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About Health Administration

he health care sector is Australia's largest and fastest growing industry.

Become competent in a wide range of administrative and supervisory duties required to work in the health industry.

Learn various functions which are carried out in a range of settings including hospitals, community health centres and private practice.

Careers available:

  • admissions clerk
  • clinical coding clerk
  • administrative worker
  • ward clerk
  • health supervisor
  • assistant manager
  • practice manager
  • service manager
  • business manager
  • program manager

Skills Recognition Online Tool

If you have worked for a period of time and feel confident that you can do a particular job, but don't have a formal qualification, then Skills Recognition (RPL) will benefit you.

A Skills Recognition online tool is available for the  HLT52012 - Diploma of Practice Management, which means that you can complete the process in your own time at your own pace. The online tool can be accessed here.

      

    Health Administration

     

    Course Information

    The HLT32912 - Certificate III Health Administration comprises of:

    15 competencies.

    The course is a total of 6 months

    96 hrs are allocated to Learning in the Workplace (work placement) and simulated practical lab sessions.

    Assessment is a combination of written and online work, work related projects, simulated practical lab sessions and observation in the workplace.

    Practical Work Placement

    The knowledge that you learn in the classroom is complemented by a practical work placement that we organise on your behalf, in various Medical centres, Allied Health or hospitals.

    This practical work placement will provide you with valuable experience providing you with the practical, hands-on experience that you need to become fully job-ready.

    This is also a great opportunity to introduce yourself to a potential employer.

    (Police checks are required for work placement and need to be cleared to be offered a placement opportunity).

    The HLT40412 - Certificate IV in Health Supervision comprises of:

    15 competencies.

    The course is a total of 6 months and offered to someone already working within a health practice.

    The HLT52012 - Diploma of Practice Management comprises of:

    16 competencies.

    The course is a total of 6 months and only offered to someone already working within a health practice.

     

     

    Workplace Health & Safety (including practical lab classes)

    It is important that you are aware of health and safety in the workplace at all times. You need to keep a tidy and safe workplace.

    DRESS CODE - practical lab class:

    • White T shirt or Polo shirt --singlet or long sleeves may be worn underneath "T"
    • Black or Navy Trousers
    • Closed toe shoe/boots- low heel, non-slip soles (WHS requirement)
    • Minimal jewellery
    • Hair clean and tied up if below the shoulders
    • Finger nails short and no nail polish
    • Minimal makeup/perfume

    Good Personal Hygiene (because you are in close proximity to clients)

    • Clean clothes
    • Clean shoes
    • Deodorant
    • Shower/Oral Hygiene
    • Wash hands regularly

    Unacceptable Dress Code

    • Untidy clothing
    • Thongs
    • Ugg boots or similar
    • Mini skirt
    • Tummy/underarms or cleavage exposed
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