Australian Health Care Systems

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Australian Health Care Systems

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Australian Culture, Health Administration, Pacific Studies, Public Health

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This is an important unit for students who are intending to enter the health industry. It is designed to give a broad overview of the system of health care in Australia and its methods of operation. This unit outlines the structure of the Australian health care system, examines the roles and responsibilities of members of the health care team. It also helps identify the key issues confronting the provision of health care.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit students should be able to:
    1. Describe the context of health and health care in Australia
    2. Describe health care services, their organisation, governance and methods of operation
    3. Explain current and emerging trends in the Australian health care system
    4. Critically analyse and discuss current health care delivery issues.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.