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This unit of study is designed for registered nurses as an introduction to quality management. The promotion and maintenance of quality is vital to all aspects of health care. Specific emphasis is given to the difficulties in managing quality in the Australian health care environment and to the variety of methods and practices that can be used in quality management. The unit of study focuses on improving the student’s ability to initiate and manage creative and appropriate interdisciplinary, organisation-wide quality in action processes.

Unit of study code 284
Availability Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management

GC single unit of study

Pre-requisite N/A
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 1
Prescribed texts Nil
Co-ordinated by Ashley Page MACN
Content Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program

After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks
Type of assessment

Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)


(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Quality and clinical governance in health care a) investigate clinical governance and quality management systems Assessment 1: Essay – quality and clinical governance (2,000 words) 40% 4
Theme 2: Starting a quality improvement plan with consumers and teams b) analyse the use of evidence based practice and measureable quality outcomes Assessment 2: Online discussions x2 (quality improvement plan) 10% 5, 7
Theme 3: Collecting, analysing and presenting data c) demonstrate the application of appropriate quality management tools in the clinical setting Assessment 3: Essay – quality improvement project – plan and report (2,500 words) 50% 10
Theme 4: Planning and implementing change d) examine the principles of groups and teamwork
Theme 5: Monitoring and evaluating the change and groups e) evaluate the application of theories of change and negotiation.

Quality (284) is a Tier 1 unit.

Tiers2022 Member price (10% discount)2022 Non-member price2023 Member price (10% discount)2023 Non-member price
Tier 1$2,133.00$2,370.00$2,196.00$2,440.00
Tier 2$2,434.50$2,705.00$2,506.50$2,785.00
Tier 3$2,862.00$3,180.00$2,947.50$3,275.00
Tier 4$3,420.00$3,800.00$3,523.50$3,915.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.