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EAP + HLT47315 – Certificate IV in Health Administration

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Our ELICOS English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is designed for students intending to complete further Vocational or Higher Education (university) level studies, especially in the healthcare professions.

Why study English for Academic Purposes?

Offered as part of our ELICOS program; there are two levels of this course including:

  • English for Academic Purposes 1 (EAP1)
  • English for Academic Purposes 2 (EAP2)

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is designed for students intending to
complete further Vocational or Higher Education (university) level studies,
especially in the healthcare professions. However, this course is also suitable
for students intending to complete further study in other fields.

Key academic skills learnt in the program are relevant and applicable to many
areas of study such as business, the arts and humanities, I.T and marketing
for example. Student progression through successive levels will prepare them
for higher and more challenging levels of study. This course will help students

  • Open pathways to further study in English
  • Learn and master formal academic writing skills in English
  • Allow students to participate in university-like group projects
  • Learn to properly reference texts in academic writing and avoid plagiarism
  • Teach important study and time-management skills essential for success in further study
  • Prepare and practice to participate in formal public speaking in English
  • Familiarise students with Australian classroom setting and learning environment

HLT47315 – Certificate IV in Health Administration

The HLT47315 – Certificate IV in Health Administration reflects the role of individuals who work in a senior operational or team leading role in the health industry.

Health Administration Workers complete a wide range of administrative and operational tasks under direct or indirect supervision.

The aim of the course is to produce competent, confident, critically thinking Health Administrators with a nationally accredited qualification in order to practice at senior operational or team leading level in health administration under direct or indirect supervision. This course may also provide a pathway into other higher education courses in health care.

Course : English for Academic Purposes (ELICOS)
Delivery Mode : On Campus
Duration : 28 weeks
CRICOS Code : 096787K
Class times : Monday – Friday, Morning or Afternoon option
Class hours : 20 hours per week
Intakes : Weekly (Every Monday)
Suitable for Student Visa Holders : Yes
ELICOS Brochure
Qualification Code : HLT47315
Qualification Name : HLT47315 – Certificate IV in Health Administration
Duration : 40 weeks
Volume of Learning : 1 year
Amount of Training : 770 hours
AQF Level : 4
Course Delivery : Face-to-Face
RTO ID : 21985
Campuses : Perth, North Melbourne and Sydney
CRICOS Code: 092898B
Fees : Click here for more details



    Regular Assessment

    Regular in-class assessments with your teacher ensure that you get regular feedback regarding your ability and areas of improvement you need to focus on.

    Small Class Sizes

    Small class sizes ensure the optimum learning environment. Less than 18 students to a class assists with language learning.

    Level Classes

    Separate EAP 1 and EAP 2 classes ensure you are placed with students at the appropriate English level.

    Dedicated Course Co-ordinator

    HCLA has a dedicated Course Co-ordinator to assist students.

    Academic Study Skills

    Students learn how to participate and be successful in an academic environment. Students learn about referencing, essay writing, plagiarism and time management.

    Access to Online Resources

    Students are provided ongoing access to a wide variety of learning resources through our e-learning portal.

    Flexible Study

    Morning or afternoon timetables are available, allowing students maximum flexibility. Students can start their course on any Monday (except Christmas holiday periods).

    Prepare for study in a university-type environment

    EAP students will learn how to best participate in an English-speaking learning environment. This includes activities such as group assignments, exam preparation and public speaking.

    Suitable for Student Visa Holders

    As an ‘intensive’ course with 20 class hours per week, this course is suitable for those that intend to study on a Student Visa.

    Pathways to Further Study

    Students can unlock their potential and articulate into further studies in vocational and higher educational (university) level courses.


    Students should be at General English (Upper-Intermediate) level or above to join the EAP 1 course.

    Successful completion of EAP 1 (or equivalent) is required for entry to EAP 2.

    Students who join this program will need to demonstrate their current English proficiency through the provision of test results (IELTS, PTE, TOEFL IBT, OET) at time of application and/or be asked to complete an internal placement test.


    There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.


    IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

    • Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above.
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (Academic) with a minimum total band score of 6.0 and minimum score of 6.0 in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing and speaking or meets equivalent English language proficiency requirements;

    In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test 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).
    It is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.


    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.
    Additional Requirement for professional experience placement.

    • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP)/ NCC will be required for all PEPs
    • 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.


    While IHNA will work with you to make “reasonable adjustments” 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 adjustments. Our courses cater to a range of candidates. The candidates are required to be physically fit to manage tasks.
    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.

    If you have a disability or disorder or on any longer medications that will require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements, then please declare in your course application.

  • How is the Course Assessed?

    Assessment strategies are implemented for collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved by the learner.
    The assessments confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.
    Assessment tools used include :

    • Theory Assessments (TA)
    • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
    • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
    • Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Book


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