HLT57715 Diploma of Practice Management

Get prepared to lead the way in creating a safe and happy health care environment.

According to the Job Outlook website published by the Australian government, employment for Practice Managers grew by 81% in the past five years and is expected to continue growing strongly through to November 2020.* A career in practice management offers flexibility with only 68% of current employees working full time*. If you’re interested in stepping into a management position in the health industry, equip yourself with the knowledge and skills you need to step into practice management.

The Diploma of Practice Management will equip you with the leadership and management skills you need to advance your career or change career within the medical sector. You will learn how to guide staff and achieve business goals, manage risk, implement infection control policies and most importantly, deliver a high level of service to patients.

Once attained, the Diploma of Practice Management will equip you with the skills and knowledge you require to contribute to a business’s strategic direction and ensure daily operations run smoothly. This health qualification will enable you to work as a Practice Manager or Health Administration Manager, in which you ensure quality patient care by managing all administration processes in different health care facilities.

As a Practice Manager, you will be responsible for organising and controlling the functions and resources of professional practices, such as administrative systems and practice personnel, as well as managing the promotion and operations of small to medium-sized health practices. This includes managing patient records and accounts, ensuring work health and safety compliance and coordinating personal activities such as hiring, performance management and job training.

At Foundation Education, the nationally recognised practice management diploma is delivered online via our innovative and interactive online learning platform, My eCampus. You get the freedom to study at a time and place that best suits you, with online access to our dedicated student support team, here to help you through all aspects of your course.

* 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

24 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
Ward Clerk$1,250 weekly pay

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

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the HLT57715 Diploma of Practice Management. 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 Foundation Education to check your eligibility.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

The HLT57715 Diploma of Practice Management 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.

Enquire now for more details.

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