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Give your career a boost and become an important part of the health care sector. Gain the skills and knowledge to provide high-level administrative functions in health services, work autonomously and as a senior member of staff in an administrative team. Course details

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Online: up to 18 months

Course details


  • Full Fee $2,520 - $4,396
  • Subsidised $742
  • Concession $70

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Melissa Davies

Let's celebrate the lifesavers

Studying showed me there is so much more to being a nurse than taking blood pressure. The teachers were an inspiration.
More about this course.

Melissa Davies
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing)
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Key dates

External Any time Online
Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

This course has no formal pre- requisites.  Ideal for those currently working in health or with an administrative background.


Study from any location

Resources required

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

  • Cole K (2013)  Management Theory & Practice  5th edition , Pearson Australia
  • Chabner (2015) Medical Terminology, Short Course, 7th Edition


Online studies: 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.

Important Information

Next information session: Cairns Tuesday 29 May 2018 10am - 12pm and 5.30pm - 7.30pm; Room K1.37 (Theatrette).


Students need to successfully complete 14 units to gain the qualification; 6 core and 8 elective units. You are required to select 8 of the 12 elective units listed below.

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

All the units below are eligible for Credit transfer directly to Diploma of Practice Management (HLT57715)
BSBMED301- Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately#
BSBRSK501 - Manage risk
CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTADM001- Administer and coordinate Telehealth services
HLTADM004 - Manage health billing and accounting system

HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment Elective
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships Core
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately Core
BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core
BSBCUS401 Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies Elective
BSBCUS402 Address customer needs Elective
BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment Elective
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness Elective
BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff Elective
BSBMED401 Manage patient recordkeeping system Elective
BSBRSK501 Manage risk Elective
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities Elective
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective
HLTADM001 Administer and coordinate Telehealth services Elective
HLTADM004 Manage health billing and accounting system Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses

RPL Pricing: Full Fee: $2,520.00; Government Funded Subsidised Fee: $742.00; Government Funded Subsidised Concession Fee: $70.00

$2,520 - $4,396


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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

Medical Terminology textbook can be purchased at time of enrolment (Approx. $45)


HLT47315 Certificate IV in Health Administration

On completion of the Certificate IV in Health Administration you may consider career opportunities such as Health Assistant Manager and Health Supervisor.  You could f further expand your vocational opportunities by progressing to the Diploma of Practice Management (HLT57715) leading to employment in Supervisory or clinical practice management; residential facilities and related support services whether in institutions, in community based settings or in other medical ancillary services.

Job prospects

  • Practice Managers
  • Office Manager
  • Senior Office Administrator

Melissa Davies

Let's celebrate the lifesavers

Studying showed me there is so much more to being a nurse than taking blood pressure. The teachers were an inspiration.
More about this course.

Melissa Davies
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing)
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

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  • 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

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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.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 24 April 2018

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