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What does a Ward Clerk do?

A Ward Clerk performs a range of administrative tasks and general duties in a hospital ward. You might answer phone calls and deal with patient and family member enquiries. Ward Clerks might direct visitors to where they need to go and deliver items to patients’ rooms. You might attend to paperwork and update patient records.

Ward Clerks should be highly organised and have good time management skills. You’ll need good personal skills and should be able to work as part of a team. Ward Clerks should be good communicators and be able to liaise with patients, families and hospital staff.

Ward Clerk Courses

There are 7 courses available for people who want to become a Ward Clerk.

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How much does a Ward Clerk earn?

In Australia, a full time Ward Clerk 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 Ward Clerk?

The number of people working in this job role has remained stable in recent years. There are currently 6,900 people employed as a Ward Clerk in Australia compared to 6,700 five years ago. Ward Clerks may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Ward Clerk?

A Certificate III in Health Administration is an ideal qualification if you’d like to work as a Ward Clerk. This course covers a range of topics including understanding medical terminology and following infection control procedures. You could also consider a Certificate III in Business (Medical Administration).

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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.