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Diploma of Practice Management

Be an effective Manager in Health Administration!

  • Course Code: HLT57715
  • Course Name: Diploma of Practice Management
  • Course Delivery : Face To Face
  • AQF Level : Level 5 - Diploma
  • Duration : 53 weeks
  • Provided By :
    Institute of Health and Nursing Australia
  • CRICOS Code: 092897C
  • Accreditations/
    Funding :
    IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course

The Diploma of Practice Management gives you a thorough grounding in a wide range of administrative and operational knowledge and skills that are required to be a Health Administrative Manager within the Australian healthcare system. This course is delivered over a total duration of 12 months, structured over 4 terms.

If you are looking for a career that combines Business management with Healthcare, where you can organise processes and manage and lead teams, the Diploma of Practice Management may be the perfect choice.

On completing this course, you can work as a Health Administration Manager in a variety of settings ranging from hospitals to clinics, private practices, and nursing homes, among other environments.

This course will open up many rewarding career opportunities, as jobs are always available for talented and skilled workers in this sector.

The course will cover topics such as the following: Work with diverse people, Manage legal and ethical compliance, Manage work health and safety, Manage quality customer service, Manage health billing and accounting systems, Manage budgets and financial plans, and more. This course aims to nurture skilled and efficient Health Administrative Managers who can streamline and lead administrative and back office processes with competence.

Our Diploma of Practice Management (HLT57715) is a well-recognised course that is nationally accredited by Nationally Recognised Training in Australia (a joint initiative of the Australian and State and Territory governments).

Further learning pathways

This course offers pathways to further studies in the Business management and healthcare streams.

The total tuition cost for the Diploma of Practice Management is AUD $12,500 for international students.

The classroom course has a total planned duration of 53 weeks, structured over 4 terms, including approximately 20 hours of self-study at home every week, and 2 weeks of simulation workshop on campus every term.

Course Competency Details

15 units are required for the award for this qualification including:

  • 10 core units
  • 5 elective units

Term 1

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

Term 2

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTINF003 Implement and monitor infection prevention control policies and procedures
BSBINM501 Manage an information or knowledge management system
BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service

Term 3

BSBMGT502 Manage people performance
BSBADM502 Manage Meetings
HLTADM004 Manage health billing and accounting system
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans

Term 4

BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement
BSBRSK501 Manage Risks
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
Face to face (on-campus) classes for 2.5 days a week for 53 weeks (over 4 terms) including practical placement of up to 120 hours

On successful completion of the Diploma of Practice Management (HLT57715), students can work as Practice Managers, Program Managers, Business Managers, Service Managers among other senior job roles in the healthcare administration sector.

International students should have:

• A satisfactory English Proficiency: A minimum IELTS overall score of 6.5 (Academic) with no band less than 6. IHNA accepts equivalent scores in OET, TOEFL iBT and PTE.
• Satisfactorily completed a minimum of year 12 or equivalent
• Must be of a minimum age of 18+ at the time of course commencement

In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 4 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

Additional Requirement for professional experience placement:

• A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate(AFP) / NCC will be required for placements.
• IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunisation process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunisation.

It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Physical requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable accommodations" in the campus lab and classroom, there are work place practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA's control. The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the healthcare facility and/or community setting. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable accommodations otherwise you will not be enrolled.

Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:

Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
Hearing: Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of client and equipment.
Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

If you have a disability that will require reasonable accommodations to fulfil these requirements then please declare in your course application.

To apply for this course, just scroll down and submit an enquiry. Our representative will get back to you and provide guidance.

Face to face Delivery


Feb 05, 2018
Apr 09, 2018
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