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Health Systems Science Domain (HSSD)

The overall goal of this domain is the acquisition of specialist knowledge of healthcare systems. This domain involves the completion of a university Master’s degree relevant to health system management.

There are five core subjects that must be completed as part of the Candidate’s Masters studies:

  • Australian and New Zealand Health Systems
  • Health Law and Ethics  
  • Financial Management in Health
  • Leadership in Health
  • one of Evidence Informed Decision-making, Research Methods or Epidemiology & Statistics.

A list of University Master’s Programs approved by the College is available HERE.

Candidates may seek credit for previously completed (within 10 years) comparable studies to the College’s academic requirements for the Master’s degree. Previously completed studies may be recognised in part, or in full, by the College. Where credit applications result in partial recognition, Candidates will be required to enrol into and complete single units in any of the College’s approved university Masters program to meet the requirements of the College’s training program.

Announcement – 2023 – Changes  to Masters Requirements

Candidates commencing in the Fellowship Training Program from 2025:

  • will not need to complete a full Masters degree to meet the requirements of the Fellowship Training Program
  • only need to complete approved Masters level study in the five (5) specified core subjects

At their own discretion current Candidates may still choose to complete a full Masters degree, however this will not be a requirement of the Fellowship Training Program.

Current Candidates and those commencing in 2024 may choose to opt in to these new requirements by completing only the five core subjects from one of the approved Masters Programs listed on the RACMA website. To opt into the new requirements please complete and submit this FORM.

Fellowship Training Program Applicants

Application for credit for previously completed Masters program or Masters subject(s) can be submitted when applying for Candidacy in the Fellowship Training Program. Applicants will be able to download the Masters Credit Application Form via a link when completing the Online Candidacy Application. The application form is available in the Online Candidacy Application Form via the online FTP application form when Applications are open. Applications closed on 27 October 2023.

RACMA Candidates

Current RACMA Candidates may submit their credit application for Masters program or Masters subjects at any time. Information regarding the credit application process for Masters program can be found on CANVAS

Applications submitted after the first semester of training will incur a Credit Application Fee, click HERE for more information.

Enquiries regarding the Health Systems Science Domain can be emailed to the FTP Team