Certificate III in Health Administration
Combine your communication skills and organisational skills to support the daily operations of a health practice
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 Medical Receptionist, Administrative Assistant or Office Junior, 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.
You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:
- A qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR
- 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.
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.
You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.
In order to complete the on-line 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 or cable
(Dial-up access will be significantly slower and is not recommended)
Windows : Operating system – Windows XP or Vista 7 or above
Internet Browser – Internet Explorer 7 or higher or the latest version of Google Chrome
MAC : Operating system: OS X 10.4 or later
Internet Browser – latest version of Google Chrome
Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download)
Certificate III in Health Administration
Complete within 12 months
Submit 1 unit of competency every 3 weeks to graduate in 12 months
Online: Contact us on 1300 61 61 97 for course costs
Cost & Payment Options
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.
Course Structure & Prerequisites
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.
Why choose us?
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.
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.