Diploma of Practice Management

National Code: HLT57715
TAFE SA Code: TP00878


This course would suit employees who undertake a range of functions requiring application of knowledge and skills to achieve results in line with the organisation/business's goals and strategic direction. These workers manage the operations and promotion of professional practices in the health sector.

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Up to 24 months 
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Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 24 month course

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
    • 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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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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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

    Workers with this qualification manage the operations and promotion of professional practices in the health sector. Occupational titles for these workers may include Practice Manager, Program Manager, Service 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

    Diploma of Practice Management (HLT57715)
    Skills covered include working with diverse people, legal and ethical compliance, billing and accounting, infection prevention, workplace safety, customer service, budgets, financial plans, medical terminology and risk management. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 10 core units and 5 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.

    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on

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


    Name Nominal Hours
    Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures 60
    Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 60
    Manage budgets and financial plans 70
    Manage health billing and accounting system 30
    Manage legal and ethical compliance 80
    Manage people performance 70
    Manage quality customer service 40
    Manage risk 60
    Manage work health and safety 40
    Work with diverse people 40


    Name Nominal Hours
    Develop and implement policy 90
    Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities 70
    Lead a quality audit 60
    Lead and manage team effectiveness 60
    Manage meetings 30
    Manage operational plan 60
    Manage recruitment selection and induction processes 60
    Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120
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