Introduction

The HLT57715 – Diploma of Practice Management reflects the role of business or practice managers who manage the operation of small to medium sized health practices. This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to oversee the operations and promotion of medical, dental and health practices.

The aim of the course is to produce highly skilled, competent, confident, critically thinking Practice Managers with a nationally accredited qualification in order to practice in a variety of health practice areas including medical, dental, chiropractic, podiatry, rehabilitation, community, mental health or aged care settings in Australia.

The healthcare sector is dynamic and challenging, and healthcare administrative professionals must be sharp-thinking, flexible and adaptive. This course teaches the necessary skills and critical core competencies such as communication, leadership, professionalism, knowledge, and business skills.

Course Start Dates

Sydney (Parramatta)

Face to Face

Jul 5, 2021

Melbourne CBD

Online (Blended) Delivery

Jul 5, 2021

Course Details

You could be eligible for
RPL or CT ?RPL : Recognition of Prior Learning
CT : Credit Transfer

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Duration  : 40 weeks full time
AQF Level :5
Course Delivery : On campus and Blended
Campuses : Melbourne, Sydney, Perth
Organisation delivering the program :Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
Organisation issuing certification :Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
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Funding
  • 40 weeks full time
  • On campus (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth) and Blended
  • Available to domestic and international students

15 units are required for the award for this qualification including:

  • 10 core units
  • 5 elective units

CORE UNITS

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
HLTINF003 Implement and monitor infection prevention control policies and procedures
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance
HLTADM004 Manage health billing and accounting system
BSBRSK501 Manage Risks

ELECTIVE UNITS

BSBINM501 Manage an information or knowledge management system
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement
BSBADM502 Manage Meetings
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness

After the successful completion of the program the candidates may gain employment as Practice Managers in such settings as Medical Centre’s, Dental Clinics, Chiropractic Clinics, Podiatry Clinics, Kindergartens, Maternal Health Care Centre’s, and other community Health Care settings. Occupational titles may include:

  • Practice Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Service Manager

The total tuition cost for domestic students for the HLT57715 – Diploma of Practice Management is:

State Fees Funding
Victoria AUD $4,785 No State Funding Available
VET Student Loan is Available for Eligible Students. *
Western Australia AUD $4,785 Government subsidised: $3,734.55
(Contact us to check Funding Eligibility)
VET Student Loan is Available for Eligible Students. *
New South Wales AUD $4,785 No State Funding Available
VET Student Loan is Available for Eligible Students. *

To know more about the IHNA Fees & Charges, click here.

To know more about the VET Student Loan, click here.

Melbourne (CBD) Campus
Level 5 & 6, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC – 3000, Australia
Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus
597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road, Heidelberg Heights, VIC – 3081, Australia
Perth Campus
Level 2, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Sydney Campus
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street, Parramatta, NSW – 2150, Australia

The course is provided through Face to Face or Blended mode of delivery. It will be delivered over 810 hours including theory, self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (120 hours) and 160 hours of work-based training/ professional experience placement (PEP).

Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do unstructured learning as assigned.

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.

MODE OF DELIVERY

FACE TO FACE ON-CAMPUS:

Students are required to attend 20 contact hours per week physically at the campus and professional experience placements.

BLENDED

20 contact hours will be delivered through synchronised online learning which includes on- campus simulation based training and Professional experience placement.

Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.

The delivery mode is subject to your eligibility to access state funding requirements and other conditions, please contact our admissions consultants to know more.

There are no pre-requisites or other training package entry requirements for this course.

You are, however, required to meet the admission criteria in order to meet industry requirements. This includes that you have:

  • 18 years of age and above
  • A National Police Clearance or Australian Federal Police (AFP) Clearance certificate
  • Immunisation (this is required for the Professional Experience Placement)
  • Basic computer skills
  • Successfully complete an ACSF test and can work at Level 3 for all indicators (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission)

Physical requirements that are necessary to pass the course objectives are:

  • Strength: To assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
  • Mobility: To bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined spaces
  • Hearing: To hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages
  • Vision: To make physical assessments of client and equipment
  • Communication: To communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors

Please declare in your application if you have a disability, disorder, or if you’re on any medication that’ll require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements.

Our approach is to collect evidence on whether the student can perform to the standards of the workplace. This is based on the relevant unit of competency, and you’ll find these tools being used:

  • Theory Assessments (TA)
  • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

With RPL we assess your competency based on formal, non-formal, informal learning or direct work experience based on the required skills of the course.

We use CT where you’ve completed units of study at another TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation that meet the requirements of another course. We grant credit according to the Certification, Issuing, and Recognition of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment. Assessing a CT is free.

If you’re eligible for RPL or CT you may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration with reduction to total course fees. Check your eligibility with us.

  1. Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Apply Now” on the top right corner of the course page.
  2. Interview: Once you’ve met IHNA’s eligibility criteria you will be contacted for an interview with an admissions consultant
  3. Offer Letter: If you’re successful with the interview you will be offered a place for the course as per the availability of each intake.
  4. Enrolment Fee: After signing the offer acceptance an invoice will be issued for the course. You may be eligible for government funding, so please call our team to know more.
  5. Confirmation of Admission: We will issue a conformation of admission once the enrolment fee has been received.

Call us on 1800 22 52 83 for any questions regarding your application.

Acknowledgement

HCI acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.