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Certificate IV in Health Administration


Course Overview

HLT47315 Certificate IV in Health Administration will equip students with the practical skills and knowledge, and experience required for employment in a senior operational or team leading administrative role in the health industry.

The students will gain skills in administration functions including learning about leadership, auditing, coordinating business resources terminology and record-keeping.

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

Course Content

There are 14 Units of competency that must be successfully completed to achieve the qualification HLT47315  Certificate IV in Health Administration. There are 6 core units and 8 elective units.

Core Units

Work with diverse people

Work legally and ethically

Maintain work health and safety

Lead effective workplace relationships

Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

Implement continuous improvement

Elective Units

Design and produce business documents

Maintain patient records

Report on financial activity

Participate in a quality audit

Design and produce spreadsheets

Lead team effectiveness

Address customer needs

Coordinate business resources

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

Course Fees

Concession - $510.00

Government Subsidised - $1,967.00

Full Rate - $3,535.00

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

  • Course fees include all materials and resources required. Please note, there is a non-refundable administration fee of $100.00 required to secure enrolment.
  • You may be eligible for state funding through the *Skills First Program incentives if this course is completed via a traineeship.

Skills First Program Eligibility
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

To claim funding you must first meet the eligibility criteria. Visit the Victorian Department Education and Early Childhood Development website for further information regarding funding under the Skills First Program (Evidence of student eligibility and student declaration)

Your eligibility will be assessed on an individual basis during pre-training interview.

Training Pathways

Certificate IV

HLT43015 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

CHC43415 - Certificate IV in Leisure and Health


BSB50415 - Diploma of Business Administration

CHC52208 - Diploma of Community Services Coordination

BSB60215 - Advanced Diploma of Business



This course is delivered one day per week, over a one year period, with term breaks via classroom and work placement sessions.

Alternate duration and delivery schedules may be available depending on 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 8 hours per week).

Work Placement


Work placement will be completed at your place of employment.


You will be required to complete 40 to 80 hours of work placement in a health service office environment, depending on the elective units selected. Alpine Institute will organise placement within Alpine Health or other Health Services. Placement will commence following successful completion of all units. Placement timeline options can be arranged individually to meet the student’s needs, either in blocks or single days.

Students are required to provide a Police Check and Immunisation evidence prior to work placement.


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 activities including allocated tasks, projects, scenarios, case studies, questions and work books.


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

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Course Dates


Application Requirements

This course is open to candidates 18 years of age and over.

People with a disability are encouraged to apply for Government Subsidised training as applicable.

Candidates seeking to undertake this course must have:

  • Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course
  • Basic computer knowledge and ready access to a computer
  • Basic internet knowledge and ready access to the internet
  • National Police Check – on commencement of this course all candidates are required to complete/have a current National Police Check within 6 months

Consideration will be given to candidates who are under 17 years of age and not currently attending school, however, you must provide the following documents at the time of application:

  • Not completed Year 10 – Correspondence or Certificate signed by the Department of Education & Training, Regional Director.
  • Completed Year 10 – Correspondence, Certificate or Transition from School Form signed by the School Principal. Note: Consent must be provided by the student and the parent /carer to sight the Transition from School Form.

Process to Apply

Contact Alpine Institute to register your interest

Please call (03) 5751 9400 or click on the Apply Now button below regarding an expression of interest in this course.

Alpine Institute will send an Application Pack which includes:

  • Pre Training Review Form
  • Student Information Handbook
  • Course Information

Complete the Pre Training Review Form.

This form includes candidate details and self-assessment information and will be discussed in the Pre Training Interview.

Schedule and confirm a Pre Training Interview

Make an appointment with Alpine Institute on (03) 5751 9400 or

The Pre Training Interview will consist of the following:

  • Pre Training Review Form discussion
  • Completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Review to determine additional support needs and suitability to complete the course
  • Assessments for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), National Recognition (NL), or Credit Transfer (CT) if applicable
  • Eligibility for Government Subsidised Training

Applicants will be informed in writing and email of the outcome of their application. Successful applicants will be issued with an Enrolment Form which must be completed and returned with a non-refundable $100 administration fee. Upon receipt, a confirmation of enrolment will be issued.

Credit Transfer

The establishment of credit transfer is based on the student providing evidence of completion of the relevant units of competency.

Australian Qualifications and Statements of Attainment that have been issued by any other Registered Training Organisations will be recognised by Alpine Institute.

To apply for a Credit Transfer, Students must be able to present their original Qualification or Statement of Attainment with National codes and titles that match the current course in which they are enrolled.

For more information please refer to the Credit Transfer Procedure.

Recognition of Prior Learning /RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the acknowledgment of skills and knowledge obtained through formal training, work experience and/or life experience. The purpose of this process is to identify and assess previously acquired skills and knowledge against the required competency standards.

Students wishing to apply for RPL must complete the RPL application form. Course participants applying for RPL must provide evidence to the satisfaction of Alpine Institute. This evidence must clearly indicate that the applicant is able to demonstrate all the required skills and knowledge.

For more information please refer to the RPL Procedure

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Course Enquiries

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

03 5751 9400


Next Training Dates

All 2019 Certificate Courses start in February 2019, with ongoing intakes throughout the year. More information on First Aid & CPR, Short Courses and other Community Education can be found at Training Dates.

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