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This qualification reflects the role of business or practice managers, who manage the operation of small to medium sized health practices. Achieving a formal qualification in Practice Management, will equip you to manage the operations and promotions of professional practices in the health industry. Learn about the health industry, along with front line management and leadership. It is suitable for people who work or want to become involved in the role of managing a broad range of health care settings. Course details

Payment options

$5000 VET Student Loan available



Key dates and info


Online: up to 18 months
Recognition of prior learning (RPL): up to 18 months

Course details


  • Full Fee $4,746 - $8,032
  • Subsidised $3,000 - $5,122
  • Concession $2,491 - $4,249

Cost details

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How to enrol

Key dates

External Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


Study from any location

Resources required

Internet access: for access to the iConnect interactive classes and learning management system.


Students will be provided with work-relevant training and assessment through a flexible, blended mode of delivery mechanisms including internet classes one day of each week, online learning resources, lectures, tutorials and assessments as well as one-on-one email and phone support.


Students need to successfully complete 15 units to gain the qualification; 10 core and 5 elective units. You are required to select 5 of the 10 elective units listed below.

HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment Elective
BSBMED401 Manage patient recordkeeping system Elective
BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service Core
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans Core
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately Core
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance Core
BSBRSK501 Manage risk Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance Core
HLTADM004 Manage health billing and accounting system Core
HLTINF003 Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures Core
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety Core
BSBADM502 Manage meetings Elective
BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment selection and induction processes Elective
BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence Elective
BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships Elective
BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement Elective
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness Elective
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity Elective
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective
CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system Elective
HLTADM001 Administer and coordinate Telehealth services Elective


All electives will contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

To gain access to the Queensland Government, Department of Education and Training's Higher Level Skills funding initiative, student must be an existing worker in the Health Services industry.

Please note that if students are wishing to access VET Student Loans to pay for their fees, they must meet the ‘Student entry procedure’ requirements; namely:

  • obtains a copy of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education that has been awarded to the student by an agency or authority of a State or Territory for the student’s completion of year 12; or

  • the student is assessed as displaying competence at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy; and that the VET provider reasonably believes that the student displays that competence.

More information will be available:

RPL Pricing: Full Fees: $4,746.00; Partial Government Funding Subsidy: $3,000.00; Subsidised Concession: $2,491.00

$4,746 - $8,032


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$3,000 - $5,122


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$2,491 - $4,249


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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Higher Level Skills Subsidy

The Higher Level Skills Subsidy is a one-off subsidy that offsets the cost of an eligible Certificate IV or higher courses.

You're eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
  • For some courses, you may also be required to hold a certificate 3 in a relevant industry field.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


HLT57715 Diploma of Practice Management

Job prospects

  • Health And Welfare Services Managers
  • Medical Administrator

Enrol now

You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:

Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

Find out more about RPL

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Last updated on 9 May 2017

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1300 656 959

Payment options

$5000 VET Student Loan available