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Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting

  • National Course Code: HLT47715
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT47715-01V01-22OTE-053

Location – TAFE Digital

Attendance

Self paced

Delivery

Online

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

5 Hours per week

Duration

2 years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting helps you change peoples lives as a medical practice assistant. Develop a unique mix of administrative and clinical skills highly sought-after among general and specialist practices.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

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

  • Perform electrocardiography
  • Take clinical measurements
  • Handle medical specimens
  • Set up clinical observations for registered nurses
  • Prepare medical accounts and manage front desks

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A passion for helping others
  • Excellent communication
  • Collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Calmness under pressure
  • A love for fast paced work and multitasking
  • Conflict-management skills

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
  • A First Aid Certificate

Career opportunities:

  • Medical practice assistant
  • Medical secretary
  • Medical receptionist

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Practice Management
  • Diploma of Nursing

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in a general or specialty practice as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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

  • The ability to precisely follow verbal and written instructions
  • Foundational skills deciphering and understanding medical terminology
  • An interest in community health and wellbeing
  • Excellent customer and workplace communication
  • An awareness of and respect for consumer confidentiality

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

WORK PLACEMENTS

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.

  1. NSW HEALTH

Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
Meet NSW Healths - Criminal Record Check requirements;
Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Healths requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

  1. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:
    http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

  2. COMMUNITY AND CHILDRENS SERVICES

Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Childrens Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

  1. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT

Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • access to a computer, printer, software programs and reliable internet

Work Placement is a requirement of this course. You will need to complete:

  • various practical tasks in a real workplace in order to complete some units. There are no nominated work placement hours at the course level.
    The procurement of work placement and other work placement resources and information, remains the responsibility of the student.

Work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of this course. Due to the impacts of COVID 19 and the disruption to service provision in the Early Childhood, Aged Care, Health and Community Services Sectors, there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a self paced, online course. You must attend approximately 5 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 7 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run for 2years.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)

Core Units
Number Title
BSBADM307 Organise schedules
BSBINM401 Implement workplace information system
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBMED302 Prepare and process medical accounts
BSBMED303 Maintain patient records
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
HLTAID016 Manage first aid services and resources
HLTCAR001 Perform electrocardiography (ECG)
HLTHPS001 Take clinical measurements
HLTHPS002 Support health professional in the delivery of care
HLTHPS003 Maintain medication stocks
HLTHPS005 Handle medical specimens
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTINF002 Process reusable medical devices and equipment
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

TAFE Digital
Phone 131 601

Fees information

We understand that many students are confused by different fees for similar courses, and want to reassure you that studying with TAFE NSW won't damage your hip pocket.

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