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HLT47315 - HLT47315 - Certificate IV in Health Administration

HLT47315 - Certificate IV in Health Administration

Smart and Skilled

This course is on the NSW skills list. Students in NSW may be eligible for a Government subsidised price.

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Nationally Recognised

This qualification is provided as Nationally Recognised Training (NRT).

Course description

If you are dedicated to the health industry and want to provide confidence and vision in a senior operational or team leadership role, look no further than a Certificate IV in Health Administration.

Tailored for small to medium medical practices, here you will learn to combine both business and health sector skills for highest quality patient support while also leading or being part of the management team.

Discover how to use correct medical terminology and protocols to work legally and ethically with a diverse range of people, as well as to foster effective relations and continuous improvement in your workplace. With a Certificate IV in Health Administration an efficient, inspirational practice is yours for the making.

Units of study

Core Units

All units must be completed

Unit Code Unit Name
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Electives Units

Eight (8) units must be completed

Unit Code Unit Name
BSBHRM404 Review human resources functions
BSBINM401 Implement workplace information system
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
BSBMGT402 Implement operational plan
BSBRSK501 Manage risk
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTADM004 Manage health billing and accounting system
Frequently Asked Questions
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Before gaining entry to a course, why do I need a Unique Student Identifier (USI)? How do I obtain one?
All students are required to have a USI, before their enrolment is confirmed. If you have not created your USI and are intending to study, you should create your free USI now. Get more information by visiting usi.gov.au. You will need to have proof of your identity to complete the process. Once you have a USI you will have a secure online record of your nationally recognised training which you can access anytime and anywhere. If you have any questions, or need assistance creating your USI, please contact TAFE Digital by phone or chat.
How many hours per week study is required?
10 hours per week is the recommended time for course study. This is flexible, especially if you have industry knowledge and experience, you may find you may require less hours.
What will be covered in this course?

Cert IV in Health Administration is tailored for small to medium medical practices. In this course you will learn to combine both business and health sector skills for the highest quality patient support while also leading or being part of the management team.

Discover how to use correct medical terminology and protocols to work legally and ethically with a diverse range of people, as well as to foster effective relations and continuous improvement in your workplace. With a Certificate IV in Health Administration, an efficient, inspirational practice is yours for the making.
At a minimum, what software do I require for my course?

You don't have to be a computer whiz to succeed in online learning, but you should be comfortable typing, using the internet and email, chatting to your teachers or others online, reading course content online, using common software and performing other basic tasks.

Minimum software specifications for your course are:

  • Microsoft Office or equivalent
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Up-to-date internet browser
At a minimum, what computer skills do I require for my course?

You don't have to be a computer whiz to succeed in online learning, but you should be comfortable typing, using the internet and email, chatting to your teachers or others online, reading course content online, using common software and performing other basic tasks.

Minimum specifications for your computer are:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later, or Mac OS X or above

You may also need access to:

  • A printer/scanner to print and scan documents for uploading.
  • A smart phone or digital video so that you can video practical tasks for some courses
What are the job opportunities with this course qualification?
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work in a senior operational or team leading role in the health industry. You may consider opportunities in roles such as:
  • Health practice manager
  • Administrator in medical practice
  • Team member in health administration
  • Team leader for clinical services
  • Medical records section leader
  • Medical reception
How will I contact TAFE Digital if I’m having a problem? How long will it take to get a response?
If you are having trouble accessing your course resources or navigating the TAFE Digital website after enrolling, you should contact one of our Customer Help Officers on 1300 823 366. They are available Monday to Thursday 8am to 8pm and 8am to 5pm on Fridays.
If your query is specific to a unit you are studying and requires a subject matter expert, you should contact your unit facilitator. Their contact details are located on every unit. You should make contact via email. If you require over the phone support and appointment can be requested.
Job Opportunities
According to the Department of Employment (JobSkills) 24,200 persons were employed as Practice Managers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be between 5,001 and 10,000.
Is there tutor support available after hours?
TAFE Digital has teamed up with the national service Studiosity, to offer students live online help with things like essay and report writing, study skills and referencing. You can make contact with a tutor from 3pm to 11pm Sunday to Friday, via your Moodle course page or drop off a writing file and receive feedback in less than 24 hours. Watch this short, informative video for more information.
This service is additional to the specific subject help that your unit facilitator can provide.
What qualifications or experience are recommended to meet the course’s entry requirements?
There are no formal entry requirements, although having previously studied up to a Certificate III level would be an advantage. Experience in using software programs such as Word and PowerPoint is required. General literacy and numeracy is essential to read and understand the course content and resources. You will need to be motivated, organised and committed to learning independently to improve/guarantee your success as a student.
How will I access extra course resources or talk to a librarian?
If you want make contact with a TAFE Digital librarian to access further course resources, go to tafenow.com.au/library-ask-us. Then type in your reference query. A librarian on chat will show you how to search the library catalogue and how to use our specialised subject guides to find extra information for assessments.
What equipment do I need?
As it is an online course you will require the internet and a computer to enable you to access course material. As a TAFE student you are eligible to get Office 365 free of charge!
How will I send in my assessment tasks?
Once you enrol you will work from the learning platform of our website. Your course information will tell you what assessment events you are required to and provide instructions on how to upload them so your assessor gets them. If you are asked to send video or audio evidence for an assessment you can upload it to YouTube, Vimeo or DropBox and just upload the URL to the course website so we know where to look.
Will I be working by myself?

You will be supported by our many specialised staff throughout your study.

Customer service support is available from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am to 4pm (excluding public holidays).

There is a team of TAFE Digital staff that are there to assist you. These staff include industry specialised teachers, administration staff, IT technicians and librarians.

A Course Coordinator will be there to welcome you on your first day to enrol, support you throughout your course and celebrate with you on your course completion.
What happens if I fail a unit or an assessment event? What is TAFE Digital's re-submission policy?
Your teacher/assessor will provide feedback on your assessment event and will let you know if you have met the requirements. If you have not met the requirements, you will have one extra attempt to resubmit your assessment and get it to the required standard to become competent in this unit. If you do not succeed in your second attempt a fee may be charged for an assessor to mark your third submission.
What learning resources are provided?

The course consists of a number of units. Within each unit your will receive learning resources that provide learning content and activities.

Additional to unit resources you will find there is a library resource bank with information, along with direct contact to librarians who will guide you to these bonus resources. If you have a question, your Course Coordinator may help you or you may call upon a TAFEnow team specialist for assistance and support.
Can I transfer to a campus class if I struggle online?
Before considering a change it is best to discuss your options with TAFE Digital’s Educational Support Officers who may be able to arrange additional support for your studies. If your course is available at an TAFE NSW campus you may be able to transfer. Please contact the customer contact centre.
Will I be tested?
There are no exams. You will have Assessments that need to be completed. Some assessment tasks may require you to complete short answer questions or record yourself in a video, put together a portfolio, maintain a diary or create a presentation.

If you are not currently working in the industry the questions may include workplace scenarios to assist, along with templates to follow. These Assessments have no restrictive time limits and you can work through the assessments in the comfort of your own home.

If I do a course with TAFE Digital, can I get an extension on my visa?
You must apply for a visa extension directly with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. TAFE Digital can provide you with a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) once you’ve enrolled in a course as proof of your student status, but is unable to assist with your visa application.
What if English is not my first language?
If English is not your first language and you did not complete the last two years of secondary education in English, you are required to provide evidence of English language competency before enrolling into the course. Examples of appropriate evidence are listed below:
  • IELTS - Overall score of 5.5
  • TOEFL - One of the following:
    • 530 (paper)
    • 197 (computer)
    • 71 (internet)
  • Evidence of 12 months in English-speaking employment - Testimonial or statutory declaration
Course Fees

Concession Fee
$240.00

More Information

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government and eligibility criteria apply.
There may be limited government-subsidised places available.
You need to live or work in NSW and receive one or more of the following eligible Commonwealth benefits or allowances at the time you enrol.

You may be eligible if you receive:

  • Age Pension
  • Austudy
  • Carer Payment
  • Disability Support Pension (second or subsequent course enrolment per year)
  • Exceptional Circumstances Relief Payment
  • Family Tax Benefit Part A (maximum rate)
  • Farm Household Allowance
  • Newstart Allowance
  • Parenting Payment (Single)
  • Sickness Allowance
  • Special Benefit
  • Veterans' Affairs Payments
  • Veterans' Children Education Scheme
  • Widow Allowance
  • Widow Pension (including Widow 'B' Pension)
  • Wife Pension
  • Youth Allowance
To complete your enrolment, you must provide your Centrelink Reference Number (CRN) so that your eligibility for a concession can be validated. In some circumstances, you may need to fill in the Concession Fee application or provide documentation to support your application. (Your documentation may be provided via the Centrelink Express Plus Mobile App.)

Contact us:
  • to find out if you are eligible for a concession fee.
  • for a personal fee assessment.
  • to discuss payment options and loans available to you.


Course prices, charges, and study modes are subject to change without notice and may vary annually.


Subsidised Student Fee
$1550.00 - $1820.00

More Information

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government and eligibility criteria apply.
The fee you pay will vary depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a Fee-Free Scholarship, a concession or an exemption.
There may be limited government-subsidised places available.
If you do not gain a subsidised place, you may be able to enrol and pay the full fee.

Contact us:

  • to find out if you are eligible for a subsidised place.
  • for a personal fee assessment.
  • to discuss payment options and loans available to you.

Course prices, charges, and study modes are subject to change without notice and may vary annually.


Fee Free Scholarship
$0.00

More Information

The NSW Government is offering Fee-Free Scholarships to support people aged 15 - 30 with their training under Smart and Skilled.

Eligible students will be exempt from paying their course fee for qualifications from Certificate I to Certificate IV, including apprenticeship and traineeships courses with up to 50,000 scholarships per year across NSW.

You may be eligible if you:

  • meet the Smart and Skilled personal and program eligibility rules. Find out using the Eligibility Checker.
  • are aged between 15 and 30 years old when you start training.
  • want to study a Smart and Skilled subsidised Certificate I, Certificate II, Certificate III or Certificate IV level qualification on the NSW Skills List, including those qualifications that support apprenticeships and traineeships.
  • are either a Commonwealth Welfare recipient, a dependent of a Commonwealth Welfare recipient OR either currently or previously in out-of-home care.
Contact us:
  • to find out if you are eligible for a Fee-Free Scholarship.
  • for a personal fee assessment.
  • to discuss payment options and loans available to you for any other course costs.
Course prices, charges, and study modes are subject to change without notice and may vary annually.


Exemption
$0.00

More Information

An exemption is where no course fee is charged to the student. For exemptions, the government-subsidises the total cost of the course fee for the qualification. There may be other additional costs, such as textbooks that you need to pay.

You may be eligible for an exemption from the course fee if you:

  • are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (through descent, self-identification or community identification).
  • meet the Smart and Skilled disability criteria, (proof of a disability support pension or documentary evidence from an appropriate medical professional is required).
  • are the recognised dependent of disability support pension recipient.
Contact us:
  • to find out if you are eligible for a course fee exemption.
  • for a personal fee assessment.
  • to discuss payment options and loans available to you for any additional costs.
Course prices, charges, and study modes are subject to change without notice and may vary annually.


Fee for Service
$4250.00

More Information

There are no fee exemptions, concessions or subsidies available for this price. You are required to contribute to the full cost of your course. Your tuition fee includes all essential study materials.
Extra study resources may be available to enhance your learning and will attract an additional charge.
You may also be eligible for a VET Student Loan for some Diploma and Advanced Diploma level courses.
Contact us:

  • for a personal fee assessment.
  • to discuss payment options and loans available to you.
Course prices, charges, and study modes are subject to change without notice and may vary annually.


Your government subsidised fee, and your eligibility for concessions, exemptions and scholarships, are all calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.
Course Reviews

At a glance

Course Code: HLT47315
Course Duration: 12 months
Units: 16
Recognition: Nationally
Cost: $4,250
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