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Certificate III in Health Administration


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Course Overview

HLT37315 - Certificate III in Health Administration will equip students with the practical skills and knowledge, and experience required for employment in an administrative role within a health care facility, medical practices, hospitals and community health clinics.

This course is designed to either support a Traineeship program or for individuals wishing to formalise existing work skill or gain a qualification in Health Administration.   


At the successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised HLT37315 - Certificate III in Health Administration under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

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Career Opportunities

Occupational titles may include;

  • Admissions Clerk
  • Ward Clerk
  • Administration Worker
  • Client Services
  • Health Administration Worker
  • Clinical Coding Clerk
  • Hospital Site Support
  • Health Administration  
  • Business Administration
  • Clinical Coding 

Training Pathways

Certificate III

  • BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration
  • BSB31115 Certificate III in Business Administration (Medical)
  • BSB30915 Certificate III in Business Administration (Education)

Certificate IV

  • BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business
  • BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration
  • HLT47315 Certificate IV in Health Administration


  • BSB50215 Diploma of Business
  • BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration
  • BSB60215 Advanced Diploma of Business



This course is delivered one day per week, over a one year period, with term breaks.

Alternate duration and delivery schedules may be available depending on organisational or individual student needs. Please discuss your individual needs at the Pre Training Interview.

Delivery Method

This course is delivered by a combination of face-to-face teaching workshops, self-study learning materials, and ongoing tutor support and mentoring. Students are required to undertake workbook activities and self-paced learning (approximately 6 hours per week).

Course Content

There are 13 units of competency that must be successfully completed to achieve the qualification. HLT37315 Certificate III in Health Administration. There are 5 core units and 8 elective units:

Core Units:
  • CHCDIV001     Work with diverse people
  • HLTWHS001    Participate in workplace health and safety
  • CHCCOM005  Communicate and work in health or community services
  • BSBMED301   Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 
  • HLTINF001      Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Elective Units:
  • BSBITU306      Design and produce business documents
  • BSBMED303    Maintain patient records
  • CHCCOM001   Provide first point of contact
  • BSBINN201     Contribute to workplace innovation
  • BSBITU112      Develop Keyboard Skills
  • HLTAID003      Provide First Aid 
  • BSBITU314     Design and Produce spreadsheets
  • CHCLEG001   Work Legally and Ethically

Note: Elective units may vary depending on individual student requirements.

Work Placement


Work placement will be completed at your place of employment.


You will be required to complete 40 hours of work placement in a health service office environment, depending on the elective units selected. Alpine Institute will organise work placement within Alpine Health or other Health Services. Placement will commence following successful completion theory assessments of units.



To achieve qualification, the student will need to:

  • Successfully complete compulsory practical training and observation in the workplace for a minimum of 40 hours.
  • Successfully complete all assessment including Written Assessments, Case Study, Simulation/Observation, Online Quiz and Oral Assessment.

Course Fees

Concession - $154.23

Government Subsidised - $ 361.29

Full Rate - $2,803.4

Please refer to Fee Schedule for Fee Type and Course Fee breakdowns.

  • Course Fees include all materials and resources required including 1 x polo shirt.
  • There is a non-refundable amount of $100.00 required to secure enrolment, this amount counts towards your overall course cost.
  • You may be eligible for government funding through the *Skills First Program incentives.
  • This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

Entry Requirements

Candidates seeking to undertake this course must have:
• National Police Check – on commencement of this course,  all candidates are required to complete/have a current National Police Check within 6 months
• Immunisation Evidence – Students are required to complete the Alpine Health immunisation status form prior to Enrolment.

Course Enquiries

For further information please contact Alpine Institute, Monday to Friday, 8.30 am - 4.30 pm

03 5751 9400

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