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What does an Admissions Clerk do?

An Admissions Clerk handles the administration of patients checking in and leaving hospital. You’ll ensure necessary paperwork is completed and required documents have been received. Admissions Clerks may also process payments and health insurance claims. You’ll help patients get to the correct department within a hospital and may handle enquiries from patients or family members.

Admissions Clerks should have excellent customer service skills and be able to communicate with patients from a range of backgrounds. You’ll need to follow correct procedures and maintain patient confidentiality. Admissions Clerks need to be organised and have strong time management skills. You’ll need to be able to complete a range of administrative tasks during your day.

Admissions Clerk Courses

There are 9 courses available for people who want to become an Admissions Clerk.

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How much does an Admissions Clerk earn?

In Australia, a full time Admissions Clerk generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Admissions Clerk?

The number of people working in this industry has remained stable in recent years. There are currently 6,900 people working as an Admissions Clerk in Australia compared to 6,700 five years ago. Admissions Clerks may find work across all regions of Australia, particularly larger towns and cities where hospitals are located.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Admissions Clerk?

If you’d like to work as an Admissions Clerk, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Business Administration (Medical). You’ll develop skills to interpret medical terminology, manage patient records and process medical accounts. A Certificate III in Health Administration may also be suitable.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within medical administration. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.