HLT47315 Certificate IV in Health Administration

Enjoy a rewarding career as a health administration leader.

According to the Job Outlook website, published by the Australian government, job opportunities for Health and Welfare Service Managers are expected to be between 10,000 and 25,000 by November 2019*. Employment for these positions grew by 35.9% in the past 10 years and are expected to rise strongly through to November 2020*.

Responsible for planning, organising and coordinating the administrative aspects of health and welfare services, these health care professionals need the right knowledge and training to work efficiently in a supervisory position, overseeing operations and effectively leading an administration team.

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Health Administration teaches you how to understand and apply medical terminology, manage patient record-keeping systems and contribute to the organisational effectiveness of the health industry. In addition to this, you will learn a variety of customer service strategies which will allow you to provide quality client care in a range of medical and health care environments.

With a Certificate IV in Health Administration, you can work confidently as an Administration Supervisor, Clinical Services Team Leader or Medical Records Section Leader. You’ll be able to perform a range of administrative functions in health services, both autonomously and as a senior member of staff in an administrative team. You may find yourself working in medical institutions, such as clinics, hospitals, community health centres and private practices.

Once you’ve attained this online health care qualification, you can also choose to continue your studies and expand your career opportunities with a Diploma of Practice Management.

Studying a health care qualification online with Foundation Education offers you flexibility. You choose when and where you study, and when it comes to assistance, we have a team of experienced health education professionals’ on-hand to help guide you through your course material and assignments.

*Source: Joboutlook.gov.au

Computer Requirements
Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended)
Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above
Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later
Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download)

Study mode


Course duration

12 months


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Patient Liaison Officer$1,340 weekly pay
Practice Manager$1,340 weekly pay
Senior Clinical Coder$1,440 weekly pay
Ward Clerk$1,250 weekly pay
Admissions Clerk$960 weekly pay
Medical Receptionist$960 weekly pay
Medical Secretary$960 weekly pay

Please note that weekly pay figures are estimates only of what you could possibly earn.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

The HLT47315 Certificate IV in Health Administration is a nationally recognised course delivered by Foundation Education, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). An RTO is 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.

Payment options

You can choose to pay for your qualification through an up-front payment or by setting up an instalment plan, where your course fees are split across regular weekly or fortnightly payments.

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About this provider

We are one of the few Registered Training Organisations in Australia who endeavour to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit our students’ lifestyles. We provide excellence in Vocational Education and Training and have an established partnership network that drives the quality of graduates across each industry.

Foundation Education RTO 22557.

Operating since 2012
Legal name Foundation Education Pty Ltd
RTO code 22557