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A looming jobs boom in the medical administration sector has prompted
TAFE NSW Corowa to introduce a special, tailor-made course locally for
the very first time.
The Certificate III in Business Administration – Medical is now being
offered at TAFE NSW Corowa’s new Connected Learning Centre, aimed at
meeting the surging demand for medical receptionist and health
practice manager positions state-wide.
A recent TAFE NSW report found ‘health practice manager’ would be
among the top five largest jobs growth areas in the NSW Health and
Fitness sector over the next three years, while ‘medical receptionist’
was ranked eighth.
TAFE NSW Business Administration – Medical teacher Sally Weatherlake,
herself a former health practice manager, said not only were jobs
plentiful in medical administration, but the work was “richly
rewarding”. “We have an ageing population so there is plenty of
work available in medical administration and you really feel like
you’re making a difference,” Ms Weatherlake said.
“A career in administration can be very exciting and it’s not at all
what people expect.”
Among the areas covered in the six-month, full-time course are units
in medical terminology, medical records and accounting, and privacy
Students learn on a state-of-the-art software platform, which is used
by the majority of doctor’s surgeries nationally, meaning graduates
are industry ready and relevant.
Ms Weatherlake said a diverse range of people were drawn to medical
administration, including ex-nurses, trainees and career-changers.
The course can also be studied online, when and where it suits
students, via TAFE Digital.
To find out more about studying a Certificate III in Business
Administration - Medical at TAFE NSW, phone 13 16 01 or visit www.tafensw.edu.au.
Media contact: Daniel Johns, TAFE NSW Media and Communications
– Business Partner, 6938 1441, mobile 0477 722 428.