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  • HLT37315

Certificate III in Health Administration

At a glance

At a glance

Kick-start your career in health administration with this entry-level course and become a medical administrator, medical receptionist, or admissions clerk.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Health Administrative Worker
  • Admissions Clerk
COURSE OUTCOME

HLT37315 Certificate III in Health Administration

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Course overview

Course overview

Kick-start your career in health administration with this entry-level course in health administration. The health sector is experiencing strong job growth, and this course will give you the practical skills to gain employment in a number of health sectors including hospitals, doctors surgeries, and allied health practices.

Gain practical skills in medical administration including effective communication with clients and health professionals, responding to difficult incidents, understanding and using medical terminology, and personal work organisation. You may also enhance your employability with a range of elective units in medical billing, maintaining patient records, and applying first aid. Our highly-experienced industry professionals will guide you every step of the way to ensure your transition into the health sector is a success.

Successful completion of this course will see you confident and qualified to seek employment as a medical administrator, medical receptionist, or admissions clerk, as well as forming the foundations for further studies in the field.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 8 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CHCCOM005
Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
HLTINF001
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBMED301
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Sunshine Coast
M00VPC80
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
North and Far North Queensland
BSBWOR301
Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBMED305
Apply the principles of confidentiality, privacy and security within the medical environment
BSBMED303
Maintain patient records
BSBMED302
Prepare and process medical accounts
BSBCUS301
Deliver and monitor a service to customers
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
BSBFLM303
Contribute to effective workplace relationships
BSBITU306
Design and produce business documents
Sunshine Coast
BSBWOR301
Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBINM301
Organise workplace information
BSBMED305
Apply the principles of confidentiality, privacy and security within the medical environment
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
BSBMED302
Prepare and process medical accounts
BSBMED303
Maintain patient records
BSBMED304
Assist in controlling stocks and supplies
Other
CHCCCS020
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCOM001
Provide first point of contact

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland