Advanced Health Care Practice - M6001

Advanced Health Care Practice

Expert master degree

This new Master of Advanced Health Care Practice provides health professionals with the opportunity to take the next step in expanding their careers.

This innovative new program will give medical practitioners, midwives, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, radiographers and radiation therapists, and policy makers the opportunity to gain a Masters level qualification that enhances their professional practice and provides the widest range of options for the future.

This program is delivered online (except for Clinical Midwifery, which is on campus), offering the quality and recognition of a Monash postgraduate degree with the flexibility provided by the latest online delivery technologies.

The Master of Advanced Health Care Practice is interprofessional by nature. You complete a common unit, 'Essentials of advanced health care practice and research', which reflects the collaboration required in practice to deliver health care of the highest quality.

On completion of this unit, you then select one of the following specialisations:

  • Clinical Midwifery
  • Medical Imaging
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Paediatric Physiotherapy
  • Primary Health Care
  • Radiation Therapy

Students on an international visa may apply to study the Midwifery specialisation either in Australia on campus, or from your home country via online mode.

Other specialisations are not available to international students in Australia on a student visa (however, these other specialisations may be studied via online mode from your home country).

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Course Details


Only the Clinical Midwifery specialisation is available in on campus mode.

Duration 1 year/1.5 years (full time), depending on prior qualifications. See entry requirements.
Start date First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Alternative qualifications
See course requirements

Please select a specialisation for more details:

Why study advanced health care practice?

It provides an opportunity to expand your knowledge with clinically and professionally relevant content. I’m hoping to apply the skills gained to manage more complex caseloads and take on leadership roles within my team.”  – Kara, Physiotherapist

Advance your health care career

“After completing this course, I’m more confident and equipped with leadership and advanced midwifery skills. In the coming years, I’ll be in a position to manage health projects within my hospital in Vietnam”
– Dai Le, Midwife

“Studying the Master of Advanced Health Care Practice gives me the flexibility to study part time, while continuing to work full time. The course is easily accessible via the online platform and the faculty are knowledgeable and always ready to provide support when needed.”  – Joline, Lead Radiation Therapist

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Making the application


Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.


Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.


We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

The course is structured in three parts, Part A. Expanding core discipline skills, Part B. Foundations for advanced health care practice, Part C. Advanced specialist study.  All students complete Part B and Part C.  Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A.

[Note that if you are eligible for credit for prior studies, but prefer to do the longer form of the course (Parts A-C), you may elect not to receive the credit.]

Alternative qualifications

You may be eligible to exit your course early and apply to graduate with one of the following qualifications, provided you have met the requirements for the qualification during your enrolment in the Masters course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Advanced Healthcare Practice: you’ll need to complete a total of 24 credit points (6 months full time study), with a minimum of 18 credit points at level 4 or above.

If you decide to graduate early, you will need to discontinue from the Masters course. You may be eligible to receive credit for the units you have completed if you re-apply and are re-admitted to this course or apply for another graduate degree at Monash University.