Griffith University

Established in 1971, Griffith University opened its doors at the Nathan campus in 1975 to 451 students in four schools: Australian Environmental Studies, Humanities, Modern Asian Studies and Science.

Since its opening, Griffith University has come to be regarded as one of Australia’s most innovative tertiary institutions and one of the most influential universities in the Asia Pacific region. It has grown to be a large multi-campus institution in Queensland, Australia, with campuses on the Gold Coast, Logan, Mt Gravatt, Nathan and South Bank.

Griffith Health Faculty

The Master of Health Services Management and Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management come under the auspices of the Griffith Health Faculty.

The Faculty’s high quality, innovative education programmes range from the foundational health sciences to professional and clinical disciplines. Our teaching programmes are supported by our world-class health research centres.

It is one of Australia’s largest health faculties with more than 7,500 full-time students and 500 staff enjoying state-of-the-art facilities and the most up-to-date teaching programmes.

The Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management is a suitable option for students who might not be able to commit to the full Masters programme at one go, but wish to get a recognised certification in a shorter period of time.

Enrol in our Griffith University Graduate Certificate programme that can be completed in 8 months. After which, you can proceed to complete your Masters in only 16 months.

  • Why Griffith?
  • Rankings & Recognition
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  • Fully taught by Griffith University faculty for the same learning experience as on-campus students with local tutor support
  • Plan your schedules at ahead with block-teaching delivery catered for busy working professionals (no weekly classes)
  • Griffith’s Bachelor of Nursing programme was one of the first few programmes to be accredited by Singapore Nursing Board since 2002
  • 100% assignment-based programme (Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management & Master of Health Services Management)
  • Accredited by Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) – Applicable for Master of Health Services Management
  • Why Griffith?
  • Fully taught by Griffith University faculty for the same learning experience as on-campus students with local tutor support
  • Plan your schedules at ahead with block-teaching delivery catered for busy working professionals (no weekly classes)
  • Griffith’s Bachelor of Nursing programme was one of the first few programmes to be accredited by Singapore Nursing Board since 2002
  • 100% assignment-based programme (Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management & Master of Health Services Management)
  • Accredited by Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) – Applicable for Master of Health Services Management
  • Rankings & Recognition
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Testimonials
Terence Wong
Terence Wong
Senior Staff Nurse, Public Hospital
Bachelor of Nursing (Top-Up)
"The chance to contribute to my family and society at large inspired my career in Nursing, as this career path enables me to use my nursing experiences to help others and effect positive change in their lives. The appreciation I’ve received from my..." Read More

Terence Wong

Senior Staff Nurse, Public Hospital

Terence Wong

Senior Staff Nurse, Public Hospital

Programme taken: Bachelor of Nursing (Top-Up)

The chance to contribute to my family and society at large inspired my career in Nursing, as this career path enables me to use my nursing experiences to help others and effect positive change in their lives. The appreciation I’ve received from my patients throughout my 8-year career are my greatest achievements.

In order to improve my nursing skills, prepare for greater nursing roles and better my nursing practices, I chose Griffith University as my institution of choice given recommendations by my colleagues, studying its Bachelor of Nursing Degree programme through Kaplan. Through my experiences thus far, I’d also recommend this programme to others as I believe it is suited to those interested in lifelong learning, which is essential in Nursing.

Griffith University presents a flexible schedule with comfortable timing that totally suits a full-time career nurse and part-time student like me. This is supported by Kaplan’s accessible, centralised campus location, and its knowledgeable and helpful lecturers who go the extra mile to explain and answer my queries for a smoother learning journey.

This Degree has prepared me both intellectually and socially, and I believe it will benefit my career by expanding my knowledge base as well as improving my clinical decision-making and my patients’ outcomes.

Lee Hong Wei
Lee Hong Wei
Nurse, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Bachelor of Nursing (Top-Up)
" My interest in Nursing was piqued as I had family working in the industry, eventually inspiring me to take the same path. My greatest fulfilment as a Nurse comes from providing care to my patients, nursing them back to health so that they leave..." Read More

Lee Hong Wei

Nurse, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Lee Hong Wei

Nurse, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Programme taken: Bachelor of Nursing (Top-Up)

My interest in Nursing was piqued as I had family working in the industry, eventually inspiring me to take the same path.  My greatest fulfilment as a Nurse comes from providing care to my patients, nursing them back to health so that they leave a healthier individual then when they first arrived. Knowing that I had helped provide them with a higher quality of life, as well as the sincere appreciation I’ve received for it, encourages me to persevere in my role as a Nurse.

Though I’ve worked in this field for quite a few years, I felt that expanding my knowledge via higher education would aid me greatly in my role, and it was also a personal ambition of mine to attain a Bachelor’s Degree. So I decided to study a Bachelor of Nursing (Top-Up) Degree with Griffith University through Kaplan in Singapore as a locally accessible education would allow me to continue working simultaneously. Also, I was interested in the University’s curriculum and lesson structure.

At the Kaplan campus, the lecturers engage us by making use of advanced technology to enhance our education, and I appreciate the flexible curriculum that allows me to balance my work and study. This is complemented by the wonderful and well-maintained campus facilities, and I have truly enjoyed studying at Kaplan so far.

Outside the classroom, the programme presents me the opportunity to participate in Community Internship. This is a great way to acquire overseas nursing experience which is applicable to my work in Singapore.

Overall, the programme’s content remains contemporary and relevant in the ever-changing medical services industry, and the helpful lecturers are always available to support students’ education. I believe this Degree programme has definitely contributed to my personal growth and will continue to do so, ultimately improving my skills and career development.

Dennis Tong
Dennis Tong
Operations Manager, Healthcare Industry
Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management
"Lifelong learning is paramount to surviving in today’s global workforce, and I pursued this ideal to continually update my skills and enhance my personal and professional development. With the local healthcare industry experiencing greater chal..." Read More

Dennis Tong

Operations Manager, Healthcare Industry

Dennis Tong

Operations Manager, Healthcare Industry

Programme taken: Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management

Lifelong learning is paramount to surviving in today’s global workforce, and I pursued this ideal to continually update my skills and enhance my personal and professional development.

With the local healthcare industry experiencing greater challenges, I felt motivated to improve my skills to better the lives of others. Fortunately, I came across the Health Services Management programme from Griffith University, a world-renowned University especially lauded for its research and expertise in industry-based learning.

It is evident because the programme is accredited by the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM), a testament to its quality. It is fully taught by professional Griffith University faculty lecturers and provides modules directly applicable in my role as an Operations Manager. In addition to providing the programme, Kaplan in Singapore facilitates it via their centralised campus location.

I am proud to be a Griffith Health Services Management (HSM) graduate and affirm Griffith University as my first choice. I would strongly recommend Griffith University to others.

Ng Yi Li
Ng Yi Li
Assistant Nurse Clinician, Government Hospital
Master of Health Services Management
"I felt it was time to empower myself with more knowledge and further develop my Nursing career. Thus, I decided to advance with a Master of Health Services Management qualification. I opted to study with Griffith University as the administrati..." Read More
Nathiya D/O Ponnusamy
Nathiya D/O Ponnusamy
Senior Staff Nurse, Public Hospital
Bachelor of Nursing (Top-Up)
"The healthcare industry is constantly advancing, and as a Nurse, it is important that I keep up with the latest medical updates in order to provide the best care for my patients. With this in mind, I knew I had to upgrade in order to push my caree..." Read More

Nathiya D/O Ponnusamy

Senior Staff Nurse, Public Hospital

Nathiya D/O Ponnusamy

Senior Staff Nurse, Public Hospital

Programme taken: Bachelor of Nursing (Top-Up)

The healthcare industry is constantly advancing, and as a Nurse, it is important that I keep up with the latest medical updates in order to provide the best care for my patients. With this in mind, I knew I had to upgrade in order to push my career to new heights.

There are a few Universities that offer Nursing Degree, however, the modules were not relevant to my current role. Griffith University’s modules were related to my job, specifically the modules on Leadership and Management Concepts for Health Professionals, Clinical Health Assessment and Understanding Research in Practice, where I was able to apply the concepts learnt.

The programme was mostly assignment-based, which gave me ample time to work on assignments. Unlike taking an examination, which requires me to take time off to revise. The programme schedule was flexible which allow me to juggle between my studies together with work and family commitments. In addition, Kaplan is also one of the trusted private institutions which has very good reviews.

Subashini D/O Rajoo Elansezhiyan
Subashini D/O Rajoo Elansezhiyan
Senior Staff Nurse, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Bachelor of Nursing (Top-Up)
"Although there are several universities offering Nursing Degrees in Singapore, Griffith University stands out to me by offering relevant modules suited to industry demand. The modules offered by Griffith University are applicable to today’s Nur..." Read More

Subashini D/O Rajoo Elansezhiyan

Senior Staff Nurse, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Subashini D/O Rajoo Elansezhiyan

Senior Staff Nurse, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Programme taken: Bachelor of Nursing (Top-Up)

Although there are several universities offering Nursing Degrees in Singapore, Griffith University stands out to me by offering relevant modules suited to industry demand.

The modules offered by Griffith University are applicable to today’s Nursing. In particular, I was able to apply the knowledge from Clinical Health Assessment, Clinical Teaching for Health Professional and Care of Older Persons in my job.

The Clinical Health Assessment module for example, grants Nurses autonomy to perform proper physical examination to determine a patient’s underlying medical problems and to recommend relevant nursing care plans. The Clinical Health Teaching prepares every Nurse for an educational role, teaching and guiding colleagues and Nurse Trainees.

With Singapore’s ageing population, improved nursing care is necessary, and the Care of Older Persons module broadens our knowledge to provide the best care for our elderly population and cater to their unique needs.

The programme schedule was definitely created with nurses in mind. As a working professional, I did not face problems balancing my classes, assignments and career. The timetable was provided in advance so we could plan our work schedule ahead. Also, Kaplan ensures all students are given equal opportunity to strive and achieve their goals. Hence, I strongly recommend this programme to my peers.

Leong Bao Ru
Leong Bao Ru
Radiographer, Public Healthcare Institution
Master of Health Services Management
"I have always believed in continuous learning and expanding my knowledge as the healthcare industry is ever-changing. My current role is to obtain diagnostic images for clinicians, but there are many areas I can grow into, be it switching to a ..." Read More

Leong Bao Ru

Radiographer, Public Healthcare Institution

Leong Bao Ru

Radiographer, Public Healthcare Institution

Programme taken: Master of Health Services Management

I have always believed in continuous learning and expanding my knowledge as the healthcare industry is ever-changing.

My current role is to obtain diagnostic images for clinicians, but there are many areas I can grow into, be it switching to a different imaging modality to gain experience or advancing towards a supervisory position.

The modules taught under Griffith University’s Master of Health Services Management programme have provided me with insights that go beyond just being a ground staff, and I am now better prepared for the demands and expectations that come with progression into Management, should the opportunity arise.

In particular, the change management and leadership modules have been beneficial as the theories are highly applicable at the departmental level where we constantly look for innovation and improvements.

Furthermore, it was great to be able to connect with the Griffith University faculty during the block-teaching classes, as they provided invaluable insights about the industry.

Yasoda Suriya
Yasoda Suriya
Nurse Manager at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and proud daughter of Guna D.
Bachelor of Nursing (Top-Up)
"I chose Griffith University to pursue my degree in Nursing as it was highly recommended by my mother. She herself had attained her Degree from Griffith University. In fact, she was my lecturer when it was my turn to study this programme! I was ver..." Read More

Yasoda Suriya

Nurse Manager at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and proud daughter of Guna D.

Yasoda Suriya

Nurse Manager at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and proud daughter of Guna D.

Industry: Healthcare
Programme taken: Bachelor of Nursing (Top-Up)

I chose Griffith University to pursue my degree in Nursing as it was highly recommended by my mother. She herself had attained her Degree from Griffith University. In fact, she was my lecturer when it was my turn to study this programme! I was very proud of her as she imparted her knowledge with poise and confidence, including the bond she had with me and my classmates, was just amazing.

This programme has definitely helped me widen my knowledge and skills in Nursing. I can readily apply all that I have learnt in my career. I hope to continue to deliver the same kind of quality care to my patients just like what my mum did, and to be an inspirational educator like her and give my best in everything I do.

Programmes Offered

Nursing & Health Services

Bachelor of Nursing (Top-Up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time
Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management
Level: Graduate Certification Study Mode: Part-time
Master of Health Services Management
Level: Master's Degree Study Mode: Part-time