Certificate IV in Health Administration

National Code: HLT47315
TAFE SA Code: TP00842


This nationally-recognised qualification in health administration will set you up with the skills and knowledge you need to make a positive contribution to people’s lives. Studying in a supportive environment, you’ll learn how to support efficient business operations in the health sector, including patient record-keeping and management, risk and audit requirements and legal and ethical compliance.

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Up to 12 months 

Part Time

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirementsNo course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
$1,719 - $2,112
$3,439 - $4,225
$1,326 - $1,629
$2,651 - $3,257

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • 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

    Administration supervisor, senior clerk, clinical services team leader, practice supervisor/manager.

    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 IV in Health Administration (HLT47315)
    The course includes patient record keeping and management, understanding the role of a supervisor in the health industry, risk and audit requirements in the health industry and legal and ethical compliance. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 6 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.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2020 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.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Implement continuous improvement 40
    Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 60
    Lead effective workplace relationships 50
    Maintain work health and safety 40
    Work legally and ethically 55
    Work with diverse people 40


    Name Nominal Hours
    Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies 40
    Design and develop complex text documents 100
    Develop and use complex spreadsheets 50
    Manage health billing and accounting system 30
    Manage meetings 30
    Manage patient record keeping system 50
    Manage risk 60
    Respond effectively to behaviours of concern 20
    Write complex documents 50
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