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Clinical Coder Courses

A Clinical Coder translates patient information into codes for data collection. You’ll analyse patient records to understand the treatments that have taken place at a particular facility. Clinical Coders assign codes to these procedures where relevant criteria are met. These codes can be translated into statistics for data collection and research purposes.

Clinical Coders require strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail. You’ll need a good understanding of medical terminology and should be able to follow correct procedures during your work. Clinical Coders must be organised and be able to manage their time well.

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Popular Clinical Coder Courses

There is one course available for people who want to become a Clinical Coder.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Clinical Coder earn?

In Australia, a full time Clinical Coder generally earns $1,250 per week ($65,000 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 a Clinical Coder?

This industry has seen strong growth in employment numbers in recent years. There are currently 1,300 people working as a Clinical Coder in Australia compared to 1,100 five years ago. Clinical Coders may find work in larger towns and cities where major medical facilities are located.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Clinical Coder?

If a career as a Clinical Coder interests you, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Clinical Classification. This course covers health classification standards and explains how they are applied to human anatomy, physiology and health statistics.

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Here are some potential career pathways within medical administration. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.