The Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management builds the management capacity of health service managers, with new theory, skills and understandings about the challenges faced by managers. The program is based on research into the needs of Chinese health service managers and internationally recognised principles of management education. It has been developed in close consultation between La Trobe and participating Chinese universities. This course is designed for managers working in hospitals, public health units and government health bureaux at the municipal, provincial, county and district levels. Students are generally required to have completed a bachelor degree and to have significant experience in health service management.