HLT47715 Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting

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Course description

The Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting (HLT47715) is perfect for anyone needing the administration skills to support a team of medical practitioners and health care professionals. A hands-on qualification, students graduate with the skills to take clinical measurements; perform electrocardiography (ECG); handle medical specimens; and maintain medication stocks. To fully complete the qualification you do need access to an appropriate workplace environment within the health care sector, click to learn how to enrol and for the full list of modules.

Nationally recognised

Average duration

12 months

Online or Distance

On-campus

Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Administration and Management

Planning and coordination of people and resources.

Coordination

Changing what is done based on other people's actions.

Critical Thinking

Evaluating the benefits and costs of different solutions for a problem.

Judgment and Decision Making

Evaluating the benefits and costs of different options and choosing the best one.

Outcomes

This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Practice Manager$1,340 weekly pay

Subjects

You will be required to complete a number of units of competencey for this qualifiation. Example units have been provided below but may vary for each provider.

BSBADM307
Organise schedules

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage appointments and diaries for personnel within an organisation, using manual and electronic diaries, schedules and other appointment systems. It applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who provide administrative support to teams and individuals.

BSBINM401
Implement workplace information system

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and review the workplace information system. It involves the identification, acquisition, initial analysis and use of appropriate information which plays a significant part in the organisation’s effectiveness.

BSBMED301
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand and respond to instructions; to carry out routine tasks and communicate with a range of internal/external clients in a medical environment; as well as use appropriate medical terminology. It applies to individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in various medical administration contexts. They may exercise discretion and judgment using appropriate knowledge to provide technical advice and support to a team.

BSBMED302
Prepare and process medical accounts

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide advice to patients regarding fee structures and process referrals, as well as prepare and process medical accounts for a range of patients. This unit applies to individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in various medical administration contexts. They may exercise discretion and judgement using appropriate knowledge to provide technical advice and support to a team.

BSBMED303
Maintain patient record

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain patient records within an existing medical records management system, under the supervision of a senior receptionist or practice manager. It applies to individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in various medical administration contexts. They are skilled operators who are expected to exercise discretion and judgement in accessing and maintaining patient records while fully respecting patient privacy and the confidentiality of their details.

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Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the HLT47715 Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the HLT47715 Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

Australian Qualifications Framework
Nationally Recognised Training


This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

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