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HLT37315

Certificate III in Health Administration

Combine your communication skills and organisational skills to support the daily operations of a health practice with the Certificate III in Health Administration

Become An Admissions or Ward Clerk

According to the Australian government’s Job Outlook website, the number of job openings for Medical Receptionists are expected to be greater than 50,000 by November 2019*.  The demand in the health care sector for health and medical administrators will increase over the next few years.  Health administration training is essential to gain the employment advantage.

Combining communication, customer service and technical skills, the Certificate III in Health Administration reflects the role of administrative workers and medical receptionists. This nationally accredited qualification provides you with entry level certification to begin your health administration career and set yourself apart from other candidates.

This course will teach you how to maintain patient and financial records, manage information and resources and contribute to innovation in the workplace. The Certificate III in Health Administration equips you with knowledge of medical terminology and allows you to develop an understanding of how to implement infection control policies and work health and safety processes.

Upon graduating with the Certificate III in Health Administration, you will be able to provide administrative support in a range of health service settings, including medical practices, hospitals and community health clinics.  With this nationally recognised training qualification you can apply for work as a Admissions Clerk, Health Administrative Worker or a Ward Clerk, allowing you to take on a variety of administrative duties that contribute to the efficient running of a health care facility.  If your goal is to progress to higher level skills or management, this certificate course will provide a solid foundation upon which to progress into a Certificate IV in Health Administration or Diploma of Practice Management.

This course is delivered online allowing you to access course material and assignments at a time that works for you. Foundation Education’s leaning platform, My eCampus is designed to tailor around your schedule, so there is no need to change prior commitments, holiday plans or work opportunities, it also allows you to set your ideal completion date.  Our team of experienced health education professionals are on-hand to guide you through the units of your online health administration course.

* Source: Joboutlook.gov.au

 

This is a Nationally Recognised course.

Eligibility Requirements

Education

Whilst there are no formal entry requirements mandated by the training package, students’ skills and capabilities to undertake this training product will be assessed and advice on suitability will be provided during the pre-enrolment process.

Minimum Age

You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

Residency Status

You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

Computer Requirements

In order to complete the online part of the course you will need regular access to the following:

  • Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
  • Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended)
  • Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later
  • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).
Qualification

Certificate III in Health Administration

Delivery

Online available

Length

Up to 12 months

Study Load

Submit 1 unit of competency every 3 weeks to graduate in 12 months

Cost

Contact us on 1300 616 197 for course costs

Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Course Outcomes

Once you’ve completed your Certificate III in Health Administration, you’ll be able to apply for a range of interesting positions, which may include:

Admissions Clerk

The position requires you to perform a range of clerical duties that can include pre-admission booking, health fund checks, patient admission and front of house duties including reception.

Health Administrative Worker

You perform a wide range of administrative tasks, under direct or indirect supervision in a hospitals, community health centres or private practices.

Ward Clerk

The Ward Clerk is responsible for the clerical and receptionist duties of the ward or clinic. 

Delivery Options and Length

Online

Flexible online learning, meaning you can study whenever and wherever suits you through our online learning platform, My eCampus.

Up to: 12 months

Cost & Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Your course fee includes the delivery and assessment of your qualification, your study materials (including all resources) and on-going support from our Education Team.

Upfront payment All course costs can be paid in total via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit.

Instalment plan Paid via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments.

Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services. Please note this course does not qualify for assisted government funding.

Online

Contact us on 1300 616 197 for course costs

Course Structure & Prerequisites

* HLTAID003

Provide first aid
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. *This course contains units, HLTAID003 Provide first aid and HLTAID001 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for these units at a reduced price or you may source your own training provider. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your first aid and CPR certificate for us to process a Credit Transfer against these units on your student record.

BSBFIA301

Maintain financial records
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain daily financial records such as reconciling debtors’ and creditors’ systems, preparing and maintaining a general ledger and trial balance and includes activities associated with monitoring cash control for accounting purposes. It applies to individuals who are skilled operators and apply a broad range of competencies in various work contexts and may exercise discretion and judgement using appropriate theoretical knowledge of financial records.

BSBINN201

Contribute to workplace innovation
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to make a pro-active and positive contribution to workplace innovation. It applies to individuals working in any industry or community context, in both small and large organisations who take a pro-active approach to identifying, suggesting and developing ideas about better ways of doing things at a practical operational level in a specific area of activity. While the individual’s overall work is undertaken with some supervision and guidance, they apply discretion, judgement and effective interpersonal skills in order to contribute to workplace innovation.

BSBMED303

Maintain patient records
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain patient records within an existing medical records management system, under the supervision of a senior receptionist or practice manager.

BSBCUS301

Deliver and monitor a service to customers
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify customer needs, deliver and monitor customer service and identify improvements in the provision of customer service. It applies to individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in various work contexts. In this role, individuals often exercise discretion and judgement using appropriate theoretical knowledge of customer service to provide technical advice and support to customers over short or long term interactions.

BSBINM301

Organise workplace information
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather, organise and apply workplace information in the context of an organisation’s work processes and knowledge management systems. It applies to individuals who perform a defined range of skilled operations in various work contexts. They may exercise discretion and judgement using appropriate knowledge of information management to provide technical advice and support to a team.

BSBRKG301

Control records
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to classify, register, and track records and information about records within a business or records system.

BSBMED301

Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand and respond to instructions; to carry out routine tasks and communicate with a range of internal/external clients in a medical environment; as well as use appropriate medical terminology.

BSBMED302

Prepare and process medical accounts
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide advice to patients regarding fee structures and process referrals, as well as prepare and process medical accounts for a range of patients.

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers. This unit applies to a range of health and community service contexts where workers may communicate face-to-face, in writing or using digital media and work with limited responsibility under direct or indirect supervision.

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

HLTINF001

Comply with Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Procedures
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure both their own health and safety and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however, it is recommended that individuals have undertaken lower-level qualifications and/or have relevant industry experience to assist with the completion of this course. This may have been obtained through formal and informal training, work experience or life experience.

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Recognition of Prior Learning

Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, a recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.

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Flexible Online Study

All of our courses are delivered online, giving you the flexibility to choose your course length.

Dedicated Student Support

Our industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

Industry-relevant Courses

Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with job-ready skills.

Nationally Recognised Training

All of our courses are Nationally Recognised and accredited. 

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