Qut Faculty Of Health Assignment Extension

Assessment Extensions

How do I get an extension on my assessment?

A single online request process for assignment extensions will be in place for semester 1, 2016. If you don’t hand in your assignment by the due date, it will not be marked and you will receive a grade of 1 or 0%. If special circumstances will prevent you from handing the assignment on time you can apply for an extension.
If you have not heard back about your application by the time the assignment is due, you should submit the work you have completed and attach a copy of your extension request receipt.

You will find out the outcome of your application within five working days. If your application is approved you will be advised on the new due date. You should attach this approval notice to your assignment when it is submitted.

If your circumstances prevent you applying for an extension by the due date contact your faculty as soon as possible to discuss what options may be available to you. Alternatively you can contact your QUT Guild Wingman and he can contact your faculty for you.

Information on the extension policy can be found here


What if it’s an exam that I need to defer?

See the Deferred Exams article.

What if I need help?

If you need assistance in applying for an extension, then contact the Guild’s Student Rights Hub. We can help draft your application and provide advice on what supporting documentation you should supply.

My application was denied!

If you submit an application that is rejected, have a look at the Review of Academic Ruling article. If you contact the Guild’s Student Rights Hub, we can provide advice and assistance on how to appeal the decision.

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The Master of Health Management (MHM) program is the oldest and largest health management program in Australia. For 60 years the MHM has provided students with the essential knowledge, skills and attributes required to respond to the constantly changing challenges faced by health managers and leaders.

Program Description

The Health Management program provides students with the essential knowledge, skills and attributes required to undertake challenging senior managerial roles in health services either in Australia or internationally. A key focus of the program is promoting both current and future leaders who are skilled in strategic planning, quality and safety improvement and monitoring, and policy making within a wide variety of contexts. These include the hospital and community healthcare services, aged care services, Ministries and Departments of Health, Government and Non-Government and voluntary organisations, primary care and general practice, in both public and private sectors.

Program Objectives

The objective of the Master of Health Management (MHM) program is to develop work-ready managers who can provide effective leadership on health service issues, teams and systems. The MHM program ensures that students have a strong grounding in the principles underpinning health systems and services, strategic planning, change management, financial management and health economics, evidence informed decision and policy-making, clinical governance and risk management, and innovation and improvement strategies.

Mode of Delivery

The MHM program can be undertaken either full-time or part-time.  Courses are offered internally on campus with face-to-face teaching, or externally by distance mode using online teaching. All courses offered by the school are available in distance mode. The degree can be completed online anywhere in the world without any attendance requirements.  The school provides a great deal of flexibility for students to tailor their study options according to their needs. The School also runs an optional Residential Week on campus where workshops are held for courses before the official commencement of semester. There are two residential weeks, in late February and July. The school also runs a comprehensive Summer School each year with courses offered in the face-to-face mode and via distance from mid-November to mid-December.

Professional recognition

Our health management program is accredited by the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM). It is also accredited by and recognised as providing the core competencies required for individuals wishing to apply for Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA). Please note that RACMA has specific requirements for the courses taken by candidates to fulfil requirements, so potential Fellowship candidates should check with RACMA before selecting their electives in the MHM program.

Health Management Degree Options

Students may enrol in a general Master of Health Management degree or a specialisation, an extension degree (which includes a research component) or a dual degree. See Degrees for more information.


The Masters’ program articulates with the Graduate Diploma and the Graduate Certificate. Credit for courses completed as part of the Graduate Diploma and the Graduate Certificate may be transferred to the Master’s program in accordance with the UNSW policy on credit transfer.

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