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Certificate IV in Health Administration


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Course Overview

HLT47321 - 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 either support a Traineeship program or for individuals wishing to formalise existing work skill or gain a qualification in Health Administration.  

Course Dates

Course dates to be confirmed, minimum numbers apply.


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

  • BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business


  • BSB50120 Diploma of Business
  • BSB60120 Advanced Diploma of Business


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
  • BSBMED303     Maintain Patient records 
  • BSBAUD402     Participate in a quality audit
  • BSBCUS402     Address customer needs 
  • BSBADM409    Coordinate business resources
  • BSBOPS405    Organise business meetings
  • CHCCOM005   Communicate and work in health or community services
  • BSBPEF301     Organise personal work priorities

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

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 13 hours per week).

*This qualification can be delivered through a traineeship model. 


This course is delivered via online tutorials, one day a week over a six-month period. 

Alternate duration and delivery schedules may be available depending on 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 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. 

Course Fees

Subsidised Concession $486.10

Subsidised Standard $2,030.50

Full Rate $4,206.70

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

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. 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 Enquiries

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

03 5751 9400

[email protected]

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