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HLT37315 – Certificate III in Health Administration

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Qualification Code : HLT37315 Qualification Name : HLT37315 - Certificate III in Health Administration
Duration : 40 Weeks Volume of Learning : 1 year                       Amount of Training : 645 hours
AQF Level : 3 Course Delivery : Face-to-Face
RTO ID : 21985 Campuses : Perth
CRICOS Code : 093195C Fees : Click here for more details
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Do you have plans to start a career in health administration within the healthcare sector? Do explore our HLT37315 - Certificate III in Health Administration course that will help you to do so in just 26 weeks.

There is great demand for health administrative workers in Australian and global hospitals, and statistics show that 40% of people who were not employed before starting this course gained employment after completing this course(figures from myskills.gov.au ).

This course provides students with the skills they need to get started on a career in the healthcare sector as a health administrative worker. On completing this course, students will be able to perform tasks, routines and procedures and will be able to competently manage administrative work at any healthcare sector such as hospitals and healthcare centres. They will learn to handle customer service, implement workplace health and safety processes and infection control policies, and provide first aid when needed. They can stay on top of medical terminology, record keeping, and being a team leader.

On successful completion of this course, students can up-skill themselves and continue further with their education. Graduates will be able to progress to the Certificate IV in Health Administration, and can take up the Diploma of Practice Management later.

The Certificate 3 in Health Administration is nationally accredited by Nationally Recognised Training in Australia, a joint initiative of the Australian and State and Territory governments.

Course learning outcomes:

Having completed the course, students will be able to gain:

• Knowledge of basic administrative skills.
• The skills and ability to work within a diverse organisation.
• Knowledge of work ethics and legal requirements.
• Responsibility to undertake work given under supervision.
• The ability to implement workplace health and safety procedures and processes.

Course Overview

Face-to-face mode:

The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery, simulated training and practical placement of at least 80 hours with a variety of assessments. This course will be delivered over 645 hours, including theory (20 hours per week at an IHNA campus), simulation training and at least 80 hours of work based training / professional experience placement (PEP).

The simulation work shop is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication and management skills and undertaking other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.

The completion time frames will however vary between students based on their individual skills, experiences and previous studies. IHNA considered nominal hour guidelines (Victorian Purchasing Guide and Western Australian Nominal Hours Guide) when confirming the course duration. This duration was chosen to enable students to achieve the learning outcomes for both the qualification type and discipline.

Professional Experience Placements (PEP)

Professional Experience Placements (PEP) is a compulsory component of this course and 100% attendance is mandatory. Students must complete all theory and simulation components satisfactorily prior to attending placements.

The Professional Experience Placements will be 5 days a week. Students may be allocated a morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) shifts. Morning shifts usually start at 7 am and evening shifts can finish at 10.30pm. Each shift is 8.5 hours long (including 30 mins meal break).

PEPs are undertaken in partnership with a wide range of placement providers. These providers are located throughout metropolitan, regional and rural areas, and in some cases interstate. Students must consider that they may be required to travel or relocate for the duration of the placement to the facility location. Students must attend as per schedule; no special arrangements or changes will be made on the allocated placements. PEPs may be cancelled without prior notice by the facility.

The HLT37315 - Certificate III in Health Administration has a total of 13 units:

•   5 core units
•   8 elective units

Core Units


Communicate and work in health or community services


Work with diverse people


Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures


Participate in workplace health and safety


Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

Elective Units


Work legally and ethically


Recognise healthy body systems


Provide first aid


Prepare and process medical accounts


Maintain patient records


Design and produce business documents


Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships


Lead effective workplace relationships

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its 'International Students Admission Policy and Procedure' to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

• Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above.
• Satisfactorily completed a minimum of year 12 or equivalent
• International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (Academic) with a minimum total band score of 5.5 and minimum score of 5.0 in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing and speaking; IHNA accepts equivalent scores in OET, TOEFL iBT and PTE.

In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test conducted by IHNA and demonstrate competence as working at Level 3 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

Additional Requirement for professional experience placement (PEP).

• A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate(AFP)
• IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunisation.

It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Physical requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable accommodations" in the campus lab and classroom, there are work place practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA's control. The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the healthcare facility and/or community setting. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable accommodations otherwise you will not be enrolled.

Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:

Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
Hearing: Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of client and equipment.
Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

The total tuition cost for the HLT37315 - Certificate III in Health Administration is AUD $5,800 for international students.

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Face to face Delivery


Feb 05, 2018
Jul 02, 2018

Perth Campus

Our campus in Perth City is in the heart of the business district. Transportation and services are available just minutes away from our campus.

Interested in this course?

Do apply for the HLT37315 - Certificate III in Health Administration with IHNA.

Before applying for the course, please check the entry requirements for this course.

If you require any assistance, please feel free to contact us on : enquiry@ihna.edu.au or call us on our TOLL FREE: 1800 2252 83

Pathways and Careers

This course leads to the following study pathways, among others:

•  Certificate IV in Health Administration
•  Diploma of Practice Management
•  Diploma of Nursing
•  Advanced Diploma of Nursing

Students who have successfully completed this course can work as Health Administrative Workers, Admission Clerics, Ward Workers among other positions.

Employment prospects in this sector are very promising. 165,500 persons were employed as Receptionists in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be greater than 50,000.

Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Practice Managers visit Job Outlook

Employment Level and growth

•  In the five years leading to November 2019, the number of job openings for Receptionists is expected to be greater than 50,000.
•  Employment numbers for this occupation fell slightly in the past five years and in the last ten years. Looking forward, employment for Receptionists to November 2020 is expected to grow.
•  This is a very large occupation (165,500 in November 2015) suggesting that opportunities should be available in most regions.
•  It has been found that the most common level of educational attainment for Receptionists is Year 12 (27.5 per cent).
•  At present, receptionists are mainly employed in: Health Care and Social Assistance; Accommodation and Food Services; and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

Information for this occupation (presented as charts and tables), includes employment level and growth.

Pathways and Careers

These data show past and projected (to 2020) employment levels (thousands). Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Employment trend data to November 2015 and Department of Employment projections to 2020.


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