HLT37315 Certificate III in Health Administration

VU course code: HLT37315 | Level of study: TAFE
0.5 years full time or longer for part time
Face to Face with eLearning
Footscray Nicholson, Industry, Sunshine, Werribee
15 July 2024
15 July 2024


Develop the skills necessary for supporting the daily operations of a health practice, with a Certificate III in Health Administration HLT37315 at Victoria University.

This course will provide you with training to work in administrative roles in hospitals, community health centres and private practices.

Through classroom learning and a practical work placement, you’ll learn to perform a variety of duties including:

  • maintaining patient and financial records
  • managing information and resources
  • implementing infection control policies.

You’ll also become proficient in the use of basic medical terminology. You’ll develop a combination of communications skills and organisational skills, as well as an understanding of work health and safety processes. Our expert staff will ensure you graduate job-ready.

NRT logoThis course is nationally recognised training.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’, which lets you finish your course more quickly when you have gained some of the skills required from past study or work experience.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To be awarded HLT37315 Certificate III in Health Administration, 13 units must be completed comprising:

  • 5 core units, and;
  • 8 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 3 units from the Administration group identified in the HLT37315 Certificate III in Health Administration qualification, and;
  • up to 5 units from the electives listed in the HLT37315 Certificate III in Health Administration qualification, any endorsed training package or accredited course.

Fees & scholarships

TAFE fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer.




Health and medical administrators are a key part of a functioning and efficient healthcare system. This practical course at Victoria University will help you get your foot in the door to work in the health industry. With health administration training, you'll have the employment advantage.

You will have the communication, customer service and technical skills to perform a variety of administrative duties in a range of health service settings, including:

  • medical practices
  • hospitals
  • community health clinics.  

Example job titles include:

  • admissions clerk
  • medical receptionist
  • clinical coding clerk
  • administrative worker/assistant
  • ward clerk
  • patient coordinator.