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Duration: 
0.5 years full time or longer for part time
Location: 
Industry
Delivery mode: 
Blended
Face to Face
Online

Applications due 31 December 2018

Overview

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

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. 

Award winning learning model
This course is delivered through Victoria Polytechnic’s award winning Blended Learning model that combines face-to-face workshops with flexible, user-friendly eLearning activities. 

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[Supp. Desc. Info] HLT37315 - Certificate III in Health Administration

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Develop the foundational skills required to work in administrative roles in hospitals, community health centres and private practices.

Careers

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

You’ll 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.

Course structure

To be awarded HLT37315 Certificate III in Health Administration, a student must successfully complete a total of thirteen (13) units of competency, comprising of:

  • five (5) core units, and;

  • eight (8) elective units, consisting of:

  • at least three (3) units from the Administration group identified in the HLT37315 Certificate III in Health Administration qualification, and;

  • up to five (5) units from the electives listed in the HLT37315 Certificate III in Health Administration qualification, any endorsed training package or accredited course. 

Electives must be industry relevant as well as be approved by Victoria Polytechnic.

This qualification reflects the role of administrative workers in the health industry. These workers follow known routines and procedures, taking responsibility for their own work under general supervision. They combine communication, customer service and technical skills, and use discretion and judgment to adapt and transfer their skills to different situations.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: VET

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

For employment and practical placement purposes, this vocational sector typically requires a current and satisfactory Police Record Check and Working With Children Check (WWC). Failure to provide the required documents in the timeframe specified by the Course Coordinator, means you will be unable to undertake practical placement in a workplace and therefore not eligible to progress in this course.

The following are suggested sites you could visit to obtain these checks:
• Police record check - http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=274
• WWC check - http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

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You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply for this course

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