National code: HLT37315

Certificate III in Health Administration

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Overview About this course

Are you passionate about helping others? Embark on a rewarding role in the health sector and make that passion your career. Learn how to define and apply medical terminology, facilitate the empowerment of diverse groups and the basic business skills needed to excel in the industry.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Communicate and work in health or community services

  • Work with diverse people

  • Prepare and process medical accounts and retrieve information from records

  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

  • Organise workplace information

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Enhanced career opportunities in an in-demand industry

  • Use practice management software

  • Effectively communicate with colleagues, clients and health practitioners

  • Participate in Work Health and Safety practices

  • Respond appropriately to behaviours of concern

  • Follow first aid practices

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An interest in the health industry

  • The ability to follow routines and procedures well

  • The autonomy to take responsibility for your own work under general supervision

  • Good communication, customer service and technical skills and the ability to use discretion and judgement to adapt and transfer your skills to different situations

  • Literacy and numeracy skills

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Medical Receptionist

Medical Receptionists greet patients and other clients in health facilities, such as clinics, practices, centres or surgeries, and respond to personal, telephone, and written inquiries and requests.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    45%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    17,100 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    44 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $960

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    40 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Lower

  • Gender share

    98% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Moderate Growth

Other jobs include: health assistant , support worker , therapy aid , health administrative worker , clinical coding check and admissions clerk (health services).

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Health Administration does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate III in Health Administration does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Health Administration qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 13 units of competency , including 5 core and 8 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately BSBMED301

  • Communicate and work in health or community services CHCCOM005

  • Participate in workplace health and safety HLTWHS001

  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures HLTINF001

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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