Certificate III in Health Administration

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Foundation Education
  • Awarded by

    Foundation Education (RTO: 22557)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Self-paced; complete within 12 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Health Assistant | Health Administrator | Ward Clerk | Medical Receptionist | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    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 (HLT37315) from Foundation Education 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 (HLT37315), 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 healthcare 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.

    Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    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.

    Minimum Age
    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.

    Residency Status
    You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

    Computer Requirements

    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

                            (Dial-up access is not recommended)

    Windows :     Operating system – Windows 8 or above

    Internet Browser:   Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

    MAC :            Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later

    Software:       Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download)

  • Subject Breakdown

    In this health administration course, the subjects you will study include:

    • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
    • BSBINN201 - Contribute to workplace innovation
    • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
    • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
    • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
    • BSBCUS301 - Deliver and monitor a service to customers
    • BSBINM301 - Organise workplace information
    • BSBFIA301 - Maintain financial records
    • BSBMED302 - Prepare and process medical accounts
    • BSBMED303 - Maintain patient records
    • BSBMED401B - Manage patient record keeping system
    • BSBRKG301 - Control records
    • *HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid
    • HLTINF006 - Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

    *This course contains the unit, HLTAID011 Provide First Aid, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your first aid certificate in order for us to process a Credit Transfer against this unit on your student record. If you have chosen your own third-party provider, you must submit a certified copy of your certificate. If you have undertaken training with Red Cross Australia, you must forward Foundation Education the email you receive which contains the electronic copy of your certificate.

  • Why Foundation Education?

    Foundation Education provides students with access to quality vocational education alongside their sister brand, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT), and a robust network of industry partners all around Australia.

    With courses designed by industry experts, students gain the knowledge and experience to graduate with job-ready skills that employers seek. Plus, students can learn at their own pace and place through flexible online study.

    Offering a wide range of Certificate and Diploma-level courses across Early Childhood Education and Care, Education Support, Allied Health, Dental Assisting, Health Services and more, Foundation Education has a vocational study option to take you where you want to go.

    The Foundation Education difference means:
    * Flexible Online Study: Students can complete the theoretical component of courses online at their own pace.
    * Industry Relevant Courses: Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to provide students with the comprehensive skills and knowledge required to graduate job-ready.
    * Dedicated Student Support: Our industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers can support students from enrolment through to graduation.
    * National Recognised Training: Every Certificate and Diploma offered is nationally recognised and accredited, meeting established industry needs and national quality assurance requirements.

    Foundation Education is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Number – 22557)

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Health Administration (HLT37315) from Foundation Education.

    By completing this course, you'll open up a raft of employment opportunities in medical practices, hospitals and community health clinics.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in health administration could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Let's talk price

    Foundation Education offers flexible payment plans beginning from just $54.22* a week!

    Enquire now to find out more about instalment plans or saving on your course fees by paying upfront.

    Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

    *Payment plan total is $100 deposit + 78 weekly payments. Foundation Education uses the direct debiting services of Debitsuccess on payment plans. Payment plans will incur a $12 establishment fee, charged with the first instalment, plus a 3.63% transaction fee on each transaction. Weekly payment amount provided is already inclusive of the transaction fee.


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