Certificate III in Health Administration

Course Reference
HLT37315

Duration

Maximum 18 months


Delivery Method

Flexible
Individual needs approach to learning


Enrolment Method
Open enrolment

Prospective Career Roles

Medical receptionist
Hospital administration officer Hospital administrative assistant Ward clerk
Admissions clerk


Assessment Methods

Short answer questions
Projects
Case studies
Workplace portfolio
Research reports


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Health administrators work in the context of functional or operational units/ services in healthcare settings. They provide administrative and business support for health support services, health technical services, health care services, health professional support services, health administration services and practice management. General business operations include three areas.

  • Health Administration
  • Health Supervision
  • Practice Management

Career progression is a top priority for the majority of administrative professionals in Australia.  Employers who don’t recognise this will risk losing crucial staff members, according to new research from recruitment firm, Office Team. Health administration workers complete a wide range of administrative tasks under direct or indirect supervision.

Course Information

Delivery Method

The Certificate III in Health Administration is delivered through a blended delivery method.

Students are provided with learner resources and assessment handbooks for each unit of competency.  The assessment handbooks provide students with instructions on submitting assessments.

Assessment Methods

Health Industry Training uses a range of assessment methods to ensure sufficient evidence can be gathered to demonstrate students can perform the tasks against the specified criteria. Assessment methods can include:

  • Short answer questions
  • Projects/ Reports
  • Case studies
  • Scenarios
  • Workplace portfolios
  • Work placement logbook

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL considers previous formal study and work experiences and then assesses this against the elements of competency to determine competency.  Students seeking recognition can apply for RPL on enrolment or throughout the duration of their study.

Credit Transfer

If you have completed a unit of competency within your intended qualification with another Registered Training Organisation (RTO), you may be able to apply for a credit transfer or exemption. A copy of the original transcript must be provided when applying for a credit transfer.


Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

To enrol in the Certificate III in Health Administration, it is anticipated that you will have completed year 10 or equivalent.

In addition, students are required to provide Health Industry Training with their Unique Student Identifier number.

Minimum Age Requirements

The minimum age for this course is 16 years old.  If you are under 18 years of age your enrolment form must be signed by a parent or guardian.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements

Students must have an adequate level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills (LLN).  Entry into the course requires English proficiency to Year 10 level or equivalent. Students are able to test their LLN skills by emailing info@healthindustrytraining.org and completing an LLN test.


Finance

Funding for Queensland Residents

Certificate 3 Guarantee: Health industry Training is proud to be a pre-qualified supplier for the Queensland Government, under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program. To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee funding, participants must not hold or be undertaking a Certificate III or higher qualification.  Qualifications undertaken at school do not affect eligibility.

It is a requirement under the Queensland Government funding that all students contribute to the cost of training and assessment services.  The fee may be paid on behalf of the student by a third party, including an employer, but cannot be paid by Health Industry Training.  The contribution fee is different for students classed as concession and students classed as non-concession.

The contribution fee for concessional students is $260 per qualification.

For non-concessional students or payments made by a third party, the cost is $780 per qualification.

Fee-paying

To assist students who are not eligible for funding, Health Industry Training offers financial assistance to by allowing students to either:

  • pay the cost of the course in full and receive a 10% discount on the full cost of the course; or
  • take advantage of our affordable payment plan options to pay in weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments (see enrolment form for additional information).

Student Support

Throughout your course with Health Industry Training, you will be provided with a range of support services depending on your individual needs.

One-on-one Trainer Support

You will be provided with a trainer with extensive experience and expertise in the course content and the industry sector. Our professional trainers are there to ensure you have a successful learning journey where you can contact them via phone or email.

In addition to your trainer, the administration team can provide you with support regarding your enrolment and study plan, changes to contact details, progress report and any issues you may encounter throughout your course.

Peer Support

Health Industry Training appreciates that distance/online learning can be an isolated experience for some students. To assist with isolation, all students have the option to be part of a Facebook peer support group. Peer support groups can be a positive experience where you can study with like-minded people, ask questions relating to your course and build friendships.


Course Structure

13 units are required to be awarded this qualification including:

  • 5 core units
  • 8 elective units

To view the course outline, including the recommended order in which to complete your units, click on the ‘Download Course Outline’ button on the left hand side of this page.