The Certificate IV in Health Administration focuses on practical learning and will provide you with the skills to undertake a range of administrative tasks relevant to the health services.
Career opportunities, include:
- medical receptionist
- administrative role in a medical / health environment
- ward clerk
- executive assistant
Pathways to further study:
- HLT57715 Diploma of Practice Management
- BSB50120 Diploma of Business
Studying the Certificate IV in Health Administration at Holmesglen
You will be taught the legal and ethical requirements within the health industry, including how to work with culturally diverse clients and manage patient records.
This course is also suitable if you provide administrative functions in health and medical services where you are required to work autonomously or as a senior member of staff in an administrative team.
Tuesday 9am to 5.30pm
Wednesday 9am to 3.30pm
Thursday 9am to 4pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Classes are scheduled across four days over a semester on campus or via online remote delivery.
The qualification consists of 14 units, six core units and eight electives.
||Lead effective workplace relationships
||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
||Work legally and ethically
||Design and produce business documents
||Develop workplace communication strategies
||Reflect on and improve own professional practice
||Manage health billing and accounting system
||Implement continuous improvement
||Work with diverse people
||Maintain work health and safety
||Prepare and process medical accounts
||Assist in controlling stocks and supplies
||Manage patient recordkeeping system
||Produce coded clinical data
| Code || Name |
|BSBLDR402||Lead effective workplace relationships|
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|BSBITU306||Design and produce business documents|
|CHCCOM003||Develop workplace communication strategies|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|HLTADM004||Manage health billing and accounting system|
|BSBMGT403||Implement continuous improvement|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety|
|BSBMED302||Prepare and process medical accounts|
|BSBMED304||Assist in controlling stocks and supplies|
|BSBMED401||Manage patient recordkeeping system|
|HLTADM005||Produce coded clinical data|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
It is preferable that students have:
- BSB31115 Certificate III in Business Administration (Medical ) or
relevant work experience
- VCE (ATAR) or equivalent
- Mature age (at least 18 years of age and away from formal study for at least one year).
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
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Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
Upon completion, you will receive the HLT47315 Certificate IV in Health Administration.
How to apply
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession