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Certificate IV in Health Administration


health administration with medical staff

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.

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 HLT47315 - Certificate IV 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 Admin Worker
  • Clinical Coding Clerk
  • Hospital Site Support
  • Health Administration  
  • Business Administration
  • Clinical Coding 
  • Project Management
  • Human Resources Officer

Training Pathways

Certificate IV

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


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


This course is delivered 2 days per week, over a 6 month period, with term breaks.

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 13 hours per week).

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
  • CHCDIV001      Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG001     Work legally and ethically
  • HLTWHS003     Maintain work health and safety 
  • BSBLDR402      Lead effective workplace relationships 
  • BSBMED301     Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 
  • BSBMGT403     Implement Continuous Improvement
Elective Units
  • BSBITU306       Design and produce business documents
  • BSBADM405     Organise meetings
  • BSBITU112       Develop keyboard skills
  • BSBMED303     Maintain Patient records 
  • BSBAUD402     Participate in a quality audit
  • BSBITU314       Design and Produce spreadsheets
  • BSBCUS402     Address customer needs 
  • BSBADM409    Coordinate business resources

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 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 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 $ 394.00

Government Subsidised $ 1576.00

Full Rate $ 3,796.00

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 administration 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.
  • First Aid Certificate – Students must present a current First Aid certificate prior to Enrolment.

Course Enquiries

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

03 5751 9400

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