QUALIFICATION

Certificate III in Health Administration


National Code: HLT37315
TAFE SA Code: TP00841


Description

As we look towards the future, a strong and resilient healthcare system is essential for both social and economic development. If you want a career defined by helping others, this nationally recognised qualification in health administration will allow you to learn the hands-on skills and fundamental knowledge you need to succeed in the sector.

Studying in a supportive environment, you’ll learn the skills to support people within a health or medical environment in a health administration role. You’ll learn medical terminology, basic business skills, customer service, patient record management, and technical skills to work independently in health or community services.

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12 months 
Medical Administrative Officer
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Study Mode
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Scheduled
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Course Admission Requirements

  • You must have a Contract of Training with an employer to undertake this course
Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
Subsidised
Fee Free

This course is part of the Fee Free TAFE initiative. Fee Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and South Australian Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place before the enrolment process and will include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.

Fee Free Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$1,298
$2,596
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Medical receptionist/records officer in a GP clinic, hospital and specialist allied health environment.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Health Administration (HLT37315)
    The course includes understanding the role and responsibility of a ward/admissions clerk, developing/refining customer service skills, working with patients and other health care workers from diverse backgrounds and patient record management. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 5 core units and 8 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    93%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.



    * 2021 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Communicate and work in health or community services 30
    Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25
    Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 60
    Participate in workplace health and safety 20
    Work with diverse people 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply the principles of confidentiality, privacy and security within the medical environment 20
    Design and produce business documents 80
    Design and produce spreadsheets 35
    Maintain patient records 20
    Organise workplace information 30
    Organise workplace information 30
    Prepare and process medical accounts 30
    Respond effectively to behaviours of concern 20
    Write simple documents 30
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