an appropriate undergraduate degree. The program offers an alternative entry to graduate study, with the option to advance via the Graduate Diploma to the Masters if a credit average is achieved. The Faculty Certificate consists of a sequence of 24 points of part-time study through flexible delivery incorporating print and on-line teaching and learning. The curriculum includes program planning and evaluation, and management and leadership, and 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 to adapt topics and assignments to their own experience and professional context.

Entry requirements
Students applying for the Faculty Certificate would need to supply a CV, demonstrating at least 5 years professional experience in a relevant area of management (eg. team leader, house supervisor, program coordinator). They will also need to supply a 1000 word statement of purpose in applying for the course, and the names of two professional referees.

Course structure
Students complete 24 points consisting of two 12-point units, taken over two semesters:

Graduate Diploma in Human Services Management

The Graduate Diploma in Human Services Management is designed to meet the needs of professionals in the social, community and human services sectors who have, or who wish to move from direct practice into a managerial role. The program offers two graduate qualifications, with entry points at faculty certificate and graduate diploma levels (with the option to advance to the Masters). The program encompasses a sequence of 48 points of part-time study through flexible delivery incorporating print and on-line teaching and learning. The course is offered within Australia and internationally. 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.

Entry requirements
Candidates must have a bachelor's degree, or a faculty certificate in HSM or relevant graduate certificate with a credit average and demonstrable professional experience at a senior level in a relevant area. Students in the latter category need to supply a CV, a 1000 word statement and the names of two professional referees.

Course structure
Students complete 48 points comprised of four 12-point core units:

Master of Human Services Management

The Master of Human Services Management is designed to meet the needs of professionals in the social, community and human services sectors who have, or who wish to move from direct practice into a managerial role. The program offers three postgraduate qualifications, with entry points at faculty certificate, graduate diploma and masters levels, and exit points at faculty/graduate certificate, graduate diploma and masters levels. The entire Masters program encompasses a sequence of 72 points of part-time study through flexible delivery incorporating print and on-line teaching and learning. The course is offered within Australia and internationally. 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 in international agencies, to adapt topics and assignments to their own experience and professional context.

Entry requirements
Applicants should hold (a) a bachelor's degree with at least a minimum credit average in the final year, or (b) a graduate diploma with a minimum credit average, or (c) a bachelor's pass degree with demonstrable professional experience (minimum 2 years) at management level (eg. Program coordinator, Team Leader, House Supervisor) in a relevant area. Applications in the latter category will need to supply a CV, a 1000 word statement and the names of two professional referees. Students with significant relevant experience (eg. 5 years practice as a program manager, director of a human service organisation) without a graduate qualification may apply for entry into the Faculty Certificate of Human Services Management. Upon successful completion with a credit average, they may apply for entry into the Graduate Diploma of Human Services Management. On completion of the Graduate Diploma with a credit average, students may apply for entry to the Master of Human Services Management.

Course structure
Students will normally complete 1 x 12 point unit per semester by off-campus mode. All units, except where indicated, are worth 12 points. Students complete a maximum of 48 points at level 4 and minimum of 24 points at level 5 for a total of 72 points.

Level 4 Core Units

Students must complete:

and

or

Level 5

Students must complete a minimum of 24 points at level 5 from the following:

*students intending to undertake APG5785 Human Services Research Practicum (24 points) will require approval from the course coordinator, and will be required to complete APG4763 at 4th level and achieve a 'distinction' grade.

Electives

Students may complete up to 36 points from the following:
Level 4:

Pre-requisites are required for some of the above electives.

A maximum of 12 points may be taken outside the Faculty of Arts as approved by the course coordinator.

For further information on Masters and Graduate Programs, contact:
Student Services Officer - postgraduate coursework
School of Applied Media & Social Sciences
Telephone: +61-3-9902-6339
Fax: +61-3-9902-6359
arts-gippsland@monash.edu