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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.   

Course Dates

February 2023. Course dates to be confirmed, minimum numbers apply.



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 

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
  • CHCLEG001 Work Legally and Ethically
  • BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness
  • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
  • CHCCCS010  Maintain a high standard of service

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

Only available under a traineeship arrangement.

Delivery Method

This course is delivered by a combination of online tutorials, self-study learning materials, and ongoing tutor support and mentoring. Students are required to undertake workbook activities and self-paced learning (approximately 7 hours per week).



This course is delivered online one day per week over a one-year period with online support.

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.

Work Placement


Work placement will be completed at your place of employment.


You will be required to complete 80 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 80 hours.
  • Successfully complete all assessment including Written Assessments, Case Study, Simulation/Observation, Online Quiz and Oral Assessment.

Entry Requirements

First Nations people, people with a disability, and people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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 36 months
  • Immunisation Evidence – Students are required to complete the Alpine Health immunisation status form prior to Enrolment. Students are required to complete the Alpine Health immunisation status form prior to Enrolment. Current COVID-19 Vaccination including 3rd dose / booster is a requirement.
  • First Aid Certificate – students must present a current First Aid certificate prior to Enrolment.
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy - Course applicants must complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.


Course Fees


Subsidised with Concession* - $290.00

Subsidised Standard*  -  $1,050.00

Full Rate - $3,850.00

*Only available under a traineeship arrangement.

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. Traineeship only. 
  • This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals. Traineeship only.

Course Enquiries

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

03 5751 9400

[email protected]

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