About this course
|Award title||Specialist Certificate in Service Navigation|
|Year & campus||2021|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||25 credit points|
|Duration||6 months part-time|
The Specialist Certificate in Service Navigation is designed for graduate advanced practitioners in the health and human service fields.
The certificate includes a compulsory subject Service Navigation Theory coupled with a field of practice elective which will align with the student's interest. Service Navigation is a new paradigm influencing and changing the way services are delivered to consumers of health and welfare services.
Subjects are taught by leading academics in the fields of evidence-based research, health, mental health, child and family welfare, ageing, social policy, program evaluation and leadership. Students from around the globe will be provided with opportunities to work together to address the increasing challenges and opportunities in the health and human services fields.
The course requires completion of a total of 25 credit points of study. The course is provided entirely on-line providing flexibility to design study times around other commitments and study preferences.
This course is designed for health and human service workers at different stages in their careers, including recent graduates, established practitioners and those seeking to move in new directions.
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- an undergraduate qualification related to a health and human services field.
- at least two years of documented, relevant work experience.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance; and
- the work experience.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 7 is required.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to providing support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Student Equity and Disability Support website. http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
Intended learning outcomes
This course prepares students for advanced practice in the health, mental health and human services sector.
At the completion of the Specialist Certificate, graduates will:
- be able to apply advanced theoretical and clinical skills in service navigation, enabling them to work effectively with individuals, families, communities and organisations;
- be capable of providing leadership and able to develop and implement service navigation in health and human service fields; and
- be able to critically evaluate service navigation processes and systems.
- Advanced analytic skills
- Skills in working collaboratively with individuals, groups and organisations
- Increased capacity to manage unfamiliar problems
- Improved written communication skills
- Increased ability to work independently and be self-motivated
Graduates of the course will have the following attributes. They should:
- be practically grounded and socially responsible.
- be distinguished by their broad outlook and openness to different perspectives.
- have well-developed research and reasoning skills that equip them to be influential citizens with high leadership potential
- have the ability to engage with national and global issues
- show awareness of the social and cultural diversity in communities and be able to work collaboratively with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds
- demonstrate high levels of self-awareness and value their personal integrity and well-being
- have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline and skills in examining issues with multiple disciplinary perspectives
- be critical, creative thinkers with strong reasoning skills
- apply knowledge, information and research skills to complex problems in a range of contexts
- be entrepreneurial and innovative thought-leaders
- be effective oral and written communicators
- bring research and inquiry skills to challenges in their workplaces and communities
- be lifelong learners who generate bold and novel ideas by critically evaluating alternative possibilities and viewpoints
- have high regard for human rights, social inclusion, ethics and the environment
- have an understanding of and deep respect for Indigenous knowledge, culture and values
One compulsory subject (HLTH90010 Service Navigation Theory) and one elective subject.
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|HLTH90010||Service Navigation Theory||Not available in 2021||12.5|
One elective from the following subjects:
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|SCWK90027||Advanced Trauma Perspectives||
|POPH90267||Ageing Health & Human Services||
|HLTH90009||Suicide Prevention||Not available in 2021||12.5|
|HLTH90008||International Child and Family Welfare||
|HLTH90007||Domestic and Family Violence||
|HLTH90018||Disability in Context||Not available in 2021||12.5|
Last updated: 30 July 2021