Certificate IV in Health Administration
Enjoy a rewarding career as a health administration leader
According to the Job Outlook website, published by the Australian government, job opportunities for Health and Welfare Service Managers are expected to be between 10,000 and 25,000 by November 2019*. Employment for these positions grew by 35.9% in the past 10 years and are expected to rise strongly through to November 2020*.
Responsible for planning, organising and coordinating the administrative aspects of health and welfare services, these health care professionals need the right knowledge and training to work efficiently in a supervisory position, overseeing operations and effectively leading an administration team.
The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Health Administration teaches you how to understand and apply medical terminology, manage patient record-keeping systems and contribute to the organisational effectiveness of the health industry. In addition to this, you will learn a variety of customer service strategies which will allow you to provide quality client care in a range of medical and health care environments.
With a Certificate IV in Health Administration, you can work confidently as an Administration Supervisor, Clinical Services Team Leader or Medical Records Section Leader. You’ll be able to perform a range of administrative functions in health services, both autonomously and as a senior member of staff in an administrative team. You may find yourself working in medical institutions, such as clinics, hospitals, community health centres and private practices.
Once you’ve attained this online health care qualification, you can also choose to continue your studies and expand your career opportunities with a Diploma of Practice Management.
Studying a health care qualification online with Foundation Education offers you flexibility. You choose when and where you study, and when it comes to assistance, we have a team of experienced health education professionals’ on-hand to help guide you through your course material and assignments.
* Source: Joboutlook.gov.au
This is a Nationally Recognised course.
You will need to have completed year 12, 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 IV in Health Administration
Up to 12 months
Submit 1 unit of competency every 2 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 ongoing support from our Education Team.
Upfront payment All course costs can be paid in total via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit.
Payment 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 (ie. Certificate III in Health Administration HLT37315) 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.
Check the currency of HLT47315
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.