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HLT37315 | 106595J

Certificate III in Health Administration

Kick-start your career in health administration with this entry-level course and become a medical administrator, medical receptionist, or admissions clerk.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Southport Start date: 23 Jan 2023 Duration: 9 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$680
Subsidised
$755 - $786
Full Fee
$4,200
International
$5,500
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Course overview

Kick start your career in health administration with this entry-level course in health administration. According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as medical receptionists grew strongly over the past five years. This large occupation is expected to continue to grow in the future, so you can rest assured your skills will be in high demand. 

Gain practical skills in medical administration including effective communication with clients and health professionals, responding to difficult incidents, understanding and using medical terminology, and personal work organisation. You may also enhance your employability with a range of elective units in medical billing, maintaining patient records, and applying first aid. Our highly-experienced industry professionals will guide you every step of the way to ensure your transition into the health sector is a success.

Successful completion of this course will see you confident and qualified to seek employment in a number of health sectors including hospitals, doctors surgeries, and allied health practices as a medical administrator, medical receptionist, or admissions clerk. You'll also have the foundation knowledge required to complete further studies in this field.

What can I do?

  • Health Administrative Worker
  • Admissions Clerk

Course outcome:

HLT37315 Certificate III in Health Administration

Industry-experienced teachers

Our teachers are the best of the best. They are at the forefront of their industry and their connections keep them deeply embedded in health at a local and global level, ensuring they know what the employers of tomorrow are looking for.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 8 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake 80 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBMED301
    Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBMED301
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand and respond to instructions; to carry out routine tasks and communicate with a range of internal/external clients in a medical environment; as well as use appropriate medical terminology.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCOM005
    Communicate and work in health or community services
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCOM005
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Communicate and work in health or community services

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIV001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work with diverse people

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTINF001
    Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTINF001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS001
    Participate in workplace health and safety
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in workplace health and safety

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Southport
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - online, tutorials and Residential Schools plus 80 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $786
  • Full fee: $4,200
Southport
17 Apr 2023
9 months
Full time - online, tutorials and Residential Schools plus 80 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $786
  • Full fee: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time 2 nights per week
Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday, Wednesday
Online
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bowen
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday, Wednesday
Online
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
Mount Isa
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday, Wednesday
Online
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
Whitsundays (Cannonvale)
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday, Wednesday
Online
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
Townsville (Pimlico)
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday, Wednesday
Online
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday,Wednesday
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday,Wednesday
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday,Wednesday
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday,Wednesday
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday,Wednesday
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Southport
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • International: $5,500
Southport
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • International: $5,500
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Southport
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - online, tutorials and Residential Schools plus 80 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $786
  • Full fee: $4,200
Southport
17 Apr 2023
9 months
Full time - online, tutorials and Residential Schools plus 80 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $786
  • Full fee: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time 2 nights per week
Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday, Wednesday
Online
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bowen
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday, Wednesday
Online
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
Mount Isa
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday, Wednesday
Online
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
Whitsundays (Cannonvale)
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday, Wednesday
Online
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
Townsville (Pimlico)
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday, Wednesday
Online
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday,Wednesday
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday,Wednesday
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday,Wednesday
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday,Wednesday
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday,Wednesday
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Southport
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • International: $5,500
Southport
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • International: $5,500
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Southport
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - online, tutorials and Residential Schools plus 80 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $786
  • Full fee: $4,200
Southport
17 Apr 2023
9 months
Full time - online, tutorials and Residential Schools plus 80 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $786
  • Full fee: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time 2 nights per week
Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday, Wednesday
Online
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bowen
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday, Wednesday
Online
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
Mount Isa
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday, Wednesday
Online
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
Whitsundays (Cannonvale)
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday, Wednesday
Online
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
Townsville (Pimlico)
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday, Wednesday
Online
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday,Wednesday
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday,Wednesday
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday,Wednesday
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday,Wednesday
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - Online
Monday,Wednesday
  • Concession: $680
  • Subsidised: $755
  • Full fee: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Southport
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • International: $5,500
Southport
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • International: $5,500

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Certificate III in Health Administration (HLT37315)
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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International student payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Convera Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Convera and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information

Read this before applying

Selection criteria

International students

The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language  test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You will be required to wear a uniform for placement - the uniform will entail:

  • black polo shirt
  • long black pants/long knee length skirt or culottes 
  • closed in shoes
Placement

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 
While TAFE Queensland will make every effort to minimise disruption to study, the current COVID-19 pandemic situation and subsequent restriction of access to some health care facilities during this time, may cause delays with vocational placement and completion of this course.

Students are advised that they will need to evidence maintenance of full COVID-19 vaccination to attend the mandatory vocational placement assessment components of this course.
The vaccines received must be approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for use in Australia or endorsed by the WHO-COVAX if vaccinated overseas. Please see the following link for the accepted vaccines.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
This course now requires you to obtain a NDIS Worker Screening Check to be eligible to attend the vocational placement assessment component of your studies.

You are to apply for this NDIS Worker Screening Check once enrolled as TAFE Queensland will need to verify your application as a student.

Students will complete 80 hours of allocated placement.
The following documentation will be required at the expense of the student:

  • Australian Federal Police Check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Influenza Vaccination: Annual vaccination 
  • Full COVID-19 Vaccination – evidence of vaccinations of a type approved by Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australia, or endorsed by the World Health Organisation

Please note: TAFE Queensland wishes to warn you, as a Blue Card applicant, that it is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application.  For further information regarding 'disqualified' persons, please contact Blue Card Services.

Need to know

For all students who are undertaking courses that include Vocational Placements in a high risk workplace, Queensland Health has directed that students must declare your COVID-19 Vaccination status and evidence to either TAFE Queensland or the placement provider. 

This may require you providing us or the placement provider information on:

  • Your vaccinate status
  • Last date of vaccination
  • Evidence of vaccine status

Where this information will be collected as part of your application and / or enrolment process.  Any data collected will be managed under the TAFE Queensland Privacy Policy.

This requirement is in place for all students in affected courses, including TAFE at School students.

Those students who have a medical contraindication may be unable to complete the vocational placement component of their course. This means you may not be able to meet all of the requirements of your course and may not be able to graduate or receive your qualification.

If you have any questions or concerns with this requirement, please contact our COVID hotline on 07 3307 4789.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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