The Certificate IV in Health Administration course is recognised throughout Australia. This qualification 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.
Gaining a Certificate IV in Health Administration can open several employment opportunities within the health sector, and you will 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.
Health care sector of Australia has the largest employment opportunities as it is the fast-growing industry. Many financially rewarding, flexible and secure career opportunities are provided by this industry.
In this Nationally Recognised course you will complete 14 units of competency (6 core and 8 elective units). This course is conducted in 3 terms, each comprising 10 weeks, exclusive of holidays. You will attend college 20 hours per week.
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately.
BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement.
HLTADM004 Manage health billing and accounting system
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
BSBCUS401 Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
BSBRSK501 Manage risk
BSBMED401 Manage patient record keeping system
BSBCUS402 Address customer needs
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
Professional Experience Placement
Professional Experience Placement is a compulsory component of this course and to achieve this qualification, you must complete 120 work placement hours.
Stott’s College is fully committed to the ideals and goals of the health care profession and to preparing our students for a successful entry into the workforce. When you undertake work-based training and assessment in our courses, you are participating in what is known as ‘Professional Experience Placement.’ This is a structured educational program that is a requirement of your course.
Placements provide you with unique opportunities to:
- Develop your competencies by linking theory with current practice
- Experience a real workplace environment in health care services, such as in hospitals, medical practices, allied health practices, community health care centres etc
- Learn about industry trends, practices, and career options
- Build your professional network and resume
- Explore job prospects at your host agency
At Stott’s College, we understand the importance of maximising your learning opportunities in and out of the classroom. This is why we provide significant support and guidance before, during, and after your placements. We offer you preparation seminars, individual appointments to find you an appropriate agency match, interview coaching and resume writing assistance, an allocated Liaison Officer while you’re on placement, debriefing, and placement materials.
Professional Experience Placement are a valuable component of our courses, and we support and work with all our students and host agencies to provide them with a mutually beneficial and rewarding placement experience.
You will also need to obtain evidence of a Police Check and a Working with Children’s Check to ensure participation in Professional Experience Placement.
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. Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Acknowledge Education.
Please see our Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy for more information.
For pathway students, upon completion of the course, you will be exempted 3 units in Diploma of Nursing at Stott’s College.
Once completed this qualification will enable you to create a pathway into health care sectors include:
- Administration Supervisor
- Business Manager
- Executive Assistant
- Medical Records Section Leader
- Practice Manager
- Senior Clerk
- Senior Clinical Coder
- Team Leader for Clinical Services
- Ward Clerk
Full Fee for 2021 – $6,000
Enrolment fee: $200
Materials fee: $200
How to Apply:
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