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Certificate IV in Health Administration

Course Code HLT47321

  • Part Time
  • 1 year
  • Full Time
  • 6 months
  • On Campus
  • Chadstone

This course is not available for International Students


The Certificate IV in Health Administration focuses on practical learning and will provide you with the skills to undertake a range of high level administrative tasks relevant to the health services sector.

Career Opportunities

  • medical receptionist
  • administrative role in a medical / health environment
  • ward clerk
  • Team Leader

Pathway to further studies

  • HLT57715 Diploma of Practice Management
  • BSB50120 Diploma of Business

Entry Requirements

To be eligible, learners must be at least 18 years of age.<p>It is preferable that learners have:<br>- BSB31115 or BSB30120 Certificate III in Business Administration (Medical ) or<br>relevant work experience<br>- VCE (ATAR) or equivalent<br>- Mature age (at least 18 years of age and away from formal study for at least one year).
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
The language, literacy and numeracy levels required for this course are based on the ACSF. They are:<br>• Language = 2 (working at level 3 )<br>• Numeracy = 2 (working at level 3 )

Recognition of prior learning

You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.

Course Structure


<strong>October intake is only available to applicants who wish to study part time.</strong><p>Monday 9am to 4.30pm<br>Tuesday 9am to 3.30pm<br>Wednesday 9am to 2.30pm<br>Friday 9am to 1pm<p>The course will be delivered in a hybrid model, meaning students can attend classes remotely or on campus. Classes are scheduled across four days over a semester.<p>To receive this qualification, you must complete 15 units in total, comprising of 9 core units and 6 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications
Unit code Unit name
BSBMED305 Apply the principles of confidentiality, privacy and security within the medical environment
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTADM010 Facilitate a coordinated approach to client care
HLTCCD003 Use medical terminology in health care
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTINF007 Implement and monitor infection prevention and control standards, policies and procedures
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
Unit code Unit name
BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
BSBMED401 Manage patient recordkeeping system
BSBMED302 Prepare and process medical accounts
BSBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships
HLTADM011 Manage health billing and accounting system
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

How to apply


Click the ‘apply’ button below to get your application started with us. Our friendly Holmesglen team will be in touch to discuss your study opportunities and pre-training requirements.

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Qualification and Recognition

On completion of this qualification you will be awarded the nationally accredited HLT47321 Certificate IV in Health Administration.

Industry Connections


Tuition fees GST exempt Cost
Full Fee $7,491
Government subsidised $3,515
Concession $703

Additional Course Cost

Learners are required to purchase Learners Guides and textbooks , for various units delivered in this course. This may be a total cost of approximately $150-$250.

All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. <a href="/study-with-us/tafe-study/tafe-fees-and-scholarships/government-subsidised-training">Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession. </a>


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