Certificate IV in Health Administration

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Foundation Education
  • Awarded by

    Foundation Education

  • Qualification

    Certificate IV

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Self-paced, up to 12 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Location


  • Career Outcomes

    Medical Records Section Leader | Senior Admissions Clerk | Senior Ward Clerk

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

    The nationally accredited HLT47321 Certificate IV in Health Administration  teaches you how to understand and apply medical terminology, lead effective workplace relationships, communicate effectively with clients and work in a culturally diverse environment. 

    With a HLT47321 Certificate IV in Health Administration 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.

    Complete this course online, at your own pace, with flexibility that could see you complete your qualification in 12 months or less.

    You'll be required to complete practical tasks under the direction of a qualified supervisor as indicated in the assessment requirements of each unit of competency. This includes the completion of task documents and templates, which you must complete with observation tasks. This assessment must be completed in a pre-approved health administration workplace under the direct supervision of a suitably qualified, pre-approved workplace supervisor or supervisors.

    Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.
  • What You'll Need to Get In

    There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

    Residency Status
    You will need to be a permanent Australian resident (or equivalent) or have the right to study in Australia.

  • Subject Breakdown

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

    • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
    • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
    • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
    • CHCCCS010 - Maintain high standard of service
    • HLTINF006 - Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
    • HLTINF007 - Implement and monitor infection prevention and control standards, policies and procedures
    • HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety
    • BSBMED305 - Use medical terminology in healthcare
    • BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
    • CHCCCS020 - Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
    • HLTADM010 - Facilitate a coordinated approach to client care
    • BSBSTR401 - Promote innovation in a team environment
    • BSBMED401 - Manage patient record keeping system
    • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • Why Foundation Education?

    Foundation Education provides students with access to quality vocational education and employment opportunities 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, you'll gain the knowledge and experience to graduate with the job-ready skills employers seek. Plus, you can learn at your pace and place with flexible study options.

    Whether you're interested in a career as a Dental Assistant, Teacher Aide, Office Manager, Physiotherapy Assistant, or something else, Foundation Education has a vocational study option to take you where you want to go.

    The Foundation Education difference means:

    - Flexible Online Study: The theoretical component of the courses can be completed online at your own pace.

    - Dedicated Student Support – Foundation Education's industry-experienced Subject Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

    - Industry Relevant Courses: Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to provide you with comprehensive skills and knowledge required to graduate job-ready.

    - National Recognised Training: Every Certificate and Diploma offered is nationally recognised and accredited, meeting established industry needs and national quality assurance requirements.

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  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited HLT47321 Certificate IV in Health Administration from Foundation Education.

    The range of skills you'll learn in this course can be applied across the spectrum of health professions. If you'd like to start out in the healthcare industry then this course will prepare you to become an effective team leader, with the ability to manage health-related information and get the best out of your colleagues.

  • Career Outcomes

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

  • Let's talk price

    You can pay for your course upfront via VISA/MasterCard or a bank deposit.

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

    Your course fee includes delivery and assessment of your qualification, study materials (including all resources), ongoing support from our Education Team.

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


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