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 Midwifery and paramedicine, 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:

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

Students on an international visa may apply to study the Midwifery or Paramedic specialisations 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

  • On-campus at Peninsula: Full time & part time
  • Multi-modal at Peninsula: Full time & part time
  • Off-campus: Full time & part time

Midwifery Practice and Paramedic Practice are the only specialisations available on campus. All other specialisations are studied online.

1 year/1.5 years (Full Time), 2-3 years Part Time, depending on prior qualifications. See entry requirements.
Start date
Semester one (February)
Semester two (July)
Alternative exits
Course Handbook

Please select a specialisation for more details:

Take the next step in your medical imaging career

Are you a radiographer looking to upskill in CT, MRI or X-ray interpretation? Complete our online postgraduate medical imaging course in as little as one year (full time).

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.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


Depending on prior qualifications:

Entry level 1: 72 points to complete – Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time.

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline with a credit (60%) average.


Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or equivalent accredited professional registration body.


A minimum of two years equivalent full-time experience in a cognate discipline and evidence of current engagement in Clinical Practice in the area of specialisation.

Entry level 2: 48 points to complete– Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time 

An Australian undergraduate honours degree or a 4 year entry-to-practice undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline with a credit (60%) average.


An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline with a credit (60%) average and submission of an extensive professional portfolio approved by the Faculty.


An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) and a Graduate Diploma or Masters qualifying Degree in a cognate discipline, with a credit (60%) average in both qualifications.


Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or equivalent accredited professional registration body.


A minimum of two years equivalent full time experience in a cognate discipline and evidence of current engagement in Clinical Practice in area of specialisation.


ELIGIBILITY: For applicants who meet the entry criteria for Entry Level 1 (72 credit points) but not Entry Level 2 (48 credit points), a Professional Portfolio must be submitted.

AIM OF PORTFOLIO: The Professional Portfolio should demonstrate continued professional learning in the applicant’s professional discipline and outcomes and achievements in their area of practice. The Portfolio should provide evidence of activities and outcomes equivalent to the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level 8

Documents required:

1. Prepare a Professional Portfolio according to the specified criteria and template.

2. Sign the statutory declaration that all the information provided is a true and accurate.

Upload the documentation into the e-admission application.

Contact for further information.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

National Police Check, Working With Children Check and Immunisation

Successful applicants must:

  • Satisfy the immunisation requirements specified by the Faculty
  • Complete a National Police Check each year before undertaking clinical placements
  • Hold a valid Working with Children Check
  • For Paediatric Physiotherapy specialisation: Hold a current NDIS Worker Screening check

Failure to hold satisfactory checks may result in students being unable to complete this course. Information regarding the full requirements is available at Mandatory compliance.

The course is structured in two parts: Part A. Foundations for advanced health care practice and Part B. Advanced specialist study. All students complete Part B. Please view the course handbook:

Part A. Foundations for advanced health care practice

In this part you will have the opportunity to complete scholarly practical studies that develop and expand your expertise within your area of specialist practice. Students admitted to the course may be eligible to receive credit for this part.

Part B. Advanced specialist study

This study will provide you with specialist professional knowledge and advanced skills in research or advanced professional practice in your chosen specialisation. Specialisations offer the choice of either a coursework focus or a research focus. The research focus provides a pathway to a higher degree by research.

Master's entry points

Depending on prior qualifications you may receive entry level credit (a form of block credit) which determines your point of entry to the course:

  • If you are admitted at entry level 1 you complete 72 credit points, comprising Part A and Part B.
  • If you are admitted at entry level 2 you complete 48 credit points, comprising Part B.

Note: If you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit and complete one of the higher credit-point options.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6001


Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6001



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

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Note Please note: The fee information displayed is based on the 2022 rates and should only be used as a guide.

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 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.